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Correlation is a statistical measure that quantifies the relationship between two financial assets or securities.
Is Hypervolatility Signaling A Bottom?
When volatility is signaling heightened concerns and possibly warning that the long-term trend might be changing, caution and attention are warranted.
Triffin Warned Us
Trade negotiations and threatening global tariff volleys are contributing to significant volatility in the financial markets.
Quick Take: The Real Catalyst Behind Monday’s Tech Beating
The real lead is that the market is perched at unprecedented valuations and as such is uniquely vulnerable to sharp declines.
Contours Of The Correction
Despite the recent correction, the U.S. equity markets still easily lead all major global markets in terms of valuation. This is not a cause for optimism, it is a sign of extended risk.
Quick Take: GDP Linked Bonds?
There is a core concept in finance that states that an investor should be properly compensated for the amount of risk taken.
The Mind Blowing Concept Of "Risk-Free’ier"
Unlike stocks, which trade at a dollar price and are not easily comparable to the price of other stocks or indices, all bonds trade at a yield spread to some benchmark, usually UST.
Fasten Your Seat Belt, Turbulence Ahead
U.S. Treasury securities across the maturity spectrum are reaching yield resistance levels that have proven for decades to be extremely valuable to investors engaged in technical analysis.
Buy The Dip Or Sell The Rally
The bull market, now almost ten years old, has been supported by a number of technical pillars. Of these, three of the more significant ones are the “BTFD” mentality, shorting volatility (often referred to as vol), and corporate share buybacks.
March Madness For Investors
It is that time of year when the markets play second fiddle to debates about which twelve seed could be this year’s Cinderella in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Trump’s Volley – Hoover’s Folly?
Investors concerned about the ramifications of a potential trade war should consider how higher interest rates would affect their portfolios.
Stocks Vs. Bonds & What To Own Over The Next Decade
Current equity valuations and nearly 150 years of data leave no doubt that investors are best served to ignore yesterday’s stock market momentum and gains and should be shifting to bonds.
Deficits Do Matter
The Fed has increased the Fed Funds rate by 125 basis points or 1.25% since 2015, which had little effect on bonds until recently. Of late, yields on longer-maturity bonds have begun to rise, contributing to anxiety in the equity markets.
Strategies For Tomorrow
Most investors, knowingly or not, rely on long-only, passive strategies. They may shift holdings between stocks, bonds, and cash at various intervals, but generally, their portfolio returns mimic those of well-known stock and bond indices.
Will The "Real" Real GDP Please Stand Up?
Last month the savings rate in the United States registered one of the lowest levels ever recorded in the past 70 years.
Peak Hubris
The current message from Wall Street analysts, media gurus and most investors is that stock prices will undoubtedly go up for the foreseeable future.
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