Director of Research at Pension Partners

Charles Bilello, winner of the 2014 Charles H. Dow Award and 3rd Place Winner of the 2014 Wagner Award, is the Director of ... more

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The End Of Easy Money
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates last month for the 8th time, bringing the Effective Fed Funds Rate up to 2.18%, its highest level since April 2008.
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Does Currency Hedging Reduce Volatility?
One of the main selling points for hedging currency exposure in foreign equities is a reduction in volatility.
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Do Stocks Perform Better When Manufacturing Is Booming?
The fact that the best performance from stocks has historically come after the worst manufacturing readings, tells us as much. The stock market is simply not the economy.
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EC Do All Leveraged ETFs Go To Zero?
The 3x Long Nasdaq 100 ETF (TQQQ) was launched in February 2010, over 8 years ago. Since its inception it has advanced 4,357% versus a gain of 378% for the unleveraged Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ).
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Is A Confident Consumer Good For The Stock Market?
US Consumers are feeling pretty confident these days. A survey just released by the conference board showed the highest reading since October 2000.
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Is This Really The Longest Bull Market Ever?
There is no standard definition for “bull market.” If you ask 10 different market participants you could easily get 10 different answers. Many say it’s a 20+% rally in stocks that continues indefinitely until there’s a 20% decline.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AGG iShares Trust - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund
IWC iShares Russell Microcap Index Fund
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
IWV iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund
SPY SPDR S&P 500
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
XLU Utilities Select Sector SPDR

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