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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Does The S&P Need Higher Oil?
If only Oil prices had not collapsed, some pundits argued, stocks would be hitting new highs. How accurate is this line of thinking?
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From Greed To Fear
Volatility has increased as the S&P 500 has experienced a pair of 10% corrections. Bears now outnumber Bulls by 22%, which is in the bottom 5% of all readings. Investors are now fearful.
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The 5 Kinds Of Bounces
In a little over a month, the S&P 500 has declined more than 11%, giving back all of its gains on the year.
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“Markets In Turmoil” – The Upside Of Downside
Fear is in the air again. Over the past few weeks, the S&P 500, Dow, and Russell 2000 have given back all of their gains on the year.
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Why Are Stocks Going Down?
Is there ever a reason to sell? Certainly, but it should be unemotional, in response to a clearly defined strategy or a change in goals/risk tolerance/holding period.
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Are Interest Rates At The Breaking Point?
In markets, we often hear of these precise levels, beyond which everything is said to unravel. The so-called “breaking point”.
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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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