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Is The World’s Largest Hedge Fund Wrong About Stock Assets?
Article By: Gary Gordon
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:48 PM EDT
The sharp increase in debt at the corporate level means that companies are more vulnerable to rising borrowing costs, Federal Reserve policy error and/or a weakening global economy.
In this article: GLD, SPY, VWO, TNX, BND, VTI, TYX
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A Different Look Behind The Retail Apocalypse
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:34 PM EDT
Like a financial crash that isn’t really a condensed all-at-once occurrence, the retail industry’s long-described reset has for another year reached even greater proportions in 2018.
In this article: XRT, AMZN
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Fiscal Fitness
Article By: Tim Knight
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
In spite of lifetime highs in most areas, the financials continue to look vulnerable.
In this article: XLF
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Business Cycles Have Become Longer
Article By: Upfina
Monday, June 11, 2018 10:22 AM EDT
Even though many countries are seeing economic weakness in 2018, the US is firing on all cylinders as it is now just 1 year away from being in the longest expansion since 1854.
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The Myth That Central Banks Assure Economic Stability
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Saturday, June 9, 2018 7:00 AM EDT
The world has been plagued with periodic bouts of the economic rollercoaster of booms and busts, especially during the last one hundred years.
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Some Things Will Not Change, And That’s Why Nothing Changes
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 9:51 PM EDT
Auto sales improved only slightly in May 2018 from more dismal results over the prior few months. Unit and retail sales were projected to be +3.5% year-over-year last month.
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Where Is Inflation Headed Next?
Article By: Upfina
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 4:23 AM EDT
Since the economy is in the late stages of the business cycle, inflation is the most important economic metric to watch.
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MLP Funds Made For Uncle Sam
Article By: Simon Lack
Sunday, June 3, 2018 11:10 AM EDT
If MLPs do manage a couple of years of outsized performance, investors are likely to be surprised at the expenses that are deducted from their returns. Getting the sector right but picking the wrong investment is an avoidable tragedy.
In this article: ENB, WMB, AMLP
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Ironic Twists To End The Tumultuous Week
Article By: Marc Chandler
Friday, June 1, 2018 7:41 AM EDT
The week is ending quite a bit different than it began. The main banking concern is not in Italy but in German, where shares in Deutsche Bank shares fell to a record low yesterday.
In this article: FXE, FXB, FXY
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Is Anyone Really Surprised DB’s Problems Had Nothing To Do With The DoJ Fine?
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:54 PM EDT
In later 2016, Deutsche Bank was a huge problem everyone was discussing if only because they couldn’t avoid it. Despite “reflation” then gripping much of the world, the German institution stood out for all the wrong reasons.
In this article: DB
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One Word: Contagion
Article By: Chris MacIntosh
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:43 PM EDT
The trainwreck that is Italian politics has always been a hoot to watch. But this time around the implications to what happens in Rome are dire, especially for banks.
In this article: DB, UGA, EWI
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Overwriting Madness
Article By: Kevin Muir
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:18 AM EDT
Investors chase returns and invest in the best performing asset at the worst possible time.
In this article: QQQ, NDX
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Why “Buy Low And Sell High” Is So Difficult To Implement
Article By: Cullen Roche
Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:28 AM EDT
Warren Buffett once said: “investing is simple, but not easy”. One of the simple things we always hear about is how the key to good investing is “buying low and selling high”. But It’s actually very hard to buy low and sell high.
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The 10 Highest Yielding MLPs Analyzed For Income Investors
Article By: SureDividend
Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:15 AM EDT
Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, are fairly popular investment choices among income investors. It is easy to see why—MLPs pass through the bulk of their cash flow to investors.
In this article: IEP, SPH, GMLP, BPL, ETP, NGL, SUN, ARLP, SMLP, USAC Also: GLPI, ERI, OGZPY
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The Threat Of The Mini-BoT
Article By: Marc Chandler
Monday, May 21, 2018 1:38 PM EDT
Italy's deficit this year was projected to be near 1.8% of GDP. If the cost of the initiatives were paid in full this year, it would likely bring the deficit toward 3% of GDP.
In this article: EWI
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Seeking Future Results, Not Past Returns
Article By: David Fabian
Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:47 PM EDT
Those who constantly seek out strategies based on short-term performance are going to experience weaker long-term results. The ability to understand this dynamic and turn it on its head is what separates mediocre investors from successful investors.
In this article: SPY, QUS
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