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Closed-End Fund Discounts
Article By: John Coumarianos
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:15 PM EDT
It’s debatable whether the recent stock market slide created some bargains, but there’s another corner of financial markets where inefficiencies prevail more regularly – the closed-end fund universe.
In this article: RIF, CUBA, MNE, BIF, NXJ, NUM
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The Neglected Tool
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Monday, October 15, 2018 9:16 PM EDT
Whether or not any central banker chooses to appreciate the fact, money is an important economic tool. Before it ever gets to be a store of value, there has to be some correct supply so as to become a medium of exchange.
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Has The Market Fallen Ill?
Article By: Brad Zigler
Friday, October 12, 2018 2:30 PM EDT
There’s no question that the U.S. economy is undergirded by consumer spending. As much as 70 percent of domestic GDP is attributed to personal consumption.
In this article: XLY, XLP, SPY, WMT, PG, NKE, MCD
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The Credit Cycle Is On The Turn
Article By: Alasdair MacLeod
Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
The underlying momentum looks so powerful that a quick rise to 3.5% and beyond appears to be a racing certainty. We should not be fooled by the common Western narrative that China is a bubble about to be popped.
In this article: FXE, CNY, TLT, UDN, SPX
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Will Netflix Ever Pay A Dividend?
Article By: SureDividend
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:50 PM EDT
Netflix does not currently pay a dividend, and never has as a public company. That does not necessarily mean non-dividend paying stocks are a bad investment.
In this article: NFLX
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The Macro Downgrade Cycle
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:10 PM EDT
An old joke among bond investors: no AAA-rated bond had ever defaulted ... because it was downgraded several times first.
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Pincoin: A $660m ICO Scam That Deceived 32,000 People
Article By: TotalCrypto
Monday, October 8, 2018 1:17 AM EDT
Pincoin is the latest in a series of high profile ‘exit’ scams. Their ICO has made off with more than $660 million of investors' hard-earned money. Here's how it all unfolded and how to avoid similar scams in the future.
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You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Article By: Menzie Chinn
Sunday, October 7, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
We are in a multi-faceted competition with China, but tariffs are an ineffective means of countering Chinese economic misbehavior.
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Q3 Earnings Season Brings Growth Deceleration
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Friday, October 5, 2018 8:46 PM EDT
Given the ongoing strength in the U.S. dollar, questions about the global economy, and all-around trade uncertainty,estimates for Q3 and beyond may continue coming down.
In this article: JPM, WFC
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The Hawk Not In Housing (Nor Capex)
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Thursday, October 4, 2018 6:45 PM EDT
The economy is booming but housing is not, even though it arrived at this boom already at historically low levels.
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Sailing Versus Rowing : Active Versus Passive
Article By: Michael Lebowitz
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:26 AM EDT
In the most recent bullish cycle the combination of market direction and the availability of index-friendly instruments like exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have resulted in an unprecedented shift towards passive strategies and securities.
In this article: XIV, SPX, HYG, JNK Also: LQD
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Both Sides Now
Article By: Phil Flynn
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:18 AM EDT
Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate reached new highs in the oil “supercycle,” achieving highs that we have not seen since Thanksgiving 2014.
In this article: OILB
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The Risk Of An ETF-Driven Liquidity Crash
Article By: Lance Roberts
Monday, October 1, 2018 7:58 AM EDT
The rise in passive investing has been a byproduct of a decade-long infusion of liquidity and loose monetary policy which fostered a rise in asset prices to a valuation extreme only seen once previously in history.
In this article: SPX
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Drivers: The Week Ahead
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:55 AM EDT
Four events stand out in the first week of October: the situation in Italy, UK Prime Minister May's speech at the Tory Party Conference, the EMU PMI, and the US jobs data.
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Musk Settles With The SEC: Will Step Down As Tesla Chairman For 3 Years, Pay $20MM Fine, Stay As CEO
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, September 29, 2018 6:25 PM EDT
An SEC settlement requires Musk to step down for 3 years as Chairman, pay a $20 million fine, comply with Tesla's mandatory procedures for how to tweet going forward, however it means he will be able to continue as the company's CEO.
In this article: TSLA
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The Wizard Of Draghi
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Friday, September 28, 2018 1:38 PM EDT
Inflation pressures are so vigorous you can’t see them. That’s why the ECB has to go at a determined pace, taking deliberate and careful action so as to not disturb all the vigor.
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