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Strong Retail Sector Earnings Performance
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:44 PM EDT
The sector’s Q2 performance compares favorably to historical periods even after we exclude Amazon’s impressive results. We now have Q2 results from 93.4% of the SP500’s total market membership; total earnings for these 467 companies are up 25.5%.
In this article: KSS, M, TGT, WMT, AMZN
Emerging Markets: Tumbling, Or Just Stumbling?
Article By: Russell Investments
Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:58 PM EDT
Emerging markets comprise a scatterplot of disparate economies, drawn from every quarter of the globe.
In this article: EEM
Reflation Rollover Japan
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:07 PM EDT
Industrial Production in Japan is perhaps the best, most accurate barometer of the global economy and whatever its marginal direction.
In this article: EWJ
An Analyst Says Asset Allocation “In Serious Decline.” Really?
Article By: James Picerno
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:18 AM EDT
Is asset allocation fading as a viable investment tool? No, not by a long shot. In fact, it’s the only game in town.
In this article: VGSTX, AOM
A Bullish Bond Argument That Hides In Plain Sight
Article By: Daniel Nevins
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:50 PM EDT
According to the consensus outlook, long Treasury yields will climb steadily higher. Same old, same old, right? Actually, it’s not that simple—other elements of the consensus are now telling us just the opposite.
In this article: TNX
Gold Bugs Just Can’t Catch A Break
Article By: Matt Weller
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
While there is a growing risk that the short gold trade is becoming overly crowded, the price action shows no sign of reversing yet.
In this article: GLD
Silver Price Points To A Depressed Economy And A Silver Boom
Article By: Hubert Moolman
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:54 AM EDT
Currently, silver priced in the Dow is close to all-time lows. Economic conditions are favorable to paper and debt-based assets.
In this article: SLV
3 Reasons Stocks Are Straining To Get Over The Hump
Article By: Gary Gordon
Monday, August 13, 2018 4:47 PM EDT
The S&P 500 – a broad market barometer for U.S. stocks – last hit a record high six-and-a-half months ago.
In this article: AMZN, GOOG, AAPL, QQQ, SPX, NDX
Gold And Stocks Poised For Big Moves
Article By: Brad Zigler
Monday, August 13, 2018 12:47 PM EDT
While fund runners have been busy selling gold futures short, commercial traders have lightened up their net short positions mightily.
In this article: SPX, GLD
Broad Market Not Participating
Article By: Douglas Gammons
Saturday, August 11, 2018 7:19 PM EDT
One bad day in the market doesn't mean much, but I have been feeling negative towards stocks for a while because the indexes were climbing while the number of participating stocks were declining.
In this article: SPX
S&P 500 Dividend Yield: Past, Present, Future
Article By: SureDividend
Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:05 PM EDT
The dividend yield of the S&P 500 matters. In fact, dividends are responsible for around 40% of total market returns over the long run.
In this article: BRK-B, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, MSFT, FB, SPX
Consumer & Business Leverage & Risks For Economy
Article By: Upfina
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 4:42 PM EDT
When the economy is near the end of the business cycle there tends to be excess leverage taken out by businesses and consumers.
Ebay Changes India Strategy
Article By: Sramana Mitra
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:33 AM EDT
Its stock has been tumbling since its results last week; will new moves in Asia and Australia move the needle?
In this article: EBAY
'Safe Haven' No More? It’s Been A Good Run For These Stocks, But…
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Monday, August 6, 2018 4:36 PM EDT
There is a vociferous debate going on right now about whether and to what extent small caps can continue to outperform going forward.
In this article: IWM
The Top 3 Dividend Paying Spin-Off Stocks Today
Article By: SureDividend
Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:15 PM EDT
We’ve established that stock spin-offs outperform. Let’s review the top 3 dividend paying stocks today for investors interested in spin-offs.
In this article: DOV, ABBV, APY, DXC, PRSP, CLNC, WYND, WH
Why Hysteria Died, In One Day
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 4:45 PM EDT
With the FOMC once again refraining from action, you might begin to wonder what all the fuss was about.
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