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Why I Love Banks
Article By: John Thomas
Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:15 AM EDT
You remember the banks, don’t you? That was the sector that was priced for perfection in anticipation of eight consecutive quarter point interest rate raises starting in December.
In this article: AMA, BAC, C, CMA, GS, JPM, MS, WFC, XLF Also: AAPL, TLT, FB, TNX
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This Could Easily Become The Worst Urban Crisis In History: China
Article By: Harry Dent
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:29 AM EDT
China's on track to rack up $4 trillion in new debt in 2016 while urban migration is moving in reverse. This could become an urban disaster of epic proportion.
In this article: MCHI
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Should Apple Be This Cheap?
Article By: Steve Alexander
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:31 AM EDT
The stock's earnings yield is 16.8%, which is in the 95th percentile of all profitable companies.
In this article: AAPL Also: NFLX, FIT
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The Appropriate Portfolio Vs The Optimal Portfolio
Article By: Cullen Roche
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:01 AM EDT
We all want the perfect portfolio, the portfolio that achieves the highest amount of return for the lowest degree of risk.
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Why The Bitcoin Price Is Surging In Spite Of The "Obits"
Article By: Money Morning
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:00 AM EDT
The Bitcoin price is up 12% in the month of April and has more than doubled over the past 12 months. The Bitcoin price has become far more stable over the past year as acceptance of the digital currency has grown.
In this article: BITCOMP
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The Stock Buyback Conundrum: Will Companies Keep It Up Much Longer?
Article By: Gary Gordon
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:00 PM EDT
Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and perma-bull at Charles Schwab, recently acknowledged that “…there has not been a dollar added to the U.S. stock market since the end of the financial crisis by retail investors and pension funds.”
In this article: USMV, BND, IEF, TFI, QUAL, SPHQ
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Manufacturing In America: Are American Jobs Worth $30 Socks?
Article By: Rodney Johnson
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
It's great if we can keep jobs on American soil, but is it worth it if it means paying more than we would otherwise for basic goods?
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It’s True. Quality Leads Market Returns In Narrow Breadth Markets
Article By: Jae Jun
Monday, April 4, 2016 5:50 AM EDT
Don’t ignore quality when the market is narrow and limited opportunities. While people chase stock returns in rising markets, include quality into your investment decision.
In this article: HA, GILD, WHG
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Looking At Muted Returns? Your 401(k) Might Be Your Best Friend
Article By: Charles Sizemore
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:38 PM EDT
First-quarter 401(k) account statements will be arriving in mail boxes in a few short weeks. When they do, a lot of Americans will wonder why they even bothered contributing.
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Risk On Or Risk Off? Big Picture Suggests The Latter
Article By: Gary Gordon
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:38 PM EDT
Is it possible that the Federal Reserve and Janet Yellen can offer up enough happy talk about accommodating monetary policy? Reducing rate hikes from four down to two was a start.
In this article: FXF, FXY, GLD, IWM, TLT, DJI, NYA
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The Looniness Of The Canadian Loonie And Oil Sands
Article By: ValueWalk
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:43 PM EDT
Our neighbors to the north are facing a harsh reality these days… the ongoing devaluation of the Canadian Dollar, or better known as the Loonie. Despite rebounding around 10% from its 2016 lows, the Loonie is still down around 25%.
In this article: FXC Also: OIL
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Filling March Madness In ETF Brackets
Article By: Sweta Killa
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:40 PM EDT
The stock market performance is closely tied to the basketball frenzy that sweeps the country for three weeks. This has brought the ETF world in focus too given that these have revolutionized the investment space.
In this article: HYG, QQQ, GLD, IWD, IWM, PWC, SPY, TLT, UUP, VIG, XLE, XLU
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Ahead Of Easter, Markets Hop Like Bunnies
Article By: Mark Vickery
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:34 PM EDT
The market sell-off many had expected following the Brussels Airport terror bombing Tuesday didn’t occur til Wednesday, and now the S&P 500 has again swung to the negative year to date.
In this article: YHOO, QQQ, DIA, SPY
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No Boom Without A Bust
Article By: ValueWalk
Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:53 PM EDT
Once you lower interest to zero, the market can no longer price the difference between a mal-investment and a sound investment. Price and risk discovery are dead.
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Update: Global Asset Allocation
Article By: Joseph Calhoun
Friday, March 11, 2016 3:03 PM EDT
The risk budgets this month are again unchanged. For the moderate risk investor, the allocation between risk assets and bonds remains at 40/60 versus the benchmark of 60/40.
In this article: IAU, RWX, DXJ, EEM, EFA, EWJ, GLD, GSG, IEF, IYR, LQD, SCZ, SPY, TLT
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Technically Speaking: Is It Time To Buy Bonds?
Article By: Lance Roberts
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:06 PM EDT
Bonds remain a true diversifier within a portfolio by providing a return of principal function (if you own individual bonds), an inverse correlation to the financial markets and an income stream derived from the interest payments.
In this article: SPX, TNX
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