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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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A Profitless Recession
Article By: Charles Hugh Smith
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
Since stock markets are ultimately underpinned by corporate profits, let's ask: What factors could crush profits in 2016?
In this article: OIL, USO, UUP
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The One Precious Metal You Shouldn’t Buy
Article By: Michael Lewitt
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 8:46 AM EDT
Investors should not confuse the case for platinum with the case for gold.
In this article: GLD, PPLT Also: PTM, SWC, PLM, SPPP
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Where To Find Yield In This Market
Article By: Bret Jensen
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 2:36 PM EDT
Valuations on traditional dividend sectors like Utilities have been stretched over most of that time span. Investors pretty much bid up about anything that offered yield through the central bank’s quantitative easing era that just ended late in 2014.
In this article: F, GM, ABBV
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The Hedge Fund Myth
Article By: Charlie Bilello
Friday, February 19, 2016 3:52 PM EDT
Since the start of 2005 (10+ years), the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index and HFRX Equity Hedge Index (two investable indices widely used as benchmarks in the industry) have posted negative returns (-1% and -6.4% respectively).
In this article: BND, AGG
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Picking The Bottom: Are We There Yet?
Article By: Charles Mizrahi
Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:04 PM EDT
The question that seems to be on every investor’s mind is “When will the stock market stop falling?”
In this article: SPX, DJI
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Why Stock Buybacks Won't Save The Market This Time
Article By: Shah Gilani
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:32 PM EDT
After watching stocks fall off the "Wall of Worry" this year, instead of climbing it, investors who simply bought the dip without any strategy are praying new buyback programs will start lifting stocks. Too bad for them...
In this article: SPX
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The Pre-Cognitive Anti-Trust Violation: How The Decimation Of The IPO Market Has Hurt The Economy And Worse
Article By: Mark Cuban
Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:18 PM EDT
The amount of destruction in the IPO and public markets and its impact on this country are what can only be described as horrific
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Monetary Metals Brief 2016
Article By: Keith Weiner
Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:59 AM EDT
A review of gold and silver performance in 2015 vs. expectations, and 2016 look-ahead analysis.
In this article: GLD, SLV
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Why Steel Stocks Could Add Resilience To Your Portfolio
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Monday, January 25, 2016 5:40 AM EDT
Mergers and acquisitions have always been an important growth strategy for the steel industry, leading to additional capacity, production efficiency and economies of scale.
In this article: CMC, GGB, MT, NUE, X, STLD, AKS
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S&P 500 4Q Earnings Estimates Are Bouncing Around
Article By: ValueWalk
Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:13 PM EDT
We’re another week into the fourth quarter earnings reporting season, and it looks like Wall Street is really unsure about what’s going to happen. Analysts are expecting a second consecutive quarterly year over year earnings decline.
In this article: AAPL, MSFT
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Can Lower Oil Prices Cause A Recession?
Article By: James Hamilton
Sunday, January 24, 2016 5:28 PM EDT
A recession caused by falling oil prices seems counterintuitive but the actual change in overall consumption spending in response to the oil price decline through March of last year was about 0.4% smaller than would have been predicted.
In this article: USO, SPX
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How Can You Avoid Value Traps In This Market?
Article By: Chuck Carnevale
Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:35 PM EDT
As someone that believes in value investing, most of my work is focused on identifying strong and sound companies at attractive valuations. But one most always be wary of value traps. Learn how to identify and avoid them.
In this article: VFC, AVP, HRL, KMB, MCD, PNR, SHW, WBA
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