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The Rise Of Zombie Companies — And Why It Matters
Article By: Mises Institute
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:49 AM EDT
The rise of zombie companies is not a good thing. Zombification does not boost job creation or buy time, it is a perverse incentive that delays the recovery.
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Great Income Producers For Retirement
Article By: Doug Carey
Thursday, August 3, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
Income in retirement - especially of the sure-thing variety - can be tough to come by these days. Lower interest rates have meant that you need to have saved a lot to generate a decent fixed-income stream.
In this article: CMP, D, GE, IRM, PFE, VFC
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You’re A Biased Investor
Article By: Jeff Yastine
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:47 AM EDT
In the IMF’s Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey, U.S. investors put 70% of their funds into U.S. stocks. This is dangerous. The S&P 500’s price-to-earnings ratio has only been higher a few other times in the last century, namely 1929 and 2000.
In this article: GE, IBM, AAPL, AMZN, NFLX, FB, SPX, GOOGL
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22 Troublesome Facts
Article By: Michael Lebowitz
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:19 PM EDT
The S&P 500 Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings (CAPE) valuation has only been greater on one occasion, the late 1990s. It is currently on par with levels preceding the Great Depression.
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Wal-Mart Just Isn't A Growth Company Any More
Article By: Marc Gerstein
Monday, July 17, 2017 1:41 PM EDT
Wal-Mart decided to lay down the hammer on suppliers telling them that they’ll be fined not only if deliveries are late but also if they’re early and that WMT will tolerate no disputes. Why is the company doing this? Will it help the mega merchant?
In this article: WMT Also: AMZN
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Can Japan End Its Easy-Money Addiction?
Article By: Mises Institute
Monday, July 17, 2017 4:55 AM EDT
The perception in currency markets is that Japan will not be embarking on monetary normalization this year or next, in contrast to Europe where ECB Chief Draghi has hinted that the train (to monetary normalization) will start next year.
In this article: FXY, JYN
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A Recipe For Disaster
Article By: Wade Slome
Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:16 AM EDT
Your garden variety recipe for disaster consists of one part highly valued company and one part money-losing operation (or deteriorating financials). For these high profile IPOs, low-quality ingredients have indeed produced low-quality results.
In this article: GRPN, SNAP, APRN
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Is The Indian Economy Poised For A New Phase Of Growth?
Article By: ValueWalk
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:12 AM EDT
The Indian economy is at a crossroads with major structural reforms underway, such as a unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) that rolled out on July 1 and an Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code that was enacted last year.
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Investing In Volatility And The Advantages Of Separately Managed Accounts
Article By: Dr. Stuart Barton
Thursday, June 29, 2017 11:04 AM EDT
Inverse VIX ETPs have performed spectacularly recently, but many of these products exhibit highly volatility returns. Professionally managed SMAs may offer investors advantages over a buy and hold strategy or an investment in a hedge fund.
In this article: VIX, XIV, SVXY, VXX
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The 10 Best MLPs For High Income
Article By: SureDividend
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:30 AM EDT
Spectra Energy Partners is a very appealing investment from an income perspective. It has a dividend yield more than three times as high as the average dividend yield in the S&P 500.
In this article: APU, BPL, EPD, ETE, ETP, GEL, HEP, SEP, SUN
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What Are Credit Markets Signaling About The US Economy?
Article By: Edward Harrison
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:15 PM EDT
The US economy has been very resilient during this post-crisis business cycle, as we are now into our ninth year of economic expansion. Soon we could hit a record for the length of an expansion.
In this article: TNX
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Who Will Survive The Retail Reckoning Of 2017?
Article By: ValueWalk
Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:42 PM EDT
Legacy retailers’ ongoing struggle to stay relevant in a landscape increasingly dominated by Amazon and online upstarts has come to a head in the past year. Companies will close thousands of stores this year – and some may not survive at all.
In this article: AMZN, JCP, M, SHLD, ANF
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Face Off: Stocks Vs. Bonds And The Economic Outlook
Article By: Michael Lebowitz
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:27 PM EDT
There is a healthy debate between those who work in fixed-income markets and those in the equity markets about who is better at assessing markets.
In this article: QQQ, SPX, TNX
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Do Higher Prices Make Crypto-Assets Crypto-Currencies?
Article By: Marc Chandler
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
There has been a surge of interest and activity in the what have been dubbed crypto-currencies. The market cap for this space is around $60 bln.
In this article: BITCOMP
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The Active Versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical
Article By: Chuck Carnevale
Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.
In this article: KMB, SPX, SO, JNJ
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Managing Your Losing Trades
Article By: Macro-Ops
Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:20 AM EDT
Amateurs focus on finding trades. Operators focus on managing trades. Inexperienced traders spend far too much time on trade identification. Their misguided goal is to find the perfect trade with the perfect entry.
In this article: NEON
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