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Is Recent Volatility Cause For Concern?

Earnings: A Big Role This Week Before we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in the days ahead – earnings. From The ...
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Sector ETFs In 2014 And 2007

The S&P 500 has served up a 7%-plus return through the first six-and-a-half months of the year. That’s remarkably impressive when one considers the depth of geopolitical conflict, ...

The World Cup is the Best Time to Buy Silver

There’s an old saying in the investment market that goes something like this: “Sell in May and then go away.” This means that in order to avoid a slow market, investors should ...
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Is it time for a mid-course correction?

Is it time for a mid-course correction? I expect the punditry to assemble the evidence, with each concluding that (s)he has been right all along! Prior Theme Recap Last week I expected ...
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The Most Important Chart on Wall Street

Better Economic Data And New Highs In Stocks The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA. From Fox News: Last month, employers added ...

Sorting Out Market Volatility’s Lessons

Asset price volatility is a critical variable for the various flavors of dynamic asset allocation and related strategies. As a core input for developing risk management models, ignoring ...
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ETFs With Low P/S Ratios May Be The Only Bargains Left

The 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrials collectively failed to increase sales in 2013. Yet the price of the Dow surged more than 25%. And while that price appreciation ...

The UK’s Property Fuelled Economic Growth Could All Go Wrong

The housing market in the UK, and the south east of the country in particular, is seeing its best period of growth in a long while and although this is a positive, it has left many ...
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Economic Fireworks Ahead?

With the stunning decline in Q1 GDP, the health of the US economy has once again taken center stage. The week ahead is shortened by a Friday holiday, but is packed with important data ...
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Is Wall Street Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

“The contraction in the first quarter is not reflective of the underlying state of the U.S. economy and the subsequent flow of data points to a significant snap-back in the second ...

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