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Investment Implications On The Taper

December 19th, 2013

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: The taper surprise was that stocks rocketed higher once the markets digested the Fed’s statement. The market chose to focus on the improving economy rather than a reduction in monetary stimulus. From The Wall Street Journal: Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLF

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Economy and Fed Providing 2014 Tailwind For Stocks

December 6th, 2013

bullish buyChris Ciovacco: Earlier this week, we covered the good news is bad news logic that dominated the markets Monday through Thursday. Friday, the markets shifted to a “good payroll numbers mean a strengthening economy, which is good news Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:SPY

Time To Consider Emerging Markets?

December 1st, 2013

emerging marketsAndy Crowder: Stock markets across the globe have been on a tear this year. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA

3 Reasons Stocks Could Move Significantly Higher

November 9th, 2013

stock price surgeChris Ciovacco: Three Tailwinds Could Converge For Bulls: Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Cracks Could Fuel Pullback In Stocks

November 5th, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Pullbacks Do Not Always Come When Crowd Expects. Markets must climb a wall of worry. The long-time expression on the Street is backed by common sense. If investors are worried, then it stands to reason that they may have kept Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:VTI

Stocks Bubbles: Can We Profit While Monitoring Risk?

November 4th, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Money Printing Brings Opportunities And Risk. We live in a time with unprecedented and simultaneous easy-money policies from the world’s largest central banks; the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of Japan. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:FAS, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:SH, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:XLE

Bonds Are Making A Statement About Markets And Economy

November 1st, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Fed Changed Market’s Tone: The financial markets watch the Fed very closely, and for good reason as outlined on October 25. Wednesday’s Fed statement was interpreted by the markets as being more hawkish than expected Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Bonds May Be A Key Tell For Stocks

October 31st, 2013

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: When the Fed governors prepare to turn in for the night, their prayers undoubtedly call for some improvement in the economy. As noted Monday, the Fed is hoping the economic coals will take over allowing them to put away Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY

Would I Rather Be In Bond Or Stock ETFs?

October 31st, 2013

new etfsChris Ciovacco: In the wake of Wednesday’s Fed announcement, the exchange traded fund (ETF) landscape was aligned with the consensus forecast for monetary policy. From The New York Times: Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Markets Should Expect ‘More Cowbell’ From Yellen Fed

October 29th, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Problem Solving Bias – We All Have It. Studies show that we all approach problems with an educational bias. For example, engineers develop solutions with math, and CFOs approach problems from a financial perspective. Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLE, NYSE:XLF

2007/2013: You Will Never Look At The Markets The Same Way Again

October 25th, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Confidence In Stocks & Economy: Then And Now Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VTI

Bullish Inflation Expectations Increase After Weak Labor Report

October 22nd, 2013

inflationChris Ciovacco: Tuesday’s monthly labor report provided us with an excellent opportunity to monitor investors’ expectations about the important battle between economic forces that create inflation and those that create deflation. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLF

Stock Market Bubble vs. Impressive Bullish Breakout

October 21st, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Fed-Induced Mania or Massive Underperformance? The Federal Reserve has injected billions of dollars of freshly printed money into the global financial system via quantitative easing (QE). If you understand how QE works in the real world, Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:VTI, NYSE:XLF

S&P 500 Index: Markets Pop On Weak Dollar Events

October 17th, 2013

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Global trade has an enormous impact on both the financial markets and worldwide economy. Therefore, when the currency that serves as the guidepost for valuing assets drops 1%, it impacts investor decisions across all asset classes. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:FEZ, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:UUP

7 Reasons Why The Rally Wasn’t A Surprise

October 11th, 2013

bullish buyChris Ciovacco: If you were willing to examine the investment landscape without bias, there were seven reasons to remain very open to a big rally in stocks, rather than a 2011-like plunge: Read more…

NYSE:AGG, NYSE:EEM, NYSE:EFA, NYSE:IWM




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