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S&P 500 Index: Is There Any Hope For Stock Bears?

January 16th, 2013

market correction bearChris Ciovacco: As of the close Tuesday, the bulls remained in control, but there are reasons to pay attention this week with an open mind: Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:VXX

Why We Should’ve Jumped Off the Fiscal Cliff

January 4th, 2013

Martin Hutchinson: In the end, a last-minute deal emerged. Just like that, the fiscal cliff crisis was averted.  Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The (Very) Rich Get (Much) Richer

January 3rd, 2013

Jeff Nielson: How do we define the term “obscenely wealthy”? We start with people who already have more wealth than any humans in the history of our species. We then watch these people getting much wealthier, much faster than anyone else on the planet. And then we listen to them lusting foreven more wealth. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Why The Federal Reserve Is So Dangerous

December 18th, 2012

Shah Gilani: The Federal Reserve System is a government-sanctioned private enterprise that functions as a socialist tool. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Will Interests Rates Rise In 2013?

December 17th, 2012

Matt Tucker: When the Federal Reserve met this week, it announced that it would keep the target for its key interest rate near zero until the unemployment rate improves or inflation picks up. As MarketWatch remarked after the announcement, “Fed policy Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

German’s Incomplete Economic Recovery Supports the Bond Bull Market

December 10th, 2012

The Daily Capitalist: Germany’s national economic statistical repository provides an interesting set of graphs that correlate with the collapsing interest rate structure in that country.  Two-year bunds now yield a negative 0.08% per year.  The 10-year bund yields 1.27%, down from Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Fed Hints That QE Is Here To Stay; Implications May Continue To Be Bullish For Treasury Bond Prices

December 7th, 2012

The Daily Capitalist: The Fed is hinting that quantitative easing is here to stay:  there may be no unwinding of its expanding balance sheet in 2015.  Bloomberg.com reports (LINK): Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

S&P 500 Index: Insiders and Momentum Still Concerning For Stocks (INDEXSP:.INX, IEF, SPY, PSQ)

October 11th, 2012

Chris Ciovacco: The fundamental drivers behind stock gains on Thursday morning came in the form of U.S. jobless claims falling to a four-year low and improving bond action in Europe. Despite today’s headlines, insiders and waning bullish momentum are still waving caution flags. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:PSQ, NYSE:SPY

Have Stocks Put In ‘No-QE’ Top? (SPY, INDEXSP:.INX, IEF, EWG, IWO, EEM, IWM)

August 31st, 2012

Chris Ciovacco: Two Significant Shifts Put The Stock Rally In Doubt: Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:IWM, NYSE:SPY

Three Things to Watch in Today’s Market (USO, UGA, EUFN, IEF)

August 28th, 2012

Stifel Nicolaus managing director David Lutz on what to watch in the markets now, and how you can make money. David says you should be short the United States Oil fund (NYSEARCA:USO), and long the United States Gasoline Read more…

NASDAQ:EUFN, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:UGA, NYSE:USO

Open-Ended QE: A Game Changer For Stocks? (INDEXSP:.INX, SPY, IEF)

August 27th, 2012

Chris Ciovacco: There is no question central banks around the globe are moving closer to more easing and more money printing, which should provide a tailwind for stocks and commodities. Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SPY

How to Eliminate Stock Market Volatility From Your Portfolio

August 10th, 2012

The entire income side of the investment world has been so wrong about interest rates for so long that I’m beginning to believe this market will never get back to normal. To give you an idea of how out of whack this market has become, consider this: Two years Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:PST

Bond Investing: Bond ETFs Turn 10 (IEF, LQD, TLT, SHY)

July 16th, 2012

Daniela Pylypczak: Since SPY made its debut as the first exchange-traded fund in 1993, the ETF industry has sure come a long way with its lineup of over 1,400 products now available to all walks of investors. From plain vanilla funds to the more complex Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:LQD, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TLT

Building An All-American Bond ETF Portfolio (GOVT, SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, MBB, AGZ, MUB, GNMA)

July 5th, 2012

Matt Tucker: The July 4th holiday is here, which naturally leads many of us to think about our fixed income portfolios. What, just me? Read more…

NYSE:GOVT, NYSE:IEF, NYSE:IEI, NYSE:MBB, NYSE:SHV, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TLT

Will Fed Officials Wave Their Magic Monetary Wand Again or Won’t They? Who Cares! (TBT, TLT, IEF)

June 8th, 2012

Mike Larson: In all my years of following the interest rate markets, I can’t recall a moment like this. The so-called “experts” on Wall Street are completely, utterly obsessed with a simple question: “Will Fed officials wave their magic monetary wand again or won’t they?” Read more…

NYSE:IEF, NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBF, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT




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