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Is The Bull Case Improving or Deteriorating?

July 31st, 2014

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco: The Federal Reserve provided a mixed message Wednesday, but the tone remained equity friendly. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VTI

The Creeping Correlation In Stocks and Bonds

July 30th, 2014

technical chart lookCorey Rosenbloom: If you’re not paying close attention, you may be missing the stealthily increasing positive correlation between stocks and bonds. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Market Will Guide Us If We Are Willing To Listen

July 28th, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: If you were investing in 1994, you probably recall it was a difficult year. Notice the similarities to 2014 in the text from The Economist below: Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:IYT, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT

What To Do When The Market Doesn’t Believe The Fed

July 24th, 2014

Federal reserveAs an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VTI

Are Treasurys About to Spike?

July 24th, 2014

treasuryIt pays to stay diversified among many asset classes, including bonds. Today, I’m seeing signs of U.S. Treasurys strengthening relative to corporate bonds (and probably in absolute terms as well). We can find out which one is likely to outperform the other by looking at a relative strength chart of two ETFs: the  Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TLT

Safe Haven ETFs To Evade Geopolitical Tensions

July 22nd, 2014

safe-investmentsThough the broad U.S. stock market has easily outweighed geopolitical concerns and are hovering near its all-time high, the latest series of events might point to some volatility in the coming weeks. Read more…

NYSE:FXY, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:TLT, NYSE:VXX

CPI Remains Stubbornly High as Yellen’s “Noise” Won’t Go Away

July 22nd, 2014

inflationTyler Durden:  Consumer Price Inflation was 2.1% in June (as expected) remaining above the Fed’s mandate levels and worryingly for all those who see the Fed as omniscient… refusing to go “noisily” down. Core CPI fell very modestly to 1.9% year-over-year but the jump Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Counter-Factual Case Against ZIRP

July 18th, 2014

percent rateEconMatters: The long held debate is what would the US economy being doing without ZIRP by the Federal Reserve, would we be doing worse, about the same, or better? The other delineation in the argument is whether there is a cutoff point Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Time To Prepare For Inflation?

July 17th, 2014

inflationWhile U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing that it’s time to prepare portfolios for rising prices. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

A Meaningful Shift For Stock Bulls?

July 17th, 2014

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Ciovacco:  On July 16, in a review of investor sentiment, we noted the importance of keeping an eye on this week’s American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Sentiment Survey. Last week’s decline in the S&P 500 and this week’s concern over Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TLT

A Bad Omen For The Stock Market

July 14th, 2014

market correction bearSy Harding: The Fed says the economy remains healthy enough that it will continue to taper back its QE stimulus at a rate of $10 billion a month, with plans to have it at zero by October. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Fed Officials Trying To Warn Bond Markets

July 14th, 2014

Federal reserveEconMatters: The Purpose of Complacency Talk. The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk ahead of what the Federal Reserve knows is going Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Trying To “Fed Proof” Your Portfolio? Beware Of The Risks

July 10th, 2014

Federal reserveAs head of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team, I get a courtside seat to investor trends. Since the Fed’s tapering announcement last May, many investors have been extremely worried about how rising interest rates will affect their portfolios. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Ultra-Low Rates Could Last Another Decade

July 3rd, 2014

ratesCris Sheridan: Although many economists anticipated the official measurement of US economic growth in the first quarter to undergo another downward revision, they certainly weren’t expecting the huge plunge to negative 2.9%, which came in well below consensus estimates. Read more…

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