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Trouble Ahead For The U.S. Economy?

January 2nd, 2014

economyIs the U.S. consumer tapped out?  If so, how in the world will the U.S. economy possibly improve in 2014?  Most Americans know that the U.S. economy is heavily dependent on consumer spending.  If average Americans are not out there spending money, Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

What To Do When A Rising Rate Environment Is NEAR

October 3rd, 2013

ratesMatt Tucker: With the Fed deciding to delay tapering at their last meeting, it looks like the rise in interest rates that many investors have been fearing won’t happen quite yet.  Eventually, as the Fed slows down and ultimately stops their bond-buying program Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Signs The Real Estate Market Is Suffering From Higher Rates

September 13th, 2013

real estate: Regular readers of this column are fully aware that for the past year I have been calling for higher levels of interest rates. I’ve also stated that higher interest rates will have an impact on the housing market (NYSEARCA:IYR) and related stocks. Read more…

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As S&P 500 Earnings Double from Five Years Ago, Rising Interest Rates Spell Disaster

September 11th, 2013

earnings: As I’ve been stating for most of the past year, interest rates will rise, and this will have a significant impact on the markets. But the real question you have to ask yourself is why are interest rates rising? Read more…

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Derivatives Bubble: The Number One Threat That Our Financial System Is Facing

August 5th, 2013

Wall streetWill rapidly rising interest rates rip through the U.S. financial system like a giant lawnmower blade?  Yes, the U.S. economy survived much higher interest rates in the past, but at that time there Read more…

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Dow Jones Industrial Average: An Ugly Scenario For The Economy and Financial Markets

July 17th, 2013

economyMost people have no idea that the U.S. financial system (NYSEARCA:XLF) is on the brink of utter disaster.  If interest rates continue to rise rapidly, the U.S. economy is going to be facing an economic crisis far greater than the one that erupted back in 2008.  Read more…

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The Japanese Financial System Is Beginning To Implode

May 27th, 2013

japanese GDP growthThe financial system of the third largest economy on the planet is starting to come apart at the seams, and the ripple effects are going to be felt all over the globe.  Nobody knew exactly when Read more…

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U.S. Fiscal Cliff Concerns Top Results In Inaugural VIX and More Fear Poll

October 22nd, 2012

Bill Luby: Today I closed the books on the first VIX and More Fear Poll, which I consider to be an unqualified success and a first step in establishing longitudinal data about the types of geopolitical, macroeconomic, technical and other issues that make investors Read more…

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Peter Schiff Says We Are Moving Towards A Currency Crisis; How To Profit (DBA, DBC, GLTR, UUP)

September 17th, 2012

Jared Cummans: QE3 was announced on Friday and it is by far the most aggressive action that the Fed has taken in years. Rather than set a specified amount of money to print, Bernanke and company have pledged to invest $40 billion per month in MBS until they Read more…

NYSE:DBA, NYSE:DBC, NYSE:GLTR

Broad Market Nearing Resistance While Gold Stocks Basing After Bottom (GLD, GDX, AEM, ABX, GG, KGC)

February 16th, 2012

Jordan Roy-Byrne:  While the gold stocks have enjoyed a decent recovery, they have certainly lagged the broad market which has almost broken out to new highs. Should you be worried that a major shift is in place? Hardly. The fact is the broad market is in the latter stages of its a cyclical bull while gold stocks Read more…

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The 2012 Recession: Why It’s Time To Brace For A Repeat Of 2008 (GLD, SLV, TNA, TZA, EWS, EWT, ECH)

December 13th, 2011

Martin Hutchinson: If you think the global economy is out of the woods now that the European Union (EU) has expanded its effort to solve the sovereign debt crisis, then I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken. Read more…

NYSE:EWS, NYSE:EWT, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:TNA, NYSE:TZA

Investors: A U.S. Debt Downgrade Grows Closer Than Ever (GLD, SLV, SPY, AGQ, ZSL)

July 28th, 2011

George Maniere:  Am I the only one who finds it a bit ironical that the agencies that were supposed to protect us from the greed of the bankers, the same the same agencies that stamped the garbage mortgages, CDO’s and derivatives “AAA” grade so they could partake in the greed fest that was going Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:SPY

Hedging Strategy: Using This Treasury ETF To Protect Against Higher Interest Rates (TBT)

January 24th, 2011

David Oldenburg:  So, you want to buy a home or refinance – rates are low, but you want to wait and see if they go even lower. Then you are gripped with fear – what if rates should rise? Twenty years in Read more…

NYSE:TBT

Investors Should Take A Look At This Treasury ETF As Higher Interest Rates Are Inevitable

March 6th, 2010

interest-rates“Inflation is the catalyst that may very well bring interest rates up. There are a handful of things that influence interest rates. Among them are the economy, inflation, prime rate movements Read more…

ETF BASIC NEWS, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Shorting U.S. Treasuries With ETFs Is A No Brainer Trade

February 23rd, 2010

no-brainerNassim Nicholas Taleb who sprang to fame with his widely read and well received book, “The Black Swan,” recently said at a conference in Moscow that shorting U.S. Treasuries is a “no brainer” Read more…

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