Trouble Ahead For The U.S. Economy?

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,
NYSE:DIA January 2, 2014 12:07pm

What To Do When A Rising Rate Environment Is NEAR

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
NYSE:TBT October 3, 2013 3:29pm

Signs The Real Estate Market Is Suffering From Higher Rates

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.
NYSE:IYR September 13, 2013 10:50am

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

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?
NYSE:SDS September 11, 2013 12:56pm

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

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
NYSE:FAS August 5, 2013 9:46pm

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

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. 
NYSE:DIA July 17, 2013 11:45am

The Japanese Financial System Is Beginning To Implode

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
NYSE:DIA May 27, 2013 9:42pm

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

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
ETF BASIC NEWS October 22, 2012 1:07pm

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

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
NYSE:DBA September 17, 2012 10:21am

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

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

NYSE:GDX February 16, 2012 11:57am

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

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.
NYSE:EWS December 13, 2011 11:53am

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

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
NYSE:GLD July 28, 2011 11:33am

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

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
NYSE:TBT January 24, 2011 1:42pm

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

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
ETF BASIC NEWS March 6, 2010 3:14pm

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