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What Is The Smart Money Doing?

April 22nd, 2014

bearbull21Mike Burnick: Stocks remain under selling pressure this week as they have been since the start of the second-quarter of 2014. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a peak of 16,574 on April 4, and for the most part, it’s been downhill since then. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:FDN, NYSE:SPY

Cold Temperatures Shouldn’t Be An Excuse For Poor Retail Sales

March 20th, 2014

retail etfMike Burnick:  The U.S. economy has definitely taken a turn for the worse in recent months, and just about everyone on Wall Street and in the media seems to be pointing the finger of blame at old-man winter. Read more…

NYSE:XRT

Hard Evidence Contradicts Emerging Market “Crisis”

February 20th, 2014

emerging marketsMike Burnick: The global economy exited 2013 in solid shape with growth momentum improving in the U.S. and internationally. Economic data turned more upbeat during the fourth quarter of last year. In fact, the Federal Reserve cited the improving economy Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:VWO

How To Heat Up Your Portfolio As The Winter Stays Cold

February 17th, 2014

natural gasMike Burnick: Natural resource investors take heart: So far in 2014, commodities and many commodity-related stocks are performing far better than the dismal results posted last year. Read more…

NYSE:FCG, NYSE:UNG, NYSE:UNL

Bond Investors, Rein In Your Expectations

February 12th, 2014

market bondsMike Burnick: The three-decade bull market in Treasury bonds had to end sometime, and 2013 marked a major inflection point between bull and bear. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

A Powerful Force Poised To Send Stocks Surging Higher

January 23rd, 2014

bullish buyMike Burnick: Last week I told you about a fundamental force that has been lifting stock prices in recent years: buybacks. They were a big reason why the S&P 500 Index gained 32 percent last year, while earnings grew less than 5 percent. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SDS, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:SSO, NYSE:TNA

The Bullish Case For Gold and Silver Miners

December 26th, 2013

gold silver metalsMike Burnick: With holiday-shortened trading this week and next, financial markets should be relatively quiet. It is a good time to take stock of your portfolio and consider new investment opportunities for 2014. Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV

Technology Sector Looking Strong For The Year Ahead

December 19th, 2013

buyers and sellersMike Burnick: Economic growth around the world is gaining momentum as we head into 2014. In several recent articles I made the case that globally oriented cyclical stocks and sectors will outperform in the year ahead. Read more…

NASDAQ:QQQ, NYSE:XLK

Stock Market: What’s In Store For 2014?

December 18th, 2013

2014Mike Burnick: With less than three weeks remaining in 2013 — and just a dozen trading days left — I’m already focusing on what lies ahead for markets in 2014. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Two ETFs To Profit From The Great American Energy Boom

December 16th, 2013

oil rig spillMike Burnick: Last week in Money and Markets, I explained why poorly performing stock markets can experience a dramatic reversal of fortune. Stocks and industries at the back of the pack one year often rise to the top the following years, and vice versa. Read more…

NYSE:IEO, NYSE:XES

Emerging Markets Are Unloved and Oversold

November 29th, 2013

emerging marketsMike Burnick: U.S. financial markets, which have risen to records, are closed today in celebration of our uniquely American holiday, so I thought I’d do some work on countries abroad. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:VWO

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Market Suffering From Bubble Trouble

November 21st, 2013

dollar money bubbleMike Burnick: Janet Yellen, the nominee to be the next leader of the Federal Reserve, was on Capitol Hill last week explaining her outlook on the economy, quantitative easing (QE) and monetary policy. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: Borrowing To Buy Stocks Hits A Record High

November 14th, 2013

bearbull21Mike Burnick: In my past two Money and Markets columns I discussed market valuation and the underlying trend for stocks. Today let’s dig deeper into a more subjective, but important, indicator: sentiment. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: Is The Market Rally Justified?

November 7th, 2013

stock rallyMike Burnick: In my Money and Markets article a week ago, I came to the conclusion that while the S&P 500 Index doesn’t appear to be too expensive, stocks aren’t cheap either — a split decision. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: Still More Room To Expand

October 31st, 2013

wall-street-etfMike Burnick: As we move into a historically strong period for stocks in the final two months of the year, the S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:SPY) is already up 26 percent in 2013. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY




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