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The Real Reason The Market Fell

April 11th, 2014

wall-street-etfMike Larson: Last Friday was one of those days that totally confounded some investors. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

China Market Sending Out Warning Signs

March 16th, 2014

china etfsMike Larson: When investors started freaking out in January about the U.S. economy and U.S. markets, my approach was to take a deep breath, remain calm, and counsel a “Steady as She Goes” investment approach. Read more…

NYSE:EEM, NYSE:FXI, NYSE:FXP, NYSE:VWO

What You Need to Know Now That Puerto Rico Is ‘Junk’

February 7th, 2014

junk bondsMike Larson: Individual investors love municipal bonds. Read more…

NYSE:HYD, NYSE:MUB

Interest Rates Are Surging All Around Us

January 31st, 2014

ratesMike Larson: First things first: The Federal Reserve did exactly what I predicted, before it was fashionable to predict it. They agreed to lop another $10 billion off the QE bond-buying program at this week’s meeting, slashing it to $65 billion. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Stocks Are Not In A Bubble

January 19th, 2014

dollar money bubble2013 was a great year for stocks, but less so for earnings. As a result, equity valuations rose sharply. Given higher multiples and the magnitude of last year’s rally, many investors Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:HYG

What Interest Rate Investors Want To Know

January 17th, 2014

ratesMike Larson: Is the economy healthy or isn’t it? That’s the question interest rate investors are trying to answer right now because the answer will determine the next big move in Treasury yields and bond prices. Read more…

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

What’s Behind The Newfound Love Affair With Bank Stocks?

January 10th, 2014

bankMike Larson: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSEARCA:DIA) is setting all-time highs. So is the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY). The Nasdaq Composite isn’t quite there yet. But it’s getting closer to the peak it made during the 1999-2000 tech stock blowoff. Read more…

NYSE:XLF

The Fed Can’t Prevent The Worst Year For Bonds Since 1999

November 29th, 2013

Wall streetMike Larson: Not losing money is sometimes just as important as making money. And with the bond bubble bursting, I’m thankful that I’ve helped you with the former. Read more…

NYSE:ITB, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Bond Market Gets Slammed On Fed Tapering Flip-Flop

November 15th, 2013

The Fed’s Failed Strategy Is Dying A Slow Death

November 1st, 2013

printing QEMike Larson: The shift in expectations for the Federal Reserve to taper its quantitative-easing program has been nothing short of breathtaking over the past several weeks. Read more…

NYSE:DIA

Stay Away From Big U.S. Banks

October 25th, 2013

banksMike Larson: Un-investible. It’s an ugly word, but it’s exactly how I would describe the shares of major U.S. banks (NYSEARCA:XLF). If you own any of them — JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Wells Fargo Read more…

NYSE:XLF

Investors Should Continue To Avoid These Vulnerable Sectors

October 14th, 2013

ratesMike Larson: I’ve minced no words about my expectations for interest rates. Read more…

NYSE:IYR, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Proof That Interest Rates Will Keep Rising

October 2nd, 2013

ratesMike Larson: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this week, you’re going to get 2,000 words that practically prove interest rates will rise. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Forget What Ben Bernanke Says and Listen To The Bond Market

September 18th, 2013

market bondsMike Larson: Economists are familiar with the concept of “leading indicators.” Read more…

NYSE:SHY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Is The 30-Year Bond Bull Market Over?

September 6th, 2013

bullish buyMike Larson: Three decades is a long time. And for the past three decades, America has known nothing but steadily falling interest rates. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT




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