Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: iShares Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Stoyan Bojinov: Volatility swept over the markets as investors were taken by surprise on Tuesday after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called for a referendum to the three-pronged “bailout plan” agreed upon in Brussels last week. Domestic equity indexes tumbled upwards of 2% for the day as investors
NYSE:TBT November 2, 2011 11:40am

Buy and Hold Dies As Government Bonds Beat Stocks (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Justice Litle: For the 30 year period between 1981 and September 30th 2011, government bonds outperformed stocks. What does it mean? "Stocks for the long run" is a famous mantra of Wall Street. A distinguished academic, Professor Jeremy Siegel, even wrote a book with exactly that title.
NYSE:IEF November 1, 2011 6:08pm

U.S. Faces Much Worse ‘Japanization’ (GLD, SLV, TNA, TZA, TBT)

Jeff Nielson: As the collapse of the U.S. economy quickly evolved into the Crash of ‘08; politicians, “experts”, and mainstream media shills were unanimous: the U.S. economy would/could “never experience the Lost Decade” experienced by Japan’s economy after several, huge asset bubbles
NYSE:GLD

A Look At What The World Will Look Like If Occupy Wall Street Wins (FAS, FAZ, TLT, TBT, TZA)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: There are many reasons why the Occupy Wall Street movement could fail - a lack of cohesion, too many directions, no leadership, not enough money, and no representation, to name a few.
NYSE:FAS

ETFs Good or Bad? Dick Grasso Weighs In

Are ETFs, a good thing, or a bad thing? Dick Grasso thinks the category is good, although he belives the leveraged ETF may well be an accelerant to
NYSE:FAS October 31, 2011 2:24pm

Bond Funds: Updating The Breakdown In These Bond ETFs (TLT, IEF, TBT, TIP, LQD)

Corey Rosenbloom: If you’re looking at the Stock Market only, you’re likely missing the other side of the coin which is the Bond Market. With the recent surge through resistance in stocks, let’s get a check-up on the break under support in popular bond funds iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury ETF
NYSE:IEF

European Contagion Turns Positive, Will It Last? (TZA, FAZ, FAS, TBT, TLT)

Shah Gilani: After European leaders announced a plan to stem Eurozone and global panic over Greece's potential default and shore up capital at beleaguered banks, positive contagion is lifting stock
NYSE:TBT October 28, 2011 9:36am

Peter Schiff Answers Occupy Wall Street Questions From The 1% Perspective

This week Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital and Euro Pacific Precious Metals Peter Schiff took to Zuccotti Park in Manhattan to exchange in some conversation with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In this video, Schiff argues that he pays about half of his earnings in
NYSE:FAS October 27, 2011 2:58pm

Markets: Should Investors Buy Into This Rally? (TBT, TNA, TZA, GLD, SLV)

The Daily Capitalist: Yahoo!  Finance is currently headlining:  “Don’t Fight the Rally:  Stocks Soar After Europe Deal, Dow Clears 12,000.” Is that a top-ticking headline?  Let’s investigate.
NYSE:GLD

Long-Term Bond ETFs: Stellar Returns In Chaotic Environment (ZROZ, EDV, DLBL)

Michael Johnston: With the fourth quarter of 2011 now well underway, the year is generally shaping up to be one that many investors will try quickly to forget. After 2009 and 2010 brought steady recoveries from the chaotic downturn in 2008, this year has seen renewed concerns about mounting debt burdens
NYSE:DLBL

Economy: Is It Really Too Soon For Another Recession? No (GLD, SLV, TLT, TBT, TZA)

The Daily Capitalist: First and foremost, my view is that the markets and the mainstream media have been giving insufficient attention (if any at all) to the core problem that was revealed by the meltdown in 2008.  Massive amounts of capital was misspent (“malinvested”) during the boom.  In order to finance
NYSE:GLD October 26, 2011 12:59pm

The Treasury Investment That’s WAY Better Than Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, TIP)

Martin Hutchinson: I've made no secret of my aversion to Treasury bonds. Yields right now are irrationally low, and thus do not accurately reflect U.S. credit risk.
NYSE:IEF

Will America Model Argentina (and 25% Inflation)? (GLD, SLV, TLT, TBT, TNA)

Justice Litle: Argentina's president was re-elected in a landslide -- even presiding over 25% inflation. Will American politicians follow suit? Cristina! Cristina! The chants are as loud today as they were four years ago.
NYSE:SLV October 25, 2011 3:21pm

Important Year-End Signals For Investors To Watch (SLV, GLD, VXX, TBT, TLT)

Larry Edelson: Good morning! I’m on my way back to Bangkok, some 40,000 feet over the North Pole as you read this column. I’ll be back online Tuesday afternoon, but let me tell you right now, virtually all markets are shaping up for some pretty wild moves as we head into the end of the year.
NYSE:GLD

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