Top Strategies For An Economically Engineered Market [SPDR Gold Trust (ETF), Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust]

strategyJohn Whitefoot: Back in December, Bernanke decided the U.S. economy was on solid footing and initiated the first round of quantitative easing cutbacks to begin in January. Instead of dumping $85.0 billion into the U.S. economy, the Fed added just $75.0 billion.
NYSE:GLD February 3, 2014 1:03pm

Where Ben Bernanke Went Wrong

ben bernankeJohn Whitefoot: The merriment, mirth, and cheer on Wall Street over the holiday season may have been a bit premature; in fact, the optimism about the U.S. economy that ushered in the New Year may have already come to a screeching halt.
NYSE:BLV January 14, 2014 11:21am

ETF Impact On Fed Taper

treasuryAfter months of speculation, the Federal Reserve has finally begun to taper its QE bond buying program. In the latest FOMC meeting, Ben Bernanke and company highlighted the slowly improving economy, and the lowered unemployment levels,
NYSE:GDX December 18, 2013 5:39pm

So Many Reasons Why Gold Is Headed Higher

india-gold-etfTony Daltorio: The U.S. Federal Reserve pixie dust resulted in higher gold prices this week, much as it lifted silver prices and stocks.
NYSE:GLD September 29, 2013 9:43pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Game Plan Is To Remain Bullish

bullish buyChris Ciovacco: Fed Does Unexpected, But Was It Really A Surprise?
NYSE:DIA September 19, 2013 11:14am

Three ETF Winners From The ‘No Taper’ Shocker

ben bernankeMost investors expected today to mark the beginning of the Fed tapering program. Investors were looking for a roughly $10 billion reduction in the Fed’s $85 billion/month in purchases, if not larger.
NYSE:EEM September 18, 2013 5:53pm

Why Janet Yellen Is A Bad Choice For Fed Chairman

Janet-YellenAre you ready for Janet Yellen?  Wall Street wants her, the mainstream media wants her and it appears that her confirmation would be a slam dunk.  She would be the first woman ever to chair the Federal Reserve, and her philosophy is that a little bit

Is The U.S. Treasury Secular Bond Bull Market Dead?

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days.
NYSE:IEF September 10, 2013 4:15pm

Should The Federal Reserve Taper Now In Spite of Weak Jobs Report?

ben bernanke: The Federal Reserve will need to make a big decision soon, prior to its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in mid-September, regarding the continuation of its monetary policy. Before Friday’s non-farm payrolls report,

How To Navigate Foreign Markets On A Fed Taper

emerging marketsGarrett Baldwin: Hints from the U.S. Federal Reserve this week that the quantitative easing (QE) taper is near pushed the Dow down 105 points Wednesday - but the idea of less Fed stimulus has caused much more turmoil in certain overseas markets.  
NYSE:EEM August 26, 2013 11:18am

Why The Fed’s Easy Money Won’t Help The Stock Market In The Long Term

ben bernanke: I tell you, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is risking the future of America with his free-flowing don’t-worry-about-the-future-generations strategy of pumping money into the economy. The problem, as I have said many times
NYSE:DIA July 29, 2013 10:39am

Ben Bernanke Says Inflation Is Too Low?

inflationFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said this week that inflation in the United States needs to be higher.  Yes, he actually came right out and said that.  It almost seems as if Bernanke is trying to purposely hurt the middle class. 
NYSE:TBT July 12, 2013 3:11pm

Why The Federal Reserve’s Decision To Stop Buying Bonds Is A Smart Move

market bonds: Well, Ben Bernanke finally had his wits about him when he suggested that the Federal Reserve might begin to taper its bond-buying program by the year’s end, and then end the program altogether sometime in 2014.
NYSE:BND June 24, 2013 3:00pm

Things Could Get Ugly If U.S. Treasury Bonds Keep Rising

market cautionIf yields on U.S. Treasury bonds keep rising, things are going to get very messy.  As I write this, the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasures has risen to 2.51 percent.  If that keeps going up, it is going to be like a mile wide lawnmower blade devastating

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