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Bond investors lost more than $1.2 trillion last week as interest rates spiked after the election results took most by surprise and put Donald Trump’s policy plans front and center. President-elect Trump’s plans for fiscal stimulus and tax cuts sent bond investors running for cover after more than six years… Read More

Bond investors lost more than $1.2 trillion last week as interest rates spiked after the election results took most by surprise and put Donald Trump’s policy plans front and center. President-elect Trump’s plans for fiscal stimulus and tax cuts sent bond investors running for cover after more than six years… Read More

I’m sure it’s no shock to hear that stocks are expensive right now. But you might be surprised to find out just how expensive they are. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) recently measured the market and found that the median stock trades in the 99th percentile of its historical… Read More

I’m sure it’s no shock to hear that stocks are expensive right now. But you might be surprised to find out just how expensive they are. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) recently measured the market and found that the median stock trades in the 99th percentile of its historical… Read More

Over the past year, I have been very vocal regarding my stance on China. Last summer, I warned that China’s currency was poised for a sharp devaluation. In February, I warned that the economic situation in that country was much, much worse than we were being led to believe. A… Read More

Over the past year, I have been very vocal regarding my stance on China. Last summer, I warned that China’s currency was poised for a sharp devaluation. In February, I warned that the economic situation in that country was much, much worse than we were being led to believe. A… Read More

Companies spend billions to build their brands. They buy sponsorship deals with celebrities, donate to causes and direct commercials that reinforce their desired image. Successful brand management can evoke emotions like joy or pride, and it can allow a company to charge a premium for its products. Consumers may overlook… Read More

Companies spend billions to build their brands. They buy sponsorship deals with celebrities, donate to causes and direct commercials that reinforce their desired image. Successful brand management can evoke emotions like joy or pride, and it can allow a company to charge a premium for its products. Consumers may overlook… Read More

Longtime readers know I’ve been bearish on China for a while now. Last summer, I warned that China’s currency was poised for a sharp devaluation. In February, I warned that the economic situation in that country was much, much worse than we were being led to believe. Read More

Longtime readers know I’ve been bearish on China for a while now. Last summer, I warned that China’s currency was poised for a sharp devaluation. In February, I warned that the economic situation in that country was much, much worse than we were being led to believe. Read More

Today, I want to share a trade that you can act on immediately from my new service, Trade of the Week. Trade of the Week was designed to introduce traders to a variety of strategies to take advantage of any market situation… without breaking the bank. It costs only $19… Read More

Today, I want to share a trade that you can act on immediately from my new service, Trade of the Week. Trade of the Week was designed to introduce traders to a variety of strategies to take advantage of any market situation… without breaking the bank. It costs only $19… Read More

A surprisingly weak non-farm payrolls report sent the U.S. dollar sharply lower at the end of last week, as traders bet the Federal Reserve would have to put off rate hikes on an uncertain economic outlook. Following the news, the dollar plunged 1.6% against a basket of major currencies, and… Read More

A surprisingly weak non-farm payrolls report sent the U.S. dollar sharply lower at the end of last week, as traders bet the Federal Reserve would have to put off rate hikes on an uncertain economic outlook. Following the news, the dollar plunged 1.6% against a basket of major currencies, and… Read More

I think it was philosopher George Santayana’s cousin who said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to lose money in the stock market.”  It’s amazing how quickly we forget the mistakes of the past, and now one of the biggest factors that led to the Great Recession… Read More

When the “smart money” wants to quickly, quietly and efficiently place a large bet on a stock’s direction, they turn to the options market.  Since one option contract controls 100 shares of stock, buying options is one of the easiest ways to control a lot of… Read More

When the “smart money” wants to quickly, quietly and efficiently place a large bet on a stock’s direction, they turn to the options market.  Since one option contract controls 100 shares of stock, buying options is one of the easiest ways to control a lot of… Read More

As we kick off the first-quarter earnings season, it seems the dismal trend in corporate profits continues to go unnoticed by investors… at least for the moment. The S&P 500 is expected to post its fourth consecutive quarter of falling earnings and fifth consecutive quarter of lower sales, the… Read More

As we kick off the first-quarter earnings season, it seems the dismal trend in corporate profits continues to go unnoticed by investors… at least for the moment. The S&P 500 is expected to post its fourth consecutive quarter of falling earnings and fifth consecutive quarter of lower sales, the… Read More