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Liam Odalis

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  • What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure

    Companies in the midstream sector that are included in the XLE portfolio include Kinder Morgan, Oneok, the Williams Company, and Spectra Energy.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Financials

    Market Realist Chronicles: Global investment strategy and outlook for 2014, Part 1

    At the close of December 2013, the S&P 500 was up 29.5%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up 26.5%, the Nasdaq was up 38.2%, and the Russell 2000 was up 37.0%.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Financials

    Must-know: Why the Fed drove up emerging market asset prices

    Many economists, like the Nobel Prize–winning Paul Krugman, believe that the Fed acted as a “white knight” in 2008, saving the global economy in the dire aftermath of the financial crisis.

    By Liam Odalis
  • SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration ETF (XOP) Is More Levered to Oil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration ETF (XOP) Is More Levered to Oil

    It’s very apparent that the historical beta of XOP is higher than that of its peers, as it’s closer to 1.6 than the average of 1.2.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Industrials

    German bond yields crash below JGBs, “Japanization” of Europe

    Yesterday, yields on German 10-year bonds fell as low as 0.305%, while Japanese 10-year yields rose as high as 0.358%.

    By Liam Odalis
  • Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) Crashes 20% On Crude Oil Volatility
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) Crashes 20% On Crude Oil Volatility

    In this series, we’ll dissect the performance and constituents of the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE).

    By Liam Odalis
  • Financials

    Market Realist Chronicles: Taking Advantage of a Political Disaster in Turkey, at a 9.2x P/E

    We can expect low short-term interest rates through 2015, despite the fact that tapering will probably continue next year.

    By Liam Odalis
  • The Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) Is Much Cheaper than Peers
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE) Is Much Cheaper than Peers

    It’s very clear in the analysis below that the Vanguard Energy ETF is much cheaper than its peers. This has been Jack Bogle’s legacy.

    By Liam Odalis
  • Why the Russian crisis could escalate and equities could fall another 20%
    Financials

    Why the Russian crisis could escalate and equities could fall another 20%

    Why the Russian crisis could escalate: Volatility spiked for the Russian stock market after February 22, 2014, when protesters ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych and seized control of Kiev. This situation quickly worsened after March 18, 2014, when Putin annexed Crimea, sending the ruble from 34:1 to the dollar in June to 40:1 this week. […]

    By Liam Odalis
  • Market Realist Chronicles: Bill Gross
    Financials

    Market Realist Chronicles: Bill Gross

    When Bill Gross issues a statement predicting a market reversal, it commands attention, but prudent investors question everything.

    By Liam Odalis
  • Negative mortgage rates in Denmark…$3.6 trillion of European and Japanese debt with negative yields!
    Financials

    Negative mortgage rates in Denmark…$3.6 trillion of European and Japanese debt with negative yields!

    With negative interest rates in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, and Denmark, it was about time that we saw negative mortgage rates in Europe too.

    By Liam Odalis
  • The SPDR Energy ETF (XLE): Structural Analysis
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The SPDR Energy ETF (XLE): Structural Analysis

    As a result of this earnings decline, the forward price-to-earnings ratio or PE of XLE has risen to 21.6x.

    By Liam Odalis
  • The Top Oil & Gas Holdings of the Energy ETF (XLE)
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Top Oil & Gas Holdings of the Energy ETF (XLE)

    The top five holdings in XLE account for 45% of its market cap, making it a very concentrated ETF.

    By Liam Odalis
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