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Shelly Vinson

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    OPEC’s Output Cuts Buoyed Oil Prices

    OPEC’s output cuts helped buoy oil prices in a big way. Oil prices enjoyed a steady increase in December. It’s expected to breach $60 per barrel in 1H17.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Points of Contention: The Restructuring and Reform Dilemma

    There are several major points of contention related to the structural reforms. Money may change hands before they’re resolved.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in Restaurant Stocks: Tailwinds and Challenges

    You could consider investing in restaurant stocks, given the solid fundamentals in the sector and the macroeconomic tailwinds favoring the industry.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Referendum That Shook the World

    For the past week, the Greek referendum has been a major source of volatility and worry for global markets. Referendum results came in on Sunday, July 5, and the Greeks gave a resounding “no” to the bailout terms.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Key differences between PCE and CPI as inflation measures

    The CPI and PCE are both important indicators of U.S. inflation. CPI is more important from an individual perspective, while PCE is more important for monetary policy.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Outlook: The 2016 Dogs of the Dow

    The 2016 Dogs of the Dow are based on dividend yields measured on December 31, 2015. KO, GE, and MCD have been replaced by Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), and IBM (IBM).

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Everything You Need to Know about the BITE ETF

    To reap the rewards at both ends of the spectrum, a fund like the Restaurant ETF (BITE) could come in handy!

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Greece Get Here? The Origins of the Crisis

    Crisis has embroiled Greece for more than half a decade. The once prosperous economy has been reduced to shambles and is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. How did Greece get here?

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Falling Oil Prices Benefit the Discretionary Sector

    Falling oil prices don’t always mean only adverse effects on the economy. In fact, the opposite is true for select sectors.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Consumer

    Must-know fundamentals about the US Consumer Price Index

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (or BLS) developed the U.S. CPI in 1913 to measure the change in prices.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Financials

    Why US inflation data is important and how we measure it

    U.S. inflation is not just a measure of growth and price pressure in the U.S. economy. It has more far-reaching consequences.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Financials

    Why personal consumption expenditure is important to investors

    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis issues PCE data, and the price index is a measure of the average increase in prices for all domestic personal consumption.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Outlook for Oil and Energy in 2017?

    Despite skepticism about the efficacy of OPEC’s agreement, we think that oil (USO) (UCO) is set to rise in the medium term.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Finding Value in the Rebounding Emerging Market Space

    Various factors could continue to act as tailwinds for the rebounding emerging market space (EDC).

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Worriers Welcome!

    Worriers Welcome: hedging using inverse or leveraged inverse ETFs Direxion inverse and leveraged inverse ETFs from Direxion are funds that seek to provide an inverse multiple (for example, -1x or -2x or -3x) of the daily return of a benchmark before fees and expenses. Inverse and leveraged inverse ETFs cover a broad range of equity, […]

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investors Are Worried about an Impending Squall

    Inverse ETFs can help protect against a squall US stocks bumped up against all-time highs again this year. After hitting a new intraday high of 2,178 on August 1, the S&P 500 was unable to hold onto the gains. Sector performances offer a glimpse of where we are in the market cycle. The top performing […]

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Is the Market Headed: Double Bottom? Triple Top?

    Double bottom? From a technical standpoint, the current environment may have been viewed as either bullish or bearish. Those on the bull side of the equation took heart in a technical indicator known as the double bottom. The double bottom reversal is a bullish reversal pattern that traders use to anticipate possible upside movements. As its […]

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Hedging with an Inverse ETF

    Hedge with an inverse ETF Finally, there are exchange-traded funds. These tools may be used when seeking to hedge the market. As their name reveals, inverse ETFs go up when the market goes down, and they go down when the market goes up. Inverse ETFs allow you to seek the opposite return of specific sectors, […]

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Market Focus: Time to Retest Emerging Market Waters

    Emerging markets (VWO) have been on a tear this year! The past few years saw the asset class languish under fears of an economic downturn in China (YINN)(FXI), a US rate hike by the Federal Reserve, current account deficits, and currency volatility.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did the Dogs of the Dow Perform in 2015?

    The simplicity of the Dogs of the Dow strategy is its biggest advantage. It doesn’t involve technical or fundamental analysis and can be easily followed even by investors new to the markets.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dogs of the Dow: A Classic Investment Strategy

    The Dogs of the Dow strategy involves ranking the 30 stocks comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average index on the basis of their dividend yields and selecting the top ten.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cash-Rich Tech Sector Can Weather a Rate Hike

    Companies in the tech sector have a cash on hand–to–debt ratio of 106%. The massive cash reserves act as a sizable buffer against rising borrowing costs.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greek Debt Crisis: Can the Damage Be Reversed?

    Greece’s creditors need to recognize that the massive Greek debt is largely untenable. Greek debt still stands close to 175% of its GDP, which is unsustainable by any standard.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Greece Is Opposed to the Austerity and Reform Agenda

    Greece is opposed to the austerity and reform agenda. In the past, austerity measures helped reduce Greece’s fiscal deficit, but reduction came at a heavy price: crippling social and economic impacts.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    It’s the Final Countdown for Greece—Again!

    Eurozone ministers gave Greece until yesterday to come up with a concrete bailout proposal. Greece submitted its plan two hours before Thursday’s midnight deadline. The plan will be discussed in an emergency Eurozone summit on Sunday.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Would a Grexit Actually Play Out?

    The fallout from a Grexit could rise to mythic proportions, especially if it occurs simultaneously with the collapse of the Chinese bull market.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CyberSecurity Stocks Rise: Exceed S&P 500 and the Tech Sector

    Recent cybersecurity breaches has fanned paranoia and veered companies towards increased security spending—a major tailwind for US cybersecurity stocks.

    By Shelly Vinson
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