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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 KO, GE, and MCD have been replaced by Walmart (WMT), Cisco Systems (CSCO), and IBM (IBM).
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finding Value in the Rebounding Emerging Market Space
Various factors could continue to act as tailwinds for the rebounding emerging market space (EDC).
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.