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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross Shuns the Taylor Rule and the Phillips Curve

    The Taylor rule is a backward-looking model used to determine short-term interest rates in an economy. Bill Gross prefers a corollary to Gresham’s law.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Jeffrey Gundlach: The Fed Has Been Supporting the S&P 500

    Gundlach also believes it’s interesting to look at the correlation between the size of the Fed’s balance sheet and the S&P 500 (SPY) (SPXS) (SPXL) level.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Stanley Druckenmiller: Why the Bull Market Is Exhausting Itself

    Stanley Druckenmiller, chair and CEO of the Duquesne Family Office and billionaire investor, discussed his views about the current investment environment at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross Endorses a Corollary to Gresham’s Law

    In his Investment Outlook for November, fund manager Bill Gross sees a corollary to Gesham’s law. Gross thinks that cheap money drives out good money.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Trade Deficit Fell due to Surge in September Exports

    According to the US Census Bureau, the goods and services deficit was $40.8 billion in September, down $7.2 billion from a revised $48.0 billion in August.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Financials

    Bill Gross: Unfortunately, We Aren’t Playing Monopoly

    In Monopoly, the $200 of credit creation never changes. In the real economy, credit creation isn’t guaranteed to occur at the same pace each year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Do the Markets Support a Rate Hike?

    Back in November 2015, Gundlach presented what he called “the most bearish chart of the US economy” during a webcast.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Real Insights

    This Fall’s Opportune Sectors—besides Technology

    As summer winds down, what sectors (other than technology) are interesting?

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    What Helped the Financial Sector in 2017?

    Interestingly for all the talk about financials this year, the S&P 500 GICS Level 1 Financial Sector is only up 19% vs. 17%+ for the S&P500 as a whole.

    By Direxion
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the S&P 500 Index Is Considered a Leading Indicator

    The S&P 500 Index has risen 2.2% in October and is en route to its eighth straight positive monthly close.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Real Insights

    How the Financials Sector Could Perform This Fall

    With sweater weather coming up and everyone back in school, it’s a great time to reexamine your investment strategy through the end of the year.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    How Did Markets Fare in the Summer of 2017?

    Summer months have a tendency to be unfavorable for the stock market. Empirical evidence has shown that average returns for the S&P 500 are negative during summer months.

    By Direxion
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Falling US Retail Sales Could Be a Major Headwind for 2Q17 GDP

    According to data provided by the US Census Bureau, US retail (XRT) sales fell 0.2% in June 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    June Non-Farm Payroll and Improving Confidence in the US

    The June non-farm payroll report indicated a solid improvement in the US labor market.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Real Insights

    Will the Real Estate Sector Shine Thrive this Summer?

    Another important summer activity is shopping for a new home. Realtors often talk of curb appeal, and there’s no better time than summer.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    What to Expect from Natural Gas this Summer

    So what are the returns for natural gas in the summer? Again, these numbers look pretty bleak until late summer.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    Interesting Options for Summer Investments

    Summer is finally here after only nine months of waiting. Now might be a good time to look at investments that have to do with the summer months.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    How Has the S&P 500 Fared Leading into Summer Months?

    The US stock market as depicted by the S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPXL) (IVV) closed 2016 with gains of 11%.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    Which Sectors Are Likely to Outperform in the Short Term?

    The difference between trailing and forward PE ratios suggests that technology, telecom, healthcare, and materials could likely see robust earnings growth.

    By Direxion
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    Real Insights

    How Trump’s Proposed Policies Have Caused Sector Divergence

    Despite the stellar run that financials (FAS) have had since the US elections in November 2016, financials are trading at very reasonable levels.

    By Direxion
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    Fund Managers

    Bill Gross Says China’s Credit Level Ballooning

    China’s financial markets already crashed in August 2015. However, the total debt-to-GDP ratio is still too high, at 277% in 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Removal of Dodd-Frank Could Affect Banks

    While the Dodd-Frank Act was passed to avoid another financial crisis, it has crippled banks’ profitabilities over the years due to higher capital requirements.

    By Direxion
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US CPI Meets Expectations: Will It Drive Market Sentiment?

    According to the data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US inflation index stood at 0.3% in December 2016 compared to 0.2% in November 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does the Rising US Consumer Sentiment Index Mean for the Economy?

    The US Consumer Sentiment Index improved in January 2017. It stood at 98.1 in January 2017 compared to 98.2 in December 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Miscellaneous

    Equity Valuation Fell by 47% When the Dot-Com Bubble Burst

    The major event of the mid-1990s was the dot-com bubble, when Internet businesses experienced exponential growth. However, this wasn’t earnings growth.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Druckenmiller Recommends Investing in Gold

    In the last five years, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPXL) has had a negative correlation factor of 0.89 with the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Whitney Tilson to Investors: Focus on Growth and Returns

    Whitney Tilson is the founder of Kase Capital Management. He did an interview on May 25, 2016. He discussed his investment strategy and top stock picks.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Share Buybacks: Lower Valuation or Cheap Capital?

    By reducing the number of outstanding shares, companies increase the EPS. Through share buybacks, companies return more cash to shareholders.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Is Labor Market Slack?

    The unemployment rate doesn’t help us gauge the extent of labor market slack. The actual employment gap that exists also consists of a slack component.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The SPY ETF Stumbled Due to the Rout of Oil Prices

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF stalled their rally on Wednesday, December 30, with falls of 0.7% and 2.1%, respectively.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Rose 1.1% on Oil Price Rebound and Upbeat Consumer Confidence

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) jumped 1.1% and 3.3%, respectively, on Tuesday, December 29.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Slight Rise in Oil Prices Helped SPY Rise for the Second Day

    SPY and SPXL continued to rise for the second consecutive day as oil prices displayed some stability on Tuesday, December 22. USO rose by 1.0%.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Spending May Drive US Economy to Grow at 2.5% in 2016

    The US economy contributes about 25.2% towards global GDP. In 3Q15, the US economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.1% due to an increase in consumer spending.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The SPY ETF Rose 0.8% despite a Continued Fall in Oil Prices

    On Monday, December 21, 2015, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose by 0.8% and 2.8%, respectively.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stocks Fall as Oil Prices Plunge Again

    US stocks represented by SPY and SPXL fell in yesterday’s trade. SPY and SPXL fell 1.5% and 4.4%, respectively.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fed’s Long-Awaited Decision to Raise Rates Sent SPY Soaring

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 1.5% on December 16, 2015, as Federal Reserve members concluded their two-day meeting about the interest rate direction.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Soared High through All of the Component Sectors

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose by 1.1% and 3%, respectively, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stocks Follow Oil’s Rebound, SPY Rises 0.51%

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull and Bear 3X Shares ETF (SPXL) rose 0.51% and 1.7%, respectively, in yesterday’s trade.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Trade Deficit Rises as Exports Fell More than Imports

    The US trade deficit stood at $43.9 billion in October. International trade plays a crucial role in determining whether the economy is growing or not.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Miscellaneous

    US Equities Ended Slightly Lower amid Terror Alarm in Germany

    On November 17, US equities, which had traded in positive territory in early sessions, ended down after the news of suspected terrorist activity in Germany broke.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Zero-Bound Money Restricts Credit Growth

    Credit growth has started to slow in the Us. From the 12% annualized growth rate of commercial and industrial credit in 2014, the rate is currently around 10.8%.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Performances of Oil and the Country ETF RUSL
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sinking Oil Prices Rattled Stock Markets and Russia’s GDP Growth

    Because of the supply glut in oil, prices fell steeply, affecting energy stocks and Russia’s GDP growth rate. Oil is currently priced at ~$42 per barrel.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Oil Price Fell and Rattled the Energy Sector, SPY Ended Lower

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) fell by 0.39% and 1.2%, respectively, on Wednesday, November 11.

    By Renee Blakely
  • uploads///Performances of Energy Stocks versus XLE
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stocks Retreat Ahead of Federal Open Market Committee Meeting

    For clues on the timing of the Fed’s rate change, investors are looking forward to Federal Open Market Committee meeting to be conducted this week.

    By Renee Blakely
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