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    Direxion ETFs Can Help You Cut Your Losses

    Here’s how Direxion ETFs can help you cut your losses and generate alpha. Take a closer look at the S&P 500 and key indicators from the first half of 2019.

    By Direxion
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    Partner Voice

    Should Recent Sector Performances Spook You Out of the US Market?

    Are Leading Indicators Calling for a Slowdown in the United States? The United States’ economy has been firing on all cylinders for a while now, which has led to very strong gains for its major stock indices. These gains include year-to-date returns of 3.5% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 4.2% for the S&P 500 […]

    By Direxion
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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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Weak US Manufacturing PMI: Will Economic Growth Pick Up?

    The US manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 50.5 in May—compared to 50.8 in April. It’s below the Market expectation of 51.

    By Sarah Sands
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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
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    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

    How the Summer Heat Affects Homebuilder Stocks

    The warmer weather inevitably brings the sounds of hammering, drilling, and backing-up-beeping through the windows along with the warm breeze.

    By Direxion
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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US April Non-Farm Payroll Rises: Will It Boost Confidence?

    April non-farm payroll employment in the United States saw employers adding 211,000 jobs in April 2017 compared to 98,000 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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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

    Why the Market Is Obsessed with Interest Rates

    The increase in interest rates has a ripple effect on the economy and the stock market (SPXL).

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did US Consumer Confidence Improve in February?

    The US Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in February 2017. It was at 114.8 compared to 111.6 in January 2017.

    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 Consumer Sentiment Index Slowed

    According to a report from the University of Michigan, the US consumer sentiment index has risen slowly in February 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Why Bill Gross Is Skeptical about US Economic Growth

    In an interview with Bloomberg Television on February 3, 2017, Gross said that he is skeptical about real US economic (QQQ) (IVV) growth.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Consumer Sentiment Index Rose: What It Means for the Economy

    According to a report from the University of Michigan, the US consumer sentiment index has improved in December 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    How Trump’s Tax Reforms Could Affect the Economy

    Under Donald Trump’s tax plan, the lowest earning Americans are likely to be the biggest winners.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Miscellaneous

    How the Market Reacted to Trump’s Election

    November 8, 2016, marked a major political shift in the history of the United States as Donald Trump was elected as the next US president.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Fund Managers

    Ideas from Hedge Fund Managers at the Robin Hood Conference

    Recently, various prominent policy experts, financial leaders, and fund managers shared their views on market and investment ideas at the Robin Hood Investors Conference.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Consumer Confidence Improved: Will It Support Growth?

    The US Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index gave a strong performance in September 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Rising US Consumer Price Index May Affect Fed Decision

    According to a report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US CPI (Consumer Price Index) rose 0.2% in August 2016 as compared to a flat performance in July 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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    Fund Managers

    Leon Cooperman: The Market Is Fairly but Fully Valued

    Leon Cooperman indicated that at current multiples, the market is fairly but fully valued. The S&P 500 index’s (SPY) current PE multiple is at 20.45x.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Sentiment Index Rose: What It Means for the Economy

    According to a report from the University of Michigan, the US consumer sentiment index has improved in August 2016.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    When Sentiment Drives Valuations, Should You Use the 3-Day Rule?

    The S&P 500 Index (SPY) is currently trading near its historic peak valuations. The index saw a high of 2,130.8 on May 21, 2015.

    By Sarah Sands
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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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    Fund Managers

    Mark Mobius: The Fate of Emerging Markets after the Brexit Vote

    In a Squawk Box interview on CNBC, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, explained his views on emerging markets.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    Is China the Real Reason behind Billionaire Carl Icahn Exiting Apple?

    On April 28, 2016, Icahn stated, “We no longer have a position in Apple,” during an interview with CNBC.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Consumer Sentiment Falls Marginally: Could Inflation Improve?

    According to the University of Michigan, the US consumer sentiment index stood at 94.3 in June 2016, compared with 94.7 in the previous month.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Portfolio Alpha: The Impact of Liquidity

    A high expense ratio with lower returns impacts the overall alpha of an actively managed fund.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Jeffrey Gundlach Explains Why the Market Isn’t Incredibly Healthy

    In a telephone interview, Jeffrey Gundlach said that “The market is not incredibly healthy.” He focused on SPY’s corporate earnings. The earnings remained weak.

    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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    Miscellaneous

    How’s the Weather Impacting Natural Gas?

    In the week ending May 27, the actual temperatures were lower than the forecast between May 23 and May 27. Natural gas futures were under pressure.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why David Rubenstein Thinks Crude Oil Could Rally to $70 in 2017

    Rubenstein believes that crude oil could rally to $70 per barrel next year since crude oil moves in a periodic manner. Once the downside period is over, he says the upside period will continue.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week?

    Some important economic indicators that were released last week include US crude oil inventories, US weekly jobless claims, US retail sales, and China’s industrial production.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is David Einhorn Bullish on Gold?

    Prominent hedge fund manager David Einhorn is bullish on gold. He said that his investment in gold (GLD) is generating a handsome profit.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Oil-Weighted Stocks after Crude Oil’s 2016 High and Low

    On February 11, 2016, US crude oil (USL) touched a 12-year low. Between February 11, 2016, and May 9, 2016, US crude oil gained 65.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ben Bernanke: Monetary Policy Faces Diminishing Returns

    On April 11, former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke shared his thoughts on helicopter money. He talked about monetary policy tools that are available to spur growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing Aggregate Corporate Cash Holdings

    Since 1Q15, the cash and short-term investment per share were down a little. At the end of 2015, the cash and short-term investment trends touched year lows.

    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

    Analyzing Global Economic Indicators and What They Suggest

    Economic indicators are important measures. They show the economic health of any country. Economic indicators show the short-term trend in the economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators: What to Look for in the Next Week

    There are various indicators that will come out in the next week. We’ll focus on the indicators that are very important for the economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does Spectra Energy’s Moving Average Crossover Mean?

    On February 8, Spectra Energy’s 20-day moving average crossed above its 100-day moving average, reflecting a strong rising trend in the stock.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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

    Bill Gross: US Economy’s Return on Capital Is Falling Short

    According to Bill Gross, every economy needs a certain level of nominal growth (real growth plus inflation). Gross believes nominal growth should be at least 4%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did the Brent-WTI Spread Narrow?

    The Brent-WTI spread stood at $1.4 as of February 22. The spread reached a high of $15.63 in January 2014. Supplies increased compared to the demand.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Downstream Companies Are near 52-Week Lows: What Do Analysts Think?

    Downstream companies Phillips 66, Valero Energy, Marathon Petroleum, and Tesoro could rise by 18%, 36%, 78%, and 50%, respectively, from their current levels.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Jobless Claims Rose in January

    According to the Department of Labor, initial jobless claims stood at 285,000 for the week ended January 30. This was a rise of 8,000 from the prior week.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Ended High, Rose by 2.1% as Oil Prices Advanced

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose by 2.1% and 6.2%, respectively, on January 22, 2016.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Fund Managers

    Deflationary Pressures Rising, Is China Worsening the Situation?

    China’s economic slowdown is impacting all of its major trading partners, like the United States, Hong Kong, and Japan, along with China’s domestic economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Rose 0.6% as Oil Prices Changed Direction

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) marched upwards on Thursday, January 21, 2016, registering 0.6% and 1.2% gains, respectively.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Producer Price Index Falls with Prices for Final Demand Goods

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the PPI-FD (producer price index for final demand) moved down 1.0% in December, year-over-year.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Jumped 1.6%, Rise in Oil Prices Bolstered US Equities

    January 14, 2016, saw a rally in the US equities represented by SPY and SPXL. The US dollar rose as the market showed optimism and oil prices picked up.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Down 2.5% as Brent Fell below $30 for First Time in a Decade

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) retreated on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, after a short lift that lasted for two days.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stock Market Took a Break from Its Downward Trend

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) managed to end slightly higher on Monday, January 11, with returns of 0.1% and 0.06%, respectively.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    After Its Early Gains Fade on China Concerns, SPY Ends Low

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) fell 1.1% and 3.3%, respectively, on Friday, January 8, 2016.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Down 1.3%, Futures Markets Fell as Global Concerns Worsened

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell by 1.3% on January 6, 2016. SPY’s component sectors bled as global concerns intensified this week.

    By Renee Blakely
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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

    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

    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

    Friday’s Fall in US Stocks Erased Earlier Weekly Gains

    US stocks represented by SPY and SPXL fell on Friday, December 18. The oil ETF fell by 0.7% due to the oil supply glut. US WTI crude fell by $0.22.

    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

    Producer Prices Rise along with Prices for Final Demand Services

    With an increase in final demand services, the producer price index for final demand, or PPI-FD, rose by 0.3% in November.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Rose Slightly, Witnessed the Energy Sector Sell-Off

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Direxion Daily S&P500 Bull 3X ETF (SPXL) rose by 0.11% and 0.36%, respectively, on Friday, November 27, 2015.

    By Renee Blakely
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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

    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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    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
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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

    Nordstrom and Fossil Group Pulled Down SPY for a 1.1% Loss

    Stocks at the bottom of SPY on November 13, 2015, were Fossil Group (FOSL), GameStop (GME), and Nordstrom (JWN). These stocks yielded -36.5%, -16.5%, and -15.0%, respectively, that day.

    By Renee Blakely
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Service Sector Expanded at Faster Rate in October

    The service sector makes up more than 85% of the US economy. With manufacturing picking up in October, faster growth in the service sector may further ramp up economic growth.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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
  • 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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Implications of a 2% Federal Funds Rate?

    A 2% federal funds rate could certainly affect stock and bond prices. They would start to tumble almost instantly.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Alternatives Improve Your Portfolio’s Risk-Adjusted Returns

    Alternatives improve your portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns. Let’s consider the correlation between stocks, bonds, and commodities. They’re alternative investments.

    By Sanmit Amin
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