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    Financials

    S&P 500, Tech Fall as These Investments Win Today

    After opening higher today, the S&P 500 was trading 0.6% lower at 11:47 AM ET. The tech-heavy Nasdaq and industrials-focused Dow were down 0.5% and 1%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Recession Signs, Market Crash—Time for Inverse ETFs?

    After rising on easing trade tensions on Tuesday, US stock market indexes crashed yesterday. The S&P 500 (SPY) fell 2.9%, and the Nasdaq (QQQ) fell 3.02%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Iron Ore Miner Has Outperformed and Why?

    Despite the majority of market participants expecting the contrary, iron ore prices have rallied in 2016, but the supply scenario hasn’t changed much.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Do Bears Sense Opportunity in Freeport-McMoRan’s 3Q16 Earnings?

    According to the latest update, Freeport-McMoRan’s short interest ratio was 4.3 on September 30, 2016. The ratio increased from its previous update of 3.3 on September 15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Winners and Losers among Iron Ore Miners

    With stronger iron ore prices year-to-date, iron ore miners have recuperated from some of their losses.

    By Anuradha Garg
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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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    Basic Materials

    Freeport-McMoRan Bears Make a Comeback after 1H16 Rout

    According to the latest update, Freeport-McMoRan’s short interest ratio stood at ~4 on August 31, 2016. The ratio increased from the previous update.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Does U.S. Steel Look Oversold after the Recent Sell-Off?

    Based on its September 16, 2016, closing price, U.S. Steel has a 14-day RSI of 27.5, which means it looks oversold, similar to other US steelmakers.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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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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    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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    Basic Materials

    Iron Ore Price Rally Is Not Causing Excitement on Wall Street

    In this series, we’ll look at analyst recommendations and ratings for iron ore miners. Changes in their estimates are key drivers of short-term price movements.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Copper Bears Sense Opportunity, Metals Sag Due to Tepid Demand

    Bears (SPXS) seem to sense opportunity in mining companies as commodity prices retreat due to demand-supply concerns.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Must Know: Why Are the Bears Attracted to Alcoa This Year?

    According to the latest update on July 29, 2016, Alcoa’s short interest ratio stood at ~8. This ratio has increased sharply from the previous update, when Alcoa’s short interest ratio was 4.8 on July 15.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Financials

    Lower Rates Aren’t Equating to Higher Equity Prices

    Bill Gross provided his view on lower rates no longer resulting in credit creation in the economy. They have also lost their efficacy in raising equity prices.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Bill Gross: Credit Is the Oil That Lubes the System

    Currently, we’re in a highly levered system, especially the developed world. A levered economy depends on continued credit creation for stability and growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Gold Add Glitter to Freeport-McMoRan This Year?

    Although Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) isn’t a major gold producer, it expects its gold production to rise to 1.8 million ounces this year, a year-over-year increase of 44%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bullish or Bearish: How Do Steel Industry Indicators Look?

    In this series, we’ll look at some of the recent steel industry indicators. We’ll see how the demand-supply situation is playing out in the United States as well as globally.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Comparative Analysis of Steel Companies’ Relative Valuations

    In this article, we’ll look at steel companies’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples to see if there are some underpriced or overpriced bets in the sector.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Financials

    Why Gundlach Prefers Mortgages versus the High-Yield Market?

    Gundlach prefers mortgages versus the high-yield bond market. He identifies inherent risks when investing in the high-yield market.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chinese Copper Demand Indicators Aren’t that Bad this Year

    As China is the largest copper consumer, it’s prudent for investors in companies such as Freeport-McMoRan, Southern Copper, and Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) to keep track of Chinese copper demand.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Is Shorting the S&P 500: Are You?

    Soros Fund Management’s 13F filing for 4Q15 reveals that George Soros has been shorting the S&P 500. His top buys in the last quarter include puts on the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ).

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    Why the S&P 500 Net Profit Margin May Predict a US Recession

    Over a good four decades, the S&P 500’s net profit margin has fallen notably when the economy was on the verge of, or already into, a recession.

    By Surbhi Jain
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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

    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

    Consumer Spending Helps Economic Growth in Third Quarter

    Consumer spending saw positive contributions to economic growth in 3Q15. An increase in consumer spending led to an increase in GDP for the third quarter.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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

    Bill Gross: The Fed Needs to ‘Get off Zero and Get off Quick’

    Bill Gross’ outlook for October recommended that global central bankers with economies running on zero interest rates should “get off zero and get off quick.”

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross Says the Fed Must ‘Get off Zero’

    Bill Gross expressed his views on the markets and on the Fed’s decision to delay the rate hike in his Investment Outlook October 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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