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We’re in ‘an Environment of Abnormally Slow Growth,’ Says Dalio
This isn’t a normal business cycle Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman said, “the stock market is the story of cycles and of the human behavior that is responsible for overreactions in both directions.” Ray Dalio believes that this isn’t a normal business cycle. In our April 2015 series Business Cycle Investing: What Should You Look […]
Ray Dalio: ‘Risks Are Asymmetric on the Downside’
“Risks are asymmetric on the downside” On the economy, Ray Dalio stated that “the risks are asymmetric on the downside, because asset prices are comparatively high at the same time there’s not an ability to ease.” Courtesy of the current global monetary policy’s low interest rates, asset prices are artificially inflated—so much so that they’ve […]
The ‘Three Big Forces’ That Drive All Economies
The “three big forces” Ray Dalio believes that “three big forces” drive all economies. These are: productivity growth the short-term debt cycle the long-term debt cycle An economy has to go through upturns and downturns Central bankers need to study the determinants of productivity for their economy. The determinants could include the costs of education, […]
Trump or Clinton: Who Can Boost Economic Growth?
Let’s look at Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s views on the most pressing issues that the US economy is currently facing, including growth, debt, jobs, and trade deals.
Why Clinton and Trump Believe Their Plans Could Create Jobs
At the third presidential debate on October 19, 2016, Chris Wallace asked the two presidential candidates why they believe their plans could create jobs and growth.
Clinton or Trump: Who Would Add More to Debt Burden in 10 Years?
According to the CRFB, Hillary Clinton’s plan would increase public debt in the United States (IVV) (VOO) by about $200 billion over the next ten years
Why bid-ask spread costs are so important to ETF investors
Other than the operating costs of an ETF, the other hidden cost that affects the return for investors is the bid-ask spread.
Bill Gross Says We Shouldn’t Expect a ‘New Trump Bull Market’
In his investment outlook for November 2016, Bill Gross advises investors to be prepared for lower stock earnings and PE (price-to-earnings) ratios in the future.
Paul Krugman to the Fed: Don’t Raise Rates
Inflation is moving up towards its target, but it still has a ways to go before it gets there. Paul Krugman believes raising rates could keep inflation from reaching that target.
Why Krugman Doesn’t Understand the Focus on Trade All of a Sudden
Trade has been a key focus with respect to the US elections lately.
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%.
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%.