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Are markets in denial? Recent history in one chart!

Are we and the stock market in denial?  Talk of a ‘double-dip’ recession seemed to grow quieter once the correction I predicted back in January ran its course and the market headed to new highs.  I still adhere to my … Continue reading

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“We’ve been expecting a sell-off because..” What BUNK!

Well I just have to laugh-out-loud.  We know what the market is doing: NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures fell sharply on Thursday, along with Asian and European equities as well as gold prices and bonds after the Federal … Continue reading

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Does divergence of stocks and commodities tell us anything at all?

I read a blurb from Business Insider – entitled One Of The Biggest Arguments Of Fed Haters Is Getting Obliterated Before Our Eyes – discussing the adjacent chart (published on May 15th) that still has me confused. Here is a … Continue reading

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Rising i-rates: More than bonds will get hammered!

In a recent “Investor Alert” the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) warned the investing public: If you have money in a bond fund that holds primarily long-term bonds, expect the value of that fund to decline, perhaps significantly, when interest … Continue reading

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Rule #1 – Never Panic! Fiscal Cliff is not a crisis!

In my book it’s no accident that Chapter 1 is entitled Never Panic! What Crisis? Of course when writing the chapter I was referring to the financial crisis that enveloped us a few short years ago, but in my mind … Continue reading

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The BIG Bernanke: Bond risk for the duration!

The infatuation of investors, retail and institutional alike with bonds has become ridiculous – more lust than love. The perception that there remains less risk in fixed income cannot be further from reality – especially because of the post-crisis distortions … Continue reading

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Where to shove your Risk Budget!

I was watching business television and an articulate gentleman, the top dog for a rather large retirement fund, was the guest. Perhaps I’ve been living too long in a cocoon, but while discussing the current investment strategy of this large … Continue reading

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