The Economy IS Slowing

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 17, 2019

The problem when it comes to blindly investing in markets without a thorough understanding of underlying dynamics is much the same as playing “leapfrog with a unicorn,” eventually, there is a very negative outcome.

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Junk Bond Re-Test

Is The Junk Bond Sell-Off Over?

Written by Jesse Colombo | Jan, 16, 2019

In late-November, I warned that plunging oil prices and the bursting of a Fed-driven bubble in the shale energy industry would also cause a bust in high-yield or “junk” bonds…

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Productivity: What It Is & Why It Matters

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Jan, 16, 2019

The Kansas City Federal Reserve posted the Twitter comment and graph below highlighting a very important economic theme. Although productivity is a basic building block of economic analysis, it is…

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Morningstar’s Christine Benz On Return Forecasts

Written by John Coumarianos | Jan, 16, 2019

Baseball Hall of Famer and sage, Yogi Berra, once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But, as Morningstar’s Christine Benz notes, plugging in a return forecast…

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