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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What Can We Learn From A Shutdown?

Written by Danny Ratliff | Jan, 16, 2019

As we are now in to day 26 of the government shutdown, the 800,000 federal employees and contractors being used as political pawns go without their first paycheck. This whole…

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