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The QE Premium

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Sep, 26, 2016

It has been eight years since the great financial crisis of 2008, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is still maintaining an unprecedented level of accommodation in monetary policy. The Federal…

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Weekend Reading: Fed Saves The Bulls

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 23, 2016

As I noted on Thursday, the Fed non-announcement gave the bulls a reason to charge back into the markets as “accommodative monetary policy” is once again extended through the end…

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#FPW: Smart Money Moves For The Fall

Written by Richard Rosso | Sep, 21, 2016

With a change of season imminent, a refreshing breeze (hopefully) ahead, you don’t need to look far to begin autumn on strong financial footing. As colorful as the season is,…

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Technically Speaking: Not Out Of The Woods Just Yet

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 20, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Weekend Reading: Volatility Returns With A Vengeance

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 16, 2016

Ironically, last week I titled the reading list “Market Stasis” with respect to the 43-days of sideways market action with relatively minor price fluctuations. That publication marked the respective end…

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3 Things: Latest NFIB Survey Trips Economic Alarms

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 15, 2016

NFIB Survey Suggests Weak Economic Prospects   Earlier this week, the National Federation of Independent Businesses released their monthly Small Business Survey. While this data is much overlooked by the…

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Diversify At Your Own Risk

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Sep, 14, 2016

In “What Me Worry” we noted that the closely watched equity volatility index (VIX) was at a level of investor complacency rarely seen, not only in election years but over…

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Technically Speaking: 5 Charts For Fully Invested Bears

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 13, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Bob Farrell’s Illustrated 10-Investment Rules

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 12, 2016

Over the weekend, it was interesting to see the number of advisors/analysts quickly rushing to defend their “buy and hold” investing philosophies following the sharp decline on Friday. As I…

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Weekend Reading: A Market In Stasis

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 8, 2016

The market hangs in a virtual stasis. Over the past couple of months, we have continued to drift from one economic report, or Central Bank meeting, to the next. Each…

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3 Things: The Fed Is Likely Trapped

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 8, 2016

“3 Things” is a weekly post of thoughts I am pondering, usually contrarian, with respect to the markets, economy or portfolio management. Comments and thoughts are always welcome via email,  Twitter, and/or Facebook….

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GDP – Less Than Meets The Eye

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Sep, 6, 2016

The most common statistic used to measure the size and growth rate of a nation’s economy is Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  However, GDP as most commonly used can be a…

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Technically Speaking: Think Like A Bear, Invest Like A Bull

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 6, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Weekend Reading: Intriguing Eruditions

Written by Lance Roberts | Sep, 2, 2016

On Tuesday, I noted the end of summer and the entrance into one of the weakest months of the year statistically speaking. “We can confirm BofAML’s point by looking at…

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Bubbles And Elevators

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Aug, 30, 2016

Volumes have been written on behavioral finance and the seemingly “irrational” decisions investors tend to make to avoid straying from the herd. This article examines a current example coined “FOMO”…

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