Real Investment Daily

The Myth Of The “Passive Indexing” Revolution

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 23, 2017

There is little argument that Exchange Traded Funds, more commonly referred to as “ETF’s” have and will continue to change the landscape of investing. As my colleague Cullen Roche penned:…

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#FPW: 4-Words You Are Supposed To Hate

Written by Richard Rosso | Jan, 18, 2017

  There are words that make you cringe as soon as you hear or see them. Several conjure up memories of financial schemes of the past. Or worst – the…

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Extrapolate at Your Own Risk

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Jan, 18, 2017

As we dig through S&P 500 price forecasts for the year 2017, we discover that a majority of “Wall Street’s top strategists”, are calling for a year-end S&P 500 price…

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The Real Value Of Cash

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 16, 2017

It’s the Fed’s fault. Over the past several years, the Federal Reserve has forced interest rates lower in an all-out assault on “cash.” The theory was simple. Make returns on…

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Weekend Reading: Anticipation

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 13, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, the market has continued to remain overbought, extended and exuberant on “hopes” that Trump’s policies will be the ointment to cure the economy’s ills….

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Hoover’s Folly

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Jan, 11, 2017

In 1930, Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law. As the world entered the early phases of the Great Depression, the measure was intended to protect American jobs…

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#FPW: Suddenly Retired? Now What?

Written by Richard Rosso | Jan, 11, 2017

It’s not the greatest time in the world for labor markets despite the excellent news which appears in the media. To argue that jobs haven’t returned since the Great Recession…

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Weekend Reading: The Beginning Of The Ending

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 6, 2017

A few week’s ago I discussed the post-election surge in the market based on rather optimistic outlooks as opposed to the technical underpinnings that currently exists. As I specially stated in…

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Why Trump’s 4% GDP Will Remain Elusive

Written by Lance Roberts | Jan, 2, 2017

For the umpteenth year in a row, mainstream economists and analysts are once again planting the seeds of hope for a return to stronger GDP growth. The White House has…

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3 Things: Records Are Records For A Reason

Written by Lance Roberts | Dec, 29, 2016

I recently penned a post discussing various data points which were hitting record levels. To wit: “First, “record levels” of anything are records for a reason. It is where the point…

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