These Crises Could Drive a Deep Bear Market

Investors are wondering whether or not stocks will continue moving lower. Many are seriously considering the possibility. But others are ...
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Looking Beyond Gold

Gold prices have been rallying. They are now at their highest level since July. And, this could be the beginning ...
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Alternative Data: The Next Big Thing

Alternative data has recently become the “next big thing” for investors who are searching for edges and the data is ...
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What Individual Investors Can Learn From GE’s Pension Plan

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has been in the news quite a bit recently. Analysts have been cutting price targets, some ...
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Value in a Bear Market

We may very well be in the early days of a bear market. No one knows for sure until the ...
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This Year Is Different: It’s Worse Than Many Investors Realize

Many investors believe diversification can help them reduce risks. This phrase, “reduce risks,” does have many possible meanings. But, for ...
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Retail Isn’t Dead, and Here’s a Trade for the Sector

It’s an old story by now. Retail is dead, and, at least to some degree it is because shoppers are ...
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Buffett’s Putting His Money Into This Sector

Warren Buffett isn’t always right. But he is right quite often. That’s why it can be profitable for individual investors ...
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Goldman Sachs Says It’s Time to Worry

Many investors worry all the time. Many analysts urge investors to worry all the time. It feels as if some ...
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This Could Be Your Valuable Bear Market Strategy

Some major Wall Street firms warn we are in a bear market. Morgan Stanley thinks the bull market is already ...
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These Four Large Cap Stocks Are Bargains Now

Market sell offs do have a silver lining. As prices fall, valuations tend to decline in the market. As prices ...
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This Leading indicator Just Screamed a Warning

Analysts tend to divide indicators into various categories. For stock market analysts reviewing economic indicators, categories often include a description ...
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The Truth About Pensions

Millennials, and in fact almost everyone, seems to long for the good old days. Those were the days when employers ...
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Big Banks and Big Investors Warn the Bear Market Could Get Worse

Investing is challenging for a number of reasons. One reason is that it takes unique insights to succeed. Another reason ...
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Why It Can Pay to Follow the CEO

Many investors look at news events that seem unique and simply turn their attention to the next story. But, the ...
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The Next Big Thing In Investing

Many investors spend time looking for the next big thing. The next Apple, or the next marijuana sector. They often ...
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Secrets of Institutional Investors: Factors

Many ideas in the investment community start in the academic institutions where researchers attempt to unlock the mysteries of the ...
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What Investors Need to Know About Oil’s Bear Market

Oil is in a bear market. That’s using the official definition of a bear market which requires a price drop ...
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This Sector Could Be a Big Winner

The midterm election is now in the history books and the hard work of governing is about to begin. For ...
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Could This Be the Time to Consider Bitcoin?

For the past few weeks, many traders have been focused on the stock market. They are concerned about the recent ...
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China’s Secret Could Make the Next Recession Deeper Than Expected

Debt makes recessions worse and recoveries more difficult. This was one of the conclusions emphasized in “This Time Is Different: ...
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Buybacks Are Now Important to the Bull Market

In the recent market sell off, some analysts wondered if the lack of corporate buybacks was a problem for the ...
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Investing Secrets of Bernard Baruch

Among the long forgotten Wall Street legends is Bernard Baruch. His biography seems short, according to Wikipedia: “Baruch became a ...
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Warren Buffett Is As Good at Selling As He Is at Buying

Warren Buffett is famous for being a buy and hold investor. Buffett famously says that his favorite holding period is ...
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Here’s Why Missing the Ten Best Days Could Be Good For Investors

It’s a chart that financial planners like to pull out when the stock market sells off. Recently, the story was ...
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Prohibition Is Over: How Marijuana Differs from Alcohol

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages ...
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This Looks Like the “Near Bear” Market of 2011

Officially, there hasn’t been a bear market since 2009. The S&P 500 bottomed in March of that year after falling ...
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The Best Trades for November

Stocks fell sharply in October but that doesn’t mean they won’t rally in November. That’s the challenge investors now face ...
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The S&P 500 Gave An Important Sell Signal

With the recent sell off, many analysts have noted that the S&P 500 dropped below its 200 day moving average ...
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Five S&P 500 Stocks With the Most Downside Risk

The stock market is in the midst of a pull back. Formal definitions of bear market markets require waiting for ...
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A New Worry for Stock Market investors: Home Prices

Traders like to say things aren’t a problem until they are. In other words, higher interest rates aren’t a problem ...
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This Group of Stocks Could Help Income Investors Ride Out a Bear Market

As stocks sold off, almost all stocks declined. That is truly the way prices move in a sell off and ...
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Khashoggi’s Impact on Investments

One of the tragic stories in the news the past few weeks has been about the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ...
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Another Reason to Prepare for the Bear Market

Stocks in the U. S. have been volatile lately and volatility implies an unusually large amount of downside risk. That ...
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What the Fed Could Mean For Your Portfolio

When minutes from the September meeting of the Federal Reserve were released this week, traders received confirmation that the Fed ...
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This Is Why Headlines Can Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

Investors have a simple goal. They want to make money. They can do this by finding stocks that go up ...
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Here’s How to Invest in Stocks as Interest Rates Rise

Interest rates can cause stock market crashes and they can also contribute to extended bear markets in stocks. The problem ...
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Elon Musk Might Be Wrong About Short Sellers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is unhappy with short sellers. At least some of his actions seem to be aimed at ...
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This Is the News That Could Doom the Stock Market and the Economy

The Wall Street Journal headline was scary enough even before investors thought about what it could mean. Mortgage Rates Fast ...
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Trading the Best Few Months for Retailers

This is the time of year when retailers tend to deliver strong results. And, this year, retailers are in the ...
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Here’s What the Smart Money in Commodities Is Doing

Commodities markets tend to be different than the stock market. Some of the participants in the commodities markets are seeking ...
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Italy Could Be the Next Crisis to Watch

CNBC personality is fond of saying that there’s always a bull market somewhere. He certainly seems to be correct. There ...
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Why the Next Recession Won’t Start Too Soon

A recession is near. At least that’s the conclusion of many economists who are analyzing the length of the current ...
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Interest Rates Could Become a Problem

Interest rates have been on the up swing for some time. The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates since ...
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Individuals Can Benefit from Quant Investing

Among the biggest ideas in investing right now is the concept of quantitative investing. It’s not really a new investing ...
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The Fourth Quarter Could Be the Best of the Year

If you ask children about their favorite times of the year, their answers will generally be either their birthday, the ...
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Financial Stress Could Deliver Investor Profits

Many families face financial stress. According to USA Today, The majority of Americans are not setting aside enough money in ...
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Investors Need to Listen to This Nobel Prize Winner

Economists often focus on theory. A popular economic theory is the efficient market hypothesis (EMH). The Nobel Prize winning economist ...
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The Truth Is Millennials Are Bullish for Markets

Imagine its 1984. The youngest baby boomers were turning 20 and the economy was about to be changed. To define ...
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Home Prices Are a Concern, Again

Many investors remember the last financial crisis. It devastated stock prices and the economy. Banks suffered, as did consumers. And ...
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Inflation Fears Could Be Justified

One concern cited by analysts is the fact that U.S. consumer spending is increasing solidly, indicating strong economic growth early ...
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Oil Prices Like This Triggered Recessions in the Past

This is an important time for the oil market. And, that means the economy faces a potential tipping point. In ...
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New Highs Lead to…

Investors seem to become concerned when stock market indexes reach new highs. There is, of course, good reason for that ...
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The Most Important Factor in Portfolio Returns

Many investors dedicate hours to finding just the right stock to buy. They want the next Apple, or the next ...
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Are Options Right for You?

Many investors use options strategies while other investors avoid options because they believe options carry high risks. The truth is ...
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Cash Points to Value in These Stocks

Value investors often look at earnings. Stocks with low price to earnings (P/E) ratios can be favorites of value investors ...
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Breadth Warning of a Possible Market Selloff

Traders are often forced to deal with conflicting information. They may look at different indicators, for example, and some of ...
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The Conservative Formula That Beats the Market

Investors are often told that risk and reward are inseparable, and it is impossible to have one without the other ...
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Hindenburg Omen: Great Marketing or Important Signal?

Wall Street is a unique place. It is an actual place where many people work in the financial sector. It ...
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Here’s Why Gold Could Be Worth a Look

Gold is an investment in the eyes of some investors. It is a hedge against catastrophe in the eyes of ...
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This Is What the Emerging Markets Bear Market Really Means

Emerging markets, as a group, are now more than 20% below their recent peak. A decline of 20% is the ...
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Trade A Sector Rotation Strategy

Traders know that stocks move up and down. The same is true for the market in general and for sectors ...
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Maybe There Is a Free Lunch for Investors After All

Economists often say "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" although sometimes they will use better grammar and ...
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News Traders Can Use

Big corporate tax cut creating winners and losers as lawmakers try for reform House Republicans are trying to come together ...
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News That Traders Can Use

Toshiba Considering Options for Selling Its Chip Unit Toshiba Corp. investors approved the sale of its memory chip unit and ...
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