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When Someone Asks, 'Should I Own Bitcoin?'
Article By: Richard Shaw
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:31 PM EST
I am not onboard with this asset at this time, but with all the publicity and a smattering of inquiries from clients, I need to provide some background information.
In this article: BITCOMP, GBTC Also: BND, VEA, VOO, VT, VWO
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2018 Comes Into Focus
Article By: James Picerno
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:24 AM EST
The year is winding down, which means that we’re knee-deep in newly minted 2018 investment outlooks.
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Deleveraging The Great Wall Of Chinese Debt
Article By: Michael Pento
Monday, December 11, 2017 1:30 PM EST
On October 18th of this year, the stock market cheered as Chinese micro-lender Qudian launched its $900 million-dollar initial public offering. Qudian services the insatiable demand that exists in China for short-term on-line unsecured "micro-loans."
In this article: QD
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Are You Entering The Sequence-Risk Zone?
Article By: Personal Capital
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:50 PM EST
If you are like lots of investors, you’ve probably never heard of sequence risk — also called sequence-of-returns risk — but it is a particularly pertinent concept for those nearing or just entering retirement.
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How To Position For Cyclical Recovery In Europe
Article By: WisdomTree
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:01 AM EST
A big storyline heading into 2018 is whether this year’s strong performance in European equities will continue in the year to come or if it was merely a flash in the pan for an otherwise dysfunctional economy.
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’Tis The Season For Tax Loss Harvesting
Article By: WisdomTree
Monday, November 27, 2017 9:18 AM EST
Tax loss harvesting can be an effective way to mitigate gains taxes. It can be a valuable tool, but it is important to make sure that it is the correct tool.
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Moody's Boosts Modi: India Gets First Sovereign Credit Upgrade Since 2004
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:44 AM EST
Moody’s argued that Modi’s reforms will help to stabilize India’s rising debt levels.
In this article: EPI, PIN
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Is It Time To Get Back In Oil Stocks?
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Saturday, November 18, 2017 8:43 AM EST
Energy stocks have turned around lately, but they have been big-time laggards this year. The sector's travails didn't start this year; it has been struggling since about mid-2014 when oil prices turned south and didn't settle down till early 2016.
In this article: OIL Also: SPY
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The Risk Of Estimating Risk
Article By: James Picerno
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:36 AM EST
The US stock market has defied the odds this year by running hotter and staying calmer for longer than expected, based on a variety of risk metrics. It’s unclear if this is due to a failure of the risk metrics, irrational exuberance or both.
In this article: SPY
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Green Energy: Lost Cause Or Must-Have Investment?
Article By: Wall Street Daily
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:15 AM EST
Don’t just invest in green stocks for the sake of being green. Be smart and focus on companies that can actually deliver green results for everyone — the environment, corporations and investors.
In this article: TAN, CLIR Also: CVE, DK, FSLR, PBF, ANDV
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Somehow Food Companies Are No Longer Viewed As Stable, Defensive, Attractive Investments
Article By: Chad Brand
Friday, November 10, 2017 4:18 PM EST
For decades the consumer staples sector was viewed by investors as a stable and predictable cash flow generator with above-average dividend yields and below-average volatility.
In this article: SJM, THS
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Russia’s Oil Industry: Surmounting The Bolshevik Legacy Of Inefficiency
Article By: ValueWalk
Monday, November 6, 2017 5:22 PM EST
As an economic experiment, the communist system of central planning constituted a major hindrance to development. This was especially true for Russia’s oil sector.
In this article: OIL, USO, UCO
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Everything You Need To Know About Diamond Trading
Article By: ValueWalk
Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:17 AM EST
While some investors prefer trading in currency and commodities, others prefer diamond trading. Believe it or not, this type of trading has evolved significantly over the last decade.
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Betting On Coffee’s Uncertain Future
Article By: Dr. Duru
Saturday, November 4, 2017 5:09 PM EST
Demand for coffee will double, while over that same timeframe climate change will cut in half the land area available for growing coffee.
In this article: JO
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Regulating The Unregulated
Article By: Chris Skinner
Friday, November 3, 2017 1:22 PM EST
How can you regulate a global currency that has no view of state or national laws?
In this article: BITCOMP, FB, GOOGL
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Here Are A Bunch Of Scary Charts For Halloween
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:56 AM EST
Well, it’s Halloween and that means it’s time for a post with some generic, scary charts.
In this article: SPX, TYX, TNX
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