Almost At The Finish Line - Why The Fed Won't Taper
Taper vs No Taper – Let's Meet Somewhere In The Middle
The Japanese Nikkei 225 continues to hold above 13,000, but with the index still up 56% from its recent low in mid-October, I continue to advise you to look elsewhere. The index was down 23% after its recent correction, but it has rallied four percent since. Even so, I would avoid Japanese stocks. (Read “Why Nikkei Sell-Off May Foreshadow Things to Come.”)
One aspect influencing the economy and the markets is the Federal Reserve's stimulative monetary policy via its Quantitative Easing (QE) programs. A concern for market participants is the impact on inflation resulting from the QE programs. Current CPI data shows little inflationary impact; however, is there a point in the future where inflation takes hold? If so, how should investors position their investment portfolios. First though, below are several charts confirming the Fed's influence on some economic/monetary variables....
The Future of Real Estate Market: 3 Major Predictions
After a long phase of decline and negative trends the real estate sector has finally emerged out of the blue and showing signs of progressive growth. Real estate growth picked up in the 4th quarter of 2012 and which was initially considered to be a temporary spike during Christmas holidays soon turned out to be the onset of a recovery procedure which is now expected to last for the rest of 2013 and 2014 as well.