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Growing Dividends, Stock Buybacks Helping Investors Beat Market Gyrations
Don’t Believe the Chart: Gold Still Looks Promising
While I do like gold, I’m somewhat perplexed over the metal’s near-term stock chart. The chart shows indecision and indicates a potential downside break at $1,550, with gold potentially falling out of its current sideways channel.
Stock Buybacks Only Reason Earnings Not Collapsing
Over the last few years, the aggressive monetary policy plan by the Federal Reserve has left many income investors in a difficult position. The low level of interest rates has reduced the income-generating potential of traditional fixed-income products.
The Dangers of the Current Monetary Policy Program
Dear Mr. President: Now It’s Time to Deliver on Your Promises
By the time you are reading this, either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will have won the race to be the 45th President of the United States.
Those on the edge of retirement may be forced to take a step back. By taking “income” out of “fixed income,” the Federal Reserve has made retirement a pipe dream for many. And you can send all your letters of thanks to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
According to Sasha Cekerevac, contributor to Profit Confidential, the recent Federal Reserve policy meeting ended in a somewhat neutral outcome for investors interested in gold bullion, as had hoped for additional monetary stimulus to be enacted. However, Cekerevac thinks that from recent moves in the price of gold, there are signs that there are increasingly more buyers for gold bullion than there are sellers, and investors should watch for some key levels that gold bullion will soon hit.
Why the Big Banks Offer a Good Risk-to-reward Play
The sub-prime credit crisis that surfaced in 2008 drove Lehman Brothers to bankruptcy, caused significant upheaval, and drove the U.S. and global economy into a recession. The aftermath was a structural change to the way banks do business, specifically the amount of risk that is assumed by a bank via sophisticated strategies. So far, the change coined the “Volcker Rule,” set in place by economist and ex-Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, appears to be capping the speculative trades made by the banks, which is good.