Bernanke is a Moron: Inflation Does Not Mean “Economic Recovery”
Oh look. The devil cries too.
If you can believe it, there are actually some people out there who still think the long end of the yield-curve can go lower. In fact, some people believe it can drop to new records — below those of the 1940s. But that’s just pure, unadulterated, old-fashioned nonsense.
Here are a few reasons why quantitative easing is never going to work, and won’t take us anywhere near historical lows:
As the ETF industry has expanded in recent years, a significant portion of growth has come from the tremendous rise in popularity of exchange-traded commodity products. In addition to broad-based funds such as DBC or DJCI, several commodity-specific products have accumulated billions of dollars in assets, and several were even among the very largest of all ETFs at the end of 2009.
Secrets to Increasing Return and Reducing Risk with ETFs
The title says "How", but the article also has a significant amount of "Why". I'm using ETFs to efficiently diversify & hedge my portfolio. The author also points out something that I've found to be true: when you use ETFs to diversify, it gives you freedom to research & invest in a few stellar individual stocks.
There has been a lot of debate across the news channels and media about whether we are due for a pullback, whether the markets have superficially shot up about 50 percent, whether this is a robust recovery or whether we will flatten out and see this “inverse square root” recovery.
Yesterday on CNBC, Ron Insana (who is now my colleague at theStreet.com even though I’m quite certain he’s never read anything I’ve ever written) commented that individual investors should not be speculating in the currency markets using leverage and futures products. He seemed to be saying that even currency ETFs probably are unnecessary as well.
The chatter over the consumer rages on. The statistics showing the increased saving rates and reduced spending are everywhere. What do we believe or not believe becomes the question. The easiest answer is to look at the economic data and glean whatever insight we can. The retail sales data has been down, but not out.
Why Automated Trading And Manual Trading Are Compatible
Trading is more than a way to make money. A lot of people enjoy it, just like people like riding bulls, putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing contact sports, strumming the guitar, and a gazillion other ways to work, play, and create.
Automated Trading can actually augment a traders’ activity.