Bonds to get by without a little help from central banks

The rebound of global growth is sounding the death knell for easy money, so debt markets should see the backs of central banks in 2018, although a gradual withdrawal should help avoid a new tantrum sending interest rates spiking. The colossal sums that central banks injected into the financial systems to ward off economic cataclysm went… Please follow and like us:

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Como Asset Management Warns That Investors Chasing Yield May Get Crushed

The Maggiore Fund I LP from Chicago based Como Asset Management may have been able to muster up a respectable December return of 1.45% but with a year-end total return of 2.98%, performance has landed far short of targets, according to a letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk. 1 The fund, which is managed by John… Please follow and like us:

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Why Are The Markets Not Correcting

So let’s get to it, what did we learn over the past week? We were informed by Intel that its computer chips were affected by a bug that makes them vulnerable to hacking. All computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years are affected. Considering that computer chips are basically the backbone and brain behind… Please follow and like us:

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With tax cuts boosting consumer spending, the U.S. is poised for another good year

Stocks have just accomplished a Houdini – scorching to record highs while escaping volatility. The S&P 500, which accounts for 80 percent of the value of publicly traded U.S. companies, just scored an unprecedented 14 consecutive monthly gains. Investment professionals will tell ordinary folks a year like 2017 simply can’t repeat. Gains will slow or the… Please follow and like us:

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The Next Bear Market Around The Corner?

By TimeMoney.com Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues JoaquinAranoa / Pixabay With the S&P 500’s total return positive for 14 months, some investors don’t think a bear market is… Please follow and like us:

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Dow hits 25,000 points for 1st time on US hiring data

The Dow shot above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday as strong US private-sector hiring data extended a stocks rally already boosted by the recent US tax reform. US stocks opened 2018 in full-throttle bull market mode, bidding stocks up and continuing the succession of records seen last year, especially following the massive tax cut… Please follow and like us:

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US Fed members divided over rate hikes in 2018

US central bankers are divided over how fast they will need to raise interest rates next year, given differences over the causes behind the low inflation and wage gains seen to date, a report showed Wednesday. The minutes of the December 12-13 policy meeting, when the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate for the third… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon To Prevent Inflation And Other Grey Swan Predictions For 2018

The end of the year is almost here, so we’re getting the usual flood of end-of-the-year and preview 2018 reports. Nomura analysts have entered the fray with their grey swan predictions for 2018, which include an interesting mix of tidbits such as lessons from the movies about 2018, continuing impacts of Amazon and e-commerce on inflation,… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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The Bitcoin Bubble – How We Know It Will Burst

In the last year, the price of Bitcoin has increased from less than US$800 to more than US$12,000. This huge spike in value has many asking if it is a bubble or if the high price today is here to stay. Finance defines a bubble as a situation where the price of an asset diverges systematically… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding the economics of tax reform

LOS ANGELES, December 9, 2017: Tax cuts are just one part of tax reform. Albeit a major part. Undoubtedly there will be winners and losers whenever a major overhaul in the arena of public policy occurs. Those who benefited under the existing regulatory structure will most likely oppose changes. Unless the replacement structure also benefits them… Please follow and like us:

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S&P 500 Projected Return: 5% P.A. Or -4% – Robecco

2018 will be a “coming of age” for financial markets around the world as central banks wind down QE and economic growth gains traction, that’s the main takeaway from Robeco’s latest Expected Returns 2018-2022 report. Robecco’s report, which is published every year and gives a five-year expected returns forecast for the period ahead, has been named… Please follow and like us:

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Global regulators seal final post-crisis banking rules

Regulators from around the world polished off the final set of new regulations for banks in Frankfurt on Thursday, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement, closing a saga begun at the height of the financial crisis. Completing the so-called “Basel III” reforms “represents a major milestone that will make the capital framework… Please follow and like us:

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Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

Brace yourself for the most devastating market crash ever in “the greatest political and economic revolution since the advent of democracy.” That’s the dire alert from colorful, controversial prognosticator Harry S. Dent Jr., in an interview with ThinkAdvisor. Dent, who chiefly uses demographic cycles to forecast the economy and markets, correctly predicted Japan’s 1989 economic collapse,… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin and Ethereum 101 – [Complete Beginner Guide]

1. What’s a cryptocurrency? So that you need to study Ethereum and Bitcoin? First you should know what a cryptocurrency is. A cryptocurrency is a forex that solely exists on the web. It’s a digital forex. “However why is it referred to as a cryptoforex?” Crypto comes from the phrase cryptography. Cryptography retains your forex protected… Please follow and like us:

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