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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Investors Might Be Underestimating Fed Rate Hikes, Don’t Panic.. Yet

Ever since September 2017 when the US Ten Year note was yielding a year over year low of 2.06%, it has traveled on an epic mean reversion, notching up near 2.55% less than four months later. Don’t worry, however. Capital Economics analyst Oliver Jones thinks that, while the trend might have a little further to run,… Please follow and like us:

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Real Estate, Stock Market, Business and Economic U.S. Market Trends in 2018

At FAS CPA & Consultants we are committed to bring extra value to our current and prospective clients. This year, we are including a new feature in our blogs – quarterly reports to investigate, digest and present the economic, investment and real estate market trends in 2018. If you haven’t yet subscribed, now would be a… 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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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Q4 2017 Earnings Beat Estimates

The JPMorgan Chase & Co. Q4 2017 earnings results were released before opening bell this morning. The bank reported adjusted earnings of $1.76 per share on $25.45 billion in revenue, compared to the consensus estimates of $1.69 per share and $25.17 billion in revenue. In the previous year’s fourth quarter, the bank reported $1.71 per share… Please follow and like us:

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Inflows Into Nearly Every Asset Class In 2017 – 2018 Warm Up Act?

Although the overarching story of global markets in 2017 was subdued volatility, overall there were net inflows almost entirely across the board – with global equity mutual funds/ETFs (US$281bn), bond funds (US$346bn), global money markets (US$145bn) and commodities (US$8.6bn) recording increases. Investors poured record net inflows of over $620bn into global equity mutual funds/ETFs and bond… 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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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018

Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – We are living in the decade of bullish markets. Because of record returns (and low interest rates) retail money floods the market. What could next year hold for the investors after all this? Innovative Securities’ prognosis tries to answer. In 2017,… 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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JPMorgan Says Too Much MiFID II Transparency Might Hurt Market Liquidity

As MiFID II approaches – and the majority of bulge bracket research providers have decided to eat the cost of research rather than charge for it – the looming concern is market liquidity amid MiFID II transparency. Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save… Please follow and like us:

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China’s central bank bumps up rates in ‘mini-tightening’

China will likely tighten monetary policy next year while increasing policy flexibility to ensure sufficient credit supply and to prevent overtightening from hurting the economy, economists said on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve rate hike. The People’s Bank of China, the central bank, raised the rates of seven-day and 28-day reverse repo agreements (through which… Please follow and like us:

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Asset management firms see windfall from B&R Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative will create new opportunities for the asset management industry in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few years, a new industry report said. Asset management practitioners should take advantage of the huge opportunities for infrastructure construction in the countries and regions that are related to the initiative, said Ba Shusong, chief… Please follow and like us:

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Asia markets swing as traders focus on Fed meeting

Asian markets swung in and out of positive territory on Wednesday as investors brushed off another record close on Wall Street and looked ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Dow and S&P 500 clocked up another day of all-time highs, lifted by financials ahead of an expected interest rate hike by the Fed,… Please follow and like us:

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The Fed Boiling Frog Strategy

With the US Federal Reserve set to meet Tuesday and Wednesday, and interest rates expected to rise as a result, what will the rate hike path look like in 2018? To Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Economist Ethan Harris, understanding the Fed and their future actions requires taking a long view that goes beyond one… Please follow and like us:

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