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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Bull Market Should Run Another 3 Years: Goldman

Goldman Sachs says the bull market in U.S. stocks should continue for another three years. In its latest market outlook, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist David Kostin is forecasting a 15% gain in the S&P 500 over that period with a target of 3,100 by the end of 2020 and a 7% gain in the index this… 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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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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Jerome H. Powell Nominated As Fed Chair – Analysts React

Yesterday, Jerome H. Powell was nominated by President Trump to take the place of Fed Chair, Janet Yellen. All the pundits are wondering what this means for Federal Reserve policy in particular for potential rate hikes and balance sheet unwinding. Below are snippets from what analysts are saying about how Jay Powell would change (or not)… Please follow and like us:

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Macquarie: Central Bank Quantitative Interest Rate Repression Creates “Slaves”

While central bank interest rate policy has been a relatively muted factor in stock market performance recently – successive rate hikes and hawkish Fed inclinations have mostly been warmly greeted by stock market advances – this pattern is about to change, predicts a July 18 Macquarie research report. Central bank quantitative interest rate repression, known euphemistically… Please follow and like us:

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Surprise! Dovish Yellen remarks ignite stock market rally

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 – For the past few weeks, writing this column has been making us feel like Johnny One-Note. We’ve complained about boredom, bad news, and the whole “Sell in May” thing, basing this summer’s market malaise on a variety of things ranging from Washington’s inability to deliver on Election 2016 promises to the… Please follow and like us:

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Dollar and Chinese currency: Mysteries revealed

The Trump administration’s exchange-rate hawks contend that the US should designate China as a “currency manipulator.” In reality, the problem is the strengthening dollar, despite massive debt US owes to foreign countries. For years, China pegged its currency to the US dollar. Due in part to pressure from its trading partners, Beijing in 2005 appreciated the… Please follow and like us:

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Higher Interest Rates Impact MLPs: What Dividend Investors Need To Know

Higher interest rates have a number of implications for investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs). Record low interest rates over the last decade have created major challenges for income investors, who through 2007 had enjoyed generous yields on risk-free investments such as savings accounts, money market funds, CDs, and U.S. Treasury bonds. Image source: Pixabay Today,… Please follow and like us:

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