5 Top Earnings Growth Stocks For A Winning Portfolio
As we have entered the Q1 reporting cycle, seasoned investors will be on the lookout for stocks with steadfast earnings growth. After all, if the company doesn’t make money, it won’t last over the long haul. Consider a company’s revenues over a stipulated time frame, subtract the cost of production and you have earnings. This […]

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CoT Weekly Update, Peek Into Future Through Futures
Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of April 17, 2018. 10-year note Currently net short 371.7k, up 41.1k. The Treasury yield curve once again is the talk of the town. The yield spread between 10- and two-year notes fell to 41 basis points Tuesday.This was the lowest since October 2007. It closed the week […]

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A Terrible Thursday Falls On Friday
The problems of Deutsche Bank (DB), which fired its own Herr Mueller last week, are not yet at an end. Yesterday an erroneous transfer from the German bank to an outside account went out, to pay the equivalent $35 billion. The recipient was honest and told the bank about the money received so it could […]

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EC Market Notes: Stock Market Breadth Indications And Allocation Opinion
The investment media is swirling with anxious prognostications about whether a recession and a Bear market in stocks are near.  We received several calls and emails about that. Here is our opinion. We are in a late stage of this market, perhaps in the 11th hour.  The US stock market is historically expensive with significant […]

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Between Long-Term Treasury Bonds And Apple, A One-Two Punch
TLT long-term treasury bonds take a hit. Between them & Apple one-two punch AAPL continues to lead the decline and is leaving an ugly mark this week.

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5 Top Earnings Growth Stocks For A Winning Portfolio

5 Top Earnings Growth Stocks For A Winning Portfolio

As we have entered the Q1 reporting cycle, seasoned investors will be on the lookout for stocks with steadfast earnings growth. After all, if the company doesn’t make money, it won’t last over the long haul. Consider a company’s revenues over a stipulated time frame, subtract the cost of production and you have earnings. This […]
CoT Weekly Update, Peek Into Future Through Futures

CoT Weekly Update, Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of April 17, 2018. 10-year note Currently net short 371.7k, up 41.1k. The Treasury yield curve once again is the talk of the town. The yield spread between 10- and two-year notes fell to 41 basis points Tuesday.This was the lowest since October 2007. It closed the week […]
A Terrible Thursday Falls On Friday

A Terrible Thursday Falls On Friday

The problems of Deutsche Bank (DB), which fired its own Herr Mueller last week, are not yet at an end. Yesterday an erroneous transfer from the German bank to an outside account went out, to pay the equivalent $35 billion. The recipient was honest and told the bank about the money received so it could […]
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                        Market Notes: Stock Market Breadth Indications And Allocation Opinion

EC Market Notes: Stock Market Breadth Indications And Allocation Opinion

The investment media is swirling with anxious prognostications about whether a recession and a Bear market in stocks are near.  We received several calls and emails about that. Here is our opinion. We are in a late stage of this market, perhaps in the 11th hour.  The US stock market is historically expensive with significant […]
Between Long-Term Treasury Bonds And Apple, A One-Two Punch

Between Long-Term Treasury Bonds And Apple, A One-Two Punch

TLT long-term treasury bonds take a hit. Between them & Apple one-two punch AAPL continues to lead the decline and is leaving an ugly mark this week.
Is Trump Really Special? Economic Policy Uncertainty Edition

Is Trump Really Special? Economic Policy Uncertainty Edition

Despite reader Ed Hanson‘s comment: [T]he current Monthly EPU is at an elevated level, but it has been at this elevated level 7 out of the past 9 years. The elevated value is better described as normal for about the last decade. And his concluding admonishment: Perspective, Menzie I still believe that economic policy uncertainty as […]
Stocks Are Flat As Earnings Season Begins

Stocks Are Flat As Earnings Season Begins

Stocks opened the week on a positive note but ended relatively flat as investors continue to digest a slew of earnings. So far, most of the companies that have reported earnings have beat on both the top and bottom line which is an encouraging sign. It is important to keep in mind that we are […]
Gold Touted As An Inflation Hedge Amid Growing Warnings

Gold Touted As An Inflation Hedge Amid Growing Warnings

Gold prices dropped on Friday, marking yet another price reversal for the precious metal this year. Gold futures were on track for their first back-to-back loss in more than two weeks. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar strengthened, and Treasury yields gained as economists discussed concerns about inflation. Expectations for inflation are now at their highest level in years, […]
Will Oil Prices Move Higher In 2018?

Will Oil Prices Move Higher In 2018?

We previously reviewed the oil market in U.S. Shale vs. OPEC Oil Price War: Who Will Win?. American production of oil accelerated from 2012 to 2014 as non-conventional oil and gas drilling in shale led to a revolution in production known as fracking. The fracking revolution didn’t affect the marketplace until late 2014 when the price […]
What’s In Store For Japan ETFs

What’s In Store For Japan ETFs

Japan’s inflation ticked down in March. Although economists say the slowdown does not indicate a reversal in trend, the reading is still far from the 2% target. The slowdown in March has introduced further uncertainty with regard to when the BOJ might achieve its target and clouded the central bank’s plans on exiting the easy […]