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MS Boosts TSLA Price Target To $465, Days After Underwriting Stock Offering; Sees Tesla Bigger Than Ford And GM

MS Boosts TSLA Price Target To $465, Days After Underwriting Stock Offering; Sees Tesla Bigger Than Ford And GM

The last time Morgan Stanley made a mockery of Reg-S, was in February 2014 when a day before Tesla announced a $1.6 billion convertible offering Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas raised his PT on TSLA from $153 to $320, sending the stock soaring and assuring far less convertible dilution on the day of pricing. Fast forward 1.5 […]
After This, Higher Education Will Never Be The Same Again

After This, Higher Education Will Never Be The Same Again

I’ve been a long-time financial supporter of my alma mater. Even though I philosophically disagree with some of the positions of the administration, there’s never been a doubt that I’m a Georgetown Hoya through-and-through. My education while on campus, both in and out of class, was top-notch. It gave me a base to build on […]
Turmoil In Emerging Markets: The Czech Republic

Turmoil In Emerging Markets: The Czech Republic

Although the currency war has followed in depth the major players over the last few years, emerging markets are under substantial pressure to perform.  Loose monetary policies fed much of the gains witnessed in emerging markets as foreign direct investment dominated the investment scene, chasing after higher yields available in less developed markets.  However, now […]
Morning Call For August 17, 2015

Morning Call For August 17, 2015

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS September E-mini S&Ps (ESU15 -0.08%) are down -0.08% as weaker oil prices (CLU15 -1.53%) undercuts energy producers and leads the overall market lower with Chevron down -1.3% in pre-market trading. European stocks are up +0.42% after Chinese stocks closed higher and as Greek stocks rose after German Chancellor Merkel said she’s […]
Futures Flat As Oil Drops To Fresh 6 Year Low; EM Currencies Crumble Under Continuing FX War

Futures Flat As Oil Drops To Fresh 6 Year Low; EM Currencies Crumble Under Continuing FX War

It was a relatively quiet weekend out of China, where FX warfare has taken a back seat to evaluating the full damage from the Tianjin explosion which as we reported on Saturday has prompted the evacuation of a 3 km radius around the blast zone, and instead it was Japan that featured prominently in Sunday’s […]
EUR/USD Slips During Friday Trading Session

EUR/USD Slips During Friday Trading Session

The EUR/USD pair initially tried to rally during the course of the day on Friday but found the 1.12 level be a bit too resistive. Because of this, it looks like we’re going to continue the overall consolidation that we have been in for some time. The 1.12 level is the top of a large […]
Market Analysis & Trading Opportunities – August 17, 2015

Market Analysis & Trading Opportunities – August 17, 2015

Video Length: 00:02:00 Markets in general on Monday should more than likely follow the patterns that we’ve seen for some time now. With that, we believe that we will simply continue to grind away in various ranges between now and the fall where liquidity returns. We only have a couple of weeks left in the […]
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                        Gold Stocks: A Playable Rally May Be Beginning As Junk Bonds Crater

EC Gold Stocks: A Playable Rally May Be Beginning As Junk Bonds Crater

Gold Stocks Jump and Retrace 50% Last week we discussed the potential for a rally in the gold sector (see: “Gold Stocks at an Interesting Juncture” for details). Gold stocks jumped early in the week and then retraced almost precisely 50% of the initial move higher, in the process closing a gap that was left […]
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                        U.S. REITs Trend Higher Despite Expectations For A Rate Hike

EC U.S. REITs Trend Higher Despite Expectations For A Rate Hike

US interest rates may be set to rise next month, at the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, but the outlook for tighter monetary policy isn’t weighing on real estate investment trusts (REITs). Highly prized for relatively rich yields, REITs are said to be among the more interest-rate sensitive slices of the capital markets—not quite as vulnerable […]
Durability Test: W.P. Carey

Durability Test: W.P. Carey

In my recent “bracketology” research, I analyzed over a dozen Net Lease REITs in order to determine the most durable one. In order to determine the most heavy-duty REIT, I provided “wide-moat” ratings for each, based on thirteen key resilience criteria. Although W.P. Carey (NYSE:WPC) was not the winner, the New York-based REIT scored well and deserves […]