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  1. Boeing Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BA)

    Take a closer look at several important Boeing Corporation customers, and learn more about how much business they bring the ...
  2. What to Look for From The Fed

    Once again it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Board of Governors meeting, and the market is eager to see what ...
  3. A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound ...
  4. Negative Interest Rates Require Flexibility in Fixed Income

    Here’s a quick look at four charts showing just a few of the interrelated ways the global fixed income markets have dramatically ...
  5. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  6. 4 Challenges China Faces According to PIMCO

    Get the latest thoughts from Luke Spajic, executive vice president and portfolio manager in Singapore for PIMCO, on challenges ...
  7. Do Big Soccer Tournaments Boost Market Performance?

    See why the conventional wisdom about the World Cup — that it boosts economic activity and helps local stock markets — is ...
  8. 8 Harmful Side Effects of Continued European Quantitative Easing (Q.E.)

    Read about eight harmful side effects of European Central Bank's decision to boost its quantitative easing (QE) program and ...
  9. What to Expect at April's FOMC Meeting

    The Fed won't raise rates Wednesday, but it's worth paying close attention to Yellen's comments about the future trajectory ...
  10. Do the Olympics Boost Market Performance?

    Learn about the economics of the Olympics, and why estimates about stock market boosts for the host country are probably ...
  11. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and learn more about its operations and competitive ...
  12. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  13. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  14. Why This Finance Pro Sees Deflating Bubbles

    Here's why this finance expert believes not only that there are bubbles but that they are deflating.
  15. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  16. The Debt Report: The Industrials Sector

    Discover how industrial companies in the United States have added more debt since the Great Recession, which could spell ...
  17. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 (GS)

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest rates and uncover Goldman Sachs' prediction ...
  18. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital Management LLC in the alternative investment ...
  19. Can Blockchain and Bitcoin Help the World's Poorest

    Bitcoin and blockchain is thought to have practical functionality in various industries, but can it alleviate poverty?
  20. Why Investors are Bailing on Japanese Stocks

    Foreign investors have pulled out of Japanese equities to the tune of $46 billion so far this year.
  21. How to Prepare for the Low Return Environment Ahead

    Learn about the big takeaway from this week’s chart: Investors aiming for higher returns over the next five years should ...
  22. Does 2016 Spell the End of a Global Debt Cycle?

    Examine the growth of global debt from 2010 to 2015. Emerging market debt has grown significantly, while advanced economy ...
  23. Is the Chinese Economy Backed into a Corner?

    China has two options in response to a slowing economy. Are either of them viable?
  24. The Minimum Wage: Does It Matter?

    The numbers show that a fight for a living wage is more important than a fight for a raise in minimum wage.
  25. What Happens to Bond ETFs in Stressed Markets?

    We are going to dive a little deeper today at how bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) fare when the markets are stressed.
  26. The BRICs to Consider Now

    Many fund managers have raised their emerging market (EM) allocations lately, and we’ve warmed up in general to the asset ...
  27. SocGen Economist: Recession is Inevitable

    Albert Edwards, global strategist at Société Générale, believes a recession is inevitable. His prophecy relates to historical ...
  28. Where Does the Economy Go from Here?

    Is the economy headed in the right direction or toward doom and gloom?
  29. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  30. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  31. How to Play a Sideways Market (XIV)

    Dennis Gartman doesn't believe the market will be a raging bull or vicious bear. If he's right, there is a way to play it. ...
  32. Using the TIPS Spread to Predict Inflation (TIP, ATPIX)

    Learn how analysts and investors use the TIPS spread to forecast inflation rates, and how accurate the TIPS spread has been ...
  33. 3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  34. Is the Fed On the Right Track?

    Find out why the Federal Reserve (Fed) missed its window to raise interest rates nearly three years ago, when conditions ...
  35. Why It’s Time for More Caution Toward Credit

    Learn why it’s time for more caution toward credit, as prices declined and yields increased.
  36. Is There a Bear Market Around the Corner?

    Is a bear market around the corner?
  37. Is the Economy Headed for Stagflation?

    The last time stagflation was a popular word was the 1970s. Is this where the economy and stocks are headed?
  38. The Brazilian Real: A Case Study (PBR)

    Take a five-year tour with the Brazilian real (BRL), a currency that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, ...
  39. PIMCO and BlackRock See Inflation on Horizon

    PIMCO and BlackRock see inflation on the horizon. If you think they are correct here's how to invest.
  40. Where Are Rates Headed?

    Will rates rise, be cut or stay the same in 2016? Economists weigh in.
  41. What the Strong Jobs Report Means for Home Depot

    With more jobs are being created, combined with both rising wages and improved housing, means consumers will have more money ...
  42. 3 U.S. Equity Market Trends in 2016 (SLX, SPY)

    Learn about three U.S. equity market trends that are impacting stock prices. How these trends resolve will determine winners ...
  43. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  44. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  45. The Market Chart You Need to See This Week

    This week’s chart helps show why current low levels of stock market volatility look unsustainable and why now is a good time ...
  46. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  47. Is This the Final Stage of Economic Growth?

    The economy and stock market are showing sustainable improvements. Will this continue for the long term?
  48. Is a Housing Crisis Brewing?

    Price appreciation in hot real estate markets is due to investor speculation, not income growth and traditional home buying. ...
  49. Will the Federal Reserve Hike Rates in April?

    Here's a look at what the Federal Reserve will or won't do in April and why.
  50. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  51. Why Jim Paulsen Sees a Bunny Market

    Market strategist Jim Paulsen sees a bunny market. What is a bunny market and how should investors approach it?
  52. Morgan Stanley Sees 30% Chance of Global Recession

    Morgan Stanley has raised the likelihood of a global recession to 30% from 20%. Here's why.
  53. This Trend Could Influence Interest Rate Policy

    Learn why the Fed’s decision to leave its benchmark rate at its current level is a representation of the “wait-and-see” trend ...
  54. Are Hard Times Ahead for China?

    China is suffering from its most devastating economic slowdown since 1990. Are hard times ahead?
  55. The Real Reason Markets Are Volatile

    Market watchers have thrown out many theories to explain the elevated volatility across asset classes, but here is a better ...
  56. 4 Consequences of Draghi's Negative Rate Policy

    What has been the effect of negative interest rates on Europe's economy so far? Here are a few pros and cons.
  57. Why David Stockman Remains Bearish on Economy

    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan era, is bearish on the economy. Here's ...
  58. Will the Fed Hike Rates as Soon as June?

    The Fed decided not to raise rates in March. Is a hike likely in June?
  59. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  60. How The Federal Reserve Manages Money Supply

    Find out how the Fed manages bank reserves and this contributes to a stable economy.
  61. Cost-Push Inflation Versus Demand-Pull Inflation

    Gain a deeper understanding of aggregate supply and demand, forces which raise the price of goods and services.
  62. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  63. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  64. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  65. Gundlach: S&P Has 2% Upside, 20% Downside

    Everyone has an opinion, but Gundlach's opinion has been right on the money. Therefore, it would make sense to listen.
  66. ITT Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (ITT, VEC)

    Take a detailed look at activist Relational Investors' involvement in the breakup of ITT, as well as some of the positive ...
  67. Will European Deflation Lead to More Stimulus?

    Discover why the European Central Bank is likely to announce a bolder stimulus package after consumer prices declined 0.2% ...
  68. Acadian Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Take a closer look at Acadian Asset Management, the Boston-based global equity investment advisory firm that specializes ...
  69. Where Would the S&P 500 Be Without Fed Stimulus?

    Have you asked yourself where the S&P 500 would be without assistance? Here's a conservative estimate.
  70. Whose Way is Best: Janet Yellen or Mario Draghi?

    Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi are serving up very different strategies to try and bolster their countries' economies. One ...
  71. The Implications of a Brexit

    Learn about the implications of a Brexit: The United Kingdom remaining as a member of the European Union (EU) or leave it.
  72. Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better for the Markets?

    Who is likely to be a more market-friendly president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
  73. 3 Factors Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2016 (GLD)

    Find out how uncertainty, interest rates and inflation expectations drove gold prices higher in early 2016 and why analysts ...
  74. 3 Catalysts That Can Boost U.S. Equities (XLE)

    Find out how rebounding energy prices, deceleration of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and improving economic data can ...
  75. Preparing for the Return of Volatility

    Although markets have been relatively stable the last couple of weeks, that doesn’t necessarily mean the turbulence we’ve ...
  76. Audit the Fed: Is Trump Right? (JPM)

    Find out why Donald Trump has a point when he claims it is vitally important to audit the Federal Reserve, the central banking ...
  77. Trans Pacific Partnership: 4 Companies to Watch (TSN, CAG)

    Find out which U.S. companies stand to benefit from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed between the United States ...
  78. Is a Rate Hike Coming?

    Is the Federal Reserve going to hike rates soon? The following opinions hold a lot of weight.
  79. Economist Roubini Sees Trouble Ahead

    Economist Nouriel Roubini isn't someone you want to discount when it comes to economic projections. Here's what he thinks. ...
  80. Mohamed El-Erian: Fix Inequality, Slow Growth

    El-Erian's assessment of the economic situation is gloomy, if not catastrophic.
  81. Jim Rogers Sees 100% Chance of Recession

    Jim Rogers sees a 100% chance of recession within the next year. Why? And how is he planning for it?
  82. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  83. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  84. Why Dimon Thinks U.S. Economy Can Hold its Own

    JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon believes the U.S. economy can hold its own. Here's why.
  85. 3 Times the WTO Got It Right This Century

    Learn how the World Trade Organization (WTO) is facilitating landmark trade agreements that benefit both corporations and ...
  86. Bulk Carrier Vs. Container Vs. Tanker: Exploring the 2016 Shipping Market (C)

    Read about the divergent fates of oil tankers, dry bulk carriers, container ships and other seafaring vessels in the 2016 ...
  87. Why Greenspan Dislikes Negative Interest Rates

    Alan Greenspan is not a fan of negative interest rates, but another former Fed chair disagrees. Who is more likely to be ...
  88. Quantitative Easing is Now a Fixture, Not a Temporary Patch

    Rather than being a temporary patch, QE is now a fixture in global economic policy, for good or for bad.
  89. Why Financial Advisors Love and Hate Donald Trump

    Based on personality, tax and economic policies, financial advisors are understandably split on Donald Trump. Here's what ...
  90. Alan Howard's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read about the enigmatic and publicly shy Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management and one of the wealthiest ...
  91. Fidelity Fixed-Income Index Funds Overview

    Get an overview of the Fidelity fixed-income index funds, known as Spartan Index funds, with a summary and performance data ...
  92. What Is the Quantity Theory of Money?

    Take a look at the tenets, assumptions and challenges of monetarism's principal theory.
  93. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  94. Macroeconomic Forces That Will Control Markets in 2016

    Learn why several basic macroeconomic factors will control the direction of stock and bond markets in 2016.
  95. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  96. Consumer Confidence Down From Last Year

    Economic readings point to good times ahead. Consumer sentiment says something else. What is correct?
  97. Can Frackers Survive Cheap Oil?

    Frackers are currently facing a supply glut and depressed demand. How will they weather the storm?
  98. 3 Financial Changes That Will Impact Your Everyday in 2016

    Learn about the financial trends in 2016 that may impact everyday life. Understand what driving factors may affect the financial ...
  99. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  100. Just How Vulnerable is the Global Economy?

    Is the global economy recovering or faltering? Perhaps the IMF knows the answer.
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