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Rising Rates, Growing Deficit: Are We Headed for a Bear Market?

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen For the loser now Will be later to win For the times they are a-changin’. –Bob Dylan Since the 2008-09 Great Recession, we’ve seen lower interest rates, minimal price inflation and an improving economy, both here …

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Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings!

As fun as it is to ridicule the FBI for devoting massive resources to chasing down Hillary Clinton’s oppo research while blowing off repeated, specific warnings about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, we’ve put a lot on the agency’s plate. We’re hauling in nearly 2 million …

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A Less Risky Way to Short the Bonds Market

This week’s featured exchange-traded fund (ETF), ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury (TBF), is another way for investors to take advantage of widely expected interest-rate hikes by the Fed. Similar to the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (TBT), which was the topic of last week’s …

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Get Ready To Achieve Economic Freedom

Economic freedom is available to every American.” This is the positive message direct from the mind of my friend, colleague and former editor of the Weekly ETF Report, Doug Fabian. Now, long-time readers of this publication might remember that it was just about a year ago …

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Market Correction Sparks Feeding Frenzy for Stocks

If you blinked or weren’t watching the market for the past week, there was a fierce correction that has erased all but a few traces of the shock and awe of the trapdoor sell-off. U.S. equities advanced for a sixth consecutive session, overcoming a hotter-than-expected …

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Should You Be 100% Invested or 100% in Cash?

“How many insecurities traded on Wall Street today?” — Franz Pick “Owners of sound securities should never panic.” — J. Paul Getty Last Friday at the Orlando MoneyShow, I debated market timer Mike Turner on the subject, “The Economist vs the Mathematician: Buy-and-Hold vs Market Timing.” There couldn’t be a …

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Anatomy of a Coup

Every place you look in Robert Mueller’s investigation, the same names keep popping up: FBI agent Peter Strzok and sleazy, foreign private eye — or “British intelligence agent” — Christopher Steele. So it’s rather important that they both are Trump-hating fanatics, and one was being …

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What Valentine’s Day Teaches Us about Investing  

Today is Feb. 14, which in America is also known as Valentine’s Day. This is the day we’ve designated to celebrate our romantic relationships. It also is a day where many people spend a lot of money on things like flowers, candy, teddy bears, champagne …

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Is it Time to Short Long-Term Bonds with This Fund?

With the Fed widely expected to raise interest rates several times in 2018, we turn our attention to an exchange-traded fund (ETFs) that could benefit from the rate hikes. The ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) stands out as a strong contender. As bond prices and interest …

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Offering Three Vital Lessons from Last Week’s Crash

“Wall Street exaggerates everything; the business of investing is not the same as investing in a business.” — “Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 143. When the stock market fell out of bed suddenly in the past week after years of going up almost every day …

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