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Why central banks are running out of ammo

After a decade of unprecedented monetary stimulus around the world, actual inflation and inflation expectations remain stubbornly low in most major economies. Inflation is falling persistently short of central bank targets even in economies operating beyond full employment–notably the U.S. It is even more unusual to see a drop in inflation expectations in the late-cycle […]

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The pros and cons of currency hedging

The currency conundrum continues. With the dollar maintaining its strength versus other currencies, the question of whether to hedge that currency effect remains an important one for U.S. investors considering international exposures. Although a strong dollar benefits U.S. tourists going abroad, for investors it can take a bite out of returns. Since returns in non-U.S. […]

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Fed’s Beige Book: Economic Growth “Modest”, Labor Market “Tight”

Fed’s Beige Book “This report was prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta based on information collected on or before August 23, 2019.” On balance, reports from Federal Reserve Districts suggested that the economy expanded at a modest pace through the end of August. Although concerns regarding tariffs and trade policy uncertainty continued, the […]

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BLS: Employment Projections: 2018-2028

The BLS released today their updated Labor Force projections through 2028. Their projections show the overall Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) declining to 61.2% in 2018 from the 63.0%. Their projections also show that the Prime (25 to 54 year old) LFPR will decline slightly to 81.7% in 2028. From the BLS: Employment Projections: 2018-2028 […]

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Dividend funds got you down?

For good reason, dividend investing not only has become increasingly popular in recent years, but also has become more efficient through the use of ETFs. With over 300 equity income-oriented mutual funds and ETFs[1] available, identifying and investing in an appropriate dividend fund can be difficult and confusing for even the most sophisticated investor. However, […]

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Understanding equity hedges

2019 is fast becoming a year of extremes. After the best start to the year in decades, U.S. equities experienced one of their worst Mays on record. While stocks have subsequently bounced, the damage to risky assets lingers. The Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 indexes flirted with correction territory, down 10%, while semiconductor stocks approached […]

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The potential impact of a monetary policy shift

The Federal Reserve is considering a changing its monetary policy framework from flexible inflation forecast targeting to one of several strategies known as make-up strategies. What does this potentially mean for markets and the economy? I delve into the potential impact in this post, the final in a series of blog posts on the Fed’s […]

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Dividend Increases: June 10-14, 2019

Companies that increase their dividends regularly show confidence in their ability to grow earnings. I monitor dividend increases to find candidates for analysis and possible investment. This article summarizes last week’s dividend increases and includes a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates. Two of my DivGro stocks will pay higher dividends from now on.Read more »

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Dividend Increases: June 3-7, 2019

This article summarizes dividend increases from last week. I monitor dividend increases to find interesting stocks for further analysis. The article includes a summary of upcoming ex-dividend dates for a two-week period. One of my DivGro stocks announced an impressive 20% increase!Read more »

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Options Update: May 2019

Welcome to another options update article! I write monthly options update articles to summarize options trades and to keep track of my options income. Each update also serves as a status report on open options and the obligations I potentially have. The stock market took a bit of a nosedive in May on trade war […]

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Nifty Trading News & Fundamental Report

Stock Market News and Analysis: Benchmark Indices saw spectacular run as buying across sectors pushed Nifty above 11800. Among sectors, buying was seen across Bank, Auto, Metal, Realty and Pharma. Nifty closed at 11831.75 and for coming session its key support is at 11730 while on higher side its resistance is at 11935. Headlines for […]

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Tips for Equity Trading Beginners

 Stock Market News and Analysis: Equity benchmark ended volatile session marginally higher and snapped four-day losing streak. The broader markets underperformed frontliners. The sectoral trend was mixed with Private Banks and IT gaining. Nifty closed at 11691.50 and for coming session its key support is at 11600 while on higher side its resistance is at […]

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Market Speculator Part-Time | Swing Trade Report

Video: https://youtu.be/iN4FCYsXFsQ Mentorship Vids: https://bullsonwallstreet.com/swingmentorship The market got the news it wanted with the Fed leaving rates alone and indicating future cuts. SPY is breaking out to all-time highs today while IWM broke upside moving average resistance. Now we watch for […] The post Market Speculator Part-Time | Swing Trade Report appeared first on Day Trading […]

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Trading Watch List 06.19.2019

Decent rally in the market after SPY broke out of flag base that we have been writing about. FOMC interest rate decision tomorrow at 2 PM. Market priced in a rate cut. It will be interesting to see how the […] The post Trading Watch List 06.19.2019 appeared first on Day Trading Alerts, Strategies, and […]

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Key Data Releases Before Next FOMC Meeting

The next Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is scheduled for July 30th and 31st. Depending on the data – and other events – the committee might cut the Fed Funds rate at the July meeting. Here are some key economic releases to watch: • June Employment report scheduled for July 5th at 8:30 AM. […]

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Friday: Existing Home Sales

Friday:• At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for May from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 5.29 million SAAR, up from 5.19 million. Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report sales of 5.40 million SAAR for May.