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Mythbusting: Emerging Market High Yield Bond Risk
  by Del Stafford, iShares Emerging market high yield bonds – about as risky as an asset class can get, right? After all, emerging markets are known for ...
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What History Suggests About the Future of Stocks
  by Seth Masters, Chief Investment Officer, AllianceBernstein Some experts today argue that the world has entered a “New Normal” condition in which stocks have permanently lost their ...
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Panic Is Not a Strategy—Nor Is Greed (Sonders)
  Panic Is Not a Strategy—Nor Is Greed Updated May 10, 2012 by Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Key ...
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Where’s the Beef for Gold Equities?
  Where’s the Beef for Gold Equities? By Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global Investors Gold bulls have plenty of room to graze in the ...
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The Oil Conundrum Explained
Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt Market The Oil Conundrum Explained Oil as a commodity has always been a highly valuable early warning indicator of economic instability.  Every ...
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Market Update: A Real Recovery, or a False Start?
The Dow has hit its highest level in years, loan rates are at record lows and the U.S. economy appears to be gaining momentum. Even the housing market ...
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Investors Losing Faith in Hedge Funds?
   Nathan Vardi of Forbes reports, Investors Are Starting To Lose Faith In Hedge Funds: For a long time, it seemed like nothing could diminish investor appetite for ...
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Guest Post: Baltic Dry Index Signals Renewed Market Decline
Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt Market Baltic Dry Index Signals Renewed Market Collapse Much has been said about the Baltic Dry Index over the course of the ...
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Barron's Confidence Index Takes a Worrying Turn
When reporting on the unfolding of the credit crisis I often referred to the Barron’s Confidence Index. This Index is calculated by dividing the average yield on high-grade ...
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Goldman's Economists Score 7 Out Of 10 For 2011 (Retrospective)
Since the 2012 Outlooks have now slowed to a drip, its appears retrospectives are the stocking-filler of choice for the week. Goldman's economist group reflects on their '10 ...
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Shanghai Index Leads Global Stock Markets
“The herd/world markets seem to follow the lead of the Chinese Shanghai Composite Index, said Chris Kimble of Kimble Charting Solutions. “If support remains in place and the ...
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Bloomberg: Bonds Beat Stocks Over Past 30 Years, First Time That's Happened Since Civil War
If we need any evidence the past thirty years, especially the past twelve or so, have been horrid for investors, this Bloomberg article notes that (government) bond returns have ...
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Markets Continue to Look for Clarity (Doll)
Markets Continue to Look for Clarity by Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, Fundamental Equities, Blackrock October 3, 2011 The Third Quarter Ends on a Mixed Note The final ...
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India's Fetish for Gold
via Kedrosky While I knew that India was the most important world market for gold, this is still an eye-opening first paragraph from Morgan Stanley's economic group: After ...
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The Scale of Paulson's Gold Purchases
John Paulson (unrelated to Hank, ex-US Treasury Secretary), US hedge fund manager, shot to fame by capitalizing in spectacular fashion on the credit crisis by, among others, betting ...
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