The Most Crowded Trade

Interest Rates

Over the last decade, investors have become accustomed to low interest rates. In addition, some of those same investors have remained somewhat fearful of equities. This combination has caused what we believe is a bubble in the “income trade”.

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Are Falling Interest Rates A Concern?

BondsEconomyInterest Rates

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a flight to safety, namely in good ‘ole American treasury bonds. Just when you thoughts rates were going to go straight up, they have reversed are now at their lowest level since just after the election.

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Is The Federal Reserve Behind The Curve?

EconomyFederal ReserveInterest Rates

The Fed recently raised interest rates, but only for the 2nd time in 10 years. And, after forecasting 4 rate hikes in 2016, they only raised rates by 0.25% one time in 2016. But, where should interest rates be at this point in the cycle?

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This Rate Has Already Quadrupled

Federal ReserveInterest Rates

The average investor probably hasn’t heard of LIBOR. LIBOR is an acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate. Wall Street monitors this short-term rate for many reasons because it’s used as a short-term interest rate proxy and it’s been rising fast lately.

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EconomyFederal ReserveInterest RatesMoney & Investing

The U.S. added 151,000 jobs in the month of August, below the estimate of 180,000. July’s report was revised up by 20,000. The unemployment rate remains at 4.9%. We’ve updated our latest labor market dashboard.

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This Indicator Shows No Recession In Sight

EconomyFederal ReserveInterest RatesStock Market

This morning, the Leading Economic Indicators Index was released and showed a 0.3% change from the prior month and now sits at a post-recession high.

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TODAY’S TOP 10 (or so) 7-20-2016

GoldInterest RatesStock Market

The party continues on with indices continuing their march higher highlights TTTOS.

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TODAY’S TOP 10 (OR SO) 7-14-2016

EconomyFederal ReserveFinanceInterest RatesPoliticsSocial Security

Helicopter Ben (ex-head of the Fed) strikes again. And, a surprise from the Bank of England highlight TTTOS.

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TODAY’S TOP 10 (OR SO) 7-13-2016

Interest RatesMoney & InvestingPolitics

A change across the pond and an unprecedented fight highlight today’s TTTOS.

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TODAY’S TOP 10 (OR SO) 7-8-2016

EconomyInflationInterest Rates

A blow out jobs report highlights TTTOS.

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