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How to Position Your Portfolio as Rates Start to Rise

As my colleague Rick Rieder noted in a post earlier this week , the Federal Reserve (Fed)'s recently released minutes and Jackson Hole Symposium comments suggest that a period of rate... Read >>

Martin Tillier

Mergers and Acquisitions Aren't Spiking, It Just Feels Like It

It seems these last few months have been marked by a serious spike in M&A activity. There have certainly been a lot of high-profile deals here in the U.S. So far this week we have seen Roche... Read >>

Blockbuster Durable Goods Likely To Boost Markets - Economic Highlights

Stocks appear on track to cross the milestone level in today's session after failing to do it on Monday. Perhaps the blockbuster Durable Goods orders report will push the S&P 500 above the big... Read >>

Martin Tillier

The Long-Term Drivers of Bitcoin

Last week, in an opening salvo into the Bitcoin trading world , I suggested that you may want to look at a long position in Bitcoin against the U.S. Dollar to take advantage of the weakness in... Read >>


Prospect Capital: More Restructuring Of Senior Portfolio Debt - Meet First Tower

By Lawrence Zack Galler Prospect Capital ( PSEC ) continues to restructure senior debt instruments into inferior debt of reduced coupon and non interest bearing equity. In the most recent quarter,... Read >>


The Rate Rise Timeline to Watch for Now

As market watchers dissect Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen's widely anticipated Jackson Hole Symposium comments , many are focusing on her statements regarding how the U.S. jobs... Read >>

Jim Blasingame

Main Street, not Wall Street, is the leading economic indicator

What sector of the U.S. marketplace produces over half of the economy, signs the front of over half of U.S. private payroll checks, and is the perennial new job engine?  No, it’s not... Read >>

Market Intelligence Center

The market hits a milestone

After the Open... Time to break out the Champagne, for all major indices are squarely in the green this morning, including the S&P 500 which has risen, for the first time, past 2000, and is... Read >>

Markets Looking To Open Higher Despite Unfavorable News From Jackson Hole - Economic Highlights

Stocks are likely to continue the recent positive momentum in today's session despite the lack of favorable news out of Jackson Hole on Friday. But light volumes in this last week of the summer... Read >>

Olson Global Markets

Japanese Nikkei 225 Approaches Major Resistance

By Jim Donnelly After a modest summer consolidation in the wake of an 8% sales tax hike, the Japanese Nikkei 225 Index now appears poised to break above long-term trend line resistance that... Read >>

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