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Monthly Archives: April 2013

What Is “The Carry Trade” & Why Is It So Misunderstood?

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These days any time anyone shorts the yen—or any currency with below average interest rates for that matter—it gets referred to by some strategist or equity investor as ‘the carry trade’ - but it is wrong. Below is a clear description of what a carry trade is - and isn't - and why it is so prevasively misunderstood. Words: 714

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Investors Beware: Armageddon Lies Ahead for Municipal Bond Holders!

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is worried that municipal bankruptcies, combined with an expected spike in interest rates, means that the muni bond market could face "Armageddon" with devastating consequences for the individual investors (74% of the total) who hold the paper of which many are retirees. Words: 490

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The Myth of the Rising U. S. Dollar

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Year-to-date, the dollar index, a trade weighted index comparing the U.S. dollar to a basket of six major currencies (Euro @ 57.6% weight, Japanese yen 13.6%, Pound sterling 11.9%, Canadian dollar 9.1%, Swedish krona 4.2% and Swiss franc 3.6%) is up 2.95% as of April 29, 2013 - but the U.S. Dollar Index is not the U.S. Dollar. To ascertain what may happen to the U.S. dollar, let’s look at the greenback from a couple of different angles

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