Saturday , 21 October 2017


Investing

Perhaps the ‘Dow Jones’ Should Now Be Called the ‘Goldman Sachs’ Industrial Average – Here’s Why

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US stocks have had quite a rally in the last month, but in the large-cap space, the clear leader has been the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). While much of the strength in the DJIA has been chalked up to the index being full of old-line industrial stocks that stand to benefit from a Trump victory, practically all of the outperformance can be summed up in two words - Goldman Sachs

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The Ins & Outs Of Having TIPS And/Or TIPS ETFs In Your Portfolio

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Inflation expectations have been on the rise since before the U.S. election, but markets are now more convinced of higher inflation to come due to President-elect Trump’s talk of fiscal stimulus and tax cuts. Measured by break-evens in the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) market, inflation expectations for the next 10 years rose to 1.93%, the highest level since the summer of 2015. The long decline in inflation seems to be turning, as the CPI climbed 1.6% year-over-year, the most in two years. This changing environment has piqued investor interest in TIPS, and in turn, TIPS ETFs.

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Are These Energy Stocks Set To Expand Exploration Activities?

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The TSX energy stocks on our list today were all able to increase their Net Asset Value (NAV) by an average of 34% over the last fiscal year and, with positive net working capital over the past 12 months to handle their day to day operations, they could be in a position to focus on raising capital for exploration purposes.

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Biotech Stock Euphoria Has Turned to a Massive Sell-off – Here’s Why

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Biotech ETFs were initially among the biggest winners of Donald Trump’s surprise election win last month, but the early euphoria has now turned to a massive sell-off once again. From a technical, fundamental, and political standpoint, it’s probably safe to say that biotech is back out of vogue, and investors should tread very carefully here as we approach the end of the year.

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Fear-mongers’ Advice Has Been a Disaster For Portfolios

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Some people are screaming that this is just the start of the biggest bull market in the history of the world but the tin hat crowd has a phrase that is often associated with euphoria, bubbles, and overheated markets...that proclaims "this will end badly." That being said, listening to the advice of fear-mongers has been an absolute disaster for your portfolio returns.

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