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Investing Themes TO Consider

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Posted by Readtheticker.com

on Monday, 06 February 2017 06:06

Following winners is natural. These names represent the investing themes liked by readtheticker.com: Richard Wyckoff, Jesse Livermore, Richard Ney, William Gann, Jim Hurst, Sir John Templeton, Peter Lynch and William J O'Neil. These are the best gunslingers!

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"Keep the number of stocks you own to a controllable number. It is hard to herd cats, and it is hard to track many securities. Take your losses quickly and do not brood about them. Try to learn from them but mistakes are as inevitable as death." ~ Jesse Livermore

"Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven." ~ Arthur Miller, "The Crucible" [Contrarian Investing]

"Markets are designed to allow individuals to look after their private needs and to pursue profit. It's really a great invention and I wouldn't under-estimate the value of that, but they're not designed to take care of social needs." ~ George Soros

"Because of the extreme challenge, one must commit full attention to it." Market speculation is "no different than trying to be a successful doctor or lawyer ... you simply must devote yourself full-time to the study of your craft." ~ Bernard Baruch

"The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market." ~ George Soros

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Wolf Richter: Central Banks Quietly Backing Out of Negative Interest Rate Policies (NIRP)

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Posted by Money and Markets

on Friday, 03 February 2017 12:39

Global-NIRP-German-10-yr-yield-2017-02-02One of the ironies of the fact that central banks appear to be throwing in the towel on negative interest rate policies (NIRP) is that their elite economist allies appear not to have gotten the memo. A noisy contingent is pushing to eliminate cash, and one of the big justifications is to allow central banks to engage in NIRP more effectively.

Markets are suspecting that central banks are in the process of exiting this fabulous multi-year party quietly, and that on the way out they won’t refill the booze and dope, leaving the besotted revelers to their own devices. That thought isn’t sitting very well with these revelers.

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Why I’m Dumping My Bond Funds… and You Should Too

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Posted by Marc Lichtenfeld via Wealthy Retirement

on Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:40

shutterstock 560527951-1-1024x535Fixed income is supposed to be a conservative strategy for generating income.

And if you do it right – by owning some individual bonds – you’ll be just fine. 

But bond funds aren’t the same as individual bonds.

And that’s why, starting this week, I’m purging bond funds from my personal portfolio.

....continue reading HERE



Bill Gross: Bond Fundamentals Confusing

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He'll Bring Them (Inflation), And They Will Love Him For It

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Posted by NFTRH

on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 06:43

I used to make fun of the FOMC rate hike “decision” language in the mainstream media because under the Obama administration and its economic policies overseen by the Fed’s monetarypolicy, there really was no decision, was there?  It was ZIRP-eternity, interrupted by a lone and token rate hike in December 2015 (the Dec. 2016 hike does not count because the transition to a new administration and policy regime was already known; in effect, the Fed has already made its first hike under Trump).

According to the traders who make up the Fed Funds futures, there is no decision tomorrow, either.  From CME Group, we have virtually no one predicting two successive rate hikes.


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....related: 2017’s Real Milestone (Or Why Interest Rates Can Never Go Back To Normal)

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Looming Tidal Wave of U.S. Oil Supply

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Posted by Larry Edelson - The Edelson Wave

on Friday, 27 January 2017 14:46

Screen Shot 2017-01-27 at 1.30.45 PMSure, the oil markets have responded to the OPEC and Non-OPEC agreement to cut production. But perhaps not quite like the cartel anticipated!

While media headlines are chock-full of reports that parties to the agreement are complying with the cuts, this time it’s different.

And that’s because they’ve underestimated the supply coming out of a new swing producer: The United States.

And that’s going to drive oil prices down in a big way. Consider …

<1> Cumbersome U.S. inventory and surging production. U.S. oil inventories are at their highest seasonal level in 30 years and production is running at its fastest clip in nine months.

And I think this is just the start. Especially on a surge in U.S. oil drilling rig activity, which last week saw the biggest one-week jump in nearly four years.

<2> Surge in corporate spending and oil-patch investment. A recent poll of more than a dozen U.S. players showed an average 60% increase in capital expenditures for oil exploration and production planned for this year! This view was echoed by global investment bank Barclay’s calling for a 50% increase in American E&P spending.

There’s also a flurry of investment activity in the shale-rich Permian Basin.

And don’t forget: U.S. drillers have become nimble and well-funded with some shale producers generating a handsome profit at $45 per barrel. When they’re making money like that, the last thing on their minds is cutting production.

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