Monthly Archives: June 2013

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The Confederate Constitution: What Your Elementary School Didn’t Teach You

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At the start of 1861, several Southern states seceded to form their own union under the Constitution of the Confederate States. The Southern Constitution was just a modified version of the original U.S. Constitution, but the edits were significant. Continue reading

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A Top-Notch Tool For Market Timing

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The debate over whether it is possible to time the stock market has been going on for years and will likely continue into the foreseeable future. One of the difficulties in assessing the merits of market timing is that some of the analysis that goes in… Continue reading

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Gold’s Demise Keeps Indians Happy

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India gold demand rises ahead of wedding season, but gold believers should not expect this to change fundamentals for the precious metal. Market consensus is super-bearish on gold. Continue reading

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Asset Classes Wealthy Investors Love In 2013

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Every investors knows to follow the money, and the money likes these top 10 investment ideas in 2013, according to U.K. investment bank Schroders. Of course, their 14,800 respondents from the U.S. to Japan could be always be wrong… Continue reading

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Who Got Hurt The Most By The Rise In Yields?

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Over the last month, the yield on 10 year US Treasury has risen from 2.02% to 2.53%, or roughly 25%. The rise in rates has not been triggered by any particular incident,but a general sense that the US Federal Reserve will need to st… Continue reading

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S&P 500 At 1850 By Year’s End?

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis recently reported its revised estimate of corporate profits for the first calendar quarter of 2013. Continue reading

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The Week Ahead: Will The Rates Rally Fizzle Or Sizzle?

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Last week’s stock-market rally helped to erase the month’s sharp early losses, but probably made it more difficult for bondholders. The sharp drop in the last 15 minutes of trading on Friday did erase a good part of the week’s gains.

Importantly, mo… Continue reading

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What Is An ETF? Three Simple Answers

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An extraordinary number of retirement investors find themselves asking “What is an ETF?” Extraordinary because many of them are investors in these funds, whether they realize it or not. Continue reading

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METALS OUTLOOK: Holidays, Economic Data To Influence Gold Next Week

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(Kitco News) – Two public holidays and several important economic reports next week could influence metals prices as the market welcomes the second half of 2013, putting behind one of the weakest performances in recent memory. Continue reading

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Friday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: KBWB

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The KBW Bank Portfolio (KBWB) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 1.0 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 248,000. Shares of KBWB were down about 0.9% on the day. Continue reading

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