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EconMatters · 3d ago

Yes, Rates and Stocks Can Rise Together…. For Now

Two weeks ago, an outsized wage number scared enough investors to provoke a long awaited surge in volatility. Last Wednesday, an even bigger upside surprise in actual inflation also spooked...
EconMatters · 3d ago

IRAs and an Opportunity for Tax Arbitrage

By Charles Rotblut, CFA, AAIIThe new tax law provides a few incentives for taking advantage of Roth IRAs and similar types of retirement accounts. It also preserves the contribution limits ...
EconMatters · 1W ago

8 Insights Retailers Miss Without Data Analytics

Data analytics is revolutionizing the retail industry right now, but not every store operator in on board. Some either dismiss or downgrade the abilities of analytics. They believe the tech...
EconMatters · 1W ago

Is Demand for Smartphones Peaking?

By Benjamin Carton, Joannes Mongardini, and Yiqun Li, IMF BlogFebruary 8, 2018Over a decade of spectacular growth, demand for smartphones has created a new global tech cycle that last year ...
EconMatters · 1W ago

The Worst Flu Epidemic In Years Sweeping Across The U.S.

This flu season is already off to a record-setting beginning, and many believe that it could ultimately be the worst that we have seen in decades. In fact, it has been reported that if we ...
EconMatters · 1W ago

Record Short Bets Against 10-Year Treasury

A very crowded trade goes begging for a contrarian reaction.The 10-year Treasury yield closed on Monday at 2.86% the highest since January 16, 2014, after briefly kissing 2.89% during the d...
EconMatters · 1W ago

China's Uniformity vs. America's Diversity.

China and America are diametrically different, from history to ideology. In this post, I will highlight a key difference between them: China's uniformity vs. America's diversity. To serious...
EconMatters · 1W ago

Tesla Cash Keeps Burning at $320 a Share

By EconMattersFeb. 12, 2018Financial markets are off to a good start today trying to stabilize after the worst week in two years for American equities. The tumultuous move in equities last ...
EconMatters · 1W ago

Bitcoin: Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be

By EconMattersFeb. 12, 2018Bitcoin had rocketed from $900 to almost $20,000 in 2017.  We discussed why Bitcoin is a really bad investment for any investors and how 20% of Bitcoin owners too...
EconMatters · 2W ago

Invest by Watching News? Accept These Pitfalls

Invest by Watching News? Accept These Pitfalls Many investors "operate under the assumption that events dictate market movements." They don't. By Elliott Wave International Is Your Portfoli...