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  • Becoming A Millionaire Starts Young
    (click to enlarge)Too many people think that becoming a millionaire is a pipe dream. And often, for them it will be - because mentality is everything.In reality, the most important factor that comes into play for long-term wealth generation is the desire to start while you're young. The more... More »
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
  • Brexit Explained In Charts
    (click to enlarge)With a vote of 51.9% for "Leave," the people of Great Britain made the shocking decision on June 23 to leave the European Union. This event, known as "Brexit," has roiled financial markets and introduced a lot of uncertainty into the global political... More »
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
  • Gold And The Italian Vote
    BackgroundGold prices are getting pummeled on a daily basis and appear to be coming down as fast as they went up.First we had Brexit which resulted in both the Euro and the British Pound getting sold off hard. When these two currencies lose value the US Dollar is forced to go higher as per The... More »
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
  • Bonds Versus Rate Hike
    In an environment with potential for rate reduction, bonds can be a great way to hedge. Conversely, as the FED rate hike looms, the temptation to short bonds intensifies.Since the housing market crash and with continued slow growth until now, the federal interest rates have been held at historic... More »
    Yesterday, 10:03 AM AGG, MBB, TLT
  • Consumer Staple Update 11/30/16
    When I last wrote "an article" on consumer staples in July, (Consumer Staples - Picking The Right Stocks And The Right Time) I wrote what in hindsight looks obvious - The current yields and P/R ratios on consumer staple stocks "strongly suggest they are over valued". At that... More »
    Yesterday, 9:55 AM
  • Couple Of Thoughts 12-01-16
    Rates getting hit again this morning, SPZ up, oil up, gold down, DXY down. 2s/10s stepper by 3bps to 129bps. Should help continue to stuff the bank turkey. Song remains the same (well, the $ down is a new note). Claims/continuing claims higher (268k vs 253k expected)Banks are tapping the bond... More »
    Yesterday, 9:34 AM SPY, HYG, VNQ
  • Best Stock Breakout Setups Thursday 12/1
    StockConsultant.com - Today's best stock breakout watch setups for Thursday 12/1 include ANW BK CIT DDR EGRX FLDM FORM HOG MCK PAG PH . These stocks have had recent strong price action with some approaching new highs. DDR FLDM and MCK are bottom breakout setups with upside resistance/gaps to... More »
    Yesterday, 9:32 AM ANW, BK, CIT
  • Six Ways To Deal With The Bond Dilemma
    As financial advisors, money managers, and investors alike all begin to plot portfolio strategy for 2017 and beyond, one of the biggest questions is what to do about the bond market. For those of you keeping score at home, note that the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index had its worst month... More »
    Yesterday, 9:24 AM
  • Today's Technical Outlook - 12/01/2016
    Market SummaryDavid Chojnacki - Market TechnicianGood economic numbers seemed to propel the major indices at the open. The DJIA and SPX even made new intra-day highs early on, before reversing direction and moving to the downside. Equities moved lower through the day, despite energy issues... More »
    Yesterday, 8:56 AM
  • Canadian Dividend All-Stars Earnings & Ex-Dividend Calendar
    The calendar below was created as a tool that will hopefully add some value to readers who are invested or looking to invest in the Canadian Dividend All-Stars. I believe this calendar is an improvement from the list published last month. It is, however, still a work in progress and I welcome... More »
    Yesterday, 8:53 AM ACLTF, CBWBF, CNQ