All posts tagged "long term rates"

  • Yield Curve Has Rarely Been Steeper

    Jeff Sommer, in the N. Y. Times, discusses the implications of the large difference between long term and short term interest rates and cites William H. Gross, the co-chief investment officer of the Pacific Investment Management Company,...

    • Posted January 17, 2010
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  • Ken Fisher Predicts Stocks May Rally as much as 70% Above March Lows

    Ken Fisher thinks stocks are cheap in relation to long term interest rates. SMA comment: This would appear to be the case if we don’t experience an economic depression. Source: ***

    • Posted April 22, 2009
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  • Trading Diary 10-7-07

    Dow 14,066 S&P 1,557 NASDAQ 2,780 The market has had a ferocious rally since the middle of August when the Dow briefly plunged below 12,500. The ultrashort ETFs (SRS, SKF, and TWM) purchased over the past couple...

    • Posted October 11, 2007
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  • Bill Gross is Shameful

    Bill Gross, the famous (in financial circles) and ultra-compensated bond fund manager from PIMCO, has called for the Bush administration to bail out homeowners facing foreclosure. The costs of such a bail-out have been likened to the...

    • Posted August 26, 2007
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  • Stocks NOT a Bargain

    Originally published in June 1999: INDEXES ON 5/28/99 DJIA 10,559.74 S&P 500 1,301.84 NASDAQ 2,470.52 Editorial Despite the recent market weakness, overall, stocks are still no bargains. It will take a lot more than a measly 7%...

    • Posted October 17, 2006
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  • Limit Order Pain

    Originally published in October 1998: INDEXES ON 9/30/98 DJIA 7,842.62 S&P 500 1,017.01 NASDAQ 1,693.84 Editorial We may have seen the worst of the mini-bear, but then again, maybe we haven’t. Chairman Greenspan dropped the Fed Funds...

    • Posted September 27, 2006
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  • Lessons From the Investing Legends

    Originally published in February 1998: The market continues to digest the news of Asia and the president’s image problem. Of these two concerns, the greater risk to prosperity by far is the turmoil in the Far East....

    • Posted August 18, 2006
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  • Big Stocks Still Surprise

    Originally published in August 1997: Bill Clinton, as well as Alan Greenspan, are going to come out of this renaissance period looking like a couple of the most brilliant leaders of this century. Actually, both of them...

    • Posted August 4, 2006
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  • Those Sly Mutual Funds

    Originally published on: February 23, 1997 There is only one thing that can explain the market’s unrelenting advance. Foreign investors have finally discovered the U.S. stock market again. After being woefully under-invested in one of the hottest...

    • Posted June 10, 2006
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  • Stock Picks for the January Effect

    Originally published on: December 29, 1996 The U. S. stock market took a bath on December 16th, the day before the Federal Reserve policy making meeting. The small dose of fear we got in the beginning of...

    • Posted May 19, 2006
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