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A December to Remember: A Look at Fed Action from Last Year

Let's look back to a year ago this month, when most investors saw volatility and a lack of liquidity; and then turn to now, as the tariff deadline looms and the VIX vs. VIX futures gap widens.

What Happens if the Tanks Roll Into Hong Kong?

With Beijing amassing military hardware on Hong Kong's doorstep, it's worth counting the cost if the People's Liberation Army 'liberates' the city from pro-democracy protesters.

Lean, Mean Fighting Machines Emerge From Debt Diet

The catalyst for equities is now out of the bag, it is just a matter of finding companies with that catalyst before everyone catches on.

Here's Why Some Analysts See Netflix's Awful Open as an Opportunity

The bulls are not deterred by a downtrend in NFLX shares on Thursday..

Stick With the Shorter Side of the Yield Curve in This Market

This is why rates rose the day the Fed made such strongly dovish comments, and how you should manage your fixed income portfolio in response.

Prepping for Next Week's Fed Meeting and a Deluge of Economic Data

Here's what we could hear and how it would impact the debt and equity markets.

5 Reasons I Am Now in the Risk-Off Camp

Why I believe it's time to take profits and reduce risk.

How to Allocate Your Income-Generating Assets Now

My 'Hopium/Doomium' model has stood the test of time.

March Jobs Report: How to Interpret and Trade the Latest Numbers

From the Fed's perspective, wage growth doesn't matter anymore.

A Review of Judge Nathan's Positions as Elon Musk's Contempt Hearing Kicks Off

Tesla's CEO is encountering an experienced jurist on Thursday.

Debt-Laden Netflix Slips as Analysts Trim Price Targets

The entertainment giant's mounting debt load is giving analysts pause about the potential of its share price.

This Holiday Season Is No Vacation From Volatility

Here is some advice on what we can expect next from the Trump administration -- and how to position your portfolio for these wild swings.

Inflation, the Fed and How to Position Your Portfolio Around the Latest Numbers

The evidence that inflation Is slowing Is mostly circumstantial.

Junk Bond 'Star' Isn't All That Bright

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF outperformed Diamond Hill Corporate Credit Fund, so why take the latter's risk?

6 Top Tips for Income Investors in the Current Environment

From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.

How to Play a Coming U.S.-Chinese Trade Deal

Four steps income investors should take now, as Presidents Trump and Xi will likely play nice.

Novice Trade: JNK High-Yield Bond ETF

A bearishly biased out-of-the-money long put 'shooter' expiring in January.

Intermediate Trade: HYG High-Yield Bond ETF

A bearishly biased, out of the money vertical put spread expiring in October.

High-Yield Bond Funds for the Current Environment

Income-seeking investors are best served focusing on total return, not just income.

Intermediate Trade: HYG

This is a bearish trade on the high yield bonds ETF.

Like Communism, the Issue of Interest Rates Was a Red Herring

The fear of interest rate hikes was only the catalyst that blew up the short volatility trade.

There's Zero Panic in Bonds

On Tuesday, bond traders started to come out of their caves and make markets.

New Eurozone Securities Could Ease the Effects of ECB Tightening

Securitizing eurozone debt would get around Germany's opposition to joint bonds.

Intermediate Trade: JNK

I prefer a bearish trade on the junk bonds ETF.

Why I Am Shorting Bonds and You Should Too

Here's why I believe a bond selloff and yield overshoot is possible in 2018.

Cramer: You Mean to Tell Me Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble?

You think Bitcoin is a safe place, a reasonable approximation of value?

Momentum Slowly Leaking Out of Market

People are starting to notice.

Why High Yield Bonds and Small Caps Are Underperforming: Market Recon

These GOP tax reform plans limit the deductibility of interest payments.

Rev's Forum: The Uptrend Continues, but the Hindenburg Omen Is Spotted

The "omen" is an arcane technical warning, and it is receiving attention in light of the narrowness of the market

Are You Undersaved or Oversaved?

Strategic approaches for both types of investors in a low-interest rate world.