We believe the municipal bond market's fundamentals are improving, and that there are ETFs that give investors the opportunity to limit their exposure to rising rates, suggests Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ director of ETF Research in The Outlook.
Following a 30-year bull market in bonds, investors need to prepare for a long-term rise in rates, cautions Anton Bayer. The CEO of Up Capital looks at this transition and highlights several strategies and positions for the next stage of the interest rate cycle.
If there ever was a time to prepare for inflation, and access such protection at reasonable prices, the time is now, before the globe's behemoth investment institutions crowd out mom and pop investors, suggests Richard Stavros, editor of Survival of the Fittest.
For this review, I looked for weak and oversold market averages on monthly charts by using one of my favorite technical indicators—RSI (Relative Strength Index)—to identify what may be promising buy areas from which rallies could develop, explains Bonnie Gortler in Systems and Forecasts.
With the stock market notching all-time highs day after day after day, it's not easy to be a contrarian these days, notes Lewis Braham of Bloomberg.com, as he lists a few ideas from top portfolio managers that could win big this year.
As 2013 nears its end, MoneyShow's Howard R. Gold, takes a look back at his hits and misses of the past year, and looks forward to the ups and downs he'll experience in 2014, and in many more years to come.
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