Markets & Economy

Market crashes cause fear in many, but others see opportunity. Conditions can quickly change, and that’s why it’s so important to garner as much knowledge as possible from experts who have proven themselves over numerous market cycles. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of market forces, insights into the risks and opportunities most investors miss, and learn how to position your portfolio accordingly.

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I am watching the action in both the stock and bond markets as both are signaling that a potential change in trend may be in the offering, states Joe Duarte, editor of In the Money Options.
The S&P 500 (SPX) just closed down for the sixth week in a row, something seen only a handful of times in the past 50 years, states Jay Pelosky of TPW Advisory.
Investors are nervous about the effects on equity markets of rising 10-year bond yields in Canada and the US, explains Gavin Graham, a leading specialist in Canadian investing and contributing editor to Internet Wealth Builder.
Now Biden and Mario Draghi are talking about bringing back the failed energy policies of the past, raising the ghost of price caps for oil and gas not to mention windfall profit taxes on oil companies, notes Phil Flynn of PRICE Futures Group.
The S&P 500 (SPX) opened sharply lower on Thursday as traders fretted about the economy, interest rates, and inflation, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
The sun is still shining on Clearway Energy (CWEN), a contract renewable energy developer, notes Roger Conrad, editor of Conrad's Utility Investor.
The fixed-income selling wave has been brutal, and it brought mainstream investment-grade funds to high single-digit losses on a year-to-date basis, asserts Jack Bowers, editor of Fidelity Monitor & Insight.
After a decade of massive outperformance, the tide has finally turned against growth investors this year, explains market strategist Jack Forehand, editor of Validea.
Believe it or not, the current sentiment survey numbers from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) are worse than those following the crash of ‘87, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the declaration of the pandemic two years ago, recalls John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator.
As we predicted would happen, the average cost of a retail gallon of gasoline hit a record-breaking nominal of $4.374 a gallon causing more pain for consumers, notes Phil Flynn of PRICE Futures Group

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No doubt you have already read many articles telling you how high inflation and an inverted yield curve have foreshadowed every recession in modern history. There is some truth to that. But there is also some fiction. 40-year investment veteran Steve Reitmeister will share with you his insights on this pressing matter along with his trading plan to stay one step ahead of the market.

In this presentation, Inna Rosputnia, CEO of Managed Accounts IR, shares her time-tested strategy. Join us to learn when and what assets to own in any economic environment.

Moreover, Inna will talk about conditions that move stocks, bonds, and gold, giving you a detailed guide on spotting the best buy and sell points in these markets. In addition, she shares her insights about upcoming trading opportunities and effective asset allocation.

Energy, Food, and Transportation are not the only sectors profiting from the hideous inflation now impacting the world economy. Any company that has a big order backlog and can raise prices, like semiconductors, are poised to profit! The stock market is historically a great inflation hedge and Louis will reveal which companies are prospering in the current inflationary environment.

Recession warnings abound, yet the Feds are determined to raise interest rates fast.
What's your best defense when the traditional assets of safety are vulnerable?

Learn the macroeconomic reasons and tax benefits of investing in commercial real estate such as multi-family, industrial, mixed-use, and vacation home developments. Each property type has unique investment characteristics that investors can benefit from, as well as the tax advantages that direct real estate investing provides. Active real estate investors can now retire from the day-to-day headaches of managing investment property and invest in institutional properties on a passive basis alongside a seasoned real estate development company. These investments can be done through a 1031 exchange or by a direct investment with an IRA or after-tax money.

In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, Central Banks worked in concert, printing trillions of dollars and suppressing interest rates in order to push investors out the risk curve, warding off a deflationary spiral. Their efforts worked. For a dozen years volatility remained low, inflation (both ways) remain contained and stock indices thrived. As if you need any more convincing than the past 2 years offers, this has all changed. Now we have no idea what comes next, but we can say (backed by a large body of statistical evidence) is that trend trading strategies have proved useful in protecting a typical investor's portfolio of stocks and bonds during uncertain times.
We will quickly define what a trend is, and through our academic project to publish transparent CTA trend performance explain some of the methods used by large money managers. Finally, we will look at how long and short trend following exposure on a diversified portfolio of instruments may help you to meet your investment goals.
Nobody is going to watch your money the way you will. Learn these time-tested techniques to gain a better understanding of what CTAs do, and begin to think for yourself when it comes to investing your hard-earned money.

First National Realty Partners is one of the leading private equity commercial real estate sponsors in grocery-anchored CRE. Join your host, First National Realty Partners' Managing Director, Drew Carpenter, for an in-depth look at how to successfully invest in private equity CRE.


  • Learn the different types of CRE investing and how to be successful in private CRE.
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This is rare—no one you know is in this asset class, says Jerremy Newsome, CEO and Co-Founder of In this in-depth webinar, Mr. Newsome will be covering a very unique and extremely interesting asset class. Find out what makes this investment fun and lucrative with wild, sexy returns!
Midterm election years continue to be a volatile year for stocks as republicans and democrats vie for control for Congress, especially under new presidents. It's worst for new democratic presidents. Disappointment with the incumbent administration holds the market back through Q2-Q3, creating the next great buying opportunity—the perennial sweet spot of the four-year cycle. Jeff will relay how the market behaves under different political alignments as well his latest market outlook and seasonal investing opportunities in sector ETFs, top-ranked stocks, and the ins and outs of his best & worst Months Switching Strategies.

There are multiple cumulative and credible challenges to this US and global economic expansion, from inflation, shortages, wars, and now a hawkish Fed. However, we discuss why the recent recovery in equity markets is congruent with these headwinds. And we discuss what strategies might best leverage this environment.


Cruises’s renowned market experts help you go beyond the latest market news to unravel the effects of geopolitical events on the global economy, analyze the current market environment to identify hot spots for potential investments, and discern the long-term market and economic trends and opportunities around the world.

There are no sure-shot techniques for market forecasting and analysis. If one were developed, it wouldn’t work for long, since as everyone applied it, its foundation would change significantly. There’s an excess of data in the world today, so the trick is to spot the one or two key variables in a specific time. They could be Fed policy, consumer behavior, foreign trade wars, etc. Any these factors could change, sometimes several times, throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to keep up with market news and the ever-changing conditions. For a framework to add value, it must entail market-moving events that have a good chance of occurring, but are not yet within the consensus.

Research has consistently shown that Investors are more surprised by bear than bull markets, and economic and financial market downturns unfold faster than upswings. Successful investing entails studying varying perspectives, then folding in history, experiences, hunches—and great timing. The goal is to identify the significant but undiscounted aspects of the outlook. This is where the true opportunities for investors lie and where our experts excel.

We feature more than just stock market news. Our expert contributors are renowned investing and trading veterans who have survived—and thrived—in all kinds of market conditions and they share in-depth intelligence about the markets and the catalysts driving them to help you chart your path to growth and prosperity in any market environment.