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TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Opportunities and Risks in 8 Funds

A look at opportunities and risks in eight funds: SPY, FXI, LQD, OIL, TLT, UUP, FXE and GLD. writes Landon Whaley of Focus Market Trader. 

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Risk Barometer Today Is Japanese Yen

The flip-flop in bond moods hasn’t helped equities completely and that is worth watching but the real risk barometer today is in the Japanese yen (JPY), which needs to clear 112 to get bullish on risk again, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TOP PROS' TOP PICKS
Top Picks 2018: Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI)

My Top Pick for conservative investors for 2018 is Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (TEI), a closed-end yield fund that pays monthly distributions and has $630 million under management, explains Vivian Lewis, international expert and editor of Global Investing. 

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
State of the State: How Far and How Fast for Interest Rates?

The true longevity of this rally may depend on how fast and far interest rates can rise given we may have just confirmed a longer-term change of direction in the bond market, says Jeff Greenblatt, editor of The Fibonacci Forecaster Wednesday.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
How US Bond Yields Are Linked to Equities, Commodities, USD

Events pivot around U.S. bond yields and what it means to equities, commodities and the USD. The correlations that drove 2017 aren’t working today. Maybe that is the horseshoe nail problem or maybe it is volatility returning, writes Bob Savage, Track Research.

TOP PROS' TOP PICKS
Top Picks 2018: VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL)

With interest rates expected to head higher in 2018, it’s assumed that fixed income would be a less than ideal place to be invested. Junk bonds, however, tend to behave more like stocks than bonds, suggests ETF expert David Dierking, editor of ETF Focus. 

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
China, Japan Emerge in Global Policy, a Signal of Volatility?

We all seem to be waiting for rates to matter, leaving the melting up process in equities a similar one for yields. Only a break of 2.38% 10-year U.S. Treasury will change the mood, says Bob Savage, Track Research Tuesday.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Four Stories to Watch Today, Plus Record Prime Numbers and Record Debt

The world’s global debt just reached $233 trillion in 3Q. The private non-financial debt is at record highs in Canada, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey, worth considering with the global call for rates to rise, says Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Risk: Bull Run Fizzles. Reward: Stay the Course this Week.

Markets today are likely to be watching for the real bomb cyclone effects on trading. Fears are that the bull run in equities that has started the week fizzles should rates drag past 2.54% in 10Y, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

TRADING LESSONS
Trading Lesson: Why Gold Is Undervalued, in 10 Charts

The precious metal has historically shared a low-to-negative correlation with traditional assets such as cash, Treasuries and stocks, domestic and global. It’s an appealing diversifier in the event of a correction, writes Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Trading Risks in Global Politics This Week Ahead of New Year

The ability for the big three central bankers – FOMC, ECB and BOJ to continue with planned divergence requires a heavy dose of gluchwein and maybe something even stronger to get over the hump of the New Year, writes Bob Savage, Track Research.

GURUS' VIEWS & STRATEGIES
PIMCO's Dynamic Play on Income

With rising geopolitical tensions and good money been made in the stock market, we stress the importance of increasing your bond allocation; PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (PDI) is a great way to do it, notes Todd Shaver, editor of Bullmarket.com.

IDEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Aberdeen: Income From Down Under

Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income (FAX) is a closed-end fund that holds short-to-intermediate term debt issued by corporations and governments based in 10 Asia-Pacific countries and the US., notes Roger Conrad, editor of Capitalist Times.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Year-End Risk Trading and Focused on Euro/Japanese Yen

The euro is trying 1.19 again but hasn’t been back to 1.20 yet – perhaps next year. We are waiting for the cover of snow to get such volatility. Until then we are all risk trading and it’s the euro/Japanese yen that matters, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.