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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. 

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Many Influences in Market Outlooks in US, Germany, Italy, EU

The Fed won’t get to 2024 without a recession affecting policy. Key period is 2019-2020 when the stimulative effects of the tax cut wear off, while QE is just getting ramped up, with worsening financial conditions, writes Don Kaufman, co-founder of TheoTrade.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Downward Dollar Dominates Markets. A Trend Easy to Beat?

The moves down in the USD dominate markets. Politics may be more important than rates, growth or value. The technical picture is overdone and will make tomorrow a raw deal for those who think the trend will be easy to beat, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.

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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.

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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.

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Top Picks 2018: Direxion Daily CSI 300 China A Share Bear 1X Shares (C

My assessment of markets always begins by evaluating the three most critical forces, or gravities, that impact asset prices: fundamental, quantitative, and behavioral. I call this my Gravitational Investing Framework, explains Landon Whaley editor of Focus Market Trader.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Trade Idea: Energetic about 2018 with Energy Select Sector

XLE broke out from the downtrend that started in 2014. A break out from a multi-year price weakness like this usually leads to a sharp rise which may be an indication that XLE could hit the target price of $95 quickly, writes Joon Choi of Signalert Asset Management.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
State of the Market: Stocks Surge to New Highs to Start New Year

The valuations of emerging markets relative to developed markets stocks is in line with the 21-year average spread. Emerging markets are less risky now than they used to be, so I consider this to be a favorable indicator, says Marvin Appel, MD, PhD, of Signalert Asset Management.

TRADING LESSONS
Trading Lesson: Why We Follow the Whales of Forex Currency Markets

Who are the foreign currency whales and why should small fish traders care? Veteran traders Jeff Wecker and Stephen Nos Biggs Gibson outline four types of whales in today’s Trading Lesson. Look for more Trading Lessons every Friday on MoneyShow.com.

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This Analyst Called for the 2016-2017 Market Rally. What About 2018?

Whatever occurred last year is often not going to be instructive as to what will occur in the upcoming year, and that is what you do when you rely on fundamentals and economics to linearly forecast 2018, writes Avi Gilburt, of ElliottWaveTrader.net.

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What January's Seasonal Indicators Could Say About 2018

January has quite a legendary reputation on Wall Street as an influx of cash from yearend bonuses and annual allocations typically propels stocks higher, explains seasonable trading expert and market historian Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of Stock Trader's Almanac. 

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Is It Really 2018? Traders Should Be Ready for Anything

Obviously, we didn’t get the hit like 1937 this year but nothing has changed in geopolitical risk. I’m going to continue to look for a market correction. There hasn’t been a real one since 2011, says Jeff Greenblatt, editor of The Fibonacci Forecaster.

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What Are the Differences Among Bitcoin, Amazon, Tesla and the S&P 500?

The SPX has now extended approximately 3% beyond the target I set 2 years ago, and can still see further extensions, and 2018 will present us with a nice pullback back towards the 3000 region, writes Avi Gilburt, technical analyst and author of ElliottWaveTrader.net.

IDEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A Safety-First Approach to the Bull Market

After a weak start in November, Santa Claus is back on course to deliver a good dose of holiday cheer for investors, notes Jim Stack, money manager and editor of InvesTech Research.

TRADING IDEAS OF THE DAY
Liquified Natural Gas Trading Turns Bullish with Global Shortages

Demand from China, India and South Korea is sending LNG prices to a 10-month high, reflecting a scramble for supplies ahead of the northern hemisphere winter. This bull market could last 5-7 years, asserts Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.