Fighting the Fed: What Does it Mean?

Investors eventually learn not to "fight the Fed."  The Fed has more power and a lot more money than you do. It is popular in the investment punditry to criticize the Fed, blame the institution and the members for all problems, and claim that nearly anyone could do a better job than the incumbents.  It […]

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Understanding Market Volatility

Investors and traders alike need to understand market volatility.  Many market observers use volatility as a euphemism for price declines.  This is completely wrong. The astute options analyst Adam Warner (one of our featured sources), does a great job with this concept.  Writing about the Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX), he makes this important point: […]

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Revisiting the Stress Test

Early this summer we raised a number of questions in our Summer Quiz.  The objective was both to enlighten and to help investors make wise investment decisions over the summer.  As we hoped, anyone who took the quiz seriously has had a profitable summer.  (We'll try to wrap up the answers and award the prize, […]

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