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The Stock Market Is For Speculation, Not an Income Source

Everyone in financial media is now talking about Vanguard and how it controls more than 80% of the money invested in index funds. Have investors forgotten the recent brutality of the stock market or are they just convinced that another … Continue reading

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A Significant Anomaly in Bonds [Premium Articles]

Since the inception of TLT, a little less than 50% of the buy and hold gains have occurred on Fridays and that increases to nearly 100% after 2011. This calendar effect is a significant anomaly and shows that markets are … Continue reading

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Bond Charts Have Become the Junkyard of Chart Patterns

Bonds, and especially TLT, the popular ETF, have become a junkyard of classical chart patterns, a place where wrecking of such dubious formations is frequent and unforgiving.

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Bond Yields Fall Because of…QE Tapering

This is how it goes, folks. When the majority expects bond prices to fall because of the FED reducing bond buying, bond prices rise because of the FED reducing bond buying! Is it because of the QE tapering itself or because the QE tapering was not … Continue reading

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Naïve Technical Traders Receive a Double Blow in Bonds

Two back-to-back flagship patterns of chart analysis that failed in TLT should be enough to convince even hardcore supporters of outdated trading methods that were developed in the mid-20th century that decisions based on random formations are doomed.  

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Bond Bears Are Ready to Quit

Despite the numerous calls at the beginning of this year for a bond bear market by analysts relying on either fundamental or technical wishful thinking, bond yields are dropping in an environment of rising stocks. This is the worst of all possible worlds for … Continue reading

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