Killer Curves

A nasty curve is being thrown at the U.S. economy. And, where this pitch ends bodes ill for risk assets over time.

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High Yield Bonds Under Pressure

High-yield corporate bonds have been a remarkably resilient asset class throughout the post-crisis period. This included emerging from the rising default wave that spread across the asset class in 2015 and 2016. And, while high-yield bonds continue to hover near all-time highs, a renewed threat that first emerged for the category back in the spring is continuing to pick up steam. It remains to be seen how much longer high-yield bonds can resist the pressure.

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Mid-Year DIY Investor Summit – Special Online Event Starting Soon

The Mid-Year DIY Investor Summit is only a few days away!

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28, nine top investors are coming together to share their best strategies and investments for finishing strong in 2017.

I am honored to be taking part in the latest DIY Investor Summit presented by Brian Bain from Investor In The Family in partnership with Seeking Alpha. The other contributors for the Mid-Year Summit include Brad Thomas, Bret Jensen, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Mark Hibben, Ian Bezek, Lawrence Fuller, and Double Dividend Stocks.

Free registration for this special online event is still open. Please click on the link below if you are interested in registering and learning more.

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Thanks and I look forward to meeting up at the Mid-Year DIY Investing Summit!

Dirty Thirty

A line has been crossed. For only the third time in U.S. stock market history, the CAPE for the S&P 500 Index has crossed above 30. Perhaps we are living in a new world today where valuations no longer matter. But I remain inclined to believe otherwise for a few important reasons.

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Time To Get Real

Corporate earnings have been a bright spot for the U.S. stock market over the past several months. And the first quarter of 2017 was one of the strongest quarters in this regard in recent memory. But this wondrous period is now all but over, and in a couple of weeks, we will enter the new earnings season for 2017 Q2. Profit forecasts have been holding steady as of late, but market fundamentals may be put to the test once the new earnings season gets underway.

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