The Bond Bull Market Is Over

The financial media headlines have been dominated over the past week by the latest bold declarations. Treasury yields are on the rise, and “the bond bull market is over!” Except that it’s not over. Not even close to starting to be over as a matter of fact. At least not yet. For despite its extraordinarily advanced age and recent fall coupled with the bold proclamations from some notable bond gurus, the 37-year old bond bull market still remains very much alive today.

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Out Too Far Over Our Skis

Today’s stock market is a ripper. It registers daily gains like nobody’s business and has become good that it simply cannot be taken down on the daily trading slopes anymore, not even for a few hours it seems. Lately, stocks have been jumping into some rarified air. While the daily trading action remains sick, it is reasonable to wonder whether the stock market’s repeatedly gnarly tricks may ultimately leave it at even greater danger of a nasty wipeout before it’s all over.

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2018 Earnings Outlook: Hoping For A Happy And Healthy New Year

The new calendar year is under way. With it comes the start of a new quarterly earnings season, which is set to get under way starting next week. As a result, it is worthwhile to establish the baseline for corporate earnings expectations for the coming year and to consider what we might expect from corporations and their stock prices in the year ahead.

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Eric Parnell Positions For 2018: Watch The Dollar

From Seeking Alpha:  Eric Parnell has written more than 1,000 Seeking Alpha articles, each providing readers with his thoughtful, yet direct, approach to market analysis. In this year’s interview with Executive Editor George Moriarty, the author of The Universal shares a bullish short- to medium-term outlook that delivers his usual circumspection, with some interesting surprises. Enjoy!

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The Lovable Losers Of 2017

The contrarian investor likes to move against the crowd. The reason that contrarian investors have not gone the way of the dinosaur over the years, despite their seemingly perpetual skepticism about a rising stock market, is this: their inclination to avoid areas where optimism has become excessive, and instead focus on market segments that are unloved, has historically been rewarded over time. Put simply, contrarian investors are the quintessential clearance sale shoppers that typically avoid paying too much and instead can find some of the best bargains the market has on offer at any given point in time. And with 2017 drawing to a close, it is as good as a time as any to consider where the contrarians may be hunting as the calendar is set to flip to the New Year.

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