Home / Investment

Investment

Investment

For Sale On The Dark Web: Your Tax Refund And Social Security Number

After death, and taxes, we can now add a third 'certainty' to life - identity theft. Amid the business of tax season, it's not just accountants that are toiling hard to collect their fees. As Bloomberg reports, tax season is hog heaven for cybercriminals. The thought of all that personal data just sitting around, unmolested in tax documents, inspires a torrent of creepy scammer creativity. The Krebs on Security blog provided a glimpse...

Read More »

Why Is The State In Our Bedrooms & Living Rooms As Well As Our Bank Accounts?

Authored by Charles Hugh-Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, There's a word to describe a state with unlimited power over the private lives, spaces, choices, behaviors, communications and accounts of its citizens: totalitarian. A limited government is concerned with proscribing the exploitation of citizens by elites and criminals. A Totalitarian State seeks control of everything--including what goes on in the ...

Read More »

Friday links: a rarefied realm

MarketsHow this stock market compares to 2000 and 2007. (wsj.com)The stock market doesn't stand still for anyone. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Strategy"People want uncorrelated assets until they’re uncorrelated to the downside." (awealthofcommonsense.com)An in-depth look at the Growth-Trend market timing model from Philosophical Economics. (allocatesmartly.com)In praise of investment checklists. (aaii.com)How to avoid value traps. (blog.johnsoninv.com)Sponsored linkWebinar: What You Ought to Know ...

Read More »

Why Traders Are Now Selling Insurance To Protect Against Volatility: A "Feedback Loop" Theory

Over the past several months, one of the proposals floated on this website to explain the strange collapse in volatility at a time when uncertainty has soared, was the so-called "negative convexity" gamma trade, demonstrated best by the Catalyst Funds' Hedged Futures Strategy Fund in mid-February, according to which traders buying vol has led to dealers offsetting these purchases with more than ...

Read More »

Q2 Outlook: Where does opportunity lie for Canadian investors?

Many of the macro themes underpinning our second quarter Global Investment Outlook – better economic activity, an upturn in corporate earnings and fading fears of deflation – are also evident in Canada. Notably, our BlackRock GPS for the Canadian economy has risen steadily since the middle of 2016 on better retail sales, employment and wholesale trade data, and points to further modest upside to consensus...

Read More »

Flow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds Dip – Barron’s (blog)

Barron'sFlow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds DipBarron's (blog)While demand for exchange-traded funds rose in the past week, long-term mutual funds saw outflows. Mutual funds posted $1.2 billion of net redemptions from the $6.4 billion of inflows they saw last week, according to the Investment Company Institute or ...Would You Buy an ETF Without Knowing What's In It?Bloombergall 4 news articles »

Read More »

Investing Blog Roundup: Selecting an Asset Allocation

After choosing to save and invest in the first place, the next most important investment decision is the asset allocation you choose for your portfolio. This week, Darrow Kirkpatrick and Jim Dahle each provide some suggestions for how to go about selecting an asset allocation. 5 Simple Asset Allocation Strategies from Darrow Kirkpatrick Designing Your Glide Path from Jim Dahle Other Money-Related Articles Replacing Lost Or Stolen Savings ...

Read More »

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Edges Lower Ahead of Canadian, US Job Data

USD/CAD is almost unchanged in the Friday session, as the pair trades slightly above the 1.34 line. On the release front, job numbers are in the spotlight on both sides of the border. Canada releases Employment Change and the unemployment rate, while the US releases three key events – Nonfarm Payrolls, Average Hourly Earnings and the unemployment rate. Weak oil prices in the...

Read More »

DAX Unchanged as Markets Eye US-China Summit, Nonfarm Payrolls

The DAX Index is showing little movement in the Friday session. Currently, the DAX is trading at 12,168.00. In economic news, Germany continues to post strong numbers. Industrial Production jumped 2.2%, beating the estimate of -0.1%. Germany’s trade surplus improved to EUR 21.0 billion, beating the forecast of EUR 19.4 billion. The US will release Nonfarm Employment Payrolls, with the markets braced for a drop to 174 thousand. Investors remain cautious ahead ...

Read More »

Clipping Iran’s Wings – Winners & Losers From Congress’ New Sanctions

Authored by James Durso via RealClearDefense.com, Iran’s aviation sector will spend much more time taxiing before takeoff if the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act Of 2017 becomes law. The bill enjoys bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives is considering a companion bill, the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, which also enjoys bipartisan support. The Senate...

Read More »
error: Content is protected !!