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Posts Tagged ‘interest rates’


Which of Your Investments Will Suffer as Interest Rates Go Up?

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates again. And, more rate increases are in the cards for December of 2018 and into 2019. Which of your investments will prosper and which of your investments will suffer as interest rates go up? CNBC weights in on this question with an article about the best performing stocks in the Dow as interest rates go up.
While stocks like J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Visa do well when rates are surging, Walmart and Coca-Cola struggle.
Walmart averages a loss of 0.8 percent when rates rise 25 basis points or more in one month, the […]

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What Does Increasing Inflation Mean for Stocks?

Prices of goods and services are inching up and according to The Wall Street Journal the Fed is not going to get in the way of a little inflation.
Inflation has begun picking up, and it looks as if the Federal Reserve is going to let it keep climbing.
The Labor Department on Tuesday said that consumer prices rose by 0.3% in September from August, putting them 1.5% above their year-earlier level. With gasoline prices stabilizing, annual inflation ought to push above 2% on the year within a couple of months.
Core prices, which exclude food and energy costs, have been there for […]

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End of the Easy Money Era

The VIX fear index hit its 11th highest level ever as investors come to believe that the Fed has signaled the end of the easy money era. Is this an overreaction or should you be selling stocks right and left? Investor Place comments on how the VIX just misses the top ten most volatile days in a quarter of a century.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), or fear gauge, soared ahead 39.9% on in Friday trading, making it the 11th greatest move in the index in more than 25 years.
Wall Street simply got spooked by worries that the end of the […]

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Will a Weaker Dollar Hurt Stocks?

The dollar is heading for its worst month this decade after Fed Chairman Janet Yellen reiterated that the Fed will move cautiously in raising interest rates. For the investors the question is, will a weaker dollar hurt stocks or help? Bloomberg Business writes about Yellen sending the dollar to its worst month since 2010.
The dollar headed for its worst month in 5 1/2 years after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen doused speculation the U.S. central bank will pick up the pace of interest-rate increases. The yen strengthened.
A gauge of the greenback approached the lowest since June after Yellen said the […]

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How to Pick Dividend Stocks

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An article in The Street caught our eye. These 5 Big Dividend Stocks Want to Pay You More Money. It got us to thinking about how to pick dividend stocks.
When stocks go […]

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Should We Blame the Stock Selloff on the Federal Reserve

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Stocks have started the year on a downward track. Energy stocks are hurting due to continued low oil prices and bank stocks have joined in the race to the price bottom. Amidst […]

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What to Look for in a Dividend Stock

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Dividend stocks are the basis of a sound retirement portfolio. As Motley Fool says in its best of breed article about dividend stocks, these stocks provide investors with three great benefits.
Dividend payments […]

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Are Stock Prices too High?

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Has the continuing stock market rally in the aftermath of the 2008 crash run its course? US Federal Reserve Chairman Yellen says that stock valuations are quite high according to Bloomberg Business.
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Surviving a Stock Market Crash

What is the trick to surviving a stock market crash? One of our readers posed this question after we gave our thoughts recently about the Next Big Stock Market Crash. It is our opinion that there are a lot of hidden economic factors in China that could drag that economy down and take much of […]

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