The world has changed. Today, investors everywhere can put their money to work in markets that not long ago didn't even exist. Yet, where does everyone run at the first sign of trouble? The U.S. markets. The dollar, T-bonds and U.S. stocks continue to be the bastion of safety in an unsafe world. We'll help you anticipate new trends in the U.S. stock indexes, bonds, gold, silver, the U.S. dollar and economy.
Maxwell Edison may have majored in medicine, as the Beatles sang, but many of the "brainiacs" on Wall Street are hedge fund managers. Even so, their performance record at key market turns often leaves a lot to be desired. See this eye-opening bond market chart.
A chief investment officer just told USA Today, "Listening to the 6 o'clock news gets investors off track." Find out why he made that statement. Plus, see what a "news-driven" and rational-reaction graph of stock prices would look like. (Hint: It's nothing you'd ever see in real life.)
The CEO of a major Wall Street firm calls it "worrisome." A director of floor operations at the NYSE says it's "not normal." Find out why a volatility explosion might be just around the corner.
There's an exchange-traded fund for almost every investment niche. Our analysts view the proliferation of ETFs as part of the entire derivatives boom. Here's how we believe ETFs will go down in history.
There's a sizeable gap between investor expectations and historical market returns. Chalk it up to ramped-up optimism and what psychologists call "information avoidance." Two surveys and one chart are revealing.
See our global market charts that cover $18 TRILLION, inflation(?), and a truly bold forecast.
A mix of bull and bear market impulses is evident in today's culture. How is that possible with recent all-time highs in stocks? Shouldn't social mood be decidedly bullish? A Boston University econophysicist charts water's freezing process and makes a shocking discovery.
According to our research, investors are hopelessly devoted to the U.S. IPO market, even though the relationship has become dangerously one-sided.