Investors Look for Support Despite Yield Curve

Major Moves I suspect that the back and forth trading today is still the result of the negative signals produced from the bond market last week. As I mentioned in last week's Chart Advisor, the yield curve finally inverted on Friday. Specifically, the 10-year Treasury...

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4 Ways Apple Is Reinventing Itself

Apple Inc. (AAPL) held a special “It’s Show Time” event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino today, rolling out all of the Hollywood glitter and showmanship it typically employs for its major product debuts. But CEO Tim Cook correctly called this “a very different...

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RIAs Like E*TRADE's Trust Company of America Deal

E*Trade’s (ETFC) deal to acquire Trust Company of America, which it announced last week, is resonating well with the advisors that will become part of the discount broker. That’s according to WealthManagement.com, which polled some of the RIAs to get their sense of...

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BlackBerry Sellers in Charge Ahead of Earnings

BlackBerry Limited (BB) stock got crushed in 2011 and 2012, losing market share to Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone and Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) Android operating system. BlackBerry stock has been scraping along deep lows in the single digits for more than six years, looking...

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Fed Tightened Last Week by Reducing Balance Sheet

The balance sheet was increased to $4.5 trillion on a series of quantitative easing moves that followed the 2007 to 2008 Great Credit Crunch. Removing this stimulus by unwinding the balance sheet has been called quantitative tightening, as reserves are removed from...

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9 Common Effects of Inflation

If you believe the headlines, inflation is back after a long post-crisis stint of disinflation and, in some instances, outright deflation. Since investors haven't seen significant price rises in years, it's worth brushing up on the most common effects of inflation. 1....

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Unusual Buying in ETFs Is Growing

Did you know that you can lead a cow up a set of stairs but not down? It's mostly true. In fact, students at West Virginia University once directed a purple-painted cow into the clocktower at Woodburn Hall. Unable to descend the stairs, it supposedly died there from...

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