Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Intelligent Investor: The Deflation Scenario Investors Should Cheer – WSJ.com

TD Ameritrade announced on Friday that it will permit customers to trade more than 100 ETFs commission-free, following similar moves by Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab and Vanguard Group over the past year. Last month, Vanguard introduced 16 ETFs, including one … Continue reading

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FT.com / Markets – ‘Bernanke put’ risk for shareholders

Don’t fight the Fed. That is the mantra driving financial markets now. As the prospect of another super-sized dose of cheap money from the world’s most powerful central bank has gained traction, the dollar has tumbled. Almost everything else, be … Continue reading

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Wealth Matters – Why Some Investors Still Flock to High-Priced Gold – NYTimes.com

Positives: The pro-gold camp is not just pointing to the metal’s long, steady growth over the last two years. They’re now talking about its permanent role in a diversified portfolio. “The case that has really resonated with the largest private … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: Hatzius: Two main economic scenarios “fairly bad” and “very bad”

Ezra Klein at the WaPo reports on some comments from Goldman Sachs chief economist Jan Hatzius and professor Paul Krugman at the “America’s Fiscal Choices” conference in Washington today: Will America come to envy Japan's lost decade? Perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Fundamentally – Blue-Chip Stocks May Finally Be Set for a Revival – NYTimes.com

Today, some market watchers are armed with a kitchen sink full of arguments that the stage is set for a blue-chip revival. Not only are the large caps cheaper than small caps by historical standards, but some of these big … Continue reading

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Lone Sale of $4.1 Billion in Contracts Led to ‘Flash Crash’ in May – NYTimes.com

In a long-awaited report on one of wildest days in Wall Street’s history, regulators said that the automated sale of a large block of futures by a mutual fund — not named in the report, but identified by officials as … Continue reading

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UBS Investment Strategy Guide, 4th Quarter 2010

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Options Market Holds Clues to Future – WSJ.com

By watching options prices, investors can glean bits of information about stock-market volatility and individual stocks' outlook. One important signal comes from the so-called fear gauge, the CBOE Market Volatility Index. The measure, also called the VIX, tracks prices investors … Continue reading

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Monthly Investing Outlook from Agile Investments

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