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Corporate Bond Sales Surge in 2012

The sales of corporate bonds have surged in 2012, approaching the record amount issued in 2009. Near-Record Bond Issues  Data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that earlier in October, global conglomerate General Electric Co. sold $7 billion worth of these financial instruments derived from corporate debt. Business application provider Oracle Corp. issued $5 billion worth of […]

Expert Says S&P Will Surge in Next Two Weeks!

The blue-chip S&P 500 Index will surge 5 percent to reach a new record level in the next two weeks, investing expert Tom DeMark stated recently. He estimated that the benchmark index will rise to a level of 1,480 before global market participants become tired of the benchmark and begin selling it, according to Bloomberg. […]

Great News! Financial Bonds Create Record Returns!

Financial bonds are currently on track to generate their highest annual returns ever, and this robust appreciation has motivated market participants ranging from Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) to DoubleLine Capital LP to predict that the four-year rally will soon come to an end. Sharp Appreciation  Index data provided by Bank of America Merrill Lynch […]

U.S. Stocks Surge Past Other Assets for First Time In Almost 20 Years

U.S. Equities are outperforming other asset classes in 2012 for the first time in close to 20 years. S&P surges Data provided by Bloomberg reveals that the benchmark S&P 500 Index has surged 14 percent in 2012, which means that the group of stocks has outperformed commodities, Treasuries, corporate bonds and equities in Asia and […]

Janus fund provides strong returns with careful bond picks

Gibson Smith and Marc Pinto, who serve as co-managers of the $8.9 billion Janus Balanced Fund, used their research on fixed-income securities to provide investors with the best combination of strong returns and low volatility of asset-allocation mutual funds. Data provided by Bloomberg Riskless Return Ranking indicates that the fund provided investors with a risk-adjusted […]

REITs present many benefits

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) present many benefits for investors. REITs provide opportunities for strong dividends, portfolio diversification, protection from inflation and robust performance. Commercial real estate sector Data provided by the 2012 Research Magazine Guide to REIT Investing indicated that while economic growth in the United States slowed during the first six months of […]

How to effectively plan for retirement

While the recent bear markets that equities have experienced during and after the financial crisis have certainly not helped to lift the values of the portfolios held in retirement accounts, a recent Bloomberg opinion piece argues that the way humans are inherently wired is a bigger problem. Immediate Gratification Rick Kahler, who is a certified […]

Bullish gold bets rise as physical product holdings increase

The optimism that gold traders have surrounding the future prices for gold have risen lately, and this has happened as the amount of physical gold held by exchange-traded products (ETPs) recently increased to a record level. Rising bullish wagers Data provided by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission indicates that the bullish gold bets held […]

Global ETP inflows hit new record during first three quarters of 2012

Money flowed into exchange-traded products (ETPs) at a record rate during the first third quarters of 2012, according to data provided by independent research and consultancy firm ETFGI. Net inflows The net inflows into ETPs, which include exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded commodities and exchange-traded notes, reached an all-time high of $188 during the nine-month period, […]

Weak third-quarter earnings could mean strong stock buying opportunities

While the S&P 500 has risen substantially over the last several months, the weak earnings that have been predicted by certain market experts could result in low values for stocks and strong buying opportunities for investors. S&P's recent rally The blue-chip index most recently closed 0.4 percent higher at 1,450.99 on October 3. Between a […]