Machine Trading Causes Extreme Volatility in Equity Markets

Volatility in the U.S. equity markets late last year especially in December around Christmas time was extreme to say the least. Instead of a Santa Claus rally, investors were given a lump of coal with markets taking them on a stomach-churning ride. With stocks entering the bear market territory pundits and media alike listed all …

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The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns 2009 Thru 2018

The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns is published every year by U.S. Global Investors. While The Callan Periodic Table of Investment Returns shows the returns for various asset classes this table is specific to review the returns of commodities. The latest edition of commodities returns table including the returns for 2018 is shown in the …

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Knowledge is Power: Gold, Utility Sector, Dividend Growth Strategies Edition

Germany’s DAX Index has had a strong start this with a return of 3.1% compared to the poor performance last year. All of the major developed markets in Europe are in the positive so far this year. The Brexit drama continues and may dampen the markets’ upward movement should there be a no-deal hard Brexit.The …

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