ETF Talk

Why The U.S. Economy Is Broken

Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you.  The “economic recovery” that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage.  The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year...

Stock Rally Faces Important Test

Chris Ciovacco: The market has been looking for some good news. While IBM had a big miss Monday, the overall picture for earnings has been encouraging. From Bloomberg: Profit for S&P 500 companies probably rose 5.9 percent in the third quarter — a forecast that’s been revised upward from an...

Time To Buy This Natural Gas ETF?

The country is shivering with fears of another polar vortex with the winter approaching. Bloomberg recently reported heavy snow in Siberia, like last year, and some believe a great deal of snow in this region indicates how much freezing air will spill into the U.S. later this year, suggesting...

Why Oil And Gas Prices Won’t Be This Cheap For Long

Chad Shoop: The consumer is celebrating the drastic drop in gas prices at the pump. More than six states have reported an average price lower than $3 and prices are still falling. Crude oil slipped below $80 a barrel during trading yesterday, and experts are clamoring for it to head even lower....

Why Rates Are Likely To Remain Low

While I believe that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to begin raising rates sooner than the market expects, rates are still likely to be low for long. What do I mean by that? I expect that the pace of rate normalization will be slower than in past hiking cycles and more importantly, that...

The Dangers Of Investing In Russia

James DiGeorgia: I have been warning about the dangers of investing in Russia for several months. I have made the argument that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nostalgia for and obsession with restoring the Soviet Union, including his history of seizing private assets to amass a personal...