Brexit Doesn't Mean Investors Should Exit 06-24-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

Although the pre-referendum polls had suggested a close race, market action suggested that investors and traders were confident that the majority of U.K. voters would choose to remain in the European Union (EU).

The markets were wrong.

By a 52 percent to 48 percent margin, the Brits voted to leave, forcing Prime Minister David Cameron to resign. Market reactions were swift. Read more about Brexit Doesn't Mean Investors Should Exit 06-24-16

A Fracker Buys More Land 06-17-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

According to Bloomberg’s analysis of polls, the probability of Brexit—the U.K. giving up its European Union membership—currently stands at 42 percent. The probability has crept up significantly over time as polls indicate more and more Brits now favor leaving, causing fears in global markets. The analysis, however, does not take into account yesterday’s tragic event. Read more about A Fracker Buys More Land 06-17-16

Facing Uncertainties 06-10-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

The U.S. Federal Reserve will hold its next policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week. After last week’s dreadful May employment report, Janet Yellen and her lieutenants would most likely not vote to raise the benchmark federal funds rate. Read more about Facing Uncertainties 06-10-16

Economy Doesn't Cooperate 06-03-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

With the Fed’s next policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting just around the corner, expectations had built that Janet Yellen and company would likely raise the benchmark federal funds rate in either the June or the July confab. Read more about Economy Doesn't Cooperate 06-03-16

Yellen Sends a Similar Message 05-27-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

In a speech given at Harvard University, Janet Yellen reaffirmed that hiking rates “in the coming months” would probably be appropriate. However, she did not commit to a date. She opined that she sees an economy that continues to improve, and she expected inflation to rise to the Fed’s 2 percent target over “the next couple of years.”   Read more about Yellen Sends a Similar Message 05-27-16

Riding a Burgeoning Industry in China 05-20-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

Earlier this week, we again followed the lead of Read more about Riding a Burgeoning Industry in China 05-20-16

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