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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

George Yacik - INO.com Contributor - Fed & Interest Rates

Surprise, surprise. The Fed isn't going to raise rates in June after all.

While the just-released minutes of the Fed's April 28-29 monetary policy meeting revealed the central bank "did not rule" out the possibility of raising rates at its June 16-17 meeting, "many participants thought it unlikely that the data available would provide sufficient confirmation that the conditions for raising the target range for the federal funds rate had been satisfied."

In other words, economic reports over the past several months haven't come close to giving the Fed comfort to start normalizing monetary policy – i.e., raising rates – without jeopardizing growth, or what little there has been recently.

In the first quarter, U.S. GDP rose only 0.2%, down from the 2.2% growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2014. But economists are now expecting that figure to be revised downward next Friday, possibly to show negative growth. [Continue reading]

2 Small And 1 Big Mistakes ETF Investors Make

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Alibaba Springs To Life With A Buy Signal Today!

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Hey, It's Just The Cost Of Doing Business

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White Metals: Buy In May And Go Away!

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Beware The Biweekly Mortgage

A few weeks ago in this space I recommended that people investing for retirement should avoid the overpriced stock and bond markets and any imminent market correction and instead invest in themselves, namely by paying down their mortgage. It's a 100% … [Continue reading]

8 Stocks Worth Looking At This Monday

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This Company Is A Shareholder Favorite

Some companies set the example for how a business should be run. It keeps debt liabilities low, stays on top on dynamic changes in the marketplace to avoid unnecessary risks, and gives back to its shareholders on a consistent basis. One … [Continue reading]

Classic Indicators - Back to the Future

Charismatic professional trader Linda Raschke employs classic methods handed down by the forefathers of technical analysis. Join in and let Linda guide you in a first rate keynote address given at an international trading conference. Get back to the … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons To Turn Your Portfolio Green And 3 ETF's To Help You Do It

While the most basic reasons to why we invest are simply; to make money, most investors have secondary reasons on why they invest in one company or another such as they believe in the product, they like what management stands for or in some cases the … [Continue reading]

Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

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