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Inflation January 2024 – Reality Check

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Last week, the US Department of Labor released the inflation data for January 2024. There are multiple measures of inflation, but we will focus on the most widely followed measure – the Consumer Price Index ...

What ETFs to Buy for February 2024

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What ETFs to buy? That’s the pressing question as we find ourselves in the midst of February 2024. The recent signals from the Federal Reserve about potential interest rate cuts have ignited a bullish run ...

US Jobs Report: January 2024 – Behind the Numbers

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The US Jobs Report, released monthly, is a vital tool for gauging the health of the American economy. It offers a snapshot of employment trends, revealing insights into job growth and unemployment rates. After releasing ...

Net Margin Stars – 7 Top Profitable Companies to Own

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At the forefront of financial assessments is the net profit margin, often referred to as the bottom line—a company’s financial performance scorecard that illuminates how efficiently it converts sales into profits. Investors naturally gravitate towards ...

Earnings Season Simplified

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Why You Shouldn’t Lose Sleep Over It It’s earnings season, and many investors are anxious about the results. However, as the Wall Street Proverb states, markets tend to either climb the wall of worry or ...

Magnificent 7 Stocks: From Nifty Fifty to Market Dominance

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Trading and investing are professions like no other. Unlike most other professions where competency comes within a reasonable time of practicing, like 2-5 years, in trading, proficiency comes after at least 2 business cycles, usually ...

Eastern European Government Bonds: Interest Rates Overview

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We’ve been closely monitoring Eastern European government bonds’ interest rates. As explored in previous editions of Market Insights, the fixed-income environment was poised to rebound from its exceptionally oversold state, presenting an opportune moment for ...

Investment Outlook 2024: Asset Class Performance Forecast

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The financial horizon beckons with uncertainty and opportunity as we await a new year. In this comprehensive investment outlook for 2024, we scrutinize the trajectories of key asset classes—Bonds, Stocks, Oil, and Gold—offering insights that ...

10-Year Treasury Yields at 2.8% in 2024?

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If you have ever taken a Finance course, you probably remember how nominal interest rates are set. In case you forgot: Nominal Interest Rate = Expected Inflation + Inflation Premium (Real Interest Rate) Sounds so ...

Projected Inflation 2023: Assessing the FED’s Performance

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Grading the Federal Reserve on Stability, Employment, and Interest Rates In the economic landscape 2023, we’re scrutinizing the Federal Reserve’s approach, under Chair Jerome Powell, to its three pivotal goals: ensuring “price stability,” maintaining ample ...