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The Prettiest Economic Picture Told In This One Chart

The long-term Treasury ETF (TLT) tells an interesting tale for investors through this graph. Take a look for a harbinger of what may come in the markets for the rest of 2014. More 

3 Steps to Beating the Retirement Income Shortage

Investors looking towards retirement are in a bit of an investment rut looking for ways to boost yields. Here are 3 steps towards that retirement goal More 

PFF: Why You Should Give Preferred Stocks Another Look

Preferred stocks and iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) offer high yields and a favorable risk-reward profile. It's time to give the PFF ETF another look. More 

3 Trades to Kick Off the Second Quarter

Traders should focus in on short- and medium-term trends likely to continue over the next three months. Here are three of my favorite trades to kick off Q2. More 

The 5 Biggest Stories to Watch in Q2

What catalysts and drivers will help determine this market's direction over the next few months? Here's a look at headlines to watch. More 

It’s Time to Sell High-Yield Bonds

High-yield bonds and ETFs such as HYG and JNK, have delivered great five-year returns, but there's no longer enough return potential to offset the risks. More 

Trade of the Day: MBIA Inc. (MBI)

When there’s a momentary pause in the market, it’s the perfect time for short-term covered calls. Today’s pick involves a bond insurer that blew past Q4 earnings estimates by more than 10 times. More