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Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue? More 

Can Gold Stocks Hedge a Stock Market Correction?

Gold stocks tend to outperform when the stock market is falling, but can they be used as an effective hedge against a market decline? More 

Attention, U.S. Stock Investors: Turn Your Focus to the Yen

The Japanese yen has been a leading indicator for U.S. stock market performance so far in 2013. What is the yen telling us now? More 

Will Gold Really Hedge a Falling Stock Market?

A common perception about gold is that it rallies when the stock market falls, but history shows that downturns in equities don't always boost the gold price. More 

What Declining Stock Correlations Mean for the Market

Stocks are no longer moving in lockstep -- a major shift from the post-crisis era. Here's why that's good news for investors. More 

Commodities in Spring-Time Slump

Commodities are getting clocked - and you should care because the pecking order means stocks might be next. More 

Is the ‘Macro Trade’ Over?

For the first time in a long time, investors are seeing a benefit from portfolio diversification. Is this the beginning of a new trend, or just a brief interruption? More