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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 

3 Trades to Play a Stronger U.S. Dollar

The Federal Reserve is tapering its bond-buying program, which is causing the the U.S. dollar to rise. That spells good things for these securities. More 

Are You Prepared for a Stronger Dollar?

What happens to the stock market if the U.S. dollar rallies? This question isn’t getting much press, but dollar strength could surprise the markets in 2014. More 

5 Trading Ideas Overshadowed by the Twitter IPO

While everyone was busy oohing and ahhing at the Twitter IPO fireworks, these five major trades continued to develop. 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 

Gold Bulls Need a Reality Check

Gold is trapped under several rocks as governmental buying pressure wanes, inflation refuses to materialize and the U.S. dollar lays on the accelerator. More 

Stronger Dollar Spells Bad News for Stocks, Oil & Gold

The dollar has risen sharply in the year to date, causing much concern for investors. Oil and gold stocks are in particular danger. More