Fed Taper Deepens a 1997-Style Crisis

The Federal Reserve's taper situation is so far from normal, it's difficult to tell how we get back. After all, the longer the bubble persists, the more painful the fallout. More 

3 Market Predictions for 2014: America, Europe and Bonds

What to expect in 2014: lower bond yields, a continued stock market rally, and leadership from European stocks and emerging market stocks More 

Trade of the Day: Gilead Sciences (GILD)

This market is bullish, with a capital B, and call options are the way to trade it. More 

Selling the Rumor and Buying the News on the Fed

The Fed meets on Wednesday, and while the rumors of 'tapering' move the market needle, I have a prediction you want to hear. Read about it now... More 

The Fed, the Froth, and the Future Of the Market

Concerns over the "froth" in the market feel overblown; if you own solid, fundamental stocks, you should be rewarded in the new year. Here's why... More 

Good News Spooks Wall Street

A combination of a bipartisan budget deal and stronger job gains isn't having a positive effect on the markets -- instead, it has taper fears on the rise. More 

Preferred Stocks Stand Out as the Taper Tiger is Tamed

The short end of the yield curve is now set at a near-zero level, so now is the time to take longer term bets. I still like preferred stock plays... More