Fed

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 

Keep Your Eyes Focused on Inflation’s Big Signals

The Fed needs to keep its eyes on economic data the correlates to inflation in order to stay ahead of big jumps in rate hikes. See what measures matter the most 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