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How Our Current Asset Allocation Model Breaks Down Today

We've put together a series of charts comparing ETFs to us towards our current asset model's portfolio mix. Here's how the breakdown looks today... More 

Tepid Risk Measures Imply Investors Haunted By Potential Loss

Is the market's worst behind us? Maybe. Yet the appetite for risk is decidedly less vibrant than before the August-September meltdown. More 

Stock Continue Melt Up on Cheap Money Hopes

The futures market puts the odds of a Fed rate hike at next to nothing for October, but there's still a chance it could happen by the end of this year. More 

Stocks End Mixed as Junk Bonds Get Smashed

Even a behemoth like Apple (AAPL) isn't safe from the volatility of the markets. In the meantime, I suggest taking a defensive position, such as in the TVIX. More 

Resilient Consumer? These 4 Charts Say “No”

Concerned investors punished foreign stocks and emerging market equities in May. Blame an economy in decline that continues to struggle More 

High-Grade and Junk Bonds Are Getting Scarier Every Day (JNK)

Prices for corporate bonds have rolled over recently, and that's pressuring exchange-traded funds like the Barclays junk bond SPDR. More 

Don’t Dismiss Carl Icahn’s Warning on Junk Bonds

Carl Icahn is worried about a bubble brewing in junk bonds, and even if that doesn't happen, caution is warranted for this hot asset class. More