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One Man’s Opinion: Will The Financial Sector Perform Well Once Rates Rise?

The US economy has been growing at around 2-2.5 percent for a couple of years now while the business cycle has remained nearly flat, said Rob Morgan, chief investment officer at Sethi Financial Group. While the economy grinds along, among … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Do Downside Risks To The Economy Still Exist?

The latest retail sales reading that showed June sales (excluding automobiles) slipped 0.1 percent doesn’t suggest the US economy has turned a corner and the economy would be able to sustain a hike in interest rates, said Austan Goolsbee of … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Has China’s Experiment With Controlled Economic Slow-Down Been Successful?

The recent slump in Chinese markets has set off alarm bells across the world as indexes in the world’s second largest economy had soared this year. China’s stock markets either under-performed or matched expectations when its economy was booming and … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Does The June Jobs Report Show That A Rate Hike Is Unlikely This Year?

The latest non-farm payroll report showed the US economy added 223,000 jobs in June, well below expectations for a 245,000 increase, and when the net 60,000 downward revision for the previous two months are factored in, the moot question that … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Equity Markets Provide Double-Digit Returns In The Second Half Of 2015?

Investment Guru Carl Icahn’s recent observation about inflated asset prices and a probable sharp pull-back in equity indices caused some volatility for the stock markets this week. The reality is when investors look at the second half, they have to … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Will Earnings Expectations Improve After The Second Quarter?

Both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ saw a surge toward the end of the week, and the rally is likely to sustain taking the indexes to the next level, said Brad McMillan, CIO at Commonwealth Financial Network. The economy is … Continue reading

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