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3 Overcrowded High-Yield BDCs: Prospect, Main Street And Fidus
By Blue Harbinger ByBlue Harbinger The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent John Maynard Keynes We believe the market is extrapolating recent strong performance for Business Development Companies BDCs too far into

GDP Results In Focus
So Q1 GDP results the first read of three anyway was released this morning and the paltry 0 7 growth in Gross Domestic Product through the first quarter looks disappointing on the face of it Market futures are positive in the pre market but upon this release we could almost feel

Wiping Out Jobs Growth With Robotics
In August of 2012, I penned a post on labor costs stating " labor costs are no longer a primary factor in determining where business should locate. " This quote was framed within a general discussion of factors used in selecting business / manufacturing criteria for determining where to locate. In hindsight, a

FX: Euro, Cable Bolt Higher, 1.1000 And 1.3000 In View?
Market Drivers April 28, 2017 UK GDP mixed but cable at 7-month highs Euro bolts higher on CPI data Nikkei -0.29% Dax 0.03% Oil $49/bbl Gold $1267/oz. Europe and Asia: UK GDP 2.1 vs. 1.9% EUR CPI 1.9% vs. 1.8% North America: USD GDP 8:30 Euro and cable bolted higher in early European trade today with the later

All Eye On Q1 Earnings
As investors sift through a rather vague tax cut proposal that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asserts will pay for itself but House Ways amp Means Chairman Kevin Brady allows may see resistance from both the left and the right we see new Initial Jobless Claims this morning as well

Several Developments Ahead Of The ECB Meeting
The ECB meeting and the press conference that follows it is the main event.   However, it has had to compete with the Bank of Japan and Riksbank meetings, as well as the further reflection of the tax reform proposals by the Trump Administration yesterday.  Also, after a misdirection over pulling out of NAFTA

Defense Stocks In Focus
Much of the market centric talk this morning centers around President Trump s corporate tax reform unveiling Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has even been priming the pump ahead of the announcement assuring that everything promised will not only be delivered but with fiscal responsibility

Nasdaq 6000: What It Reveals About Tech Stocks And Venture Capital
As Nasdaq hits 6,000, for investors of a certain age, any sign of strength in tech stocks brings back worrying memories, and prompts the question, “Are we headed for another tech wreck?” The answer to that is quite simply no. This time is different. There is, however, a bubble in the tech sector that investors

Top 5 Risks To Oil Prices
Global oil inventories have started to decline and the supply/demand balance will soon tip into a deficit, if it hasn’t already. That will accelerate the drawdowns in crude oil stocks, and bring the market back into “balance,” providing a lift to oil prices. That, at least, is the working assumption. But there are a

I Still Think The Consolidation Takes More Time
By Avi Gilburt, First published on Saturday April 22 for members of With the GDX breaking below the 24 level this past week, it has strongly suggested that it is not yet ready for a parabolic run. And, as I noted during the mid-week update, it even opens the door to