The ETF Show - Alternative Investments
05 mins 19 secs
ETFs offer a way to make alternative investments more accessible. Edward Coyne of Sprott Asset Management discusses the outlook for precious metals and provides insight into factor-based gold miners and junior gold mining ETFs. Sal Gilbertie of Teucrium Trading, highlights direct exposure to agricultural commodities without a futures account.
US Jobs Report Surprises to Upside
The Labor Department reported a surge in nonfarm payrolls and a further decline in the unemployment rate. Average hourly earnings rose 3.1 percent in the past year but wage gains remain capped.
Federal Reserve: More Hawks to Fly the Coop
The New Year will see central bankers rotate into voting spots on the FOMC policy-setting panel. The balance of hawkish vs. dovish members is being eyed ahead of the last Fed meeting of the 2019.
Kevin O'Leary: Tariffs are Value-added...
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments, considers the real impact of tariffs on U.S. markets and highlights the importance of diversification heading into a new decade.
Global Jitters: Tariff and Trade Deal...
U.S. President Trump proposed new levies on France and considered reinstating tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. Meanwhile, a U.S.-China trade deal may have to wait until after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Turkey Deflation & Record Holiday Sales
As the Fed eyes its inflation target, Thanksgiving diners can expect "turkey deflation." In this special holiday report, we also cover the National Retail Federation's expectation for record sales and the CEO's comments on the U.S. consumer and the strength of the economy.
Fed Chair: Monetary Policy is Appropriate
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spoke at an annual dinner for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce in Rhode Island. The central banks slashed interest rates three times in 2019.
Fed Infuses Financial System in Repo...
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added temporary liquidity to the financial system. It added $103.65 billion on Thursday and wrapped up the week with an additional $80.6 billion on Friday.
Trump and Powell Gather to Examine Economy
President Donald Trump and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell met alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the White House residence. At the October FOMC meeting, borrowing costs were lowered to a range of between 1.5% and 1.75%.
Fed Chair Powell: No Signs of Bubbles
In a busy week for Federal Reserve speeches, Jerome Powell testified before the House Budget Committee and Joint Economic Committee. After three rate cuts from the central bank the monetary policy outlook is being considered heading into 2020.
Stocks Hitting Records as Yield Curve...
As the yield curve steepens, equity markets are hitting record highs. The Data Analytics team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch looked at macro factors and found that rates - especially credit spreads and the 2-10 year yield curve - matter the most for US stocks. Equity and Quant Strategist Toby Wade says quote “the yield curve now explains returns for a much larger pool of US stocks.”
U.S. Bull Market Extends Record Run
The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 are extending its record run to new all-time highs. The roaring bull market has rallied over 470% since it got its start in March 2009.
BofA Survey: Global Fund Managers Dodge FOMO
The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey of global fund managers reflects recession fears easing as U.S. equity markets continue to hit new record highs.
FOMC Cuts Fed Funds Rate Another Quarter...
Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, visits Bloomberg TV to discuss his outlook following the Fed’s third rate cut of 2019.
Interest Rates Explore Green at SF Fed...
The Federal Reserve is taking a closer look at the economic impacts of climate change and how to quantify climate risk. The San Francisco Fed gathers to discuss 'The Economics of Climate Change,' while the concept of a “green" or "natural" interest rate is an idea that will be presented.
Europe’s economy and the Brexit effect
How is the European Union’s economy weathering the uncertainty over Brexit? London-based economist Robert Lind identifies the issues both European and British companies are facing and touches on the political undercurrents that are complicating a swift resolution.
U.S. Stock Markets During Election Years
In less than a year, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the 2020 presidential election. It's no secret that election years can bring uncertainty but what can historical stock market patterns tell us about the U.S. equity markets?
Market Seasonality: Santa Claus Rally on...
U.S. equity markets are pushing higher after the latest risk events. Will we see a Santa Claus rally or just another lump on coal at the end of 2019? Monetary policy, economic outlook and earnings reports are supporting new record highs.
Strong Jobs Report Beats Expectations
The U.S. added 128,000 jobs in October, beating expectations by a long shot, despite the GM strike. The strong report supports the Fed's messaging at the economy is in a good place.