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Fed’s on the sidelines; time to buy this Treasury ETF

Fed’s on the sidelines; time to buy this Treasury ETF

The Brexit vote in favor of ending the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union effectively took Federal Reserve interest rate increase off the table for July, and September, and November. And maybe even December. Remember that the process of exiting...
What are the chances that the Brexit polls are wrong?

What are the chances that the Brexit polls are wrong?

To anyone getting all warm and cozy with the polls showing that voters will decide to stay with the European Union in Thursday’s Brexit vote, I’ve got just one word of warning: Michigan. Remember the Michigan primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders this...

Core U.S. inflation rate accelerates to normal

Two ways to look at this morning’s U.S. inflation data. First, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in above expectations with a 0.4% increase in January. Economists had expected a 0.3% increase, according to Briefing.com. That puts the headline inflation rate at an...

Buy Baidu (BIDU)

Doing some catch up on this stock. I added Baidu (BIDU) to the Jubak Picks 50 long-term portfolio http://jubakpicks.com/jubak-picks-50/ on January 18, but this is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to explain why in detail or to actually add it to the portfolio....

Update Boeing (BA)

What can I say? It could have been worse. And the company (as well as investors) dodged the big bullet. Boeing (BA) reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.56 a share including 45 cents a share in special items. Those special items included a 50 cents a share...

So what happened to the euro relief rally?

Ireland formally appealed for a rescue by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund on Sunday November 21. The European Union and IMF quickly agreed to the request. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen said he expects talks on the package to be completed in...