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Stock Markets Climb Under Some Heavy Clouds | RealClearMarkets — The Federal Reserve still hasn't raised interest rates, though it insists that an increase is just around the corner. An even bigger decision that cannot be put off - it will be made by...

‘Brexit’ Blurs the European Investment Outlook — Highlighting surveys showing that corporations' plans to invest declined markedly and that consumer confidence had eroded, Barclays forecast that the British economy would be pushed into a recession imminently. As for Europe over all, "we expect growth to slow further towards year-end, as Brexit weighs on confidence, private consumption and investment," the bank said in an economics report in August.

Stocks Climb Under Heavy Clouds — "I think we are reaching the limits of how much central banks can stimulate the market," said Komal Sri-Kumar, president of Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, an investment consulting firm. "The equity market has kept going on liquidity, not fundamentals. Now we're reaching the stage where liquidity is not helping as much anymore."

Income-seeking investors can find it in emerging market bonds — A conundrum for investors during the last decade has been how to generate income in a world with little or none of it to speak of. In hindsight, they could have owned just about any asset, watched its value soar and sold bits of it along the way, but that was not a viable option for those among us who must start each day in ignorance of what will unfold.

Cultural Property Protection Law Comes Under Fire in Germany — BERLIN - After the referendum vote in Britain to leave the European Union, the result raised questions about what other surprises might follow. The global art world worried that artworks and the people who buy and sell them would no longer flow as freely between Britain and the rest of Europe.

How you can get the market right even when the stock pros can’t — When active mutual-fund managers become closet index trackers - essentially positioning their portfolios to match the returns of an index rather than trying to beat it - an overwhelming majority of them are almost guaranteed to underperform.

Why this U.S. market rally gives investors good reason to be cautious — Many factors suggest that the U.S. stock market currently is vulnerable to a decline, maybe a big one. The fundamentals are bleak, for starters. The U.S. economy grew at a dismal 1.2% annual pace in the second quarter, a Commerce Department report released at the end of July showed, and corporate earnings are flat at best.

An Unpleasant View At Bull Market's Summit

Timing May Be Right for Investors to Seek Protection — Stocks have shown no clear trend in more than a year; valuations are high and corporate earnings have been weak. The market at last reached new highs this month. It may well continue to rally, but it will have to do so against a backdrop of weak corporate earnings, a less accommodating Federal Reserve and lingering uncertainty surrounding Britain's vote in late June to leave the European Union.

Stretch of Market Volatility Makes It Stormy at the Top — The conundrum that investors face heading into the second half is that alternative destinations for their money aren't cheap, either. Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, for instance, declined in the second quarter to 1.4 percent from 1.78 percent. That helped the average long-term government bond fund gain 6.5 percent, and bond funds in general rose 2.6 percent.
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Mar 11, 2016

For cultural vultural readers, here’s a piece on the development of LA as an art center. Don’t smirk, New Yorkers. 

Aug 12, 2015

SocGen’s Edwards, one of the few who predicted a #renminbi devaluation: “Investors should prepare for a tidal wave of deflation from Asia.”

Jun 25, 2015

@JonEntine Can you send me a direct message with your email address?

Jun 08, 2015

Can anyone suggest a financial adviser who uses ETFs to build long/short bond portfolios? This is for an NY Times story. Please DM me.

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