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Diversification

Is a financial crisis brewing?

''As the U.S. economic expansion ages and clouds gather overseas, policy makers worry about recession.  Their concern isn't that a downturn is imminent but whether they will have more...

Why consider asset diversification?

''Fed watchers are virtually unanimous in their view that the Fed has contributed significantly to each of the two recent bubbles, and helped lay the groundwork for the one many more...

Can the Dow sustain all-time highs while component stocks have technical breakdowns?

'The Dow Is Rising, but Big-Name Stocks Are Hurting Big names such as GE, Travelers, Coke, and J&J look weak on the charts.  That could signal danger. At first more...

Are benefits of diversification least obvious when equity prices increase?

''Gold futures fell as U.S. equities climbed to a record and the dollar's rally curbed demand for the metal as an alternative investment. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index more...

Will geopolitical uncertainty contribute to volatility in the dollar and gold in 2014?

'Gold was little changed on Monday, trading close to a six-week low and headed for its first monthly decline this year as improving prospects for the U.S. economy eroded more...

Will gold and silver soon become more favorable as alternative investments?

'Investors are trading paper assets for real assets, and the charts suggest the move is just getting started. As Russian commandos take up positions around Crimea, it's no surprise that more...

Could we see quantitative stimulus until the U.S. Dollar implodes?

''Well, the market has had all day Tuesday to digest the lackluster jobs data.  The good news is that the unemployment levels are declining, and jobs are being created more...

Is the bond and equities markets at risk?

''U.S. central bankers have $3 trillion of losses reminding them they had better get their communications right should they decide to taper their bond purchases. That's how much global more...

Are equities propped by stimulus versus an improved economy?

''Investors have been speeding along to record highs with a significant boost from the trillion-dollar-a-year turbocharger from the Federal Reserve. But the potential for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to lift more...

Does Fed easing, and fear of ending QE warrant diversification?

Fed Stokes Fear of End to Easing ''Greenspan's successor as Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, has moved toward greater transparency and clearer, more frequent public communication.  Perhaps too much more...

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