Emerging Economies In Growth Mode

Emerging Economies In Growth Mode

Article SummaryA global sell-off will hit economies whose markets are considered overvalued and could spill over into neighboring economies as well.India has surpassed China as the fastest growing large economy in the world and should continue its upward momentum despite the current global crisis.Vietnam’s economy may be about to break out from its tiger status to an emerging one with strong growth and a lack of correlation to major global economies.As domestic markets become filled with turmoil, investors may start to feel disillusioned about equities. While the first two months of 2015 started off well enough, the broader indexes tapered off and began to tread water until late June. Now volatility has leaped up and threatening to cross the 20 threshold amidst mixed economic data, the Greek debt crisis, and a Chinese stock market selloff that has dragged the S&P 500 down 3.43% since June 23rd… Read full article at Seeking...
Where Did All The Volatility Go?

Where Did All The Volatility Go?

Article SummaryVolatility has hovered near historical lows for the past several months, which could be a sign that risk is not being accurately reflected in the stock market.Margin levels are near all-time highs, which historically indicates a market correction could be imminent.A healthy amount of volatility is needed for stocks to go higher from here.There’s something interesting happening in the financial markets right now. And the way the markets reacted to the Greek debt crisis on Monday could be a precursor to a far bigger problem. There’s been irrational behavior displayed by traders and investors for the last several months – it’s not quite the kind of “irrational exuberance” once coined by Alan Greenspan, but there are some disturbing correlations that are being displayed in the markets starting with a peculiar lack of volatility… Read full article at Seeking...
What the Sudden Wave of IPOs Mean for the Stock Market

What the Sudden Wave of IPOs Mean for the Stock Market

Article SummaryJune is on track to register the highest number of initial public offerings in 15 years.The mix of low volatility and sudden IPO activity could be a dangerous mixture as investors look for growth opportunities in a stagnant stock market.There is a correlation between heavy IPO activity and stock market corrections.Investors haven’t had a whole lot to cheer about in recent months. The constant threat of a Greek default, wild swings in the price of oil, and uncertainty about the upcoming Fed Funds rate hike has infiltrated investor sentiment. The markets have basically traded sideways since late February waiting for either good news or bad news to finally tip the scales to send them higher or lower… Read full article at Seeking...
What Effect A Yield Surge Will Have On Stocks

What Effect A Yield Surge Will Have On Stocks

Article SummaryAn increase in yields might bring short term volatility, but could also be a good sign long term.History shows that a steady increase in interest rates won’t adversely impact yields.The bond sell-off in Europe is helping to drive yields higher in the US but could be tempered by stronger foreign currencies.This year, investors will be faced with something that they haven’t seen in a long time – a Fed Funds interest rate hike. Last year saw the tapering and eventual completion of the historic quantitative easing program designed to inject liquidity into financial markets and restart the economy. The normally dovish Fed made a statement recently that seems to confirm that there will be a rate hike in 2015… Read full article at Seeking...
Disruptive Companies To Watch Out For

Disruptive Companies To Watch Out For

Article SummaryDisruptive technologies in 3-D printing and the “Internet of Things” is a breeding ground for high growth disruptive companies.The 3-D printing market is expected to increase fivefold by 2020 from $4 billion to $21 billion.Growth in the IoT industry is estimated to climb to $7.1 trillion by 2020.The biggest impacts on the world by corporations don’t come by being the same – it’s what stands out that makes a difference. Disruptive innovation is a powerful force that almost everyone strives for but few succeed at. When the opportunity arises, companies face a dilemma – keep growing in the current market and strive to make a product or service better or embrace a new way of doing things that will open up an entirely new and undiscovered market… Read full article at Seeking...
3 Key Drivers For Economic Growth

3 Key Drivers For Economic Growth

Article SummaryOil at $60 per barrel will stem worker layoffs and revive the energy sector while stimulating further economic growth.Corporate earnings are improving with more upward revisions and upside EPS surprises, evidence that the weakness in the first quarter was only temporary.April’s jobs report was a positive sign that the economy is still healthy while additions in the construction industry shows strength in consumer demand.U.S. financial markets have been touch-and-go this year and mixed economic data points to a murky outlook for growth. The S&P 500 is up just 1.93% year-to-date while the NASDAQ has posted a far more impressive 5.19% gain. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has fluctuated quite a bit from a low of 1.65% to a high of 2.29% – its current yield. However, volatility as measured by the VIX has dropped over 27% – currently hovering below 14… Read full article at Seeking...