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  • Calling Bull on the Longest Bull Market

    Investors in big U.S. stocks will have no trouble believing that we are on the threshold of the longest bull market ever, with Wednesday setting a new “record” of 3,453 days. But who cares how long this bull market has been going, so long as you’re making money?

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  • Streetwise News | Wall Street Journal
  • Streetwise News | Wall Street Journal
  • Why China’s Yuan Fall Hasn’t Stopped Stocks—Yet

    In 2015, a drop of less than 3% in the yuan against the dollar was enough to create panic among investors world-wide. Yet this year, a far bigger drop in the Chinese currency has been all but ignored by U.S. stocks. What gives?

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  • Streetwise News | Wall Street Journal
  • Streetwise News | Wall Street Journal
  • Stories About FANGs Have Bite

    The past two weeks have shown both why the broader FANG+ grouping makes little sense, and at the same time how important it is to the bigger debate over “value” vs. growth stocks.

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  • Streetwise News | Wall Street Journal
  • Halfway Through a Troubling Year

    Almost everything on the list of investor concerns at the start of the year has come true—yet U.S. stocks are up, even as much of the world suffers. Investors shouldn’t expect this American exceptionalism to continue.

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  • If You Want to Do Good, Expect to Do Badly

    Investors are increasingly convinced that they can buy companies that behave better than the rest and make just as much money. They are wrong, writes James Mackintosh.

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  • We Fight About Trade Because Politics Fails

    President Trump wants to treat people as workers, with trade rules to provide them with better jobs. Economists instead focus on consumption, with people regarded as better off if they have more stuff. The two views bring different trade recommendations.

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  • How to Trade a Trade War

    Markets are still waking up to the idea that trade battles are more than a sideshow. Investors who think China won’t back down still have plenty of opportunity to get out. They also have a problem: get out of what, exactly?

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  • Attention, Italy: Worry About Markets, Not Europe

    Italy’s new, antiestablishment prime minister faces a tricky political situation. And while Giuseppe Conte might be tempted to look to Europe for the real opposition, it’s the bond markets that pose the true threat to his agenda.

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  • A Decade Later, U.S. Stocks Behave Like Lehman Never Happened

    If all you had to go on was the return on U.S. stocks over the past decade, you’d never guess that the world’s financial system had its worst crisis in generations, let alone that stocks had their biggest crash since World War II.

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  • Italy’s Old Bonds Hold Clues to Its Euro Future

    What is the chance that Italy leaves the euro? Changing answers to that question were behind massive swings in Italian bonds and the gyrations in world markets this week, yet it is remarkably hard to work out what the markets are really assuming.

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  • What to Make of Italy’s Astonishing Bond Moves

    Tuesday’s Italian bond selloff and Wednesday’s partial recovery was truly astonishing. There are three possible interpretations for why markets outside Italy didn’t react more strongly.

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  • Italy’s Magic Money Tree Is Working—For Now

    Italy’s new coalition takes over with bond yields far lower than at their peak, but a market loss of faith remains the greatest threat to its ability to implement its unorthodox policies.

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