SP500 vs Bonds- Jaws of Death?

This kind of diversion between equities and bonds usually does not end well for equities. The above chart plots S&P500 index vs Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (NYSEARCA:BND). The divergence starts from Nov 2016 and appears to be peaking out.

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ICBC Investor Update Q3 2016

Since the beginning of the year, recovery of the global economy underperformed expectations, as increased divergence between the macroeconomic policies of major economies and Brexit added to uncertainties in the global economy. Against such a background, the Chinese economy managed to stay broadly stable, with all major indicators within a reasonable range. However, structural problems were still obvious, and the pressure of economic downturn was great. Against an external environment with mounting difficulties and austere challenges, we improved management, and deepened reform, innovation and business transformation. We actively resolved the various difficulties, fostered stability, made progress, realized stable operation, and achieved tangible interim results. Continue reading

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IFCI Trading – 05Oct2016

Buy IFCI at 26.65 for Target 28.65 with Stop Loss 25.00. That’s 2 points reward, 1.5 points risk. This trade may take 1-2 months. The uptrend from March has been broken but IFCI tends to bounce back from sharp corrections. Market conditions are favorable for financial stocks with reducing interest rates. Investor with 12-18 months timeframe should hold IFCI for target 40, which can give 50% return on current price.

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