Powell Served Up the Ball On Inflation, Bullard Delivered the Slam Dunk

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell served up the alley-oop and James Bullard delivered the slam dunk. While the latest statement on monetary policy had nothing to say about a hawkish turn at the Fed, Powell served up notice during the press conference. Powell noted growth and inflation prospects that exceeded prior expectations, which in turn … Read more

AGNC Investment Corp: Long After the Surprises, A Bullish Breakout

For this update, I have to reach all the way back to the early days of the coronavirus pandemic when the stock market was rebounding from its ultimate March lows. Given the oversold trading conditions, I was in the habit of sifting through the rubble looking for bargain buys. AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC), a company … Read more

AGNC Investment Corp: Three Surprising Updates

Given my interest in the housing market and housing-related stocks, I have followed the culture of collapse in the mortgage REIT (real estate investment trust) sector with a mixture of horror, dread, astonishment…and buying interest. Some companies in this sector have already gone out of business thanks to aggressive margin calls during the worst part … Read more

U.S. Dollar Return to QE3 Price Sets Up A Breakout for Euro

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 5, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Almost three months have passed since the Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing. In that time, a Presidential election and now audible negotiations over the Fiscal Cliff have … Read more