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New Academic Study Shows Some Option-Based Strategies Improve Risk-Return Of Long Equity Portfolios

New academic research looking over 10 years of trading shows that some options-based portfolio strategies seem to have better performance over straight long stock portfolios and improve the risk-return tradeoff over time.

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Sell In May And Go Away? Commodities Might See Further Weakness

The old trading adage “sell in May and go away” has some validity as the Stock Trader's Almanac notes that since 1950 during the May to October timeframe, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has posted average returns of only 0.3% versus an average gain of 7.5% during the November-April period.

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Currency-Hedged Strategy ETFs Rake In The Cash As Dollar Rallies

The strength of the U.S. dollar led investors to stash money into currency-hedged exchange-traded fund strategies in February, and that trend continues into March.

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Debate On Crude-Oil Price Direction Continues

Debate regarding whether or not crude-oil prices have bottomed continues in the market, but the one thing is certain, prices are volatile.

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Potential ‘Storm Clouds’ Headed For Markets, But Volatility Could Rise In 2015

With China’s economy still looking soft and Europe’s economy shaky, there are some potential storm clouds ahead for the markets in 2015.

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