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2010: CURRENCIES

12/22/2009
Joe Terranova
The avalanche of ETFs and their impact on the capital markets has become a hotly debated topic. My take is that like everything else in life, some are good, and some aren’t so good. However, I am rather certain that the introduction of currency ETFs is a positive for investors.

2010: COMMODITIES

12/20/2009
Joe Terranova
What a difference 365 days can make. This time last year, the Commodity space as an asset class was in the grips of a massive de-leveraging process that brought several commodities to the lower end of their decade trading ranges.

COMMENT ON THE DECEMBER 16, 2009 FOMC STATEMENT

12/17/2009
Joe Terranova
I continue to believe that a focus on when the FOMC will raise the Fed Funds Rate is incorrect.

2010: OIL

12/16/2009
Joe Terranova
Having spent the better part of my adult life monitoring and trading the price of Oil, I owe it to “Black Gold” to provide its own individual 2010 Outlook. I will cover the rest of the Commodity space for 2010 in the waning days of '09 and yes, I will address the game changing XOM / XTO deal and its impact on the Natural Gas industry.

2010: S&P 500 INDEX

12/15/2009
Joe Terranova
Heading into 2010, we must give pause to the strikingly similar price action of 2009 to 2003.

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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