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Here's why this market isn't overvalued

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) returned 12% in Q4-2013 similar to the +10.61% returned in Q1-2013. The index ended the year with a total return of 32.39%, the best annual performance since 1997.The improving U.S. economy combined with low inflation, modest tapering by the Fed, and reduced systemic risk created the perfect tailwind for the S&P 500 EFT (SPY) and the perfect storm for gold and gold stocks.According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product rose at a revised 4.1% annualized rate, the fastest pace in two years. Due to improving economy and labor market, the Federal Open Market Committee released the following statement regarding their decision to taper $10 billion per month (reduce asset purchases from $85 billion per month to $75 billion per month) starting in January 2014.Based on the Fed's accommodative monetary policy, it behooves investors to put or at least keep capital working. However, with the monster move in stocks over the past year, it is also in the b...

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  1. Annaly Widens Scope, Offers to Buy Crexus Stake

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY), a top real estate investment trust, is planning to absorb commercial property investor Crexus Investment Corp. (CXS) in a bid t...

  2. Annaly Offers to Buy Remaining Crexus Stake

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) has offered to buy all the shares in Crexus Investment Corp. (CXS) it doesn't already own in a cash deal that values the commerc...

  3. Markets Focused on Growth

    RDM Financial Group CEO Ron Weiner on stocks to boost your portfolio's bottom line.

  4. Annaly Capital's Farrell dies after battle with cancer

    Annaly Capital Management Inc co-founder and co-chief executive Michael Farrell, who underwent cancer treatment earlier this year, has passed away, the New York-list...

  5. Annaly Capital Management Co-Founder Michael Farrell Dies

    Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY), the nation's largest mortgage real estate investment trust, announced Sunday that its well-known and respected co-chief executi...

  6. Highest Paid Execs Under 40

    FBN's Gerri Willis breaks down the highest paid young executives.

  7. American Capital Agency, CVS Caremark Among Stocks Down on Above-average Volume Tuesday

    A few stocks are down on high volume today:American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) is trading down on above-normal volume today, seeing a price drop on a volume of 24....

  8. Kimberly-Clark, American Capital Agency Among Stocks Down on Above-average Volume Monday

    Today, these stocks are down on high volume:Trading with volume of 4.8 million, or 1.6 its average daily volume, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) saw its price drop on abov...

  9. Linkedin Corporation, Viacom Among Stocks Up on High Volume Thursday

    These are stocks that are up on high volume today:Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) saw its price climb on above-normal volume, as 4.8 million shares, which is 1.7 ti...

  10. European Economy Still Holding Back Markets?

    RDM Financial Group CEO Ron Weiner on Europe’s impact on the markets and where in the U.S. investors should consider putting their money.

  11. How to Spot Opportunities in Emerging Markets

    RDM Financial Group CEO Ron Weiner on how investors can include emerging markets as part of their strategy.

  12. New Mortgage REIT ETF Highlights Double-Digit Dividend Yields (MORT, NLY , AGNC, CIM, MFA, HTS)

    Investors now have yet one more option to choose from when it comes to investing in mortgage REITs.  Van Eck Global has now launched the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT...

  1. ETF Outlook for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Below is your ETF Outlook for Tuesday October 29, 2013.iShares U.S. Technology ETF (NYSE:IYW)After the closing bell Monday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported quarterly ea...

  2. Chesapeake Energy, Weyerhaeuser and Other Stocks Insiders Are Buying (CHK, WY)

    Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but conventional wisdom is that insiders really only buy shares of a company for one reason -- they believe the s...

  3. CIT Group Executive Votek Joining Annaly as Chief Administrative Officer

    Longtime CIT Group Inc. (CIT) executive Glenn Votek has left the business lender and is joining Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY), a real-estate investment trust,...

  4. mREIT ETFs Sunk By American Capital Earnings

    On a day that is a sea of green for most stocks and equity-based ETFs, some funds are seeing red and it is not just the inverse ETFs designed to rise when the market...

  5. Reviewing our high dividend stock portfolio

    Our Dividend and Income Plus portfolio's total return has recently lagged the return of the overall market, as our growth has been hampered by our primary focus on y...

  6. Annaly Capital Reaches Deal to Buy Rest of CreXus After Raising Offer

    Real estate investment trust Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NLY) reached a deal to acquire the remaining shares of CreXus Investment Corp. (CXS) that it doesn't alr...

  7. Mortgage REITs Benefit From Bond, Equity Drops, Analysts Say

    Shares of some real estate investment trusts are on the comeback, reversing this week a steep, two-month tumble--driven largely by the Fed's massive mortgage-backed ...

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