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A Snapshot Of Moving Averages
May. 16, 2017 - First Trust -  View from the Observation Deck
1. In today's post, we are showing the percentage of stocks in a number of major U.S.stock indices that are trading above their respective 50-Day and 200-Day moving averages.
2. Moving averages tend to smooth out day-to-day price fluctuations and can be a useful tool for traders to identify both positive trends and reversals, in our opinion.
A Healthy US Consumer
May. 15, 2017 - First Trust -  News of the consumer’s death has traveled fast.
It’s not hard to find stories of beleaguered and battlewearied consumers. Famed retail giants are slashing revenue and earnings outlooks, creating worries about retail space in general and malls in particular. Auto sales are slowing, auto loan delinquencies are rising, while delinquent student loans create their own paroxysms of fear in analyst minds.
Recent Commentaries
A Measured Approach to Bank Loans and High Yield
Jun. 24, 2017 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Bronze-rated Eaton Vance Floating-Rate and High Income has an impressive management team and long-term record, but high fees temper our enthusiasm.
A Measured Approach to Bank Loans and High Yield
Jun. 24, 2017 - Morningstar, Inc. -  Bronze-rated Eaton Vance Floating-Rate and High Income has an impressive management team and long-term record, but high fees temper our enthusiasm.
CEF Industry Reports
Broad universe, bright potential
Feb. 28, 2017 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  From Asia to Latin America, global emerging markets (GEM) comprise a broad universe and can offer good quality companies across sectors. A young workforce and growing middle-class population underpins its vast growth potential. Some countries, such as India and Indonesia, are stepping up their efforts on structural reforms, which bodes well for long-term growth. A wide choice of owner-operator businesses makes emerging markets particularly compelling.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX)

Dec. 21, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How has your positioning changed in light of the U.S. election?
Some months ago, we began to withdraw from some of the high-yield markets because they looked over-bought. The Asia premium - that is, the carry you get from taking the same risk in an Asian credit as you would in an equivalent U.S. or global credit - had been falling.
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Broad universe, bright potential
Feb. 28, 2017 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  From Asia to Latin America, global emerging markets (GEM) comprise a broad universe and can offer good quality companies across sectors. A young workforce and growing middle-class population underpins its vast growth potential. Some countries, such as India and Indonesia, are stepping up their efforts on structural reforms, which bodes well for long-term growth. A wide choice of owner-operator businesses makes emerging markets particularly compelling.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund, Inc. (FAX)

Dec. 21, 2016 - Aberdeen Asset Management -  How has your positioning changed in light of the U.S. election?
Some months ago, we began to withdraw from some of the high-yield markets because they looked over-bought. The Asia premium - that is, the carry you get from taking the same risk in an Asian credit as you would in an equivalent U.S. or global credit - had been falling.
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