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Since hitting a low on January 20, the iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN (DJP), a proxy for commodity markets as a whole, has risen by 10.6%. The rally has largely been powered by rising prices for oil and related energy products, precious metals,...

Based on recent reports, many investors believe the turbulence that impacted various markets earlier this year has come and gone. But that doesn't necessarily mean that sentiment is ripe--sufficiently complacent--for a broad range of negative fundamental and macroeconomic forces--discussed here, here and here--to reassert themselves. In...

Last week's column, "Is the 'Crowd' too Bearish?" discussed whether excessive pessimism on Wall Street had set the stage for corrective countertrend moves in various markets. As of now, the question remains open. After a choppy week, equities and Treasury bond yields ended a tad higher,...

In light of recent market turbulence, one question investors might naturally be thinking about is how concerned should they be? Before answering, it is worth considering two things that old Wall Street hands try to keep in mind. The first is the fact that the investing "crowd" may not be...

The real estate sector's solid performance in recent years has convinced many investors that it is an attractive alternative to traditional investments. For some, it seems, property is a safer haven than gold and other precious metals. However, there are reasons to believe this might not be the case going forward. Arguably, one rationale stems from...

According to the bears, there are two reasons to be negative on gold: rising interest rates (an issue I discussed in “Is the Conventional Wisdom Wrong About Gold?”), which will make the price of the metal more expensive for non-dollar buyers; and low inflation, which...