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May 22, 2013, 1:58 p.m. EDT

The end is near

Commentary: The top performers weigh in on the end of QE

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Slowly, but inexorably, the Federal Reserve is preparing us for the eventual end of quantitative easing and a rising-interest-rate environment. Is now—finally—the time to get out of bonds?

Before turning to the top performers for guidance, as I always do in Hulbert On Markets, let me note that those top performers up until now have kept us on the right side of this bond market. The top performers have consistently remained bullish, both in their own right and in contrast to the bottom performers.

Are they now, finally, showing signs of becoming less bullish? Read on.

Mark Hulbert is the founder of Hulbert Financial Digest in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has been tracking the advice of more than 160 financial newsletters since 1980. Follow him on Twitter @MktwHulbert.

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