Lower oil prices and Italy's populist shift - the Italian contagion - combined to shaft Tuesday's trading action. Big time.
Let's take a glimpse into the ultimately negative consequences of corporate virtue signaling. Highlights of today’s column include the unintended fallout that occurred not long after Starbucks and Publix jumped the PC shark.
It’s critically important to make sure you’ve covered several bedrock financial items that should always be in place before you even start to invest. These elements of financial security involve personal savings, insurance coverage, and personal wills.
Public campaign financing to support candidates in US presidential campaigns is based on a previously implemented (1976), optional $3 check-off (as revised in 1993). The check-off option appears on your IRS 1040 tax filing forms.
The lure of marijuana stocks (and marijuana ETFs like MJ) is the possibility that this effectively UNcontrolled substance is a risk that, "for sure," will make speculators rich. The problem is that these stocks and ETFs are acutely prone to severe headline risk.
Still under FDA review, the GW Pharmaceuticals drug Epidiolex is a potential treatment for two rare versions of childhood epilepsy.
President Trump’s definitive cancellation of his June Singapore summit with Little Rocket Man brought out the bears in force in Thursday morning trading action.
GreenSky has spent most of Thursday trading under its IPO price, which is not good. But this IPO was unfortunate enough to make its debut on a big headline risk day, i.e.,the Singapore summit cancellation.
For most Americans today, Memorial Day 2018 will mark the traditional annual kickoff day for beach season and summer vacations. But, since this coming Monday is a national holiday and day of remembrance, Wall Street and the banking business come to a temporary halt on Memorial Day.
Basking in a 24-hour Era of Good Feelings, investors apparently decided that for today, at least, all is well with regard to international trade and finance, now that the China trade war is over because Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said so. (Maybe.)
Markets seemed madly driven by negative, scare headlines, many of them anti-Trump lies and innuendoes. Wall Street, as well as its component stocks, bonds and averages, jolted up, down and sideways along with the news. Daily stock movements were hard to predict or fathom.
Negotiator-in-Chief Trump is getting seriously bad domestic and international press for finally stepping up to the plate and acting like the America First president I suspect we’ve all been looking for since Ike Eisenhower took his last Presidential bow.
Recently, grandstanding Dick’s Sporting Goods (DCK) CEO Edward Stack has decided to signal his own anti-Second Amendment virtue at the expense of his company. That's usually the case in such matters. The predictable result will be a big drop in the company's sales and profitability.
The predictable result after several days of rallying? Mr. Market is taking back some of investors’ profits today. No thanks to Home Depot, the Dow, off some 200 points earlier Tuesday, remains in negative territory.
Prominent on the overtly political radar this week was the persistently predictable problem of President Trump’s successes, particularly on the diplomatic front.
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Understanding Emotional Intelligence (EI) helps you achieve your goal to become an influencer. In fact, the skills learned through Emotional Intelligence are being used more and more today. While IQ measures verbal fluency, Daniel Goleman’s work with EI leads to important elements of success.
Plans for extensive S&P and MSCI sector revisions are nearing final agreement. They are now scheduled to take effect on September 28, 2018. Once implemented, the revisions could cause some temporary heartburn for ETF investors and other stockholders this coming fall.
It's plain to see that nothing deters Obama’s hard left promoters and acolytes from dumping on Trump with fake unemployment news. At the same, supporters claim that Obama’s 8 years of consistent, willful economic repression actually boosted the economy, which it absolutely did not.
The Federal government’s favorite unemployment rate – designated U-3 by the Department of Labor (DOL), which charts this information – is not the true measure of U.S. unemployment. Instead, we prefer to follow the real DOL unemployment measure: the U-6 unemployment rate.