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Why Ted Cruz loves Donald Trump

Donald Trump's no-show at CPAC gave Ted Cruz a new advantage with the conservative base while shooting himself in the foot.

Oil kicks Friday stocks into gear. Is Trump helping too?

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2016 – It’s getting really hard to know what’s driving this market. Headed for apocalyptic disaster not ten trading days ago, the major averages suddenly did a 180 just a few trading days ago. Now it seems there’s no stopping them as they assume their formerly accustomed trip back up into the ...

CNBC’s Rick Santelli unloads on Romney’s anti-Trump diatribe

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 – CNBC’s bond guru and commentator for all seasons—the man who arguably ignited the Tea Party with a notorious economic rant several—was at it again on the network Thursday, this time addressing Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump diatribe from earlier today. Where was this aggressive Mitt Romney four years ago, asked an irritated ...

Congressional Republicans fighting to take down Donald Trump

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 – Following a massive victory on Super Tuesday, members of Congress along with Republican donors and strategists have increased their efforts to halt his race toward the GOP nomination. For example, anti-tax group Club for Growth Action launched a $1 million ad in Florida. The group’s leaders say they will withhold ...

Trump-mania? Wednesday markets surprise with upside move

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 – Short column today. The Maven expected a pullback in stocks Wednesday, given that technical indicators are telling us that the current market rally is already way overbought. But after a fairly decent trip to the red zone this morning, the major averages ended up slightly positive once again. Manufacturing numbers ...

Stocks party hard on Super Tuesday, Dow up triple digits

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 – March really did roar in like a lion Tuesday, at least on Wall Street. After a mopey, gloomy, miserable leap-Monday (February 29), a majority of stocks were off to the races Super Tuesday morning, with the Dow up slightly over 2 percent, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ closed ...

Handicapping Super Tuesday and beyond

Whether Hillary or Sanders wins, it's bad for America. Is Trump any better? Unless Rubio wins Florida and Cruz wins Texas, we will have the chance to find out.