Human Events

Commodities Fund Offers Climbing Alternative to the Stock Market

The commodities sector has been climbing amid the recent instability of the stock market and rising interest rates. Investors seeking to profit from the trend may want to buy the iShares Commodities Select Strategy (NASDAQ:COMT) exchange-traded fund (ETF), which has been trending up since it dipped to …

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Rough Ride through the Earnings Minefield

Markets are constantly in a state of sector rotation, always trying to anticipate the next rising trend of business momentum and this past week is no different. Every earnings season has a way of re-defining the current market leadership by either reaffirming its confidence in …

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Away We Go: Trump Tax Cuts Unleash an Investment Boom in America

Now we know why the stock market took off in 2017. Today, the federal government released a HUGE number for fourth-quarter 2017 gross output (GO), which I regard as the top line in national income accounting to measure spending at all stages of production. The latest …

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One Percent Chance Comey Not A Self-Dramatizing Fruitcake

There have been a lot of questions about why Trump fired James Comey, ever since he announced to NBC’s Lester Holt — incomprehensibly — that it was his decision, citing, by my count, at least a half-dozen different reasons. On Sunday night, that question was …

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In Search of the Bull’s Demise

I read a whole lot of analysis about the market every week. Lately, much of that analysis has been overwhelmingly bearish. In fact, I’ve read more bearish analysis over the past couple of months than I’ve read over the past two years. This makes sense, …

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Consider the CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB)

As part of the series of currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offered by Invesco PowerShares, the CurrencyShares British Pound Sterling Trust (FXB) is designed to track the price of the British pound sterling, the official currency of the United ingdom. Incorporated in the United States, FXB …

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Avoid Counterfeiters When Buying and Selling Precious Metals

Precious metals investors need to use caution to avoid falling victim to the predatory tactics of counterfeiters. The best way to start is to reach out to reputable coin dealers and comparison shop when seeking to buy or sell precious metals. The following tips provided …

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Market Drives Ahead against Stiff Headwinds

Following last Friday night’s coordinated missile attack by a coalition of U.S., U.K. and French forces against Syrian chemical weapons facilities, there was a high level of consternation about whether the barrage of targeted airstrikes would escalate into a dangerous and wide-ranging military engagement between …

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1947: Making a Mark in Life

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!” — William Wordsworth I’ve always believed that dates are important. It turns out that I celebrated my 40th birthday on the day of the stock market crash, October 19, 1987, …

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Dreamers In The News

With all the tender concern President Trump and Nancy Pelosi have been heaping on “Dreamers” of late, you’d think the media would notice and pepper us with stories about these “incredible kids,” as Trump calls them. Alas, no. Our tedious media drones refuse to provide …

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