Human Events

Riding out the Volatility with Dividends

The old saying of “it’s not a profit until you book it” rings true during this earnings season when stock gains are fleeting amid bullish earnings headlines. One leading company after another within the S&P 500 that is beating first-quarter estimates on the top and …

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Can My New Supply-Side Statistic Predict the Future?

“This truly is a major development. Not only is your GO becoming accepted, but you have truly changed the perspective on measurement. It is a paradigm shift, something that happens very rarely.” — Daniele Struppa, Chapman University “Best article ever on Gross Output.”  — George …

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Paying Tribute to a Great American Educator

If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, or if you raised children during that period, you probably know all about “Schoolhouse Rock.” I know as a child growing up in the post-Nixon-turmoil era, I learned a lot about how government works by watching …

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Teddy Kennedy’s Surprise for Grandma

This week, we’ll cover one of the little-noticed ways mass Third World immigration is making our country more colorful: elder rape. Usually the vibrant cultural diversity that immigrants bring runs more along the lines of child rape, drunk driving and food stamp fraud. But our …

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Leveraged Inverse Fund Profits If the Dollar Rises and the Euro Falls

Investors interested in protecting their assets during volatile market conditions may want to look at currency-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), such as ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO). EUO is more than just a short investment that bets against the rise of the euro. It is correlated with …

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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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