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U.S. Treasury Sets Borrowing Record In First Quarter–Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin–What Me Worry?

In the period from January through March, the U.S. Treasury borrowed $488 billion. That’s a record for the quarter and $47 billion more than...

Mcdonald’s Jumps On Earnings Beat

McDonald’s reported a solid earnings beat of 12 cents a share ($1.79 vs expectations for $1.67) before the market opened today, April 30. Revenue...

Positive Catalysts Are Intact For Nektar Therapeutics

Shares of biotech rocket Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) are down 23.25% since they traded at $106.91 on March 21, 2018. I can’t find evidence that the...

Bulls Get April Win 04-30-2018

MARKET SUMMARY U.S. markets opened in positive territory following another round of solid earnings reports and a wave of M&A news. However, the gains started...

Chart Of The Week: REITs, GICS Changes, and Tech

This week it's a chart of US REIT ETF Assets Under Management, but basically as a prompt to talk about some previous and upcoming...
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Rob’s Market Thoughts And How He Is Trading Ahead Of Apple’s Earnings

Check out Rob Hoffman's review for today covering the latest happenings on the market and have a look at his methodology on how he...

[Vault] Merger In the Making (For the Last 3 Years)

So what do we make of the proposed T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) merger?  Besides being a Sprint customer and hoping that my service...

Is Something Big Brewing In the Markets?

Today I’m taking a look at the overall S&P 500 market, rather than an individual stock.  As we can see, the market has been...

Possible Israel/Iran Conflict Sends Markets Lower

The US equities markets were somewhat volatile today. Although they initially opened higher and began to move upwards, the trend turned clearly negative towards...

Israel’s Prime Minister Announces Major Statement Monday Night On Iranian Nuclear Program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he will make a statement at 8 p.m. Tel Aviv time tonight on a “significant development”...

[Exclusive] The Double Cost of Deficits

Deficit spending kills buying power and adds significant burden to the federal budget. In the summer of 2009 Oil traded $159.55 a barrel and Gasoline...

[Exclusive] Are You an Options Buyer or an Options Seller?

Often times when traders first begin trading options, they have a difficult time deciding whether or not they should be buying options or selling...