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The FANG Isn’t Distorting Wall Street as Much as You Think

Big technology casts a vast, lopsided shadow across the modern market. Counting gigantic Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) in with the famous “FANG” group of dot-com darlings, just six companies have swelled up to the point [...]
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Fake News Autopsy

Whenever Donald Trump talks about fake news, there are howls of indignation from the establishment media. We’re told that the very mention of “fake news” is a direct attack on our democracy, that the alternative is “darkness,” that [...]
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Shooting Yourself in the Foot with a Fake Arrow

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It is not often you see a politically savvy, likely presidential candidate shoot herself in the proverbial foot. Yet that’s exactly what Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) did this week, and you might say she did so with a fake Indian arrow. Sen. [...]
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Tesla’s Profitability Promises are Due for Delivery

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Tesla’s profitability promises by its CEO Elon Musk are supposed to become reality when the company reports its third-quarter earnings in early November, but the quality and sustainability of any improved financial performance will be assessed [...]
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Market Lives up to Its October Historical Profile

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For much of the year, the stock market has zigged when it should have zagged. Investors try to use historical data to anticipate the near-term direction for equities. True to form, Mr. Market loves to upend a perfectly good pattern. By all [...]
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Is the Stock Market Going to Crash?

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“The light on Wall Street can at any time go from green to red without pausing at yellow.” — Warren Buffett (2018) “Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor… until the market goes down!” — Steve Forbes October can be the [...]
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A Floating-Rate Bond Fund for the Rising-Yield Environment

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The VanEck Vectors Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (FLTR) tracks an index of U.S. dollar-denominated, investment-grade floating-rate notes issued by corporations. In contrast to its peers like SPDR Barclays Capital Investment Grade Floating [...]
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The Real Question Is What Took So Long

2 weeks ago | 0 comment
Stocks got downright ugly on Wednesday. So much so that going into the final half hour, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had plunged some 720 points, or more than 2.7%. What makes today’s sell-off more uncomfortable and potentially worrisome [...]
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GOP Needs Update to Dems’ UFC Cage Match Rules

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It’s time to update the GOP’s Marquess of Queensbury Rules. If you saw Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony, you know that we may need to fill her seat in about 4 1/2 minutes. Naturally, I hope she lives to be [...]
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Tesla’s Value Plunges to 18-Month Low after CEO Mocks SEC

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Tesla’s value plunged $ 10 billion in the past week to hit an 18-month low on Oct. 8, after the auto manufacturer’s CEO Elon Musk mocked the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) with a sarcastic tweet and a major short seller compared [...]