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Auto Industry Innovation Will Wipe out the Weak

Auto industry innovation is attracting tens of billions of dollars in capital expenditures and top engineering talent as companies worldwide are competing to survive in a world of autonomous and electric vehicles. Traditional automobile giants [...]

Another Costly War Hits Wall Street

By Dr. Mark Skousen “Wall Street exaggerates everything.” — Stock Market Maxim Historically, wars have hurt the stock market. When Europe erupted in the Great War in the summer of 1914, Wall Street was closed for six months — even though [...]

Bush’s Finest 30 Seconds: The Willie Horton Ad

The press in America is even worse than we imagine. We sense that they’re biased and stunningly incompetent. They are those things, but so much more. Our media’s version of the news is mathematically and precisely the opposite of the truth. The [...]

Reflections on ‘41’

As I write this week’s issue, there’s literally a funeral taking place at the Washington National Cathedral. The event is, of course, to remember and celebrate the life of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Bush, or “41” as he came [...]

ETF Talk: This Fund Tracks Fundamental Small-Cap Value

The Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Pure Value ETF tracks a fundamentally weighted index of U.S.-listed small-cap value companies. RZV provides a unique take on small- and micro-cap value exposure, focusing on value stocks. However, its various [...]

General Motors Job Cuts Trigger Trump’s Testy Tweets

General Motors job cuts of more than 14,000, elimination of six car brands by year-end 2019 and $ 10.5 billion in cost savings and expense reductions aimed at focusing on self-driving and electric vehicles have spurred continuing criticism [...]

Big-Cap Tech Stocks Lead the Market’s Rebound

The market has provided traders and investors alike something akin to “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” instead of what we’re more accustomed to — a nice smooth sleigh ride into Christmas. The Thanksgiving holiday week was gut wrenching, closing [...]

Why Value Shines When Volatility Picks Up

By Hilary Kramer While it can feel like the market has been going straight down since the quarter started, a look at the actual numbers tells us that the feeling is more a factor of sentiment than of substance. Volatility has been a little [...]

Telecom Fund Uses Market-Cap-Weighted Index

The Communication Services Select SPDR Fund (XLC) tracks a market-cap-weighted index of U.S. telecommunication and media and entertainment components of the S&P 500 index. XLC offers exposure to the Communication Services sector, which [...]

Who’s Winning the Battle of Ideas — Keynes, Marx or Adam Smith?

“America is trapped in a slow-growth iron cage. But it has all the keys that it needs to open the iron cage. The great question is, does it have the political will to turn them?” — Alan Greenspan I just finished reading “Capitalism [...]