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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 [...]

Trump’s Great Wall Becomes Trump’s Great Stall

For those of us who were ecstatic the night Donald Trump was elected president, who watch election night videos over and over again, it used to be easy to defend him against the charge that he is just a BS-ing con man who would say anything [...]

The One Frequency to Tune in This Holiday Season

There has been a lot of name-calling on the calendar of late. There was “Black Friday,” which was followed shortly after by “Cyber Monday.” Then yesterday, it was all about “Giving Tuesday.” No doubt we consumers have been bombarded [...]

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Will Survive Jailed Leader

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance forged by recently imprisoned leader Carlos Ghosn has helped all three companies and should survive to offer investing opportunities amid likely activism by the governments of France and Japan where the [...]

Is a Year-End Stock Market Rally in the Cards?

For the past few weeks, an assortment of market columnists and I have been carefully dissecting if and when the market will have effectively priced in the many negative scenarios that prompted what is a now a two-month correction. The S&P [...]

FANG Has Fractured, But Here’s the Real Falling Knife Sector to Avoid

It is a cold season for technology investors who hoped that the same handful of stocks that have led the market up since 2014 would keep rallying forever. The mighty have fallen. Key sector benchmarks like the Technology Select Sector ETF (NYSE:XLK) [...]