April 25th, 2017 7:50 pm
Does cooperating with ICE harm local police? What the research says
An ICE operation in Los Angeles, Feb. 7, 2017. Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP
Police need public cooperation.
The police rely on the public to report and help solve crimes. This is especially true now th...
April 25th, 2017 7:20 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
U.S. stocks climbed, following a global equity rally on Monday, as investors assessed corporate earnings and awaited a tax plan from the White House scheduled for Wednesday.
Oil prices can tell you a lot about military spending (Business Insider)
Governments generally increase military spending when they are involved in an armed conflict or when they perceive a security threat.
April 25th, 2017 7:10 pm
Several months ago, when it was still conventional wisdom that Trump wanted to replace Janet Yellen - at least until Trump's famous WSJ interview in which he flipped on this and various other issues - with a hawk once her turn runs out in 2018, the financial punditry was busy coming up with potential replacement names, a practice which gradually faded away once it emerged that Trump may well keep Yellen. That changed today when in a note by Beacon Policy Advisors, a new name emerged which acco...
April 25th, 2017 5:34 pm
By Gary D. Halbert. Originally published at ValueWalk.
FORECASTS & TRENDS E-LETTER
by Gary D. Halbert
April 25, 2017
44% of US Households Don’t Pay Any Federal Income Tax
1. 44% of Households Don’t Pay Any Federal Income Tax
2. Lion’s Share of Federal Income Taxes Paid by the “Rich”
3. President Trump to Unveil Tax Cuts as Early as Wednesday
4. Despite Record Tax Revenues, Budget Deficits Remain Huge
5. Wellesley Asset Management Webinar, Wednesday, May 3
Income Tax Day came and went last week without a great deal of fanfare. Most ...
April 25th, 2017 9:30 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Below looks at a long-term chart of the US Dollar, that was shared on 12/30/16. This chart highlighted that King Dollar was facing two long term resistance lines, at the 104 zone. (See Post Here). Joe Friday was pointing out this was a rare test of resistance and could be the price zone, where a major top could take place.
CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE...
April 25th, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related NCS Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For April 25, 2017 The Market In 5 Minutes Related TEX Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For February 27, 2017 ...
April 24th, 2017 6:59 pm
Courtesy of Declan.The French election result was greeted as a welcome trigger for breakouts. All indices benefited from the action. Best of the action was in the Russell 2000. The Russell 2000 cleared 1,390 which marked a resistance level of the former bearish consolidation triangle. Technicals are all bullish and an intraday move which pushed below 1,390 but came back by the close would be very healthy for bulls.
April 24th, 2017 9:50 am
Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).
We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options.
Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.
To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...
April 24th, 2017 12:45 am
Hello fellow PSW-ers, it's biodieselchris here. I've been interested in cryptocurrencies (informally, "cryptos" or "coins") since 2011 when I first heard about Bitcoin, Since that time I've become somewhat of a subject matter expert and personal investor in Bitcoin and other alternative cryptocurrencies ("altcoins"). I have even started one of my own!
I've been posting comments about cryptos in Phil's daily post from time to time. Recently, Phil and I got on a call and he asked if I would like to run a blog on his site specifically about cryptos, which I thought was a great idea. My goal would be to educate members on what I know about how coins work, how I research coins (what I find interesting), how exactly one can invest (buy, hold, and sell) coins and a basic, easy-to-follow general how-to on all things crypto. In addition, other members have expressed an interest in learning more directly...
April 21st, 2017 10:12 am
Courtesy of Phil Stasukaitis (pstas)
I was asked by my local investment club to do a presentation on "how to buy a stock?" As I pondered the question, I began by noting all the elements that I monitor regularly and which come in to play as part of my decision process. As the group is comprised novices to experts, I tried to gear my discussion to cover both basics and more advanced concepts.
Four Part Discussion
1. Macro Economic Indicators
We'll start with reviewing some basic concepts and measurements that have direct effects on the stock market.
A. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
April 15th, 2017 3:32 pm
Courtesy of Jean-Luc
I am telling you Angel – makes no sense… BTW:Republicans Love Bombing, But Only When a Republican Does It
By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones
A few days ago I noted that Republican views of the economy changed dramatically when Donald Trump was elected, but Democratic views stayed pretty stable. Apparently Republicans view the economy through a partisan lens but Democrats don't.
Are there other examples of this? Yes indeed. Jeff Stein points to polling data about air strikes against Syria:
April 12th, 2017 10:50 pm
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PSW Members....it has been a while since my last post, but since many have all been on the board following the chat, it is time for a scientific lesson in a few of the companies we are long. In addition, another revolution is coming in the medical field, and it will be touched upon as well.
CAR-T - stands for Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and the T is for T-cell.
From the picture above, T-cells are one cell type of our immune system that fight off infection as well as they are one player at keeping rogue cells from becoming cancerous. Unfortunately, cancer somehow evades the immune system and so it begins.
CAR-T came along in the late1980s via a brilliant scientist, Zelig Eshhar...
March 7th, 2017 4:51 pm
Here's a free ebook for you to check out!
Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.
In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.
This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.
Some other great content in this free eBook includes:
· How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union...
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
Reminder: Harlan is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.
Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...