February 19th, 2017 9:31 am
Concerns about a potential, and so far unsubstantiated, nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, spread in the past week after trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin were detected in January over large areas in Europe according to a report by the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, the French national public expert in nuclear and radiol...
February 19th, 2017 8:18 am
Financial Markets and Economy
2016 was not a great year for forecasting.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union, and President Donald Trump's win despite what the polls showed, humbled many people who were sure that the opposite outcomes would happen.
February 18th, 2017 9:35 pm
By JOHN F. BANZHAF. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Illegal Aliens – Innocent Children Targeted; Policies to Be Challenged But Likely Legal
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 18, 2017): John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, has apparently issued on Friday two still-secret orders, styled as memos, which dramatically expand the number of illegal aliens who can be both detained and deported, including thousands of innocent children who entered as “unaccompanied minors” and were previously protected from deportation.
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Although it is quite likely that these orders will be attacked in many court proceedings, they may well be harsh but l...
February 18th, 2017 12:22 pm
Financial Markets and Economy
Yellen said the U.S. economy is close to a level consistent with full employment -- part of the Fed’s dual mandate -- but a number of labor-market indicators have taken a step back recently.
UK household spending remained level at an average of £528.90 a week in the financial year ending 2016, ...
February 17th, 2017 2:35 pm
By Reggie Middleton
(Originally published on Zero Hedge)
I will teach novices and experts alike how to fit Bitcoin into an investment portfolio safely and with the optimum risk-adjusted potential - along with step-by-step guides, instructions and tutorials.
This first part of the series starts with the basics, obtaining and managing your bitcoin.What is Bitcoin?
First off, we need to know what Bitcoin is since most media pundits and even experienced financial types truly do not know. Bitcoin (capital "B") is a protocol driven network (very similar to that other popular protocol-based network, the Internet). This network is a blank tapestry upon which smart and creative actors can paint a cornucopia of applications (just like applicat...
February 17th, 2017 7:58 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Markets have been on a steady rise and the same can be said for Inverse Fear ETF (XIV). Below looks at Inverse Fear ETF (XIV) since the lows in 2011.
What a difference a year can make! One year ago this week, XIV was testing rising channel support, as relative momentum was hitting levels last seen at the 2011 lows.
February 16th, 2017 11:00 pm
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related MAT Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From February 16 Jim Cramer's Rant On Retailers Mattel strikes partnership with Chinese firm (Seeking Alpha) Related ...
February 16th, 2017 8:30 am
Courtesy of Nattering Naybob.Once again it's "in the Toilet Thursday" or "Thursday's in the Loo".
February 14th, 2017 11:32 am
By Jean Luc
These GOP guys were so worried about Hillary's email server and now we find out that we had something close to a Russian mole in the White House. In the meantime, Trump keeps on using his unsecured phone, had high level conversation in his resort in front of dinner guests! It's getting so bad that rumors are now circulating that the NSA is not sharing information with the WH:NSA May Be Withholding Intel from President Trump
By KEVIN DRUM
….Our spies have had enough of these shady Russian connections—and they are starting to push back….In light of this, and out of worries about the White House’s ability to keep secrets, some of our spy agencies have begun withholding intelligence fro...
February 13th, 2017 9:33 am
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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.
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February 12th, 2017 10:38 pm
Courtesy of Blain.The week that was…
The quite long in the tooth rally continues as we had 3 days of minor loses to begin the week; ending with 2 days of moderate gains. We are in a bit of a quiet zone as most S&P 500 companies have now reported earnings, the Federal Reserve is not a “worry” for about a month and a half, and the major economic news of the month hit the prior week. So the gnashing of teeth (or not) about government policy seems to be the main driver right now- late in the week it was announced some major new tax initiatives would be coming down the pike soon which the market liked.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that an announcement concerning taxes is on tap for the coming weeks, which his press secretary later said would involve an outline of a comprehensive tax plan. “...
January 23rd, 2017 1:20 pm
Learn option strategies and how to be the house and not the gambler. That's especially apropos since we'll be in Vegas....
Join us for the Phil's Stock World's Conference in Las Vegas!
Date: Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 and Monday Feb 13, 2017
Beginning Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am Sunday morning
Location: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Caesars has offered us rooms for $189 on Saturday night and $129 for Sunday night but rooms are limited at that price.
So, if you are planning on being in Vegas (Highly Recommended!), please sign up as soon as possible by sending...
December 9th, 2016 12:32 pm
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I'm seeing huge insider buying in the biotech company The Medicines Company (MDCO). The price has already moved up around 7%, but these buys are significant, in the millions of dollars range. ~ Ilene
Insider transaction table and buying vs. selling graphic above from insidercow.com.
Chart below from Yahoo.com.
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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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...