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March 29th, 2017 2:33 pm
By The Foundation for Economic Education. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Bryant Rylee lives a seemingly simple life. Before the state intervened in his life, his Facebook page—which has a modest 591 friends—was relatively quiet. However, that was before a sandcastle built by his son caused the city of Panama, Florida, to threaten him with a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail, a threat that caused his Facebook page to get its “fifteen minutes of fame.”carolbifulcovasques / PixabaySandcastle
Sandcastles are the epitome of childhood innocence and the manifestatio...
March 29th, 2017 2:07 pm
Seemingly no amount of empirical evidence will ever convince progressives that raising minimum wages to artificially elevated levels is a bad idea. Somehow the basic idea that raising the cost of a good ultimately results in lower consumption of that good just doesn't compute.
And while roughly 50% of the country will promptly ignore it, below is yet another study, from Dr. David Macpherson of Trinity University and Dr. William Even or Miami...
March 29th, 2017 11:53 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
The S&P 500, Banks, Small Caps and Transportation indices continue to climb higher, as the long-term trend remains up. The two charts below, look at performance over the past month and how each index is testing long-term breakout levels.
The chart below looks at how the above mentioned indices have performed over the past 30-days.
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These key markets are a little soft the past 30-days. The Power of the Pattern below looks at where this softness is taking pl...
March 29th, 2017 11:49 am
Courtesy of Mish.
Economists are crowing over a huge and unexpected spike in pending home sales. The Econoday consensus estimate was a rebound of 2.4% following the 2.8% decline in January. Instead, the index spiked 5.5%.
Major improvement can be expected for existing home sales in the March to April period based on February’s pending home sales index which jumped 5.5 percent to 112.3. This is well beyond the Econoday consensus which was already calling for a sizable 2.4 percent gain. This index tracks initial contract signings and though winter months are always volatile due to seasonality and...
March 29th, 2017 7:14 am
Financial Markets and Economy
The pound touched a one-week low against the dollar as the U.K. prepared to start the process by which it will leave the European Union.
You are thinking about selling your home. A similar place nearby sells for more than you thought it would. You list your home. This is how the housing market is supposed to work. As a result, over time, pric...
March 29th, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related 25 Interesting Facts About Forbes' 25 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers Analyst: Snap Shoul...
March 28th, 2017 5:37 pm
Courtesy of Declan.Bulls were able to deliver across the board gains, helping to position yesterday's action as a swing low. Weakness at this point would offer itself as a buying opportunity, but markets wouldn't tolerate more than a couple of days of losses if they were to go down this route.
March 27th, 2017 9:53 am
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March 25th, 2017 6:01 pm
Courtesy of The Nattering Naybob
[Click on the titles for the full articles.]A Quick $20 Trick?
Discussion, critique and analysis of the potential impacts on equity, bond, commodity, capital and asset markets regarding the following:
Last Time Out
Monetary policy is just one form of policy that effects capital,...
March 17th, 2017 2:00 pm
Courtesy of Zero Hedge
Having rebounded rapidly from the ETF-decision disappointment, Bitcoin suffered another major setback overnight as Chinese regulators are circulating new guidelines that, if enacted, would require exchanges to verify the identity of clients and adhere to banking regulations.
A New York startup called Chainalysis estimated that roughly $2 billion of bitcoin moved out of China in 2016.
As The Wall Street Journal reports, the move to regulate bitcoin exchanges brings assurance that Chinese authorities will tolerate some level of trading, after months of uncertainty. A draft of the guidelines also indicates th...
March 10th, 2017 12:11 am
Courtesy of Jean Luc
I am trying to remember who on this board said that people wanted to Trump because they want their freedom back. Well….Congress begins rolling back Obama's broadband privacy rules
By Daniel Cooper, EndgadgetISPs will soon be able to sell your most private data without your consent.
As expected, Republicans in Congress have begun the process of rolling back the FCC's broadband privacy rules which prevent excessive surveillance. Arizona Republican Jeff Flake introduced a resolution to scrub the rules, using Congress' powers to invalidate recently-approved federal regulations. Reuters reports that the move has broad support, with 34 other names throwing their weight behind the res...
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...
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...