Volatility 411: Market Stablized
What Extreme Monetary Policy Means for Gold (w/ Greg Weldon)
The Blues Brothers
Global stocks have taken a bath in recent days, but there’s at least one investor “buying the dip”. News broke late on Wednesday that billionaire Bill Ackman’s investment firm had taken a large stake in that of another billionaire – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
Another Way To Play Declining Interest Rates
With Treasury yields on a seemingly unabated decline in the U.S. and market participants expecting more interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, there is plenty of chatter about investment strategies for a low rate environment. At the industry level, one of the prime beneficiaries of lower interest rates are homebuilders stocks.
Cloudflare Is Going Public – Here Is Where The Web Infrastructure Company Is Planning Growth
US Market Volatility and Sleepless Summertime Nights
The summer of 2019 has given equity investors a lot of things to worry about. Yet, Franklin Equity Group’s Grant Bowers says the health of the US equity bull market shouldn’t be one of them—at least not now. He discusses the biggest growth driver for both the US and global economy and explains why he likes the long-term prospects for select companies in the health care and technology sectors.
What Happened This Week?!
Obscure Berkshire Hathaway Filing Reveals What Warren Buffett Thinks About Kraft Heinz
Macy’s Deflates, and Now It’s Even More Undervalued
Macy’s (M) share price dropped after the company reported second-quarter results and reduced its outlook for the rest of the year. We view the shares as attractive at current levels and believe the retailer won’t cut its current annual dividend of $1.51, which is yielding 9.3%. As we forecast Macy’s 2019 free cash flow at more than $1 billion, we think its annual dividend cost of less than $500 million is manageable.
Exploring Falling ETF Costs (Hint: Not Just Expense Ratios)
Closing Bell (August 16)
Cotton (CT) Daily MACD Positively Crossing
Eliminating that Factor Home Bias
Revamping the Client Segmentation Process
Busy is not the same as effective. In our “always-on” environment, we are constantly trying to keep up with what’s in front of us at any given moment. This approach does not lend itself to long-term planning, daily stress management or reflection on the question, “Am I doing the right things to create success in my business?”
Street Fight: Analysts Diverge On CBS, Viacom After Companies Announce Merger
On Tuesday, CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIAB) finally announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a company with over $28B in revenue. Following the news, Bernstein downgraded CBS to Underperform, while BMO Capital and Macquarie moved to the sidelines on CBS and Viacom, respectively.
Game of Bridge or Game of Thrones between China and U.S.?
The entire German yield curve is negative. The U.S. 3-Month Treasury yield is at 2%, while the 10-Year yield currently sits close to 1.65%. Excluding U.S. debt with 20 years to maturity or more, U.S. short-term Treasuries now have the highest yield among all developed-nation debt.
Recession, Really? Not Based on Today’s Economic Data
New Week, Same Volatility In The World Of Natural Gas
Defense Offense: KTOS STNG HDS
Corporate Earnings vs an Inverted Yield Curve
Closing Bell (August 15)
USDCAD Weekly MACD Trying to Positively Cross
The U.S. Week Ahead (Aug 19-23), Housing Sector Faces a Twister
Ready For A Retracement As 10-2 Spread Inverts
Based on the trading action in the futures market, there is no mistaking that the cash market is going to start today’s session on a decidedly lower note. Currently, the S&P futures are down 41 points and are trading 1.2% below fair value. The indications aren’t any better for the other indices.
Merger, She Wrote
Television moguls Viacom and CBS – home of NCIS, The Late Show, and Murder, She Wrote – had a satisfying conclusion to their lengthy run on Tuesday: a merger. If you thought Leonard and Penny had a long road, that’s nothing compared to these two: CBS and Viacom actually parted ways 13 years ago, but after years of failed negotiations, they finally got back together.
Taxes and Retirement
Can Growth and Regulation Coexist for Big Tech?
Art of the Tariff
Trade friction threatens global growth. The IMF recently called for a quick resolution between the U.S. and China. It’s blamed for the continuing drop in bond yields, with some investors openly contemplating whether the U.S. could soon join other developed country sovereign debt with negative interest rates.