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Since 1980 There Has Been A Significant Increase In U.S. Income Inequality, Which Helps Explain Donald Trump’s Electoral Success
Article By: Arthur Donner
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:36 PM EDT
An obvious conclusion from the sharp worsening in income inequality in the U.S. is that there is a strong correlation between the two major problems currently plaguing the country - extreme political polarization and increasing income inequality.
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Dreaded Hindenburg Omen Is Back
Article By: Gregory A. Clay
Monday, August 21, 2017 1:24 PM EDT
Hindenburg Omen sometimes portends a stock-market crash.
In this article: SPX, DJI, IWM
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Employer Health Benefits And Wages: The Good News And The Bad
Article By: Ed Dolan
Monday, August 21, 2017 7:55 AM EDT
The increasing cost of healthcare benefits has undercut the growth of wages. In an effort to control total costs of compensation, employers have reacted by cutting health benefits or increasing cost-sharing by workers.
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Market Briefing For Monday, August 21
Article By: Gene Inger
Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
With Bannon out questions remain whether his departure will mollify the opposition, repair political damage to the administration and restore the market's confidence in promised legislation.
In this article: SPX
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Are Refugees A Burden To U.S. Taxpayers? Not According To A NBER Study!
Article By: Arthur Donner
Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:00 PM EDT
Are refugees a burden on the taxpayer? New evidence suggests that, with a long enough perspective, the answer is no.
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Are We Shorting Volatility And How
Article By: Seth Golden
Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:45 PM EDT
Since 2015, I’ve been introducing the concept of investing in volatility, something that has proven a painful explanation and education for me personally.
In this article: UVXY, TVIX, VXX, VIX Also: SVXY, XIV, SPY
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Hartstreet LLC: EOG's Rattlesnake Pad Has Record Production Results
Article By: Michael Filloon
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:03 AM EDT
EOG continues to set new production records in the Permian. Its Rattlesnake 4 well pad produces over 2.1 million barrels of crude on a 12-month model. The Rattlesnake provides possible upside from other operators in the area.
In this article: USO, EOG, CXO, APA, XOM, GUSH, ERX, XLE, XOP, RDS-B, RDS-A
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The Fiscal Breakeven Oil Price For OPEC Countries Has Been Coming Down
Article By: Arthur Donner
Saturday, August 19, 2017 6:06 PM EDT
Many of the oil producing countries need much higher oil prices if they want to balance their fiscal budgets.
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Conflicts Of Interest
Article By: David Vomund
Friday, August 18, 2017 6:00 PM EDT
When evaluating investment advice, it’s always best to look for any possible conflicts of interest. Here is what to ask before, not after, you act on advice.
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Repo Watch Looking For The Next Economic Crisis
Article By: Gary Anderson
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:35 PM EDT
Repo watching is an important economic indicator. If repos don't roll over, credit freezes up. It is sort of like looking at a giant glacier, waiting for the big collapse on the edges.
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Raising The Canadian Bank Rate Just Became Harder
Article By: Norman Mogil
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:07 PM EDT
The core CPI for July was unchanged from the previous month, continuing a three-month string of no acceleration in the overall index.
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J.C. Penney Q2 2017 Performance Marred By Forecasting Concerns
Article By: Seth Golden
Friday, August 18, 2017 7:01 AM EDT
J.C. Penney finds itself continuing to struggle. The retailer's quest for stability during a seismic shift in retail consumption has been a daunting challenge for the brand.
In this article: JCP Also: AMZN, VZ, AAPL, NKE
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Market Briefing For Friday, August 18
Article By: Gene Inger
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:33 AM EDT
Regardless of anyone's perspective on the political issues, value beliefs, or implied civic lessons of these tumultuous times, the stock market has counted on forward progress from politicians to be enablers of optimism for the near and far future.
In this article: SPX
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Little-Watched Non-Employment Index Confirms Strength Of Job Market Recovery
Article By: Ed Dolan
Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:50 AM EDT
Some critics complain that the standard unemployment rate overstates the recovery of the job market. However, the Non-Employment Index from the Richmond Fed shows that criticism to be unfounded.
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KeepUp: Interview With Lauren Washington, Co-Founder & CEO
Article By: Startup Watch
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:51 AM EDT
An interview with Lauren Washington, the Co-founder and CEO of KeepUp. Lauren launched the KeepUp app in 2015 with a mission: to allow users to take back their lives from social media, without missing out on the important moments.
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S&P 500 Breaking Higher
Article By: Gregor Horvat
Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:26 AM EDT
E-mini S&P 500 surprised and turned up impulsively from 2431 which means that decline from 2490 was just another sharp sell-off; a corrective wave 4).
In this article: SPX
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