One labor strike launched last week serves as a wakeup call. If we see another two or more labor strikes, things could get very serious indeed. We refer to the strike at Chile’s Escondida mine, one of the world’s largest copper mines, which in a matter of days has sent the red metal’s price up to an 18-month high. Read more about One Strike But Not Yet Out 02-13-17
Opinions vary greatly on President Trump. Whatever yours, however, we should all recognize his ascension as a result of perceived failure by the many who have come before. His demeanor and goals sharply contrast to his predecessors—consistent with America’s desire for something different, completely different. Read more about Uncertainties Can Benefit Certain Stocks and Sectors 02-06-17
Discretionary consumer spending is set to rise globally this year, which is good news for a wide range of companies. We highlight five companies that seem to sit in particularly attractive positions to benefit from this trend. We add one to the Income/Value Investing Portfolio.
In our Spotlight section, we review a company that you may associate with Las Vegas, but has been raking in profits thanks to China's increasingly affluent middle class. In other sections, we move two stocks from Growth to Income, we highlight a potential new ETF that could significantly impact the monetary system, and much more! Read more about More Growth, More Spending
President Trump has already stirred up his share of controversy. But in a market place where only U.S. dollars count, stocks have remained resilient as hopes for tax cuts and infrastructure spending buoy prospects for growth. Keep in mind the market is cold-blooded. Read more about A Potential Trade War Could Affect Markets “Now” 01-30-17
Markets are known for their malleability—when times change, they adjust. Sometimes they change dramatically, with radical adjustments, as happens in the case of major bear markets. Sometimes, such changes can act as positives as was the case when new technologies promised increased productivity in the 80s and 90s. But right now, the market faces a most problematic bugaboo, uncertainty. Read more about Uncertainty the Biggest Market Bugaboo 01-23-17