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I went to a Trump rally, and it was nothing like what I expected

Despite satirizing bankers and Reagan-loving bros on Twitter, and writing a book about corruption on Wall Street and the pervasive deviance of the 1%, I'm not terribly political. But considering how spicy this election cycle has been,...Show More Summary

This is the face of the future

One of the main demographic shifts in the world today is an aging population. In developed countries, life expectancy has increased and fertility rates have fallen, leading to countries that have a lot of older people and fewer working-age citizens. And the economic implications of this shift are severe. Show More Summary

Colombia's capital markets aren't quite as strong as its soccer team

Colombia advanced to the quarter final of Copa America last week, and looks like a contender for the final win, too. But in terms of its capital market development, it would get sent home in the qualifying rounds. Yet the tide can turn quickly. Show More Summary

Snapchat has taken a lead in one of the most disruptive areas of tech

Imagine driving directions showing up over the road in front of you, or assembly instructions floating above the IKEA furniture you are putting together. This is the promise of augmented reality, and Snapchat has already taken an early...Show More Summary

SolarCity shorts are getting their faces ripped off (SCTY, TSLA)

It's a tough day to be short shares of SolarCity. Probably. On Tuesday afternoon, in a shocking piece of deal news, Tesla announced that it has offered to acquire SolarCity in an all-stock transaction that values the solar energy company at around $26.50-$28.50 per share. Show More Summary

YELLEN SPEAKS, STOCKS DO NOTHING: Here's what you need to know

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, emphasizing that the Fed will remain patient in raising interest rates and fielding questions from lawmakers in her first of two days of testimony. Overall, markets seem...Show More Summary

HOMEBUILDER CEO: Welcome to the housing market's frustrating 'new normal'

The US housing market is getting squeezed, and relief doesn't seem to be coming any time soon. Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Homes, laid out the full picture of the US housing market in a post-earnings conference call Tuesday, and explained...Show More Summary

A Brexit is just the beginning of Europe's problems

The UK will vote Thursday on whether to leave the European Union in a so-called Brexit. Polls show the Leave and Remain camps in a dead heat, although the two newest results show the latter slightly ahead. If the Brits vote in favorShow More Summary

Sears workers reveal mistakes that are killing the company

Sears is on the brink of death, according to several store-level employees. The company's sales have been falling for years. It has been shutting down stores, selling real estate, and spinning off brands to stem the bleeding. Since 2007,...Show More Summary

Brutal report claims US economy would be 'diminished' under Trump's policies

Donald Trump's economic and business policies are coming under fire at a time when his campaign appears to be falling further behind presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. A new report from Moody's Analytics examined the potential...Show More Summary

Jefferies just put the hype about a Wall Street rebound into perspective with only 4 words

"Merely stable versus robust." That was how Jefferies described trading conditions in the three months ended May 31. The Wall Street investment bank on Tuesday announced an uptick in revenues for its fiscal second quarter, after a torrid...Show More Summary

Victoria's Secret is falling into the same trap that has been killing Macy's, J. Crew, and Nordstrom

Victoria's Secret is succumbing to a dangerous trend in retail. A recent Wedbush Securities report says that widespread sales are helping bring in foot traffic, "though margins are likely down given the incremental discounting." AndShow More Summary

A $13 billion hedge fund you've never heard of is shaking up a whole continent

Cevian Capital is a multibillion dollar activist hedge fund that you've probably never heard of. That's deliberate. The fund, the biggest of its kind in Europe with 12 billion euros, or about $13.6 billion in assets, eschews the aggressive...Show More Summary

FEDERAL RESERVE WARNS: Stocks are looking expensive (SPX, SPY, QQQ, DIA)

The Fed thinks the stock market is looking a tad on the expensive side. As part of Chair Yellen's testimony to the US Senate Tuesday, the Federal Reserve released the Monetary Policy Report and highlighted a worrying trend in the price...Show More Summary

The richest man in Hong Kong is freaking out about Brexit

Li Ka-shing, the richest man in Hong Kong, is super concerned about Brexit — the possibility that the UK could leave the European Union after a closely contested referendum on Thursday. Li said to Bloomberg: "If Brexit happens, it will be detrimental to the U.K. Show More Summary

REPORT: The hedge fund exec charged with insider trading was found dead this morning

Sanjay Valvani, a portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management, who was charged with insider trading last week, was found dead this morning, according to a Dow Jones report. Valvani was charged last week with insider trading. We will update this post as we learn more. Show More Summary

Morgan Stanley just compared Japan's ambitious economic program to one of the greatest novels of all-time

Abenomics, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's three-part economics program, was implemented with the intention of reversing decades of stagnation. As soon as Abe got back to office in 2012, he launched the program's three "arrows,"...Show More Summary

Stocks are rallying for a second day (SPY, SPX, DJI, IXIC, TLT, TLO)

Futures rallied for a second day after the latest UK poll continued to favor a majority vote to remain in the European Union. Near 8:02 a.m. ET, Dow futures were up 65 points (0.37%), S&P 500 futures were up 9 points (0.47%), and Nasdaq...Show More Summary

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now (SPY, DJI, IXIC, IWIM)

Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now: Good Morning! US Futures are continuing the rally, gaining 50bp on diminishing Brexit fears as betting odds drop on “leave” to 25% from 45% last week. Show More Summary

The yen is falling

Good morning! The Japanese yen is down by 0.7% at 104.70 per dollar as of 7:21 a.m. ET. Earlier on Tuesday, the Bank of Japan released the minutes from its April meeting. Notably, some members think that overseas economies still pose...Show More Summary

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