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5 Things Your Taxes Bought for the Pentagon in August

Getty Images The month of August was a weird one at the United States Department of Defense, in at least two ways. For one thing, the Pentagon awarded $38.66 billion on new military hardware and services (not counting servicemembers' salaries and benefits). Show More Summary

Fischer: U.S. Inflation Developments

U.S. Inflation Developments Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, Jackson Hole, Wyoming August 29, 2015   I am delighted to be here in Jackson Hole in the company of such distinguished panelists and such a distinguished group of participants. I will focus my remarks today on forces–domestic and international–that...Read More

Ashley Madison Site Still Adding Users After Data Hack

Carl Court/Getty Images TORONTO -- Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for infidelity website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said Monday, even after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients. The...Show More Summary

16th day of $QQQ short term down-trend

With the put/call ratio at 1.17, a continuation of the  bounce is likely. IBD still sees market in correction. gmi: 0 gmi-2: 2 t2108: 15

Harsh Reality Of Tech Stocks: Not Everyone Can Be A Unicorn

As unsettling as it can be to watch the Dow shed more than 500 points in consecutive trading sessions, investors should relax, take a deep breath and put things in perspective – this was not a crash, nor are we on the brink of another financial crisis. Indeed, the recent losses may have contained a […]

Day by Day

Markets Markets worked on healing today, reversing about half of yesterday's losses. The volatility index came in pretty hard. It's noteworthy that at least some brokers do not have XIV (the inverse volatility index) available for shorting. Show More Summary

Put to the Test: Are the 2%, 50% & 70% Rules REALLY Useful to Investors?

Real estate investor’s have come up with a lot of rules of thumb, most notably the 70%, 50%, and 2% rule. But how useful are these rules? Well, let’s put them to the test: The 70% Rule This is my favorite rule of thumb. Basically, it goes as follows: To figure out what your strike price [...]Show More Summary

New Office Startup Wants To Punish Your For Sitting

And reward you for whaling on your pecs in between conference calls.

Hewlett-Packard To Sell TippingPoint Before Split: Reuters

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) closed up in regular trading and was climbing 0.4% in after hours on news that it is looking to sell its TippingPoint computer network security division. Reuters reported just before the close of regular trading that the move comes ahead of HP’s plan to split before the end of the year, and cites […]

Market Wrap: Stocks Surge as Turbulence Becomes Predictable

Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK - Wall Street stocks jumped almost 2 percent Wednesday in the latest volatile session as investors weighed the impact of a stumbling Chinese economy and global market turmoil on the Federal Reserve's impending decision about when to raise interest rates. U.S. Show More Summary

The 5 Whys: A Simple Exercise to Get to the Root of Problems—& Solve Them

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask… for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” – Albert Einstein Problems are simply systems of cause [...]Show More Summary

Level 3 Communications Is Citi’s Top Pick In Telecom

Earlier today, Citigroup’s Michael Rollins upgraded AT&T (T) to Buy given its low valuation and dividend growth. He also moved Level 3 Communications (LVLT) to his top pick in the telecom space. He notes that the move comes as the stock is off some 18% since its second quarter results, meaning that it trades at a significant […]

Signs to Watch for a Major Peak in Stocks and Impending Bear Market (Update)

So far, two of the three technical warning signs for a possible peak in the market have been raised. The most recent came in June as the market’s internal momentum failed to confirm the S&P 500’s new record highs. If past is prologue, the market will likely attempt...

Gold Keeps Its Gleam Long After The Last Gold Standard

Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries, including […]

Stocks Rising into Final Hour on Central Bank Hopes, Bargain-Hunting, Oil Reversal Higher, Transport/Biotech Sector Strength

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Higher Sector Performance: Most Sectors Rising Volume: Slightly Below Average Market Leading Stocks: Underperforming Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 27.75 -11.66% Euro/Yen CarryShow More Summary

Wednesday links: a shovel and a pan

Book recommendation: Gillian Tett’s new book The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers is a...

Bloomberg TV: Evaluating a Volatile Market

Evaluating the state of the markets and the potential timetable for a Federal Reserve rate hike. Panic or Profit: Evaluating a Volatile Market Source: Bloomberg, September 2, 2015 1:38 PM EDT

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