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Tax Cut Suspends Many Deductions For Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended or trimmed several cherished tax deductions that individuals count on for savings. So, exactly how bad is it and what can you do about it?

I am Irrationally Exuberant

I am back from a long work trip to New York. The trip was longer than the crypto bear market. I am thrilled to be out of the cold. My joints were really starting to ache. It tuns out eating pizza every night does not help my knees. I...Show More Summary

Today's Headlines

Bloomberg: For Investors Used to Political Drama, Shutdown Is One More Sideshow. After a year of political spectacle, it’s doubtful a government shutdown will be enough to divert investors from the economic and earnings tidings that have occupied Wall Street’s minds of late. Show More Summary

Most Popular Music Genre in Each State

Source: MixMag     Oh and via Twitter, this:   The post Most Popular Music Genre in Each State appeared first on The Big Picture.

Will The Spain Stock Market Go Higher In 2018?

InvestingHaven’s research team is keen on identifying new and potentially massive moves in any asset or market. In today’s article we try to determine whether the Spanish stock market is on the verge of a big move. Spain being part of the European Union has

China Stock Market Goes For A Bullish Breakout, China Very Bullish In 2018

In our China Stock Market Outlook 2018 released some two months ago we said China’s stock market arrived at critical juncture. This is what we concluded: What we are saying is that 3300 points should hold. If that materializes we are convinced China’s stock market outlook will

Silver: a Bearish And a Bullish Chart

In our silver price forecast 2018 we admitted,in all honesty, having a tough time forecasting a specific target. We ended our article saying that we would update readers “once we have new insights.” We believe we are very close to a resolution. Interestingly, the answer really depends

MiB: Ed Mendel of Ned Davis Research

This week, we sit down for a conversation with Ed Mendel, co-founder of Ned Davis Research Group;  Mendel was one of the very first people to create a business around technical analysis services. He helped to create one of the largest stock and bond research followings among the institutional investors.. Show More Summary

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peaberry coffee, grab a seat in Captain’s lounge, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Mr. Amazon Steps Out (New York Times) • Future U.S. Equity Returns: A Best-Case Upper Limit. Show More Summary

Saturday links: guilty as sin

Review: Off the Charts: The Hidden Lives and Lessons of American Child Prodigies by Ann Hulbert is “meticulous.”  (NYTimes)

Longform links: open protocols

Saturdays are all about longform links on Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s linkfest including an examination of America’s obsession...

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

Let’s assume that everyone’s grumpy father in law is correct and we are in a Bitcoin bubble. What’s next? Steven Johnson has a great piece in the New York Times titled ‘Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble‘ which is worth a Saturday read. If you...Show More Summary

Succinct Summation of week’s events 1.19.18

Succinct Summations for the week ending January 19th, 2017: Positives. 1. Major US Stock indices set new record highs; 2. Jobless claims fell to 220k, the lowest reading in 45 years; 3. Industrial production rose 0/9% m/o/m, well above the 0.4% expected increase. Show More Summary

What A Difference A Strong Holiday Season Makes: Retailing Stocks Back From The Dead

Back in the second quarter of 2017 I wrote a four-part series of posts on the bricks and mortar retailing sector (Part 1: department stores – DDS & KSS | Part 2: mall owners – SKT & SPG | Part 3: balance sheet strength | Part 4: possible...Show More Summary

Aptiv Continued to Shine at Detroit Auto Show, Says Cowen

Aptiv and Lear, two auto parts suppliers, are separating themselves from the pack by integrating more of both hardware and software in offerings for self-driving cars, writes Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen & Co. after spending days at the Detroit Auto Show.

Amazon’s Ad Business Has Arrived, Says Wells Fargo

Amazon’s (AMZN) advertising business has “arrived,” is one key observation of Wells Fargo’s Internet analyst Ken Sena, after attending an industry “preview” in New York, the last two days, put on by AdExchanger. Sena writes that Amazon’s “emergence” the past year “as a legitimate advertising platform” has been a hot topic. The company’s head of global […]

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