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May Answers the Big Brexit Question

A speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday answered the biggest outstanding question about the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union: It will not try to stay in the bloc's single market.

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Bloomberg: Commerce Pick Ross Calls China ‘Most Protectionist’ Major Nation. Billionaire Wilbur Ross, nominated by Donald Trump to serve as Commerce secretary, called China the most protectionist of the world’s major economies and vowed to level the playing field with the Chinese on trade, especially in reducing overcapacity in its steel industry. Show More Summary

Tech Today: Defending Qualcomm, Defending Apple, Defending Nutanix

Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Defending Qualcomm Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are up 72 cents, or 1%, at $64.91, despite the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announcing after the close yesterday that it’s suing...Show More Summary

Friday Watch

Evening Headlines Bloomberg: Mnuchin Says He’ll Tag China an FX-Manipulator If Warranted. U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said during his Senate confirmation hearing he’s willing to label China as a currency manipulator if warranted, after President-elect Donald Trump backed away from his pledge to do so immediately. Show More Summary

Atlassian Rising: FYQ2 Beats, Q3, Year Rev Views Top Consensus

Shares of enterprise collaboration software vendor Atlassian (TEAM) are up 8 cents at $27.50, in late trading, after the company this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue and profit that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast revenue this quarter higher as well. Revenue in the three months ended in December rose 36%, year over year, to $148.9 million, yielding […]

Roadkill Draws a Crowd and the Stock Market 

Complacency has crept back into the markets. I like to check the very small cap streams on Stocktwits (especially biotech) when I notice the chatter picks up in these stocks (we have the data).  Yesterday I saw one of our users tellShow More Summary

The Empire Strikes Back

Tomorrow, we begin to see the inauguration effect. There's no point in betting on the result. SPY has made lower highs and lower lows below the flat to declining MA5 (bottom, middle), but the MA50 (top, middle) remains favorable and rising. Split decision. Good trading and great risk management to all. Educational use only. Never intended as investment advice.

Jobs: Gained and Lost Under Obama

Really interesting Bloomberg article looking at “How the Uneven Obama Recovery Paved the Way for Trump.” This uneven recovery has been a pretty regular theme of mine for a few years now: “For many people, the rebound from the 2008-2009 credit crisis has been mediocre or nonexistent. Show More Summary

Why Big Oil Is Unprepared for the Coming Energy War

Recently, I gave a presentation on the future of energy to an audience of about 250 oil and gas professionals. Halfway through, I asked the carbon crowd to, “Raise your hand if you have driven an electric vehicle.” It took me less than five seconds to squint and...

Intel: PC Market Benign, Says CFRA, Even As They’re Less a PC Company

Chip giant Intel (INTC) reports Q4 results a week from today, January 26th, and CFRA Research’s Angelo Zino today reiterates a Buy rating on the shares, predicting that the company will top profit expectations thanks to trends in the personal computer market, and also cost cutting. PC declines are getting less bad, he observes, while cost-cutting […]

Gold – Why $1220 Is So Important

The price of gold is up 6.1 percent year-to-date. In doing so, it is one of the outperforming assets in the first three weeks of the year. However, the recent rise in the price of gold has the lookings of a ‘relief rally’. As the

U.S. Small Businesses Party Like It’s 2004

France reported last week that its summer hosting of Euro 2016, Europe’s soccer championships, added $1.26 billion to its economy. This is good news, for sure, and worth celebrating, but here’s the thing: Why doesn’t France put as much effort into supporting its businesses and markets as it does its soccer franchises? After all, the […]

Understanding Your Options When Inheriting An IRA From A Non-Spouse

Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) does not allow you to keep retirement funds in your account indefinitely. The required minimum distribution rules (“RMD”) were created in order to guarantee the flow of IRA funds into the federal income tax system as well as to encourage IRA owners to use their retirement funds during their […]

Uranium Miners Successfully Tested Their Bullish Breakout Today

The uranium market is quite exciting for investors at this point in time. We covered this market extensively in recent weeks. InvestingHaven’s research team was among the first to signal a very bullish sign in uranium miners. Last week, it was clear that uranium miners were breaking out. Things

European Stock Market’s Rally Stalling

European stock market investors had great returns in December of last year. We wrote that the European stock market was ready for a 15 pct rally, on the short to medium term timeframe. Nothing goes up in a straight line, however, so it is no surprise that the

Skyworks CEO Trumpets Gains Outside of Apple

Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), often known as predominantly an Apple (AAPL) supplier, this evening talked to analysts about its expanding opportunities outside of its largest customer. Apple made up about 40% of revenue in the fiscal Q1Show More Summary

IBM Q4 EPS Would Have Missed if Not for I.P. Income, Says RBC

Shares of IBM (IBM) continue to trade down this evening, off $3.89, or 2%, at $162.92, reversing gains right after market close, following a better-than-expected Q4 report and 2017 profit forecast. RBC Capital‘s Amit Daryanani, who has a Sector Perform rating on the stock, highlights the issue for some investors: Intellectual property income boosted the […]

3 Reasons Why Agricultural Commodities Could Start A New Bull Market In 2017

What is the last time you read an article about the agricultural market? For most investors it will probably be a very long time ago. Any wonder that agriculture could be starting a new bull market at this point? It is a typical phenomenon that

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