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Ericsson: After CEO Vestberg’s Departure, Gross Profit is Priority, Says JP Morgan

Shares of telecom giant Ericsson (ERIC) are up 28 cents, or almost 4%, at $7.64, in early trading after the company this morning announced at the start of European trading that its CEO of seven years, Hans Vestberg, will step down, and that its CFO, Jan Frykhammer, will take over on an interim basis. Ericsson’s ordinary […]

Yahoo! Sells ‘Core’ to Verizon for $4.83B; Asian Assets TBA

It’s official: Yahoo (YHOO) and Verizon Communications (VZ) just announced that the latter will acquire Yahoo! for $4.8 billion in cash, as had been rumored. Yahoo! shares are down 23 cents, or 0.6%, at $39.15 in early trading, while...Show More Summary

Fact-checking 2016 Presidential Candidates

This is astonishing: Over at Michael Sandberg’s Data Visualization Blog, Robert Mann did the heavy lifting of presenting all of the fact-checking of both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, and presenting them in a...Show More Summary

Real Bond Returns and Inflation [PREMIUM]

A subscriber asked (more than four years ago): “Everyone says I should not invest in bonds today because the interest rate is so low (and inflation is daunting). But real bond returns over the last 30 years are great, even while interest rates are low. Could you analyze why bonds do well after, but not before, More

Chinese Imports: What’s Behind the Slowdown?

The post Chinese Imports: What’s Behind the Slowdown? appeared first on The Big Picture.

How to become a successful dividend investor

There are several guidelines about becoming a successful dividend investor. They are centered around several key points I am going to be discussing in the next three weeks. I will be updating this post with links to articles on the process...Show More Summary

Monday Watch

Today's Headlines Bloomberg: EU Considers Migration ‘Emergency Brake’ for U.K., Observer Says. The European Union is considering giving the U.K. a seven-year exemption from rules allowing free movement of people while permitting it to maintain access to the single market, The Observer newspaper reported. Show More Summary

S&P 500 Awesome Chord Progression

By Chris Ebert If emotions are reflected by the stock market then it stands to reason that those same emotions might be reflected in popular music. The same patterns that are perceived as pleasurable to the ear might be expected to be pleasurable to a trader’s sense of market timing, just as  dissonant musical tones […]

Slow Summer Simmer

Markets have done no wrong. The Industrials are extended on PnF...Transports extended but less so. TU SPY consolidating Trend continuation setups...require moves above the highs The VIX is not extended from the MA10. The Ciovacco Chart has not turned over such that MA3 is NOT below MA5. Show More Summary

How I buy rocket stocks bouncing up off of support (BOS): Examples: $HII and $AWK

After tradings stocks for over 50 years my trading strategy continues to evolve. I used to ignore indicators like stochastics and Bollinger Bands because I mistakenly believed that such concepts as overbought or oversold were useless. I fortunately  began to re-analyze some of my trades using these indicators and found these indicators to be extremely... Read more...

The Search for Earth Proxima

Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we’ve come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that’s habitable, aside from our own. The Search for Earth...Show More Summary

Pokemon GO is the Biggest Mobile Game Since Candy Crush (ZAG)

We’ve come a long way from Pong, haven't we? Pokemon GO was released recently, and the fervor is astonishing. For gamers, it’s an interesting expedition into “Real World Gaming," for techies, it's a cool use of augmented reality... And...

Yahoo! Chooses Verizon in $5B ‘Core’ Sale, Says Re/Code; Mayer Expected to Leave

Yahoo! (YHOO) and Verizon Communications (VZ) are expected to announce on Monday that the latter will buy Yahoo!’s core advertising business for nearly $5 billion, according to multiple outlets. Re/code‘s Kara Swisher reported late Saturday...Show More Summary

July 24, 2016 – ETF Expert Radio Podcast

Employment Numbers & ETFs, Real Estate & ETFs, ETFs & the Yield Curve, Stock vs. Bond ETFs, ETFs & Cash Equivalents Please click here to listen to the show.

What Did You Learn From Brexit?

    My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at how investors behaved surrounding the Brexit vote. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “So that was Brexit... How did your portfolio hold up during...Show More Summary

Sunday links: objective realities

Book Q&A: Spencer Jakab author of Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tile the Odds...

10 Sunday AM Reads

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments of the Republican Convention (Bloomberg) • How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course (NYT) • Gold’s $9.2 Trillion Tailwind Flies in Face of...Show More Summary

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