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2 Bulletproof Defense Stocks For The Years Ahead

If I had to provide just two words of guidance to investors about 2017, I would say "expect change." The new administration will soon be shaking things up in a manner not seen for many

Will Active Managers Make A Comeback In 2017?

Is active fund management back? Barron’s weighed in on the topic late last month, arguing that 2017 could finally be the year of the stock picker. It is too soon to tell if that prediction will come true. But according to J.P. Morgan, early data shows that the performance of actively managed funds is improving. Show More Summary

Hedge Funds: Trump Spurs Extreme Positioning

According to Societe Generale’s monthly Hedge Fund Watch report, hedge fund positions, either long or short, tend to reveal valuable insights on financial market. So with less than two days to go until Donald Trump takes the oath ofShow More Summary

Oil Prices Fall; U.S. Shale Production To Blame

Fear about production levels is sending crude oil prices falling to their lowest level in a week, with U.S. and Brent crude down more than 2% in recent market actions. But this time, the worries circled around U.S. production, not O...

Einhorn Prepares For Trump: Long AAPL, GM; Short CAT, Oil Frackers

In a letter to investors, hedge fund guru David Einhorn says he is prepared for a few different scenarios under a Trump presidency, which officially begins when “The Donald” takes the oath of office on Friday. To that end, he is bullish...Show More Summary

Bond Fund Giant Moves Into ETFs

The investment team that oversees the world’s largest actively managed bond fund is dipping a toe into the ETF market. Citing regulatory filings, the WSJ reports that TCW Group’s fixed income team will select the securities for the First Trust...Show More Summary

To Find the Cause of the Crisis, Answer These Questions!

Sometimes, when you lose a debate, you have to just let it go. That seems to be a problem for those who are unwilling to accept the complex realities of what actually caused the financial crisis. I have been saying for a long time that many elements contributed to the global financial meltdown. Show More Summary

Is The Trump Rally Over? Or Is It Merely Taking A Breather?

Inflation-adjusted credit card purchasing recently eclipsed inflation-adjusted wage growth by 2.8%. According to Danielle DiMartino Booth, that is the widest margin in the seven years and eight months of economic recovery. Some explain that the above-mentioned reliance on credit for consumption is...

Wednesday links: focusing on the good stuff

Excerpt: Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith explores what the octopus “brain” tells...

Personal finance links: money personalities

Wednesday is all about personal finance here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at recent...

Qualcomm Dives Into The Connected Car Market With Its Drive Data Platform

At CES recently, Qualcomm introduced its Drive Data Platform, which the company claims is designed to intelligently collect and analyze information from vehicle’s sensors. In addition, the Drive Data Platform can assist smart cars in...Show More Summary

High Flying Financial Goldman Sachs GS Falls from the Highs

Stocks that are high-flyers run the risk of crashing back to earth. Goldman Sachs (GS) – a supremely strong stock – plunged $15 from the new highs and is on an expected – if not overdue – sell pathway lower. Let’s pinpoint the chart pattern and note the key levels in play right now for GS: After the [...]

Range Range Here to Stay Emini Update Jan 18

If you’re ready for this trading range at the highs to end, you’re not alone. Unfortunately for us, Mr. Market does not want to comply with a breakout. As short-term traders, we plan and play the cards we’re dealt – and right now it’s a clear trading range. Here’s today’s updated Emini (@ES) trading levels for your trades: We [...]

Why Amazon Has Launched A New Credit Card For Prime Users

Recently, Amazon launched a new Prime Rewards Visa Card which will give its Prime customers a 5% discount on all their purchases on Amazon.

Earnings Could Spark Major Swing In Skyworks Solutions Shares

Skyworks Solutions has been range-bound for months, but options data suggests traders are expecting a major post-earnings move from the tech stock.

Wells Fargo’s Q4 Results: Weak Mortgage Activity Hurts As Bank Braces For Additional Headwinds

Wells Fargo reported a worse-than-expected performance for the fourth quarter of 2016 late last week, but investors were quick to look beyond the earnings miss and led the bank’s shares up 1.5% over trading after they discovered that the primary cause for this was a one-time charge of $592 million linked to its interest rate […]

Retailing, Part 2: The Way Out Of The Rut For Brick And Mortar Stores

A number of retailers, including Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, and Sears, delivered disappointing holiday sales results. Women’s apparel retailer The Limited reported it will close down its 250 brick and mortar stores. Retail bigwig Walmart disclosed its decision to cut hundreds of jobs by the end of the month. The thing all these have in […]

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