Friday, November 24th, 2017

Will You Be Able to Recoup Bad Investments in Venezuela?

The country of Venezuela is a textbook example of how bad governance and corruption can take a prosperous country down to chaos and poverty. Along the way many businesses have been confiscated by the governments of Hugo Chavez and Nicolás Maduro. There are unending street demonstrations as shortages of food and [...]

Would an Arab Israeli Peace Deal Help or Hurt Defense Stocks?

The stock market is up today after the announcement of Saudi deals for arms and airplanes according to Investor’s Business Daily. This announcement comes as President Trump visits Saudi Arabia and signed defense agreements.
Defense stocks fueled a large share of Monday’s early action, stirred by more than $300 billion in deals [...]

Is the Stock Market Too Quiet?

Is the stock market too quiet? Business Insider reports that stocks did something they hadn’t done since 1995. They barely moved.
US stocks just made the most unremarkable type of history.
Friday marked the 13th straight day in which the S&P 500 failed to move more than 0.5% in either direction on a [...]

Are Companies That Buy Back Their Stock More Likely to Raise Their Stock Price?

Retirees looking for stable income often buy dividend stocks. Unfortunately of late these stocks have not been participating in market gains. In fact a handful of tech giants like Google with a 25% rise in the last twelve months are leading the way while utility stalwarts like Southern Company (SO) are [...]

Who Loses if Large Banks Are Broken Up?

Will “too big to fail” banks become “too big to survive”? On the campaign trail Donald Trump talked about breaking up the big Wall Street banks. Now President Trump has brought up the same subject. The New York Times wonders if Trump will do a number on the big banks.
For a [...]