Author Archives: Rick Pendergraft

Top Candidates For Federal Reserve Chair Position And Their Views

President Trump is weighing his options for appointing a new Federal Reserve Chairman and this could be one of the most important appointments that he makes in his first year or his first term possibly. The Fed Chair is seen as the main policy maker when it comes to monetary issues. The way the Fed sways the economic environment is ...

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Which Companies and Industries Will Suffer If NAFTA Is Terminated

The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed between Canada, Mexico and the United States in 1994. The agreement was designed to eliminate almost all trade barriers between the three countries. For the most part, it has had its desired effect with trade between the three increasing significantly. For the United States, Canada is the leading country for American exports ...

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India Vs. United States: A Comparison of Economies and Markets

India is the second largest country in the world in terms of population and the country has made great strides in its economy by developing a capitalist approach and adapting it to meet with Hindu traditions. The annual growth rate for GDP has been above four percent since we entered the 21st century with the exception of one reading and ...

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Junk Bonds Suddenly Garnering Media Attention

Much has been written lately about junk bonds and how they are overvalued. Type “junk bond news” into a search engine and you will see what I mean. I did this earlier and saw articles from Barron’s, Bloomberg and The Financial Times, and all three had been published in the previous 24 hours. Go back a month, and you will ...

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Predicting the Impact of a Hurricane on Insurance Stocks is as Difficult as Predicting the Hurricane

The past month has seen three major hurricanes rip through the Atlantic Ocean, through the Caribbean and hit the United States and or its properties in the Caribbean. This has led to a tremendous amount of speculation on how the storms would impact different property insurers and that has created a volatile environment for the sector, but predicting what will ...

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