Investing and Analysis

Sales of Used Cars is Booming

As much as every American would love the idea of owning a new automobile, the current market conditions are favorable to kicking a few tires on a used vehicle and making the purchase instead of going with something new off the lot. Experts agree that this trend will continue through the remainder of 2018. So what is behind the switch ...

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Is owning a National Football League Team a Good Investment?

While the article specifically speaks to about 32 people who own National Football League (NFL) teams, there are millions of interested fans and observers who are wondering how such ownership works and profits from them. As we embark upon a new football season, and a new television contract for the NFL just down the road, how exactly are today’s franchises ...

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Amazon and Big Tech Face Anti-Trust Hearings

Determining whether a company exerted monopolistic power use to be much simpler. In broad terms it was essentially based upon the welfare of the consumer, meaning that if prices were low and favorable, the company was not considered a monopoly. The crux of the argument was really about price. Monopolies can be considered an extreme result of free-market capitalism in the absence of ...

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Inverted Yield Curve Could Signal Recession

The most important chart you need to know today is the yield curve. But don’t yawn, it has huge implications for the economy and your portfolio. Financial markets are nervously watching the slope of the yield curve, specifically from the 2-year treasury to the 10-year treasury. These are the bellwether federal debt securities that lie at the slope of the yield ...

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India and the Internet Billionaire

Statistically speaking, with over 460 million internet users, India is the second largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, it is estimated there will be about 635.8 million internet users in India. Despite the large base of internet users in India, only 26 percent of the Indian population accesses the internet. This could be about to change, if ...

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Japan: The Forgotten Asian Market

Over the past year, investors have had plenty to distract them from actual market news. You have the ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and China, the U.S. and the European Union, and the U.S. and its NAFTA partners. There have also been meetings between the U.S. and North Korea and between North Korea and South Korea. There is the ...

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Global Stocks Shake Off Escalating Trade Dispute

The U.S. and China have traded their latest barbs in the trade dispute with President Trump announcing new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and China firing back with new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods. But global equity markets shrugged off the latest round of tariffs with indices around the globe moving higher. This suggests that either ...

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Emerging Markets Falling like Dominoes

In the never-ending desire for an increased rate of return, investors will follow the money trail around the globe to catch the rising stars before they nova out. The celestial reference may be more of a supernova perhaps, as there is nowhere left to hide for these nations whose currency is falling, inflation is rising, and GDP is in levels ...

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