On the Street

China Attempts to Stimulate Economy through Central Bank

China is taking a proactive position by utilizing monetary policy to steer its economy in uncertain climates for growth and trade. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) Governor Yi Gang is allowing China’s central bank to reduce the percentage of funds banks must keep on reserve with it, in order to free up money for lending. The cut in reserve ...

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Real America versus media America

One has to ask just what world do our politicians and news media folks live in? The news industry is largely a one-way communication.  They report what they consider the most important events of the day and tell us how we should think about those events – the latter of which takes up the vast majority of the radio/television time ...

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Drain the Cesspools of Tenured Academia

The demands on a tenured professor are rough. Four or five hours of coursework a week, a modicum of office hours, and well, thoughts about it. One finds the professor often bitter over the lower salaries they garner in the “Ivory tower” compared to those of their real-world brethren. Ah, tenure, intended to ensure that faculty aren’t penalized for having ...

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Winners and Losers in the Shale-Oil Production Boom

The price of WTI Crude oil at last look was trading around $65. This is good for some and not so good for others. As we know, the price of oil rises and falls, and with each cycle come similar results to similar businesses. If prices stay above $60 a barrel, this would spur a strong rebound in oil and ...

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NBA Wants to Assess Integrity Fee on Bets: Seriously? NBA and Integrity?

Last month, the Supreme Court announced a decision that allows states to decide for themselves whether they will make sports betting legal or not. That decision has created some interesting responses from the sports world. Sports leagues have voiced concerns about the chance of games be fixed becoming greater. Colleges and the conferences have voiced similar concerns. The NBA has ...

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Crypto Currencies: Oversaturated and Overexposed

I started writing for Bull Market Rodeo last August. Over the last 10 months I have written a number of articles that look at the sentiment indicators toward different stocks, sectors, commodities and the overall market. One of my favorite indicators is what I call the Average Joe Indicator and I wrote about it last August. I am a little ...

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Will the First Job of Robots be to Help the Elderly?

Science is taking the fiction out of robotics, with what once was only seen in the movies, is now coming to real life; Robots. The timing really couldn’t be better. As technology expands at an exponential rate, advances are now being utilized in the real world. We have seen such things as driverless cars and automated manufacturing as just the ...

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Oil Prices Jump, But What Is The Real Reason

The price of West Texas Crude jumped to its highest level on Wednesday, one day after President Trump announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The president has been talking about pulling out of the deal since he got elected, so I’m not really sure why it should be viewed as a big surprise and ...

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The Dichotomy that is Amazon

In conjunction with Small Business Week, Amazon for the first time released statistics about its relationship with small businesses. Criticism has grown in recent months on the retail giants’ effect on the domestic economy. President Trump has been leading the charge by alleging unfair business practices and subsidized mailing costs by the USPS. Amazon disclosed that more than one million ...

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Republican Tax Cuts Send Apple to New Heights

In its second quarter 10-Q released on May 1, the Cupertino, California-based company said it would put in place a new $100 billion share buyback program and increase its quarterly dividend by 16 percent. To put it in perspective, Apple’s stock buyback is the size of the GDP of Ecuador, and due in large part to President Trump’s tax cut ...

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