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09/08/2020
Best Pairs Trade

Stock Market Points to Third Straight Day of Losses

Global stock markets are mixed this morning. European shares edged lower amid little gains in Asia, while U.S. futures slipped.  The Japanese government also announced today that its economy shrank at a far worse rate than initially expected during the April-June quarter. The country’s seasonally adjusted real gross domestic product […]
09/08/2020
Stock Market Update

Stock Market Update: Tuesday, September 8 , 2020

U.S. markets closed mostly higher on Friday as better-than-expected economic news and a possible push to pass a stimulus bill kept the bullish sentiment intact. The House is slated to reconvene this weekend to try to craft a stimulus bill with the Senate in the process of assembling a "skinny" $300 billion bill.
09/06/2020
Stock Market Update

Stock Market Update: Friday, September 4 , 2020

U.S. markets closed mostly higher on Friday as better-than-expected economic news and a possible push to pass a stimulus bill kept the bullish sentiment intact. The House is slated to reconvene this weekend to try to craft a stimulus bill with the Senate in the process of assembling a "skinny" $300 billion bill.
09/04/2020
Trump and Biden

3 Software Stocks Worth Mentioning

As most of you know, I’ve always been a big fan of software stocks even before the pandemic hit.  Why wouldn’t I be?  The sector is up more than 30% year to date, compared to the S&P 500’s measly 3%.  But with the prices of what I call the “usual […]
09/04/2020

Robber Barons: Big Tech’s “New Gilded Age” Monopolies Hit a Wall

The late 19th century was one of the fastest developing periods in the history of the world… particularly so in the United States. During the lead-up to the Civil War, American entrepreneurism caused entire new industries to pop up right and left. Henry Bessemer’s industrial process to produce steel was patented in 1856. […]
09/04/2020
Best Pairs Trade

World Shares Mixed Amid Wall Street’s Sell-Off

World stock markets are mixed this morning. Shares in Europe opened higher while Asia-Pacific stocks dropped after Thursday’s sell-off.  The S&P 500 suffered its biggest loss since June, giving up 3.5%. The Nasdaq lost 5% as our beloved tech stocks — Apple, Amazon and Facebook stumbled 8%, 4% and 3.8%, […]
09/04/2020
Stock Market Update

Stock Market Update: Thursday, September 3, 2020

U.S. markets closed mostly higher on Friday as better-than-expected economic news and a possible push to pass a stimulus bill kept the bullish sentiment intact. The House is slated to reconvene this weekend to try to craft a stimulus bill with the Senate in the process of assembling a "skinny" $300 billion bill.
09/03/2020

Aggressive China Showing Signs of ADD… Agriculture Deficit Disorder

For most of us in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced a merger of home and office. And surprisingly, it was reasonably successful… so much so that it’s now likely to become the new norm. That dynamic certainly didn’t change much this summer – Google Mobility data shows navigations to US […]
09/03/2020

Global Stock Markets Rise After Wall Street Surge

Global stock markets rose this morning after Wall Street posted its largest daily gains since July. Shares in London, Frankfurt and Tokyo advanced while Shanghai declined.  At the moment, investors and traders are enthusiastic about central banks’ infusions of credit into troubled economies, and a potential vaccine to end the […]
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