With the Republicans scoring an unprecedented general election victory, it was only a matter of time before they started to test the waters. However, Senator John Cornyn of Texas is going for the jugular with the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The measure, which proposes the loosening of concealed carry laws, won’t be popular with Democrats. Even some Republicans might be....More>>>
As Christmas day draws closer, signs of the holiday spirit are beginning to show. However, even as people plan their holidays, the financial markets remain alive and running, albeit at a slower rate. Understanding seasonality in the market can help you to identify the perfect timing to buy or sell a given financial instrument and make returns way above the market average. This is why, even during....More>>>
Investors might want to take a break from the polls and position themselves to ride out whats likely to be a short burst of volatility after Tuesdays presidential election.
Stocks finished the week lower Friday, with the S&P 500 index
A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business....More>>>
Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) is in hot water for allegedly conducting workplace practices that may be unethical.
The Canadian financial institution has come under fire after a report surfaced that the bank’s workers are trained to work in such a manner that helps the company garner as much revenue as possible, despite the fact that employees are not required to work for its customers’....More>>>
Decades ago, saving for retirement was fairly easy. You set aside 10% of your income in a taxable account. But over the years its become especially complicated given the many ways we can now save for retirement.
In addition to taxable accounts, we now have traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, traditional 401(k)s, Roth 401(k)s, health savings accounts or HSAs, and all sorts of annuities including,....More>>>
The U.S. dollar fell on Monday, losing ground against so-called commodity currencies as oil prices leapt on the prospects for an OPEC-led deal for continued production limits.
The greenback also lost ground against other major rivals, including the euro, extending the weakness the dollar saw on Friday, when downbeat economic data eroded much of last weeks gain.
The ICE U.S. Dollar....More>>>
Municipal Bond Yield Book, circa 1942
The municipal bond market is reaching a tipping point. E-trading is going to push it over.
When I started in this business back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, all you needed to trade bonds was a phone, the Pink Sheets and a Monroe-Trader bond calculator. For those of you already lost, the Pink Sheets were booklets, printed on pink paper....More>>>
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Amy Webber started in the independent broker-dealer space when she was 18 years old.
“I had graduated from high school in a small town and the college that I attended had a work-study program. I ended up being placed in a very small....More>>>
The biggest regional trade deal in history is in ruins. So what happens now?
President-elect Donald Trump said Monday that one of his first actions in office will be to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an agreement he had slammed as a “disaster” during his campaign.
The move shatters a key pillar of President Obama’s drive....More>>>