The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.
August 29, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.08% at 2,446.29. The DJIA closed up 0.26% at 21,865.89 and the Nasdaq closed up 0.30% at 6,301.89.
Following a lower opening on concerns related to the North Korean missile launch and the continuing impact of tropical storm Harvey on the nation’s core energy center around Houston, equities recovered somewhat on an improved reading on consumer....More>>>
Late last week, small cap algae commercialization stockAlgae Dynamics Corp (OTCQB: ADYNF) announced a research agreement with the University of Waterloo to perform fundamental research on cannabis oil and its constituents in the context of the development and treatment of cancers of the colorectum, pancreas, breast and prostate. This announcement follows a previously announced new strategic initiative....More>>>
First, two quick notes about Nota bene #4. There’s a small correction, for starters: The sums done by Rebecca Goldin at George Mason (thanks again, Rebecca!) were based on children under 6, not children 6 and under.
Secondly, I got quite a lot of feedback about lead incidence over time, saying essentially that the levels of lead which we’re very worried about today were commonplace....More>>>
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) remained focused on reducing its cost base when oil prices were going south. But, the good part is that the price of the commodity is now picking up pace, with Brent crude now consistently trading above $55 per barrel after the production curtailment decision by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries.
This is great news for Petrobras investors since the company’s....More>>>
Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) has been on a seemingly never-ending slide. After plunging 77.3% in 2016, the offshore oil developer picked up right where it left off in 2017, falling another 22.8% last month. While the company released some good news last month, investors continue to focus on its precarious financial position.
Stocks have inched positive after the minutes from July’s FOMC meeting showed the Fed in no apparent rush to hike interest rates.
The S&P 500 has ticked up 0.1% to 2,179.41 at 2:20 p.m. today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 8.87 points, or 0.1%, to 18,560.89. The Nasdaq Composite has declined 0.1% to 5,224.62.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 240 points and the S&P 500 dropped 1.2% with financials falling over 2.5%. I think the selloff was due to concerns about Trump’s policies not having the magical effects the markets are counting on. I also think it had a lot to do with Rep. Kevin Brady’s....More>>>
If you want to make big gains in the market, you need to invest in growth. Just consider the gains you could have made during the U.S. consumer boom in the 1950s… From 1950 to 2015, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) per capita rose 690%, adjusted for inflation. During that time, the S&P 500 soared 11,700% (not including reinvested dividends). Over the course....More>>>