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Taking The Ego Out Of Trading

2 hours 32 min ago
If we focus on placing good trades, our trading can build mindfulness, intentionality, and resilience.

Unabated Bull, Painful Retracement, Or Resumption Of Bear?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:56
Not taking a bearish stance; simply acknowledging the uncertainty related to the current profile. Plus a look into Ray Dalio's portfolio.

Venezuela: Poster Child for Socialism

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:00
There is no more recent example of the many theoretically apparent pitfalls of socialism coming to life than in Venezuela.

Disastrous December 2018 Retail Sales Report

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 20:30
The December retail sales report was so terrible that it implies a recession is coming soon if the data is accurate. There’s always a chance the data is incorrect because these results are revised.

Week in Review: CStone's Hong Kong IPO to Raise $304 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation Next Week

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 19:30
China will reduce the Value Added Tax on 21 rare disease treatments to 3%, starting March 1. Plus: an IPO, financings, licensing, funding rounds.

Why Marijuana ETFs Are On A High In 2019

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 18:30
Pot stocks staged a nice comeback at the start of this year on the renewed appeal for riskier assets, and because investors are capitalizing on the huge potential of the global cannabis industry with some beaten-down stocks.

What’s The Trade War Really About?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:30
If we do ever fix our political system, I believe we could see similar or even better growth rates than China. America has unmatched entrepreneurial spirit, but too much of the economy has been directed into wasteful government efforts.

The Elevator Pitch Value Proposition

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 16:22
Understanding a publicly-traded company's value proposition – as reflected in its products or services – is crucial to the fundamental analysis of a potential stock for the self-directed investor.

Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield At 2.66%

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 15:29
The yield on the 10-year note ended February 15, 2019, at 2.66% and the 30-year bond closed at 3.00%.

Headwinds For Global Investing

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 14:00
Market pricing is the sacred cow of modern day investment theory and economic order—and performance.

Industrial And Manufacturing Production Decline: Whence The Business Cycle?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:45
This data follows the retail sales data released yesterday which drove down nowcasts of GDP.

Context For The Future

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:30
America has chosen an unfortunate decade to make it cool to be stupid. Submarining the Amazon HQ in NYC is the latest example.

The Problem With Cutting Taxes Without Reducing Spending

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:30
According to many economic experts and commentators, an effective way to generate economic growth is through the lowering of taxes.

Charlie Munger Proves That Youth Is A Good Trade For Wisdom (You Don't Get A Choice In The Matter, Anyway)

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:30
A recent interview of Berkshire-Hathaway veteran Charlie Munger demonstrates the value of experience and wisdom.

Import And Export Prices Unexpectedly Dive

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:30
Prices for U.S. imports declined 0.5 percent in January and 3.1 percent over the last 3 months. Prices for U.S. exports decreased 0.6 percent in January, after falling 0.6 percent in December and 0.8 percent in November.

Canadian Manufacturing: Better Than Numbers Say

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 07:00
If you take the numbers at face value, the Canadian manufacturing story looks negative.

Agriculture Market Report As Of Friday, Feb. 15

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 05:30
A review of today's trading in the agriculture markets.

S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 10.7% YTD

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 04:00
The S&P 500 closed Friday up 1.09% from Thursday and up 2.50% from last Friday. The index started the week flat and jumped throughout the rest of the week.

Where Is The Next Sovereign Debt Crisis?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 04:00
After decades of profligate spending since we abandoned the Gold backed Dollar, the fear of a debt crisis has grown with each recession.

Chart Of The Week: TICsense

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 01:00
TIC will tell you so much more about the global economy and the changes taking place within it than the Establishment Survey and unemployment rate could ever hope to.