A few big winners keep U.S. stock market afloat in 2015 – Business …

Thomson ReutersTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York(Reuters) – Amazon’s stock price surge into Friday made it the latest of a series of companies to boom following results, and its performance this year, along with a few others, has basically kept the S&P 500 above water.Data from S&P […]

Policy Issues; Tax Extenders; Budget; Trade- Ag Economy; and, Regulations

Policy Issues; Tax Extenders; Budget; Trade- Ag Economy; and, RegulationsCategories: Agricultural Economy /Budget /Immigration /Regulations /TradePolicy IssuesDamian Paletta and Mark Peters reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A large number of Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing that the new rules better prepare recipients for employment and […]

Your Shocking Midterm Election Profit Opportunity

It’s one of the biggest questions to come out of the Republicans’ stunning election victory.”Will President Obama finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline?”The short answer: Yes, he will. And it will hand you a rare opportunity to pocket some serious profits. But you must act fast.How can I be so sure? Simple economics. And politics.Time magazine calls Canadian oil […]

Who watches the watchers? Big Data goes unchecked

Politico reports: The National Security Agency might be tracking your phone calls. But private industry is prying far more deeply into your life.
Commercial data brokers know if you have diabetes. Your electric company can see what time you come home at night. And tracking companies can tell where you go on weekends by snapping photos of your car’s license plate […]

As the Stock Market Looks for New Highs, Republicans Strangle The …

News generally consists of newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events, that can serve to inform a population about events that may affect their lives. One news story is hardly sufficient to reveal the true nature or features of either a person or an organization, but when news is reported over time from different sources and […]

Bob Doll: 10% stock correction coming, gold going down –

“Now the added headwinds of improving global growth and a reduction in systemic threats, some rise in real interest rates, and likely dollar improvement, all put further pressure on gold’s allure. In addition, the lack of strong global economic growth and abundant supply for many commodities likely argues for trendless, but volatile (as usual) commodity prices,” he noted. […]

Bob Doll's 10 Predictions For 2014 – Business Insider

Screenshot via Bloomberg TVBob Doll predicts the U.S. economy will grow 3% in 2014.Nuveen Asset Management’s Bob Doll expects 2014 economic growth will be “broader and stronger” but remain moderate for the U.S. and the rest of the world.
But Doll, the former top strategist at BlackRock, expects stocks to fall 10% before ending the year in the green.In a new […]

Stock Market News for December 18, 2013 – Zacks Investment …

Benchmarks ended in negative territory on Tuesday, as investors cautiously awaited the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting to gain further insights into the Fed’s next move. The two-day policy meet is expected to decide on the future of the Fed’s stimulus measures. The two-year budget deal also sailed through a test vote in the Senate, indicating that […]