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How Can You Make Money on Oil These Days?

The bottom fell out of the oil market in the middle of 2014 as supply greatly exceeded demand. The price of crude oil fell from more than $100 a barrel to less than $30 a barrel by the end of 2015. Although crude is back in the $45 range producers are hurting across the globe and investors have fled oil stocks. How can you make money on oil these days with a weak global economy and too much oil being pumped? Fortune reports that there may be an output cut by OPEC and the news drove oil prices up by […]

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Will Inflation Cause the Market to Soar or Crash?

Most investors expect President Donald Trump to try to deliver on his promise to create jobs with massive infrastructure spending and re-negotiation of trade deals. Infrastructure spending will generate more economic growth in the USA and boost inflation. The US dollar has already advanced in anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to combat Trump-caused inflation. Bloomberg writes about how Trump is seen spurring inflation.
The dollar advanced for a fourth day on bets that higher spending under Donald Trump’s administration will boost economic growth and inflation, convincing the Federal Reserve to raise U.S. interest rates.
A gauge of the U.S. […]

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How Will the Stock Market Respond to a Trump Victory?

As it became apparent that Donald Trump was going to win the presidency S&P 500 futures fell 500 points and triggered the circuit breaker. Stocks fell across Asia. And by morning there was some recovery on all fronts. The market does not like uncertainty which is why stock futures fell on the news of a likely Trump victory. But, as we mentioned before the election in an article on our sister site, Forex Conspiracy Report, don’t lose your money on a mistaken first impression.
[W]hat if first impressions are wrong? How many times has the market reacted in one direction to […]

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Can You Make Money on the AT&T Time Warner Deal?

In one of the biggest media company mergers ever AT&T has made a deal to take over Time Warner. CNN reported the media mega deal.
AT&T and Time Warner have agreed to an $85 billion deal – one of the biggest media tie-ups ever.
The deal will be subject to a review by government regulators that could take more than a year to complete.
AT&T will pay $107.50 a share – a big premium over where Time Warner stock was trading last week. Including Time Warner’s debt, the deal’s value is $109 billion.
AT&T is doing this to move beyond its core wireless and […]

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Will Stocks Continue to Rise as Trump Goes Down in Flames?

It looks like Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president and the market has reacted positively. Here are a few thoughts on how this is working out and how to make a profit in stocks as the presidential election campaign winds down to a welcome close.
The reason that U.S. presidential candidates always move politically toward the center as the election approaches is because it works. Each party has its base of ardent supporters but not enough people to win the election. The winner is the candidate who convinces the vast undecided middle of the U.S. political spectrum to […]

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How Bad Is Obama Care?

While the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) has provided health insurance for many who could otherwise not afford it, the net result for health stocks and insurance companies has not been good. How bad is Obama care for the companies involved? Reuters just announced that health stocks helped pull the market lower.
U.S. stocks started the fourth quarter on a weak note as healthcare stocks fell and Deutsche Bank’s travails weighed on financials.
Merck and Johnson & Johnson both fell on the day. But a better measure of how bad Obama care is for health stocks are the number of health insurers […]

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Why Is the Stock Market Shrinking?

There are fewer stocks listed on public stock exchanges than there used to be. Why is the stock market shrinking? According to USA Today investors are worrying about the shriveling size of the market.
The stock market is shrinking fast. There are now fewer stocks for investors to choose from than in 1979, leaving 401(k) plans, investment plans and other investors with fewer options from the market.
Just 3,659 stocks trade on public markets available to investors, based on the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index through August, the latest data available. That’s down 3.1% from  2015 and half the number of actively […]

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Are There Stocks That the Federal Reserve Cannot Hurt?

Every time the Federal Reserve meets or even speaks the markets shutter. When will interest rates go up? How bad will that be for stocks and the whole economy? We are wondering, are there stocks that the Federal Reserve cannot hurt either by raising interest rates or holding at the current level? Jim Cramer of Mad Money suggests some financial stocks that an increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve will not be hurt.
With the Federal Reserve meeting on the horizon, Jim Cramer wants investors to be searching for stocks that could be bought regardless of what happens with […]

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How Much Do You Need to Start Stock Investing?

People invest in stocks to make money, save for retirement or simply beat the return on a CD at the bank. Buy and hold investors know that starting early and routinely investing a set amount is a good way to take advantage of market growth over time. How much do you need to start stock investing? In theory you only need to buy one share of one inexpensive stock which could cost only a few dollars plus commission. As a practical matter it is better to start with a few hundred or a thousand dollars because that is typically the […]

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Should You Invest in Asian Stocks?

Should you invest in Asian stocks or is slowing Chinese growth a reason to stay away from Asia? A look at the Japanese, Taiwanese and South Korean experiences are instructive in considering the Chinese slowdown and where in Asia stocks might be going up.
Japan: Economic Powerhouse to Deflationary Economy
Japan growth was spectacular for decades after the Second World War. Technological advancement along with cheap labor and a managed currency put Japanese products in homes worldwide. Then, as the Japanese labor force aged and demanded higher wages Japan started sending jobs offshore, mostly to Southeast Asia.
Taiwan, Singapore and South Korean had […]

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