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Do You Want a Safe Investment That Yields a High Return?

Profitable investing may not always require that you analyze stocks. The most practical and profitable investments often have to do with paying off debts! We wrote about this in our article about How to Invest Your Inheritance.
The first step before you start investing your inheritance is to get rid of any high interest debts such as credit card debt. It is not easy to make a return of eighteen percent per year per year on your investments. But that is what you are probably paying on credit card debt. Pay off your credit card debt first and foremost.
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What Impact Would Tighter Monetary Policy Have on Your Investments?

A new president is about to take office. Successful investors will be the ones who anticipate how the next administration and congress will affect the economy and how the various factors at play will affect investments. In the case of Trump and a Republican controlled congress we expect tax cuts, an attempt to bring corporate cash back from overseas and increased spending on U.S. infrastructure. If these plans come to fruition there will be at least short and medium term stimulus to the economy. A predictable result will also be increased interest rates, namely a tighter monetary policy. The value […]

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Will Trump’s Trade Policies Kill His Stock Market Rally?

When it was clean that Trump would be the next president the stock market tanked. Then investors thought of the promises of lower taxes, corporate money repatriated from offshore and fiscal stimulus via infrastructure repairs. And the stock market rallied. Now the specter of a trade war emerges as Trump’s trade policies become clearer. Will Trump’s trade policies kill his stock market rally? Will they kill the American economy? The Huffington Post writes that that stocks could suffer as Trump’s trade policies take shape.
The year-end stocks rally on the heels of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was […]

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How to Pick Stock Winners for 2017

Will the Trump stock rally continue or fizzle? Will the market shrug off rising interest rates or will the Fed’s actions torpedo the stock market? Which are the best stock picks for the coming year and which will be losers? Let us consider how to pick stock winners for 2017. CNBC writes about experts who expect stocks to rise next year.
U.S. stocks should rise slightly in 2017 as equities benefit from tax cuts, according to CNBC’s Market Strategist Survey.
The survey of 13 strategists’ outlooks published since the U.S. election found the median 2017 S&P 500 price target is 2,325, or […]

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Why Is Goldman Sachs Stock Soaring?

Who would have thought that the investment bank that took so much flack during the election campaign would be the all-star of the Trump stock rally? Fortune discusses how this unlikely stock is responsible for sending the Dow into record territory.
Stock market investors who are enjoying the post-election rally-dubbed the “Trump Bump-owe a major debt to the controversial bank that became a political lightning rod in the presidential campaigns.
Goldman Sachs stock is responsible for a whopping 29% of the Dow’s overall bump since the election. Put another way, Goldman Sachs alone is responsible for more than 400 points out of […]

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Is the Stock Market Rally Sustainable?

Investors profit when they get in early for a broad based stock market rally. The unexpected election of Trump as president first occasioned a selloff and then a rally as investors anticipate stimulus spending, tax cuts and repatriation of offshore corporate assets. But is the stock market rally sustainable and just how broad based is it? CNBC points out that just three stocks are responsible for more than 50% of the last month of run up in the market.
The Dow Jones Industrial average has gained about 1,200 points over the past month. And interestingly, nearly half of that advance has […]

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Is This Back to the 90’s for the Stock Market?

In anticipation of tax cuts, stimulus spending on infrastructure and repatriation of US corporate offshore assets the US stock market is booming. The outlook is not so bright in developing markets. Bloomberg asks if this is back to the 90’s for the stock market.
Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is driving global markets to levels not seen in nearly two decades – but in completely different directions. And the “polarization’” of emerging and developed markets is all part of “Trump reflation,” argues Divya Devesh, a foreign-exchange strategist at Standard Chartered Plc in Singapore.
In the post-Trump era, emerging markets have been […]

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What Will Repealing Obamacare Do to Health Care Stocks?

The president elect has announced that he intends to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare on his first day in office. Of course it would take congress to repeal a law but the point is that Obamacare as we know it is going away. What will repealing Obamacare do to health care stocks? CNBC reports that health care stocks tumble even as the market hits a record.
While the major U.S. stock indexes hit all-time highs Tuesday, health care stocks traded lower on disappointing earnings and gave back some of a post-election relief rally that had lifted the sector.
“Medtronic […]

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Why Are Shipping Stocks Up?

A surprise result of the election of Donald Trump is that shipping stocks are up. This is the guy who promises a trade war with China and Mexico if not everyone else. Forbes writes about the Donald Trump shipping stock boom.
Euroseas is a tiny Greek shipping company with a fleet of 12 vessels and a penny stock traded on Nasdaq. On Tuesday, Euroseas’ shares rose by 100%. Since Donald Trump was elected president, Euroseas’ stock has nearly quadrupled. Seanergy Maritime, another small dry bulk shipping company that moves grain and coal, saw its shares soar by 75% on Tuesday. Shares […]

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Why Are Housing Stocks Down?

Home builder stocks took a hit recently as did home improvement stocks. Why are these housing stocks down? Is this a correction that you can buy into or a warning sign to get out of the sector entirely? CNBC reports on falling home improvement stocks and the housing market.
Shares of Whirlpool tanked 11 percent Tuesday, after the home appliance company reported earnings that missed estimates amid a decrease in revenue. The company also cut its guidance, blaming “temporary U.S. demand softness as well as Brexit-related currency volatility and demand weakness in the U.K.”
Whirlpool is often considered an auxiliary housing play, […]

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