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Market soars on “news” of U.S.-China trade war truce

Market soars on “news” of U.S.-China trade war truce

We’ve been here before. We’ve had other days and other rallies on news, rumors, speculation that the U.S. and China would reach some kind of deal that amounts to a truce in the two countries’ trade war. We been disappointed in that story before when...
It’s a ping pong market over U.S.-China trade talks

It’s a ping pong market over U.S.-China trade talks

Overnight financial markets tumbled on fears that U.S.-China talks to end their trade war were looking at failure. Today stocks are up again as hopes for a so-called “mini-deal” have advanced as China signaled that it might be open to such a limited deal,...
Adding Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing to JubakAM.com Special Report 10 Long-term Picks for a Short-term Market as Pick #6 and to my long-term 50 Stocks Portfolio

Adding Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing to JubakAM.com Special Report 10 Long-term Picks for a Short-term Market as Pick #6 and to my long-term 50 Stocks Portfolio

It’s hard to get a handle on exactly how big the market called the Internet of Things will be. Bain Capital sats $520 billion by 2021. McKensey, another consulting company, says $11 trillion by 2021. The huge difference is a result of 1) what these...
Too much news for the next three weeks

Too much news for the next three weeks

Busy, busy, busy. Here’s what we know to be on tap for the rest of October as of today October 7. U.S.-China trade talks are set to resume on Thursday, October 10. That means a switch from a period when both nations were issuing statements and policy steps...
I think we can call this a data dependent market for Friday

I think we can call this a data dependent market for Friday

The trend in U.S. financial markets this week has pointed down on data that shows the U.S. economy is slowing. Certainly the disappointing numbers in both the manufacturing and services Purchasing Managers Indexes have supported that conclusion. That could all change...
Looking for an above average yield? Australia’s Westpac Banking looks very attractive after today’s financial sector selling but I’d wait on a likely dividend cut this fall

Looking for an above average yield? Australia’s Westpac Banking looks very attractive after today’s financial sector selling but I’d wait on a likely dividend cut this fall

Today’s weakness in the financial sector on the news that online brokerage Charles Schwab (SCHW) will be cutting commissions on equity and ETF trades to 0% sent the financial sector down to a loss of 2.07% on the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). That...
McDonald’s announces test of Beyond-Meat-based PLT

McDonald’s announces test of Beyond-Meat-based PLT

We knew this one was coming, right? Today, McDonald’s (MCD) announced that it would begin a test of the PLT, the plant, lettuce and tomato burger, for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in south-western Ontario. The move mirrors but trails (by six months) the...