New NASA Plane Will Go 940 MPH

NASA wants to build a plane that can travel above the speed of sound, which is 640 miles per hour, but without creating the huge sonic booms that shake the ground below the planes for miles. A new aircraft, which could solve the problem, will go into test service in 2021. The new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology airplane will be […]

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The stock market looks like it’s past the point of no return — and not even the Fed can save it from the next crash

Rising interest rates have been a significant catalyst of the corrections in equities this year. According to one Wall Street strategist, they’ve moved past a threshold that was exceeded before the equity bear markets in 2000 and 2008. He says this implies that even if the Federal Reserve stops raising rates, it may be too late for equity investors. An […]

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Smart Beta Investing: Making a Call on Quality

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Amid elevated equity market volatility, some investors are tapping factor-based strategies, including the quality factor. Valuing high quality value is particularly important as bull markets enter their waning stages, as some market observers believe the current bull market is doing. In the early stages of bull markets, lower quality companies see their shares […]

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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altice, Blue Apron, CubeSmart, Horizon Pharma, KB Home, Las Vegas Sands, Mylan, Switch and More

The futures once again looked lower Thursday morning as investors remain concerned about bellwether tech stocks breaking down and oil entering into a bear market. Many market pundits remain bullish on the possibility of a seasonal run to the year’s end, but now the possibility of a retest of the October low looms larger. The trend of buying the dips […]

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Billionaire investor Ray Dalio: Fed raised rates to a point where they're hurting asset prices

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio argues the Fed has raised rates to a point where they’re hurting asset prices. The Fed needs to start looking at monetary policy’s impact on asset prices before economic conditions, Dalio says. Dalio also laughs off the notion that the Fed needs to raise rates so it would have room to make cuts if the […]

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With 65% of S&P 500 stocks in correction, you should be thinking about bond investing

Core bonds that are used for retirement income and to buffer stock market risk are seeing big declines this year. With market volatility persisting, investors still need to consider a bond strategy. Thinking more deeply about bond diversification and duration is critical. Vanguard Total Bond Market Index ETF (BND) is down near-5 percent this year. Vanguard’s Long-Term Corporate Bond Index […]

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