The Latest: Merkel concerns by Gibraltar impasse on Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the budget debate of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): Continue Reading Below 10:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she hopes Spanish reservations about […]

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Bring me the bleach: Investors seek stability as stocks fall

FILE – In this Tuesday Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a Nasdaq employee works at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Since stocks began tumbling in September 2018, investors haven’t abandoned the market. At least, not all of it. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Goodbye iPhones and Facebook feed. Hello power plants and bleach. Continue Reading Below Since stocks began tumbling […]

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The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX)Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallNov. 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to The TJX Companies Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. […]

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Is the Fed Getting Cold Feet with Rate-Hiking Policy?

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. It didn’t seem too long ago when the Federal Reserve was decidedly hawkish on their stance in September’s rate hike, but key Fed officials as of late have been showing dashes of dovish sentiment–a possible sign that the central bank is getting cold feet with respect to their rate-hiking policy? Federal Reserve Bank […]

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Pelosi and the House – I'm a Democrat who wants strong leadership. Here's what should happen

Could Republicans help Pelosi become House speaker? House Democrats pen an open letter opposing Nancy Pelosi for speaker, but President Trump wants her to win. As a Democrat, I have been open about my view that the party needs fresh leadership, especially at the federal level. In 2016 I publicly supported Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, in his bid to challenge […]

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The Latest: France, Japan support Renault-Nissan alliance

Nissan Motor Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa speaks during a press conference at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarter Monday Nov. 19, 2018, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Saikawa said Monday that Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who helped turn around the carmaker over two decades, has been arrested and will be dismissed for allegedly under-reporting his income and misusing […]

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All Clear? – Judge the Quality of the Bounce

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. All Clear? – Judge the Quality of the Bounce By Doug Sandler, Chris Konstantinos & Rod Smyth, RiverFront Investment Group In our Balanced Portfolios, RiverFront went into the October correction with a small bias in favor of stocks (no significant US/Non-US bias) and some cash; funded by a bias against bonds. That continues to […]

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The US knows how to address its drinking problem, but proven fixes are hard to sell

When health officials wanted to reduce deaths from tobacco, they spread messages about the proven cancer risks, pushed to ban smoking in public places and worked to raise taxes on cigarettes. Alcohol, which causes 88,000 deaths a year in the United States, is a similarly grave public health concern. But the way forward is less clear. What worked with smoking may not work with […]

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The Last Bastion Of Human Trading Is Giving Up To the Algorithmic Overlords

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. by Mark Melin, Value Walk One of the last human points of resistance to the algorithmic take-over of professional trading can be found in the fixed-income trading desk. The deft relationship business is known for having participants with Ivy League pedigrees and a lacrosse playing background, a data point that a machine learning […]

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