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The Value of the U.S. Dollar: Where to Next?
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While in office, President Truman famously displayed the statement, “The Buck stops here” on his desk. At that time, he wasn’t talking about the U.S. dollar, but rather conveying that he accepted responsibility for how the nation was governed. Some 60 years later, the newest U.S. president might have a slightly different version on his desk: “Has the Buck stopped?”
Trumpcare Failed (For Now). Do Investors Even Care?
House Republicans pulled its bill to replace Obamacare when it became clear they did not have the votes to pass their proposed replacement, delivering a crushing legislative defeat to President Trump who had demanded the GOP bring the bill to a vote on Thursday and Friday. While the setback is roiling the Beltway, will the defeat - at least for
The Customer is Always Right: This ETF is Tailored to Customer Satisfaction
"A consumer can have an opinion, but a customer is actually spending their dollars," Bak said. Bak was a guest on Benzinga's PreMarket Prep morning show, where he discussed how tracking customer satisfaction plays a key role in anticipating the positive performance of bullish retail stocks — and how the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (BATS: ACSI) is able
Report: Theranos Offering Shares to Investors Who Agree Not to Sue
Theranos Inc. is offering investors additional shares in the company - that will come out of embattled founder Elizabeth Holmes' personal stake - if they pledge not to sue the flailing blood-testing company, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the Journal's Christopher Weaver and John Carreyrou (who was responsible for the damning articles that jump-started Theranos' unraveling), the offer is
Circle of Life: iPad Going the Way of the iPod?
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is known for dramatic reveals. Exclusive, invite-only media events generally herald new product lines, but for the second time in known history, the company broke from tradition to announce its latest iPad model. The updated product merited a quiet press release — the same, humble vehicle that preceded a 2014 price drop in Apple’s fourth-generation iPad.
Allianz Global Investors' House View on Brexit
Triggering Article 50 In the immediate aftermath of the UK electorate's decision on June 23, 2016 to leave the European Union, Allianz Global Investors shared its House View on some of the implications of this landmark plebiscite. With the UK now readying itself to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, and thereby begin exit negotiations with the EU and
3 Conservative ETF Ideas For a Market Correction
Stocks suffered through their worst day of 2017 Tuesday with the S&P 500 sliding 1.2 percent. One day doesn't always result in a new trend, but investors should always be prepared. Exchange traded funds offer investors myriad avenues with which to prepare for equity market retrenchments. Here are some ideas from the world of ETFs for investors looking to hedge
Sears and Kmart Don't Seem Long For the World
Once the world's largest retailer - with its ubiquitous,  iconic catalog that was basically the gold standard of the retail business - Sears Holdings Corp. has warned in its latest annual report that "substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern," as the Wall Street Journal reports. The holding company, which also owns Kmart, has seen
Apple Stock Still Trading at 'Much Larger Discount' Than 3 Years Ago
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares currently trading at “about the same absolute multiple it peaked at in mid-2014 ahead of iPhone 6 launch,” according to Cowen’s Timothy Arcuri. The analyst believes that on a relative basis, the stock is still trading “at a much larger discount to the market even at the same absolute P/E today vs mid 2014.” Arcuri
Report: Millennials Are to Blame For Recent Foreign Exchange Flash Crashes
Millennials - those young whippersnappers with their Snapchat and their selfies - will sometimes complain that they get unfairly stereotyped as lazy, entitled underachievers who just don't have the same ability to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make it in this world the way their parents and their parents' parents did before them. But while we believe millennials are