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The Relative Safety Of High-Yielding Stocks - 4 Names To Ponder As Interest Rates Plummet and Markets Waffle

We’re in a difficult period with the markets at the moment, as uncertainty surrounding U.S.- China trade talks is weighing heavily on stocks. With both sides throwing barbs and a resumption of talks not due until later this month, the pressure on the markets may very likely continue. With ...

Perspectives

Being a minor celeb, but less than the Trivago guy, I get emails. Tons. Read them all, sometimes sharing a few with you. Naturally everyone has to include a MSU to get through the filter and make me feel worthy. Dog pictures help, too. This week’s been poignant, for reasons unknown. Here are som ...

Tech Talk for Friday May 24th 2019

  StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Technical action by S&P 500 stocks to 10:30: Bearish. Breakout: $CPRT. Breakdowns: $HRL $KHC $DO $EOG $EQT $HES $HP $MRO $OKE $VLO $JEC $PH $INTC $NTAP $STX $ADS Editor’s Note: After 10:00 AM EDT, intermediate breakouts include CHD and D. Breakdowns i ...

Animal spirits

The silent spring. It was shocking when environmentalists first pointed out the growing absence of song birds. (We’ll save the climate change debate for another day. It’s real, by the way.) Now, in terms of the most important assets citizens own, the more terrifying silence. The housing market ...

Latest in Mortgage News: HSBC Offers Record-Low 10-Year Fixed Rate

Earlier this month, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz called on banks and other lenders to start pushing longer-term mortgages. Last week, HSBC responded by offering a record-low 10-year fixed rate of 2.99%. That means the peace of mind of knowing mortgage payments won’t change for 10 years ca ...

Apparel Retailers Sink To Four Month Low

Market Recap for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Our major indices finished with losses on Wednesday, despite strength in defensive sectors.  The S&P 500 and Dow  Jones held up best, falling just 0.28% and 0.39%, respectively.  The primary reason is that more defensive stocks are represented on those t ...

Blog U.

Allow me to generalize. Teachers are decent people doing valued work. But they suck at money. They spend everything they earn. Savings are microscopic. Any disposable income is shoved at a mortgage. They like nice shoes and cars with stick shifts. Plus, children. And travel. Lots of travel. Some o ...

Market Update. “U.S. and China — trade deal, or no deal?”

Canadian and U.S. equity markets hit new all-time highs in April, while international equity markets continued to make overall gains. As we entered the second week of May, the question making the global equity markets nervous was “U.S. and China — trade deal, or no deal?” U.S. economic data a ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday May 22nd 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday May 22nd U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 13 points in pre-opening trade. The Canadian Dollar was virtually unchanged at U.S. 74.67 cents following release of March Canadian Retail Sales at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was an ...

Too human

“Well,” blog dog Craig wrote as he emailed me out of the azure, “it’s happening! We are selling our little 1950s house in North Vancouver. The realtor says we have 4 offers so, yes, I’m thinking it is really happening!” Turns out our kennel colleague was pumped at the thought of (final ...