admin July 2, 2018

During the bull market run of the the past nine years, the number of big-time investors borrowing against their portfolios has risen steadily. Now investors that aren’t ultra wealthy can do the same. For some time, certain wealthy investors could take advantage of “securities-based lending.” Investors with massive portfolios borrow against the investments they hold […]

admin July 2, 2018

India’s shopkeepers took to the streets on Monday to protest Walmart’s $16 billion takeover of Indian e-commerce leader Flipkart. Around a million local traders were expected to protest Walmart’s big move into India, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) that organized the protest. They’re worried that the combination of America’s biggest retail […]

admin July 2, 2018

One of my favorite publications just came out: “How America Saves.” This annual report from Vanguard summarizes the statistics for the defined-contribution plans that the company administers. Vanguard tends to administer larger plans, so the plans are better-designed than average and participants have higher incomes. In other words, it presents the best face of the […]

admin July 2, 2018

India’s shopkeepers took to the streets on Monday to protest Walmart’s $16 billion takeover of Indian e-commerce leader Flipkart. Around a million local traders were expected to protest Walmart’s big move into India, according to the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) that organized the protest. They’re worried that the combination of America’s biggest retail […]

admin July 2, 2018

Schools across the country are reassessing security measures in response to a wave of school shootings. They’re investing in video surveillance, entry control systems, lockdown training and armed police on site. And some are considering newer gadgets that claim to fill security gaps, including door barricades and bulletproof backpacks. School security is a rapidly expanding […]

admin July 2, 2018

Three is a powerful number, especially when it comes to putting women in positions of power. Within a boardroom, one woman — or even two — isn’t enough to shift a culture, research shows. Although a majority of companies in the S&P 500 have at least one woman on their boards, only 25% have more […]

admin July 2, 2018

Tesla finally hit Elon Musk’s production goal for the Model 3. The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that it produced 5,031 Model 3s in the last week of the second quarter. Tesla also raised its production target for the Model 3, its first mass-produced electric car. The company said it expects to make […]

admin July 2, 2018

With the bulls’ inability to slam the door on the bears a week ago when they had the chance, it has added a large amount of complexity into the U.S. stock market’s structure. As I have been noting for some time, we have been left with a very unusual end to wave (4), and now […]

admin July 2, 2018

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Trade showdown: The global trade clash is heating up this week. US tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods are due to go into effect on Friday, and Beijing is expected to retaliate in equal measure the same day. Meanwhile, Canada imposed tariffs on US exports worth […]

admin July 2, 2018

Two of Europe’s biggest supermarket chains are joining forces. Tesco (TSCDF) and Carrefour (CRERF) said on Monday they are planning a long-term, strategic alliance covering their relationship with global suppliers and joint purchasing of own brand products. In a joint statement, the companies said they were hoping to improve the quality and choice of products […]