Equities partially reversed course following a tweet from Senator Rubio that his introducing a bill to tax stock buybacks and equal footing with dividends. I recall reading about his proposal several days earlier in a report talking about how stock buybacks is greater than...

Many times I have commented that today is tectonic. Geopolitically I believe current events are similar to eras as to when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991 or the ascension of the US as a primary global power in 1946. The EU is in shatters. It...

Many times I have commented life is stranger than fiction. Yesterday’s WSJ commented that over two thirds of Americans receive their news from social media. Google and Facebook control a large majority of the digital advertising market that used to be a major...

Equities came under moderate pressure on growth and trade concerns. Moreover first quarter S & P 500 earnings projections were revised lower to a 2% decline versus a 1% drop forecasted a week ago. At year end results were anticipated to rise by...

Equities fluctuated on volume about 15% lower than average. The S & P 500 broached the 200 day moving average for the first time since early December. Earnings and economic data were mixed. Speaking of earnings, analysts are now ...

Fourth quarter earnings season is at its halfway point. Of the 234 S & P 500 companies that have posted results, 71% have exceeded forecasts rising by an average of 18%. Historically 64% of firms exceed expectations. At the conclusion of the season, profits are...

The FOMC said it will be “patient” on any future interest rate moves and signaled flexibility on the path for reducing its balance sheet, a substantial pivot away from its bias just last month towards higher borrowing costs....

Apple posted results that narrowly beat the expectations set when Apple issued a rare earnings warning at the beginning of the month. However its outlook for the current quarter is regarded more disappointing than some were expecting. At the time of this writing shares are...