Silver Price: 7th Breakout Attempt, Amazing Chart Setup

May 26 3:37pm Investing Haven
The silver price is about to test for the 7th time its bear market trend. Silver’s chart setup is simply amazing. This is a perfect case of how important a decent chart analysis is for investors. Many investors fail to understand the value of chart analysis. In...
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3 Charts Suggest U.S. Stock Markets Are Still Bullish

May 26 3:10pm Investing Haven
The U.S. stock market remains in a bullish mode. As the S&P 500 reaches all-time highs (again), trading above 2400 points, the Dow Jones Industrials goes over 21000 points. The technology index Nasdaq trades at all time highs. Only the Russell 2000, the small cap...
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Railroad Stocks Showing Strong Move To The Upside

May 26 2:49pm RTT - Mkt/Sector Trends
Despite the lack of direction being shown by the broader markets, railroad stocks have shown a strong move to the upside during trading on Friday.
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Markets are turning a deaf ear to any bad news

May 26 2:48pm Trader Talk with Bob Pisani
Risks are far from out of the picture, but the market is choosing to hear what it wants.
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Retiring from Intel: Calculating Years of Service, Determining Retirement Eligibility and the Benefits of Being an Intel Retiree (Part 2)

May 26 2:38pm The Cordant Blog
Last time we looked at how to calculate years of service at Intel and the different ways to qualify as an “official Intel retiree.” In part two, we get to the good part as we’ll review the benefits of retiring from Intel. Additionally, we’ll introduce the “Intel Retirement Benefits Calculator” (a free downloadable Excel tool) that will assist you in calculating your years of service and outline what it means for your retirement benefits.
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Bounceback or not? Jobs, inflation and consumer data could have big message for economy

May 26 2:18pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
Next week could be a big one for markets, which will be hit by a wave of economic reports, including jobs and inflation.
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Shale drillers gift to Memorial Day driverssome of the cheapest gasoline in years

May 26 2:00pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
Prices at the pump this Memorial Day weekend are among the lowest in years.
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Our Bullish India Stock Market Forecast For 2017 and 2018 Gets Confirmed

May 26 1:32pm Investing Haven
The stock market in India is in great shape, outperforming its peer stock markets in the world. That should not come as a surprise to readers, because we have been ultra bullish on India for more than 16 months now … and we made...
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Op-Ed: Just the threat of Trump's travel ban is having this chilling effect on the economy

May 26 1:28pm Commentary
It may not be law, but Trump's travel ban is having this negative impact on U.S. businesses, says Byron Dorgan.
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Op-Ed: Resume vs LinkedIn profile: You might be doing it all wrong

May 26 12:57pm Commentary
When it comes to your resume and LinkedIn profile, you may be doing it all wrong says talent agent Dan Yu.
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Op-Ed: Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg. President Trump will probably never embrace universal income

May 26 12:04pm Commentary
Universal basic income has been championed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others but it's a pretty terrible idea, says Jake Novak.
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Op-Ed: Fourth Circuit distorts the law to defeat Trumps travel ban

May 26 11:52am Commentary
The American electorate chose an inept president. Of course Washington looks less like Washington, writes Kevin Williamson.
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Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin: Why Some Buy And Some Don't

May 26 11:36am Exclusives
Amid the hype of the WannaCry scare, which catalyzed a 43-percent pop in bitcoin value, the cryptocurrency is all anyone’s talking about. In the last two months, it has more than tripled in price, from $925.20 on March 24 to $2,791.70 May 25. Wednesday’s rate was more than double that of April 30 and represented a 447-percent year-over-year gain. At the beginning of 2015, it was trading below $200, and at a present rate of $2,577.32, it’s continuing to shatter all-time highs. But even as the bitcoin rockets, some traders are disinclined to engage. Why Some Won’t Buy Dennis Dick, proprietary trader at Bright Trading LLC and co-host of Benzinga’s PreMarket Prep radio show, remains skeptical, deterred primarily by uncertainty surrounding valuation and price targeting. “How do I sit back and crunch numbers and come up with a fundamental value for bitcoin?” he quipped on Thursday’s PreMarket Prep. “If you have a traditional currency like the Canadian dollar, you can look at trade, you can look at interest rates, you can look at what shape the economy is in to try to get a gauge for if people are going to ...Full story available on
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Jesse Livermore 21 Investing Rules That Have Stood The Test Of Time For 77 Years

May 26 11:00am Blog – Deep Value Stock Screener – The Acquirer's Multiple®
Before the modern day tweeter @Jesse\_Livermore, there was a famous investing legend also called Jesse Livermore. The original Livermore was born in 1877 and died in 1940. Livermore was famous for making and losing several multimillion-dollar fortunes and short selling during the stock market crashes in 1907 and 1929. Livermore was an investing genius who unfortunately could not stick to his own rules ... Read More...
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Phil Keoghan The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races

May 26 10:38am The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
“We celebrate success, but I think we should also just celebrate giving it a go.” – Phil Keoghan Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time Emmys. He is […]...
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Op-Ed: Why Greg Gianforte's win in Montana election is great news ... for Democrats

May 26 10:32am Commentary
Greg Gianforte won a narrow victory in Montana, a safe red seat. That is a bad sign for Republicans, says Matt Yglesias.
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Corporate Americas Focus Isnt On Shareholder Value Creation

May 26 10:00am Investiv Daily
Earnings haven’t grown in the last 10 years. What is corporate management doing? A temporarily higher stock price isn’t good for the majority of investors, especially those investing for the long term and retirement. Buybacks are idiotic, management pays $ 3million for a home they can build for $1 million. There is only one company […]...
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March for the Fallen: Get Fit with Alpha Architect

May 26 10:00am Alpha Architect
As a former US Marine, Memorial Day is every day, however, Memorial Day is special because the time is set aside to […] The post March for the Fallen: Get Fit with Alpha Architect appeared first on Alpha Architect.
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Op-Ed: Trump's budget cuts are an 'attack' on clean water

May 26 9:54am Commentary
With Memorial Day launching summer season, it's time for Congress to help protect our rivers and streams.
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Detroit Startup Uses Reclaimed Wood To Build Guitars: 'I Want People To Feel Like They're Playing A Cadillac'

May 26 9:34am Exclusives
The reclaimed wood used to build Wallace Detroit Guitars — salvaged from buildings in the Motor City — dates as far back as the early 1800s. The handmade guitars are therefore being built with the same vintage, slow-growth wood as instruments made in the golden era of the 1920s, said Wallace Detroit Guitars founder Mark Wallace. “That wood went into guitars, and my wood went into houses,” Wallace said during an interview at Architectural Salvage Warehouse, the nonprofit where he sources maple, ash, walnut and pine. “There’s something fundamentally different about the wood that went into those [vintage] guitars, and that’s what I’m tapping into.” The age of the wood found in historic Detroit buildings means it’s stronger than today’s commercially available wood and has better acoustic properties, Wallace said. But the wood’s origin in Detroit buildings that are headed for demolition or renovation brings unique challenges. The staff at Architectural Salvage Warehouse sometimes use metal detectors to find nails, and dirt, mold and stains must be removed. “It’s not easy,” Wallace said. A Chelsea, Michigan native, Wallace, 40, has played guitar since he was 14. He’s played in bands such as The Wallace Brothers and Black Jake and The Carnies. During the day, he’s the CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. See Also: Detroit ...Full story available on
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Sito Mobile Its Complicated

May 26 9:32am Reminiscences of a Stockblogger
I bought Sito Mobile about the same time I made this tweet about the company. $SITO is interesting, difficult past but very good guidance/color on call, wonder if they are benefiting from mobile shift to header-bidding — LSigurd (@LSigurd) May 5, 2017 I was wrong about the header bidding angle but so far have been […]...
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Big Financial Stocks Face Their 50-Days

May 26 9:28am The Reformed Broker
Lots of big financial stocks have run back up into their declining or flat-lining 50-day moving averages into the end of this week. If we’re truly headed higher in the overall US stock market, tech could use some help from the banks and brokers. Hard to persist in the narrative that only a handful of......
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VIX Hedging and College Sports

May 26 9:07am
Also Aramco, cryptocurrencies, and, complacency and unicorns.
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Profit Taking May Lead To Initial Weakness On Wall Street

May 26 8:59am RTT - Market Analysis
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a modestly lower opening on Friday after stocks closed lower for six consecutive sessions. Profit taking may contribute to early weakness on Wall Street after the recent winning streak lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to new record closing highs.
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Trading Food for Thought: May 25th Edition

May 26 8:00am Blog – Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel
Food for thought: How the Disposition Effect and Momentum Impact Investment Professionals When Will AI Exceed Human Performance? Evidence from AI Experts Swedroe: The Problems With Formulaic Value Investing Lowering the bar The Map Versus The Terrain Vanguard’s Irritating Perch on the Moral High Ground Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Scare the Market Facts are not […] The post Trading Food for Thought: May 25th Edition appeared first on Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel.
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Weekend reading: Some reads for when the sun goes down

May 26 7:51am Monevator
Our articles from this week, plus whatever else caught my eye. From Monevator We’ve another freshly laundered broker comparison table for you – Monevator Lars Kroijer makes the case for DIY financial modelling – Monevator Out of the archive-ator: How to work out which platform is cheapest for you – Monevator News Note: Some links […]...
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Amazon flirts with $1,000, the oil slide stalls and there's some key data on deck Friday

May 26 7:51am Market Insider with Patti Domm
With Nasdaq at a record high, Amazon could give it even more of a boost Friday if it breaks the $1,000 milestone for the first time.
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Early movers: BIG, COST, LGF, GME, NCLH, KATE, ULTA, NTNX & more

May 26 7:44am Market Insider with Patti Domm
Names on the move ahead of the open.
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Three BDCs Paying 12% to 16%: 1 to Buy, 2 to Sell

May 26 6:00am Contrarian Outlook
Most business development companies (BDCs) have low profiles on Wall Street. Their relative obscurity makes them good vehicles for banking high yields – in fact, today we’ll discuss three that pay between 12\% and 16\% annually. BDCs invest in small- and midsize businesses, the building blocks of entrepreneurial America. They were created by the government in the 1980s to help grow up-and-coming companies in a bid to stimulate business and create jobs. They provide debt, equity and other forms of financing to businesses that larger banks and investment firms shy away from. They’re also income machines by law. Their regulated structures require them to dole out 90\% or more of their taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends.… Read more...
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Common misconceptions about bond investing

May 26 6:00am BlackRock Blog
Fundamental misconceptions about bond investing are common, according to new BlackRock research. Jeff shares three.
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James Montier on The Trinity of Risk

May 26 5:08am The Value Investing Blog of Old School Value
What You'll Learn - Montier's definition of the trinity of risk - What Montier identifies as the 3 primary sources of danger - Exploring each risk element Despite risk appearing to be one of finance’s favourite four-letter word, it remains finance’s most misunderstood concept. Risk isn’t a number, it is a concept or a notion. From my perspective, risk equates to what Ben Graham called a ‘permanent loss of capital’. This post was first published at old school value. You can read the original blog post here James Montier on The Trinity of Risk.
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The Finance Hour 24.05.2017

I joined Reuben Zelwer on the Finance Hour to discuss the new bank taxes and what they will mean for investors.
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Weekend Reads for Investors: Super-Mega High-Quality Edition

May 26 12:01am CFA Institute Enterprising Investor
Jason Voss, CFA, shares his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features stories about the dangers of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a better way to think about and model the human brain, and how the notion of superhuman artificial intelligence (AI) is farfetched.
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Markets Today Are Radically Different Than What We Believe We Have the Faade of Competition

May 25 10:56pm
A Stigler Center panel explores the implications of big data for competition policy and for consumer welfare.     The business model at the heart of the digital economy is a simple one: Internet giants such as Google and Facebook provide consumers with “free” services—free email, free GPS, free instant messaging, free search—and in return consumers consent to hand over vast amounts of their own data, which the companies then use to target advertisers.   This exchange helped make data the “new” oil, creating “new infrastructure, new businesses, new monopolies, new politics and—crucially—new economics,” according to The Economist. To a large degree, […]...
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Ep. 557: Eric Barker Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

May 25 10:00pm Blog – Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel
Subscribe to Trend Following Radio on iTunes Eric Barker is founder of the blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree. He provides science based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome in life. His newest work is “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) […] The post Ep. 557: Eric Barker Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio appeared first on Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel.
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Something to crow about

Topping a list of 475 fund managers has got to be worth mentioning, so forgive us for the plug. Out of the 475 global funds offered in Australia and classified by data and analytics provider Financial Express as global equity funds, The Montgomery Global Fund was placed 4th in performance terms over the last year (ending… Continue reading →...
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Markets will be watching economic data and whether Amazon can break $1,000

May 25 6:58pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
With Nasdaq at a record high, Amazon could give it even more of a boost Friday if it breaks the $1,000 milestone for the first time.
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Seeing the Trend Following Light in Life and Trading

May 25 5:31pm Blog – Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel
Feedback in: Dear Mr. Covel, My name is [Name]. I’ve been wanting to write to you to express my gratitude for what you do, so here it goes. A little background on me so you know where I’m coming from. I live in [Name] and I’m a 27-year veteran officer of the [Name] Police Department. […] The post Seeing the Trend Following Light in Life and Trading appeared first on Trend Following Trading Systems from Michael Covel.
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Investors Skeptical Of Stocks

May 25 5:17pm The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors
Much of the sentiment data seems to indicate investors are a bit nervous about stock ownership. This morning's sentiment survey report by the American Association of Individual Investors did show a nine percentage point improvement in the weekly bullish sentiment reading, increasing to 32.9\% from last week's 23.9\% reading. However, the less volatile 8-period moving average of the bullishness reading remains at a low 31.1\%, improving only .4\% on the week.Further, in a Gallup poll released yesterday, the average percentage of Americans who own stock was reported at 54\%. This level of ownership is down from the 65\% reported prior to the financial crisis in 2007 and one of the lowest levels recorded in the last twenty years.And lastly, the lower level of equity ownership by Americans seems to be showing up in cash holdings in money market and cash accounts. As can be seen below, household and not for profit deposits total $11 trillion. This figure is calculated from data obtained in the Federal Reserve's Flow of Funds Z.1 report. If investors were able to earn just 1\% more on these near zero earning cash assets, the $110 billion in additional interest income would certainly be a positive stimulus for the economy.In spite of the apparent skepticism by investors to owning stocks, the equity market continues its move higher. Certainly, some of the growth in cash may be a result of the low level of interest one can earn on bonds. AAII also reports the results of a monthly asset allocation survey of investors and as seen in the below graphic, a typical balanced portfolio weighted 65\% stocks and 35\% bonds now has half the bond allocation in cash.At the moment the level of cash on the sidelines along with the lower percentage of individuals owning stocks, could be a tailwind for equities. Maybe it takes a deeper correction to pull the cash off the sidelines; however, small market dips currently result in buyers coming into the market.
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These stocks could gain if Republicans get their act together

May 25 4:37pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
The Trump trade in stocks may be down, but it's not done.
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After-hours buzz: COST, ULTA, GME & more

May 25 4:34pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
These are the stocks posting the largest moves after the bell on Thursday: Costco, Ulta Beauty, GameStop & more.
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Mass Customization Is The Future Of Retail

May 25 4:13pm Exclusives
The disruption of traditional retail is currently in a revolutionary stage, with traditional retail's presence and influence dwindling by the day. The downfall of department stores does not present the end of retail, but nonetheless, the retail environment is undergoing dramatic consolidation and a shift in consumer preferences. Adidas Paved Way For Mass-Produced Customization When adidas AG (ADR) (OTC: ADDYY) announced the launch of its first mass-produced 3D printed shoe, the Futurecraft 4D, last month in New York, the implications of the release were far greater than the footwear industry. Adidas is marketing this shoe as the first mass-produced 3D printed shoe, set for a 100,000 pair release in 2018. Ultimately, the technology going into the Futurecraft 4D will enable the shoe to be customized to the user’s foot. Traditional shoe sizes may become a thing of the past. It also will shift manufacturing back to the U.S. and away from Asia, which could be the start of a massive manufacturing renaissance stateside. Late last month,, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) filed a patent for technology pertaining to an on-demand custom apparel system, which would be ...Full story available on
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More records for no income

Another week, and yet more records are smashed for non-income-producing assets, like two-digit number plates and US artworks. Is this a sign of economic prosperity, and the investment potential of the asset? Or another worrying signal that we’ve entered the final phase of cheap money? Thirty-five years of declining interest rates tends to have a… Continue reading →...
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Hedge Fund Got Bananas Bonanza of Inside Information

May 25 3:15pm
And it ignited a money-printing machine.
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Op-Ed: Trumps budget moves to end the college tuition rip-off

May 25 2:57pm Commentary
President Trump's student loan plans start process of slapping down greedy colleges and universities, says Jake Novak.
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Trust, but Verify: The Potential Problems of Blind Investing

May 25 2:20pm Alpha Architect
Nobody can predict the future, but there is a chance the blind purchase of broad-index portfolios will come to an abrupt and […] The post Trust, but Verify: The Potential Problems of Blind Investing appeared first on Alpha Architect.
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Op-Ed: Apple. Amazon. Netflix. This market prays to new gods now

May 25 1:52pm Commentary
The market is being driven by its faith in a new set of gods — Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google, says Josh Brown.
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The Turtle Talks: Jerry Parker's Secrets To Success

May 25 1:28pm Exclusives
For Jerry Parker, success was largely serendipitous. Without stumbling on Richard Dennis’ newspaper ad, the chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Capital would be wandering a very different path, “not having nearly as much fun.” Parker is convinced he’d still have migrated to the markets from a life of public accounting and still developed a technical emphasis, but his life would likely be about stocks, not his lucrative recipe of interest rates, commodities and currencies. His Rookie Mistake Parker sees bits of his accounting background in his critical approach: conservatism, caution, meticulousness. But he attributes his success largely to Dennis’ “Turtle” training. Like any novice, though, he’s tested the philosophy, deviated from his training ━ and paid dearly. Related Link: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Or Sell Financials Based On Interest Rates “They tell you the problems you’re going to have and the things to watch out for, and when real-life trading starts in January 1984, you start seeing these issues, and you’re failing from the very beginning,” he said Thursday on Benzinga's PreMarket Prep radio show. “Everything they said not to do, you do and vice versa.” His first lesson came in the spring of 1984, when a New York City harbor freeze blocked oil imports and doubled the commodity cost. “When it came time to do that trade, I ...Full story available on
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Economists slash second quarter growth outlook, dimming hopes for strong snapback

May 25 1:09pm Market Insider with Patti Domm
Economists cut forecasts for second quarter growth by as much as a half percent, after new data on the trade deficit and inventories.
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GM Calls Diesel Emissions Lawsuit 'Baseless'

May 25 12:48pm Exclusives
Owners and lessees of more than 705,000 Duramax diesel trucks sued General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) Thursday for installing devices to cheat U.S. emissions inspections, according to Bloomberg. A company representative told Benzinga the claims were unfounded. "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves,” the spokesperson told Benzinga in an email. “The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado ...Full story available on
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Op-Ed: Message to GOP on health care is loud and clear

May 25 12:32pm Commentary
The CBO report makes it clear. The GOP needs to focus on these three things to fix the health bill, says Jake Novak.
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PPT and the God of the Gaps

May 25 12:15pm The Reformed Broker
Writing in centuries past, many scientists felt compelled to wax poetic about cosmic mysteries and God’s handiwork. Perhaps one should not be surprised at this: most scientists back then, as well as many scientists today, identify themselves as spiritually devout. But a careful reading of older texts, particularly those concerned with the universe itself, shows......
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Here are the ways to buy bitcoin, according to a real investor in the digital currency

May 25 12:07pm Commentary
A hedge fund manager who buys and trades digital currencies for a living explains the ways one can invest in bitcoin.
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Op-Ed: Trump promised to protect the sick and the poor. He lied.

May 25 11:12am Commentary
Trump’s health care plan and budget show the scandal hiding in plain sight, writes Vox's Ezra Klein.
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A Value Investors Mecca Should Extend Beyond Omaha To Toronto And Prem Watsa

May 25 11:10am Blog – Deep Value Stock Screener – The Acquirer's Multiple®
Great article in the AFR that suggests Omaha is not the only place that value investors are heading to for great ideas. It seems Denver and Toronto are becoming equally important destinations, as are the annual meetings of Markel Corporation and Fairfax Financial, as investors prepare for life after Buffett and Munger. Toronto in time may become the next Omaha. For ... Read More...
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If There Was Ever An Example Of Reward-Free Risk This Is It

May 25 11:07am The Felder Report
‘What is the opposite of a “margin of safety”?’ This is a question I’ve been considering because it seems that’s exactly what investors have settled for in passively buying equities...
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America Is Great. Home Country Bias Aint (GMO)

May 25 11:05am Blog – Deep Value Stock Screener – The Acquirer's Multiple®
Here’s a great article from the team at GMO that demonstrates how “home country bias” may be hurting your performance. Home country bias means investors have a natural tendency to focus their investments in companies and markets in their own country. Here’s an excerpt from that article: Investors have clearly rewarded US companies for their higher earnings growth by paying significantly higher ... Read More...
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Rob Arnott: How Smart Beta Investing Can Become Dumb Investing

May 25 11:00am Blog – Deep Value Stock Screener – The Acquirer's Multiple®
One investor and writer that we follow closely here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Rob Arnott. Arnott is the founder and chairman of Research Affiliates. He’s also the portfolio manager on the PIMCO All Asset and All Asset All Authority family of funds and the PIMCO RAE™ suite of funds. Earlier this year, Arnott and his colleagues at Research Affiliates ... Read More...
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The Market's Muted Reaction To The Manchester Terrorist Attack

May 25 10:54am Exclusives
When explosions rocked the Manchester concert hall hosting Ariana Grande Monday night, fight or flight instincts kicked in. Bystanders screamed, ran, panicked. The global community cried out in fear and empathy. Reactions made sense. But there was no logic to the response on Wall Street, which carried on business as usual. S&P 500 Futures dipped at the 6 p.m. open but hovered above Monday’s intraday low ($2,385) at $2,386.75. They rose steadily until European open and then surpassed Monday's high ($2,394) at 4:30 a.m. "If you were to say, logically speaking, that there was going to be a bombing in a theater in the U.K. and 22 people were going to die, you would logically think that the market is going to fall,” Dennis Dick, Bright Trading proprietary trader and co-host of Benzinga’s PreMarket Prep radio show, said Tuesday. “I mean, how is that good news? How is the market better today for having lost 22 people in a suicide bombing?” The index closed Tuesday at $2,398.42. An Age Beyond Precedent But the markets haven’t always been immune to tragedy. Earlier in the decade, “when the market still had logic,” the Dow would have fallen maybe 300 or 400 points on a comparable attack, Dick said. Traders have ...Full story available on
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