InvestTalk

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shrpbill
 Apr 11, 2019
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Description

In today's global economy, understanding investment options can be an extremely challenging task. Investors are continually bombarded with hearsay opinions and ever-changing financial data. So, to prevail, serious investors need the benefit of market education and unbiased guidance.


This realization is why a fast-growing number of listeners choose to make KPP Financial's 'InvestTalk' radio program and podcast a must have element of their investing strategy.


InvestTalk is a weekday program that examines a series of fresh and relevant investment topics while answering caller questions. InvestTalk is made possible by KPP Financial of Irvine, California. The program / podcast is hosted by KPP principals Steve Peasley and Justin Klein.

No investment question is out of bounds. Is your asset portfolio properly balanced? How can you better manage your 401(k)? How will economic events effect the real estate market?


Please tell your friends and family members that they can hear timely answers to these and many other financial and investment questions on each InvestTalk episode, with a new one every weekday. Learn more-- http://blog.investtalk.com



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Episode Date
07-10-2020: The No. 1 Rule On How To Prioritize Your Bills
45:00
Understanding and ranking these three categories of debt can help you efficiently handle expenses. Today's Stocks & Topics: Economic Recovery, Restaurant Business in England, Working in Barbados, TGT - Target Corp., AQN - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Gains, Tech Stocks, BYDDF - BYD Co. Ltd., Inflation & Value Stocks, VIPSX - Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund Investor. TRIVIA QUESTION: "WHICH United States agency is charged with protecting our money and the security of our financial systems? And what was the name of the famous person WHO founded this agency?" Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 10, 2020
07-09-2020: One Fascinating Chart Demonstrates The Link Between Commodity Prices And Populism
45:50
At least one institutional equity strategist thinks super low interest rates, bond buying, and aggressive fiscal spending will lead to a surge in inflation. Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Laws, PPP Loans, New Treasury Guidance, SSRM - SSR Mining Inc., EXC - Exelon Corp., Internet Stocks, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Is It Time to Buy a House, NOBL - ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF, Bitcoin, UONE - Urban One Inc. Cl A. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 09, 2020
07-08-2020: Why Portfolio Re-balancing (Almost Always) Pays Off
45:44
This year's turbulent market has been another reminder of the power of portfolio re-balancing for risk reduction. Today's Stocks & Topics: Apple & Warren Buffett, Brooks Brothers Bankruptcy, Dos and Don'ts, Fed Buying Debt from Large Corporations, Price of Gold, MFA - MFA Financial Inc., CWH - Camping World Holdings Inc. Cl A, WKHS - Workhorse Group Inc., Moving Average, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., URI - United Rentals Inc., BYDDF - BYD Co. Ltd. TRIVIA QUESTION: "In WHICH year was-- what EVENTUALLY became "The Bureau of Engraving and Printing"-- founded? And WHAT important secure document did they print for many years-- a document that is now printed elsewhere?" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 08, 2020
07-07-2020: Can Good Value Be Found In Hard-Hit Real Estate Sub-sectors?
46:06
*Some experts say they expect malls, hotels, and healthcare to rebound.* Today's Stocks & Topics: Online Classes and Higher Education, City Group, Tax Day, FLT - FleetCor Technologies Inc., Gold, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., International Markets, MTDR - Matador Resources Co., Gold Miners, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, Mortgages Rates, BB - BlackBerry Ltd. TRIVIA QUESTION: "In which YEAR was The U.S. Mint established? And how MANY U.S. mints are currently in operation?" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Jul 07, 2020
07-06-2020: 13 Million 'Gig' Workers Are Getting 41% Of All Unemployment Benefits
45:30
*The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) is meant for the self-employed, independent contractors, and gig-economy workers-- but is it helping?* Today's Stocks & Topics: GBTC - Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, Oil, I-R-A Myths, UTF - Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund Inc., MGIC - Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., Earnings, Roth I-R-A, GSX - GSX Techedu Inc. ADR, Diversification. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 06, 2020
07-03-2020: New "Best of" InvestTalk Calls
45:55
Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis, How to Start Investing, 529 Plan, Roth I-R-A, Investments & Taxes, Retirement, 401k & Mortgage, Pension Plan, New Investor, Large Caps, Dividends, Saving for College, Sectors, Interest Rates, Annuities. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 03, 2020
07-02-2020: Why Stock-Market Strategists Have Never Been More Confused About The Year-End Outlook For Equities
46:15
The past two quarters have seen the best and worst of times for U.S. equity benchmarks and analysts are facing their most befuddling challenge yet. Today's Stocks & Topics: BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, BASF - BASF SE, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., DKNG - DraftKings Inc. Cl A, Ray Dalio, How to Profit if Democrats Win, Will you have to tap into your savings this year to cover your bills?, AAXN - Axon Enterprise Inc., TPIC - TPI Composites Inc., KSS - Kohl's Corp., Growth vs. Value. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 03, 2020
07-01-2020: Retirees: If You Love Income, You Should Love Cash Flow Even More
45:04
You diversify your investments, so why wouldn’t you diversify how you source your living expenses in retirement? Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, Direct Public Offering, ERI - Eldorado Resorts Inc., ABM - ABM Industries Inc., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., ADBE - Adobe Inc., ABEV - Ambev S.A. ADR, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Return on Equity, SWBI - Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many U.S. households own IRAs? AND--Where do IRA owners invest their money?" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jul 01, 2020
06-30-2020: 7 Reasons The Stock Market May Face A Severe Bout Of Turbulence
46:16
The ride from here could soon get a lot bumpier and the coronavirous is only one anticipated cause. Today's Stocks & Topics: The European Union, Ways to Build a Retirement Nest Egg, Gold, NBR - Nabors Industries Ltd., CYRXW - CryoPort Inc. Wt, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, PCG - PG&E Corp., HYSR - Hypersolar Inc., Diversification, Albertsons IPO, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., CM - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. TRIVIA QUESTION: "Considering the gold reserves of LARGEST gold holding countries worldwide, WHICH country has the greatest gold reserves in their possession? AND--with regard to U.S. central bank holdings, gold reserves constitute WHAT PERCENTAGE?" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 30, 2020
06-29-2020: Opinion: How To Deal With The Bad News That Punishes Stock Market Investors
45:39
*Are we in for a bigger market sell-off, and what do Steve and Justin think of the advice offered in this analyst's opinion?* Today's Stocks & Topics: GBTC - Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, CAKE - Cheesecake Factory Inc., SPOT - Spotify Technology S.A., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., SIL - Global X Silver Miners ETF, Commercial Real Estate, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, MSB - Mesabi Trust, PAAS - Pan American Silver Corp., Retirement Mistakes. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 29, 2020
06-26-2020: Surprise: There Is Now A 'Work-From-Home' ETF
45:09
It may be hard to argue with this new ETF investing thesis, but are these the right stocks? Today's Stocks & Topics: Bank Stress Test, COVID & Good News, Consumer Spending & Income, AL - Air Lease Corp., VIAC – Viacom CBS Inc. Cl B, ILPT - Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, FR - First Industrial Realty Trust Inc., Growth Stocks, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., FMCI - Forum Merger II Corp. Cl A, Financial Projections, AAPL - Apple Inc., MKL - Markel Corp. TRIVIA QUESTION: "What is the estimate for the number of OIL WELLS drilled each year in the United States? AND-- HOW MANY barrels of petroleum PER DAY, for decades, have been produced by the World's Most Productive Oil Field?" Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 26, 2020
06-25-2020: IMF Slashes Its Global Economy Forecasts And Warns Of Soaring Debt Levels
47:14
The U.S. economy is expected to contract by 8% this year and the IMF fund has cautioned that its forecasts are surrounded with unprecedented uncertainty. Today's Stocks & Topics: DGLY - Digital Ally Inc., Portfolio ETFs, Stock Prices, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Mortgage Market, HQY - HealthEquity Inc., VTV - Vanguard Value ETF, The Price of Gold, IVR - Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., Annuities. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 25, 2020
06-24-2020: Analyst: When The Stock Market Is This Overvalued, It Is Usually Lower 12 Months Later
45:36
The premise: The market could be in trouble after its historic surge from the late-March lows as valuations become increasingly elevated. Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Themes, Impossible Foods, Gold, House Prices, O - Realty Income Corp., I-R-A, BBDC - Barings BDC Inc., UUP - Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, SOLO - Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp., Retirement Accounts, The Dollar, NIO - NIO Inc. ADR, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc. TRIVIA QUESTION: "Gold today is still used by many large banks and they like to store their liquid reserves as gold. But, for the rest of us, HOW DOES the practical use of gold for various applications-- like jewelry or electronics-- break down by percentage?" Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 24, 2020
06-23-2020: Opinion: Trump Wants Jobs Coming Back To The U.S.—But Companies And Consumers Might Disapprove
45:21
There are many benefits of reshoring to the U.S. economy but the multi-tiered supply chain may be difficult to fully understand and replicate. Today's Stocks & Topics: Robbin Hood App, The Fed & The Stock Market, New Investor & Individual Stocks, SIVR - Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF, Silver & Gold, Could the U.S. Dollar Decline Rapidly?, Tech Stocks, Gold, TVIX - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., FANG Stocks, ET - Energy Transfer LP. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 23, 2020
06-22-2020: Analyst Warns: The Stock Market Is ‘Insanely Disconnected’ And Due For A ‘Reckoning'
47:14
This view believes that the market is discounting a new expansion phase of the economy while a major recession has only just begun. Today's Stocks & Home Sales, Negative Interest Rates, Current Recovery & The Economy, Shorting, BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Gold, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, Asset Allocation, SHYF - Shyft Group Inc. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 22, 2020
06-19-2020: With Mortgage Rates At Record Lows, Americans Should Not Wait Long Before Locking-In Their Best Rate Offer
45:12
Declining inflationary pressures have put many home shoppers in the "buying mood" but there may be limits to how much of a boost they can provide. Today's Stocks & Topics: Bulls & Bears & Quadruple Witching, SYY - Sysco Corp., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., FL - Foot Locker Inc., SQQQ - ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A. TRIVIA QUESTION: "Which month of the year, on average, typically shows the poorest performance for the stock market's three leading indexes?" Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 19, 2020
06-18-2020: Is The 'Baby Boomer' Investing Era Coming To A Close?
44:58
Opinion: The U.S. is in the middle of an investing environmental shift and investors will need to be positioned for that change. Today's Stocks & Topics: Political Environment, CLO Market, Infrastructure Bill, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., DUK - Duke Energy Corp., BIIB - Biogen Inc., Investing in the Market, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 18, 2020
June Bonus Show – InvestTalk Callers - 06-18-2020
57:46
This special InvestTalk “Rapid Fire Hour” features brisk-paced answers to 30 listener questions. Today's Stocks & Topics: SYF - Synchrony Financial, NAK - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., BILL - Bill.com Holdings Inc., MTN - Vail Resorts Inc., Market Rally, O - Realty Income Corp., FL - Foot Locker Inc., TPL - Texas Pacific Land Trust Sub. Share Cert., INTC - Intel Corp., LK - Luckin Coffee Inc. ADR, DFS - Discover Financial Services, TQQQ - ProShares UltraPro QQQ, New Investor, LIT - Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF, INMD - InMode Ltd., ZNGA - Zynga Inc. Cl A, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GDXJ - VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., TAP - Molson Coors Beverage Co. Cl B, RGA - Reinsurance Group of America Inc., PSA - Public Storage, VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate ETF, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., KR - Kroger Co., F - Ford Motor Co., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, BAC - Bank of America Corp., OSUR - OraSure Technologies Inc., PBFX - PBF Logistics LP, MKL - Markel Corp. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/investtalk-investment-in-stock-market-financial-planning/donations Want to advertise on this podcast? Go to https://redcircle.com/brands and sign up.
Jun 18, 2020
06-17-2020: Should You Increase Your Stock Exposure?
44:50

How to approach your allocations when the stock market is performing like a 'ping-pong ball'.




Today's Stocks & Topics: EIX - Edison International, Prepare for Another Rainy Day, JC Penney, Fractional Shares, OKE - ONEOK Inc., LZAGY - Lonza Group AG ADR, ALL - Allstate Corp., Housing Market, Online Spending, RE - Everest Re Group Ltd.




Today's Stocks & Topics: EIX - Edison International, Prepare for Another Rainy Day, JC Penney, Fractional Shares, OKE - ONEOK Inc., LZAGY - Lonza Group AG ADR, ALL - Allstate Corp., Housing Market, Increase Online Spending, RE - Everest Re Group Ltd.



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Jun 17, 2020
06-16-2020: What To Do If Your Employer Cuts Its 401(k) Match
46:40

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Dollar, The Economy After the Election, Small and Mid-Caps, NIO - NIO Inc. ADR, RTX - Raytheon Technologies Corp., INGR - Ingredion Inc., Airlines Are "Burning Through Cash", SOLO - Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp., Airlines Stocks, Oil Tankers, DHT - DHT Holdings Inc., State Escheatment, SE - Sea Ltd. ADR, Goldman Sachs.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "In which year was the NYSE founded and how many original brokers signed the agreement?"



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Jun 16, 2020
06-15-2020: Opinion: The Real Reason For The Market’s Plunge Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone
45:37

When market-timer sentiment reaches extreme bullishness, it sets up a sell-off every time. 




Today's Stocks & Topics: Individual Corporate Bonds, 401k Match, Investing Less Than $1000 a Stock, Retirement, Gold, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Dividend Aristocrats, 401k Contributions, DKNG - DraftKings Inc. Cl A.



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Jun 15, 2020
06-12-2020: Opinion: Rampant Speculation In The Stock Market Thanks To The FED
45:53

06-12-2020: Opinion: Rampant Speculation In The Stock Market Thanks To The FED

 


An investor's goal is to make money consistently in all market conditions — even with rampant speculation, a good or bad economy, a pandemic, and varied Federal Reserve policies.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Mortgage Rates, The Stock Market, Where to Retire, USFD - US Foods Holding Corp., STNG - Scorpio Tankers Inc., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Insurance Companies, AMTD - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., UCO - ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil, I-R-As, SLB - Schlumberger Ltd., Riots & The Economy, CTL - CenturyLink Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "The concept of interest rates on borrowed funds is NOT a creation of the modern world. Looking back over the centuries, HOW FAR can "historical economists" trace interest rates for loans?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Jun 13, 2020
06-11-2020: Is The Stock Market Rebound Overdone?
45:38

There is no definitive answer, but there are three things to consider as you invest. 




Today's Stocks & Topics: INSG - Inseego Corp., Gold, Airline Stocks, 

VTR - Ventas Inc., EAF - GrafTech International Ltd. Investing, S&P 500, BTG - B2Gold Corp.



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Jun 11, 2020
06-10-2020: How To Make Your Stock 'Pop': Declare Bankruptcy
46:38

06-10-2020: How To Make Your Stock 'Pop': Declare Bankruptcy




To get a slice of one of the market’s most epic rallies, investors are snapping up stocks everywhere including shares in bankrupt companies, which in theory will be worth nothing.




Today's Stocks & Topics: FND - Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. Cl A, BDRY - Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF, TLRD - Tailored Brands Inc., TECL - Direxion Daily Technology Bull 3x Shares, Triple Leveraged ETFs, Where to Invest, BP - BP PLC ADR, CSPR - Casper Sleep Inc., Oil Industry.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "In which YEAR was the Federal Reserve bank system established? And how many Federal Reserve DISTRICTS are there? 



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Jun 10, 2020
06-09-2020: Analyst Opinion: 5 Tech Stocks To Watch As The Market Recovers From COVID-19 Crisis
45:36

While the coronavirus outbreak has had a sector-wide impact economically, the U.S. tech sector has been more resilient compared with others. 




Today's Stocks & Topics: CAPR - Capricor Therapeutics Inc., SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., White Collar Workers, Dividends, HTZ - Hertz Global Holdings Inc., Real Estate Synopsis, CNP – Center Point Energy Inc., 

LDOS - Leidos Holdings Inc., TLRD - Tailored Brands Inc.



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Jun 09, 2020
06-08-2020: With Mortgage Rates At Historic Lows, COVID-19 Has Made Homes Less Affordable
46:52

There’s never been a cheaper time to get a mortgage for most Americans, but why is finding a home that buyers can afford going to be more difficult?




Today's Stocks & Topics: HTZ - Hertz Global Holdings Inc., BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, Charts, TWO - Two Harbors Investment Corp., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, NKLA - Nikola Corp., CAPR - Capricor Therapeutics Inc., T - AT&T Inc., ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, K - Kellogg Co.



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Jun 08, 2020
06-05-2020: Analyst Opinion: GDP Now Projected To Fall Nearly 53% In The Second Quarter
44:06

A continued contraction in manufacturing has been holding back consumption and private investment, two cornerstones of the economy.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Mortgage Rates, Stores Closings, ITW - Illinois Tool Works Inc., GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Retirement Portfolio, GMGI - Golden Matrix Group Inc., Over-the-Counter Stocks, UNFI - United Natural Foods Inc., The Economy, COTY - Coty Inc. Cl A, CARR - Carrier Global Corp.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you NAME 3 of the 6 so-called 'basic life principles' that, if practiced, might help you achieve a sound financial future?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Jun 05, 2020
06-04-2020: Stock-Market Investors Eager To Rotate Into 'Unloved' Sectors Should Look Before They Leap
45:14

Stocks left behind as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the economy into a virtual shutdown are showing signs of life.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CPB - Campbell Soup Co., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., Stock Trading Tools, AIG - American International Group Inc., FOUR - Shift4 Payments, Exchange Traded Notes, SJM - J.M. Smucker Co., NEM - Newmont Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Insurance Claims.



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Jun 05, 2020
06-03-2020: Opinion: The Stock-Market Rally Refuses To Conform To 'Norms'
44:59

The rally in the S&P 500 index remains strong and continues to defy detractors.




Today's Stocks & Topics: CARES Act 401k Withdrawal Options, IPO Market, Too Much Risk, Jobs Report, MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., Leveraged ETFs, Market Scenarios, Gold, Silver & Copper, USFD - US Foods Holding Corp., IVR - Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Historically speaking, have "social unrest issues" had a serious impact on the stock market?"



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Jun 03, 2020
06-02-2020: Strategist Warns: The Stock Market Now Has Another Risk ‘Bubbling Up’
45:39

A combination of renewed trade tensions and uncertainty over the coronavirus could find its way into a market that has proven resilient since the mid-March lows.




Today's Stocks & Topics: COR - CoreSite Realty Corp., BAC - Bank of America Corp., This Market Defies Logic, EXAS - Exact Sciences Corp., Gold, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., DKNG - DraftKings Inc. Cl A, PPC - Pilgrim's Pride Corp., The Congressional Budget Office.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "IF you are unlucky, and IF your neighborhood is targeted by rioters and arsonists, and your home or business were to be destroyed-- WOULD YOUR HOME OWNER'S or BUSINESS INSURANCE cover your loss?"



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Jun 02, 2020
06-01-2020: Why Investors Started Pouring Trillions Into Exchange-Traded Funds
47:19

In 2008, U.S. investors had around $530 billion in ETFs-- but that number today has grown to over $4 trillion.




Today's Stocks & Topics: WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., China Consumers, Roth Conversions, Other Crisis, LMAT - LeMaitre Vascular Inc., Volume, BRG - Bluerock Residential Growth REIT Inc., W - Wayfair Inc. Cl A.



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Jun 01, 2020
05-29-2020: How Companies Are Using Creative Accounting To Gauge Impact Of COVID-19
46:24

Investors should look for signs that companies are piling too many negative charges into the pandemic-affected quarters.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Unemployment Checks, The Fed's Next Move, Don't Throw Your Junk Mail, T - AT&T Inc., Tech Stocks, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I, STWD - Starwood Property Trust Inc., Gold, 

KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., NUE - Nucor Corp.


 


TRIVIA QUESTION: "Small businesses in the U.S. employ about half of the country's private workforce-- so, before COVID-19, HOW MANY small businesses were there? And, on average, HOW MANY DAYS of a cash buffer did small businesses have "on hand" to pay expenses?



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May 29, 2020
05-28-2020: Many Americans Who Manage To Keep Their Jobs May Suffer Salary Reductions
46:58

Don’t expect a so-called V-shaped recovery if pay cuts across a broad spectrum leave less money for the kind of spending that can help spark our economy back to life.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Investing for Retirees, Credit Card Fraud, Tax Credit for Business, OKE - ONEOK Inc., Dogs of the Dow, SYF - Synchrony Financial, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., PFE - Pfizer Inc., Where to Invest.



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May 28, 2020
05-27-2020: Analyst: The Blind Spots Stock Investors Should Be Watching
46:30

The lockdown-driven decline in economic activity and spike in unemployment may be hiding system vulnerabilities.




Today's Stocks & Topics: COVID 19, U.S.-China Relations, Bank Stress Test, Beginner Investor, APPS - Digital Turbine Inc., DHT - DHT Holdings Inc., CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., FRT - Federal Realty Investment Trust, SRPT - Sarepta Therapeutics Inc., QCOM - Qualcomm Inc.


 



TRIVIA QUESTION: "Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell recently suggested that our economy could contract by up to 30% during the second quarter of 2020-- if true, that would be the biggest drop in quarterly GDP in U.S. history--so, HOW does this compare with the percentage decline of the "Great Recession" of 2007 through 2009?"



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May 27, 2020
05-26-2020: Stock and Bond Prices Say Something Troubling About The Coronavirus Economy
46:23

Analyst opinion: The coronavirus pandemic is likely to pummel Main Street while leaving Wall Street relatively unscathed.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Health Crisis, New Home Sales, EXPR - Express Inc., Index Funds, Chinese Stocks, SDS - ProShares UltraShort S&P 500, PE - Parsley Energy Inc. Cl A, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series, 

GLD - SPDR Gold Shares.



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May 26, 2020
05-25-2020: ENCORE: Some of The Best Voicemails
45:54

Today's Stocks & Topics: Asset Allocation, International Exposure, 401k, Commodities, Gold Stocks, Conference Calls, Become an Investor Advisor, Student Loans, Options, Bonds and Junk Bonds, First I-R-A, Yield Curve, 401k Contributions, Day Trading, ETFs or Mutual Funds, Roth I-R-A for a Child, Stimulus Effect, Bond Funds, Position, Trailing Stops.



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May 25, 2020
05-22-2020: The Sharp Edge Of The 'Volatility Sword' Cuts Deep
45:03

In the opinion of one analyst, central bank policies encourage speculation and many investors are already in over their heads.




Today's Stocks & Topics: China and Wild Animals Consumption, 401k, China on U.S. Restrictions, ARKW - ARK Next Generation Internet ETF, Hedging the Market, COUP - Coupa Software Inc., F - Ford Motor Co., PCG - PG&E Corp., Options, J - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., FLR - Fluor Corp., 




TRIVIA QUESTION: "When did the concept of patents originate? And WHEN was the FIRST United States patent issued?"



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May 22, 2020
05-21-2020: Most Americans Describe Their Lost Jobs As Temporary Layoffs, But They Might Be Wrong -
45:02

Using historical data and survey results, the University of Chicago is predicting that 42% of all jobs lost through April will become permanent.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Savings, Commercial Real Estate, China Stock Fraud, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., LEVI - Levi Strauss & Co. Cl A, DBX - Dropbox Inc., TSLA - Tesla Inc., Securities, DIIBF - Dorel Industries Inc. Cl B, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, SLV - iShares Silver Trust.



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May 21, 2020
05-20-2020: Morgan Stanley: Today’s Stock Market Looks Like March 2009, Before The Longest Bull Run In History
46:53

The head of U.S. equity strategy at Morgan Stanley has several reasons for a bullish outlook-- but is he right?




Today's Stocks & Topics: Cruise Lines, AIQ - Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF, Oil Rigs, The Government & Cash, Coronavirus vs. Summer Fun, Morgan Stanley, WFC - Wells Fargo & Co., New Investor, LOW - Lowe's Cos., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., BAM - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Cl A, EPGFX - EuroPac Gold Fund A, BA - Boeing Co., S&P 500.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Mortgage rates have shown volatility over the decades, but looking back, what was the record low average for a 30-year fixed in 2012? And in which year did the AVERAGE rate hit a high mark?"



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May 20, 2020
05-19-2020: Silicon Valley Leaders: OK For Percentage Of Employees To Work From Home Forever
45:59

At least six prominent tech companies are considering permanently moving a large percentage of their employees to work-from-home status.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Permanent Higher Evaluations, Mortgages, OAS - Oasis Petroleum Inc., TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Finance Books, DCP - DCP Midstream L.P., Two-thirds Of Fund Managers Say Stocks Are Still In A Bear Market, The Gold Market, 

M - Macy's Inc., SBUX - Starbucks Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many hotel properties are there in the United States? And-- what is the largest publicly traded HOTEL chain?"



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May 19, 2020
05-18-2020: Quantitative Easing, MMT, and Inflation/Deflation: A Primer
47:14

Quantitative easing (QE) occurs when central banks, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, create new money to buy government bonds or other securities.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Warren Buffett, HEXO - HEXO Corp., HRZN - Horizon Technology Finance Corp., SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, 

HLX - Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., NEM - Newmont Corp., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., New Investor, OSK - Oshkosh Corp., VTSAX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral.



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May 18, 2020
05-15-2020: Strategist Prediction: Markets Are Too Optimistic
46:24

Ahead of an earnings decline of between 30% and 50% this year, one market watcher thinks another 'leg down' is likely.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Social Security for 2020, AWK - American Water Works Co., AWR - American States Water Co., SMLP - Summit Midstream Partners L.P., DHC - Diversified Healthcare Trust, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Warren Buffett, NEM - Newmont Corp., Retirement Plan, Coronavirus Vaccine.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "WHAT is a 'bank run' and, historically, WHEN did early forms of bank runs begin?"


I will have the surprising answer after the break.




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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May 15, 2020
05-14-2020: After Trying For A Decade, Central Banks Might Succeed At Generating Inflation
46:36

While the inflation could help stimulate the economy in the short term, the longer-term ramifications are often dangerous.



Today's Stocks & Topics: BIIB - Biogen Inc., LMI - LION e-Mobility AG, 

UAA - Under Armour Inc. Cl A, DHI - D.R. Horton Inc., STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., Tax Breaks, VTR - Ventas Inc.,



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May 14, 2020
05-13-2020: Opinion: Why Safe Dividend Stocks Could Help You Earn Solid Passive Income
47:24

Some investors may be convinced that generating a passive income from stocks is too risky-- however, stocks with defensive characteristics may be worthy of consideration.




Today's Stocks & Topics: BAC - Bank of America Corp., DKNG - DraftKings Inc. Cl A, CCL - Carnival Corp., M - Macy's Inc., NUGT - Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares, COTY - Coty Inc. Cl A, Earnings Report, MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., China Stocks, Depression, If The Market Tumbles.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many OIL tankers are there in the world? And what is the approximate cost to build a NEW super tanker in 2020?"



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May 13, 2020
05-12-2020: Analyst Opinion Warns: A ‘Much More Severe’ Stock Market Selloff Ahead
48:09

The reality of the dire state of the economy will catch up with equity investors-- because the depth and duration of our calamity are 'unknowable'.




Today's Stocks & Topics: The Federal Reserve, Bears and Bulls Arguments, Inflation, Interest Rates & Refinancing, GDXJ - VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, WD - Walker & Dunlop Inc., Cash, Shop Online, Reverse Split, PENN - Penn National Gaming Inc., CARS - Cars.com Inc., Stock Evaluation, KAR - KAR Auction Services Inc., CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., Consumer Price Index.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Approximately HOW MANY banks are there in the United States? And how many banks have FAILED in recent years?"



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May 12, 2020
05-11-2020: Opinion: Why The Stock Market Is Up In Spite Of Historic Job Losses
47:46

Jobs data is backward-looking but with the federal government providing record stimulus measures, some argue that the recovery will be swift.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Lesson Learned By A Trader In The Oil Market, The Mortgage Market is Breaking Again, College Graduations, AMRN - Amarin Corp. PLC ADR, HFRO - Highland Income Fund, Mortgage Rates, OKE - ONEOK Inc., KO - Coca-Cola Co., PEP - PepsiCo Inc., Earnings, GE - General Electric Co.



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May 12, 2020
05-08-2020: Opinion: Economist With 'Perfect Record' Is Betting Current Recession Over By End Of 2020
47:03

05-08-2020: Opinion: Economist With 'Perfect Record' Is Betting Current Recession Over By End Of 2020


 


An expert's theory argues that COVID-19 is an 'accelerant' of underlying trends for a recession that started in Q1 this year.




Today's Stocks & Topics: RE - Everest Re Group Ltd., STNE - StoneCo Ltd. Cl A, Muni-Bonds, FDMMX - Fidelity Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund, Economic Numbers, SQQQ - ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ, FNV - Franco-Nevada Corp., Looking for New Stocks, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., The Lows, Rollovers, V - Visa Inc. Cl A.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "What are the 4 types of treasury securities? And, going back in time, what was the name of the agency that managed U.S. debt?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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May 08, 2020
05-07-2020: Opinion: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Forever Change Home Buying And Mortgage Lending
47:31

The mortgage industry is implementing reforms that will be long-lasting in terms of how lenders operate and how consumers obtain financing.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CINF - Cincinnati Financial Corp., DOW - Dow Inc.

Crypto Currency, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Gold, 401k Asset Allocation, TSM - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ADR, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B.



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May 07, 2020
05-06-2020: Analyst Report: Nine Stocks Facing Dividend-Cut Risks
50:51

A firm that uses a method known as "uniform accounting" to better compare financial reports has identified public companies that may be forced to cut their dividends.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Pfizer, Corporate Bonds, Half of Americans Cancel Vacation Plans, BBAR - Banco BBVA Argentina S.A. ADR, RGEN - Repligen Corp., RIG - Transocean Ltd., BMA - Banco Macro S.A. ADR, Fair Value, Sectors, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, FSLR - First Solar Inc., TMUS - T-Mobile US Inc., CATS - Catasys Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "The first major discovery of silver ore in the United States occurred in 1859... WHAT was the strike called? And WHERE was it located?"



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May 06, 2020
05-05-2020: Opinion: 2020 Is Lining Up Like The 2000 Dot-Com Bubble Crash
46:50

A former Goldman manager has identified several reasons why he thinks we will have 40% drop in the markets over the rest of this year.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, MDT - Medtronic PLC, PCG - PG&E Corp., Reverse Stock Split, Semi-Conductor Sector, LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., Unemployment Rate, BLUE - Bluebird Bio Inc., EADSY - Airbus SE ADR, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., CCL - Carnival Corp., AMV - American Vietnamese Biotech Inc., Michael Wilson, Chief U.S. Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, Home Buyers.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Could the FED policies cause acute inflation down the road?" AND-- The United States monetary system used to be based on the 'gold standard'-- when was that abandoned?"



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May 05, 2020
05-04-2020: First Quarter Health-Care Spending Plunged, Helping To Sink Economy
46:09

The coronavirus put non-emergency health-care services on hold and the sector saw 42,000 jobs lost in March.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Unemployment Rate, VIAC - ViacomCBS Inc. Cl B, AY - Atlantica Yield PLC, Nesara-Gesara, Sales Earnings, FANG - Diamondback Energy Inc., COUP - Coupa Software Inc., CRWD - CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. Cl A.



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May 04, 2020
05-01-2020: U.S. GDP Downsized By 4.8% In First Quarter
46:38

Amid the steepest contraction since the financial crisis, consumer spending, nonresidential fixed investment, exports and inventories were the biggest drags on U.S. economy.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Amazon Numbers, Mortgage Rates, DISH - DISH Network Corp. Cl A, GE - General Electric Co., SBUX - Starbucks Corp., Mortgage Furlough, OUT - Outfront Media Inc., CCO - Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc., Life Insurance, RDS.A - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A, RDS.B - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR B, BX - Blackstone Group Inc., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., PG - Procter & Gamble Co., AMTD - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.





TRIVIA QUESTION: "During past outbreaks of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, SARS, and the Swine Flu, how has Wall Street reacted?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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May 01, 2020
04-30-20: Will U.S. Stocks Go Even Lower?
48:20

Many analysts think the markets are likely to try to find fresh lows as the reality of the "pandemic-scarred" economic and corporate data becomes clear.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Options, VIAC – Viacom CBS Inc. Cl B, Reverse Splits, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., LEVI - Levi Strauss & Co. Cl A, FSAGX - Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio, Stocks Ideas, RDSA - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A, LLY - Eli Lilly & Co., DIN - Dine Brands Global Inc., Mortgages.



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Apr 30, 2020
04-29-20: Is The "Working From Home" Model Here To Stay?
47:12

The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people to conduct work from home, it looks like telecommuting has gone mainstream.


Who wins? Who Loses?




Today's Stocks & Topics: Greatest Trader Ever Made, Economic News, Gilead's New Drug, Payoff Debt or Invest, RDSB - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR B, XOP - SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF, INWK – Inner Workings Inc., SPX - S&P 500 Index, Roth I-R-A, DIA - SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust, IVZ - INVESCO Ltd., When to Go Back to a Normal Life.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "America's economy just had its worst quarter since 2008 thanks to the pandemic... but HOW does the COVID-19 death rate compare with other leading causes of death in the United States-- like, for example, Influenza and Pneumonia?"


You might be surprised when you hear the data.



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Apr 29, 2020
04-28-20: American Express Quarterly Profit Plunged By 76%
43:54

Credit card company American Express posted a 76% drop in first-quarter profit, and other card issuers must be ready for potential payer defaults.




Today's Stocks & Topics: CCI - Crown Castle International Corp., AMT - American Tower REIT, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, HSY - Hershey Co., VCADX - Vanguard CA Intermediate-Term Tax-Exempt Fund Admiral, Refinancing, Pullback, BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, PTI - Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc., New Investor.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "In the current economic climate, almost every airline is at risk. Over the years we have had many airlines go bankrupt-- can you name a few of the biggest airline failures?"



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Apr 29, 2020
04-27-20: COVID-19 Is Catalyst For An Easy Game Against Passive Investing
48:42

The value proposition of investment funds is providing superior returns, but capital inflows to retirement accounts may soon dry up and could even reverse.




Today's Stocks & Topics: ABC – Amerisource Bergen Corp., DRI - Darden Restaurants Inc., CCC - Clarivate Analytics PLC, Muni-Bonds, Gold, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, DIS - Walt Disney Co., MRO - Marathon Oil Corp., USO - United States Oil Fund LP.



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Apr 27, 2020
04-24-20: Opinion: 'Day Of Reckoning' For Social Security May Be Closer Than We Imagined
48:10

With the COVID-19 crisis, a lot less money is coming in and more will soon be going out.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Durable Goods Report, Global Oil, ECL - Ecolab Inc., BYD - Boyd Gaming Corp., Diversification, BYDDY - BYD Co. Ltd. ADR, SPHD - Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF, CLM - Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc., Up-trends, Income.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Prior to this week's negative valuations, in which year did 'inflation-adjusted' OIL prices reach an all-time low? And-- from 1870 until today-- what is the inflation percentage experienced in the United States?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Apr 24, 2020
04-23-20: COVID-19 Retail Bankruptcies May Just Be Beginning
49:12

Cost-cutting measures help but most companies have big bills to pay, so survival may depend on available cash and due dates for their biggest loans.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Oil Market, Medicare, GRPN - Groupon Inc., Life Insurance, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Roth I-R-A, Leon Cooperman Says The Coronavirus Crisis Will Change Capitalism Forever, OXLC - Oxford Lane Capital Corp., KSS - Kohl's Corp.



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Apr 24, 2020
04-22-20: After 12 Months Of High Volatility, The S&P 500 Is About Back To Where It Started
48:03

The markets have seen threats from a trade war, a global economic slowdown, and a pandemic-- and shares of big U.S. companies are holding up.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Earning Season, Stimulus Checks and the Stock Market, Economy Recovery, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, LB - L Brands Inc., Mutual Funds, TQQQ - ProShares UltraPro QQQ, TRP - TC Energy Corp., CNQ - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Market Cycles, RGEN - Repligen Corp., TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, LULU - Lululemon Athletica Inc., Parallel Investing, E-Commerce, CHDN - Churchill Downs Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "117 years ago, the store we know today as Target began life with a different name-- in a different form. What was its FIRST NAME-- and HOW MANY stores does Target operate today?"



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Apr 22, 2020
04-21-20: Prediction: America's Economic Reopening Will Be Fragile, Partial and Slow
45:11

The re-emergence over the coming weeks and months will be rolled out in stages and vary state by state.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Dark Clouds Over Real Estate, Why Oil Collapsed, Plenty of Food, Best Stores, CWH - Camping World Holdings Inc. Cl A, Oil Industry, DXC - DXC Technology Co. Target Dated Funds, Oil & Gold Relationship with the Stimulus, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., WM - Waste Management Inc., 

T - AT&T Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "What Did Wealthy Investors Do With Their Cash As The Market Plummeted? Â In other words, what percentage bought more stocks, what percentage sold positions?"


And what about average investors?



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Apr 21, 2020
04-20-20: Nearly 3 Million Borrowers Have Been Granted Mortgage Relief
48:34

Opinion: The government must be prepared to respond quickly to prevent a liquidity shortfall in the single-family and multifamily mortgage markets.


Today's Stocks & Topics: DFS - Discover Financial Services, Oil Industry, CVX - Chevron Corp., Investing, CZR - Caesars Entertainment Corp., USO - United States Oil Fund LP, ZTS - Zoetis Inc., Cash Flow Banking, Oil Prices.



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Apr 20, 2020
04-17-20: Prepare For Massive New Opportunities In Stocks
47:34

Opinion: A major shift in the post-coronavirus economy means investors will want to emphasize stocks and non-broad-based ETFs.


Today's Stocks & Topics: China, March Economic Numbers, Mortgage Rates, ZBRA - Zebra Technologies Corp. Cl A, Index Fund Stocks, Gold Mines, FIZZ - National Beverage Corp., Reinvesting Dividends, PUMP - ProPetro Holding Corp., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "How Does the 2020 Stock Market Crash Compare With Past Market Crashes?




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Apr 17, 2020
April Bonus Show – InvestTalk Callers - 04-17-2020
56:31

This special InvestTalk “Rapid Fire Hour” features brisk-paced answers to 29 listener questions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs or Mutual Funds, SYY - Sysco Corp., TDG - TransDigm Group Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., Options, TWO - Two Harbors Investment Corp., FDX - FedEx Corp., UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, Position, 401k Contributions, Bonds, Junk Bonds, DFS - Discover Financial Services, BP - BP PLC ADR, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., HP - QHP Inc., MAR - Marriott International Inc., RIG - Transocean Ltd., Roth I-R-A for a Child, BLCN - Nasdaq NexGen Economy ETF, MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., HD - Home Depot Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., APPN - Appian Corp. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Yield Curve, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., Stimulus Med-Long Term Effect, GLW - Corning Inc., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Day Trading, SE - Sea Ltd. ADR, Become an Investor Advisor.



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Apr 17, 2020
04-16-20: Can PayPal And Square Finally Prove They Can Beat The Banks?
48:06

With many small businesses in COVID-19 crisis mode, PayPal and Square have been approved to distribute Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.


Today's Stocks & Topics: LOGI - Logitech International S.A., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., CVX - Chevron Corp., Travel Industry, DAL - Delta Air Lines Inc., ETFs, WDAY - Workday Inc. Cl A, Silver ETFs, Non-Traded REITs, Index Investing, Money Market Funds, Oil Industry, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc.



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Apr 17, 2020
04-15-20: JP Morgan Chase Will Strengthen Mortgage Borrowing Standards
48:10

The change highlights how banks are quickly shifting gears to respond to the darkening U.S. economic outlook and stress in the housing market.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Private REITs, Coronavirus vs. Globalization, VMW - VMware Inc., Market Trends, Investing Strategy, USO - United States Oil Fund LP, UAL - United Airlines Holdings Inc., 401k, Bonds, RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Payment Apps, ABR - Arbor Realty Trust Inc., 5G Stocks.



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Apr 15, 2020
04-14-20: With 5 Million Additional Unemployment Claims Expected, Could Layoffs Become Permanent?
47:57

As companies look to trim costs, economists say there could be more longer-term and permanent layoffs for retail, travel, and restaurant workers.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, MGM - MGM Resorts International, Stimulus Package, LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., FNV - Franco-Nevada Corp., G - Genpact Ltd., BAC - Bank of America Corp., LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., AAL - American Airlines Group Inc., Sources of Emergency Cash.



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Apr 14, 2020
04-13-20: Will Debt-Fueled Inflation Make The ‘Cash Is Trash’ Argument Viable?
48:06

The founder of the world’s largest hedge fund has warned there will be some combination of monetized deficits, currency depreciation, and large tax increases.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., ET - Energy Transfer LP, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., LMRK - Landmark Infrastructure Partners L.P., MUB - iShares National Muni Bond ETF, HNP - Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR, RTX - Raytheon Technologies Corp.



TRIVIA QUESTION: "China emerged as one of the world's FIRST civilizations in about the 21st century B.C., but when did China's modern era of ECONOMIC POWER begin?"



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Apr 13, 2020
04-10-20: Opinion: Coronavirus Effect Could Be ‘Far Deeper Than The Subprime Crisis’
47:12

04-10-20: Opinion: Coronavirus Effect Could Be ‘Far Deeper Than The Subprime Crisis’


 


One mortgage company CEO is warning of dire straits in light of severe unemployment figures.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Buy Cheap Stocks, Russia–Saudi Arabia Oil Price War, EVR - Evercore Inc. Cl A, Investing Strategy, BRY - Berry Corp., Stop Losses, CCL Carnival Corp., CVNA - Carvana Co. Cl A, Rebalancing, USO - United States Oil Fund LP.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "HOW MANY people in YOUR state have LOST jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic? --- And what is the RATIO of lost jobs per coronavirus cases?"


You might be surprised.




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Apr 10, 2020
04-09-20: Many Small Business Owners Are Being ‘Shut Out’ Of The $350 Billion Loan Program
48:42

Small businesses make up half of our economy, but this crisis has the potential to be the 'last straw' for many owners and their employees.




Today's Stocks & Topics: RUT - Russell 2000 Index, Market and The Economy, Dogecoin, Oil, LB - L Brands Inc., Investing Strategy, ZM - Zoom Video Communications Inc., Target Date Funds.



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Apr 09, 2020
04-08-20: Some of The Best InvestTalk Calls 02
48:42

Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A, ETFs, Mutual Funds, 401k, 200 Day Moving Average, Insurance, Rebuilding After Bankruptcy, Roth I-R-A, Fiancial Analysis, Young Investor, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, Unusual Expectations, Over the Counter Stocks, Long-Short Mutual Funds, When to Sell, I-Bonds, Income Production Vehicles, Equity, Investing for Kids.



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Apr 09, 2020
04-07-20: Trader's Opinion: Stocks That Could Get A Boost From 'Work-A-Home' Trend
47:22

With millions of Americans working remotely, a handful of stocks are poised to benefit from the boom.



Today's Stocks & Topics: Grocery Prices, Doctors and Nurses Shortage, Having Emergency Funds, STOR - STORE Capital Corp., DIS - Walt Disney Co., JNUG - Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares, Reinvesting Dividends, PFE - Pfizer Inc., RESN - Resonant Inc.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many people does Walmart employ-- and how many does Amazon employ?"



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Apr 08, 2020
04-06-20: Economic Analyst: Bear-Market Survival Tips
44:30

This opinion projects that the selloff for equities and many other assets will continue until excess speculation stops.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Buybacks, Risk Premium, What is Panic, AAPL - Apple Inc., Companies with Debt, KRO - Kronos Worldwide Inc., 

CZR - Caesars Entertainment Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF.



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Apr 06, 2020
04-03-20: Entering Retirement In The Middle Of A Health And Financial Crisis
47:57

The idea of leaving the workforce now may seem reckless, how can you handle your money and emotions?




Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Prices, Job Openings, PEP - PepsiCo Inc., Stimulus Package, SLV - iShares Silver Trust, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, Dividends, WRI - Weingarten Realty Investors, O - Realty Income Corp., Preferred Stocks.




TRIVIA QUESTION: "Today's economic shock-- the deliberate shutdown of the U.S. economy affects 330 million Americans-- but what was the U.S. population in 1929 during the time of the so-called "Great Depression?"




Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.



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Apr 03, 2020
04-02-20: Which States Could Suffer The Biggest Coronavirus Job Losses?
48:30

When the pandemic eventually subsides, the economic impact will be felt unevenly from one part of the country to another.




Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, CXW - CoreCivic Inc., GRMN - Garmin Ltd., Travel Stocks, Investing in the Market, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, MKL - Markel Corp., Leverage, SLB - Schlumberger Ltd.



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Apr 02, 2020
04-01-20: Opinion: 60 Large U.S. Companies Are ‘Susceptible To A Dividend Cut’
48:28

Investors who rely on income are already seeing companies reduce or eliminate dividend payouts as the coronavirus spreads.





Today's Stocks & Topics: ISM Report for March, Stock Market Recovery, Oil Prices, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., ERI - Eldorado Resorts Inc., COVID-19, KR - Kroger Co., JDST - Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares, AMRN - Amarin Corp. PLC ADR, ZM - Zoom Video Communications Inc., MUR - Murphy Oil Corp., PGR - Progressive Corp., Big Box Stores Stats, NVAX - Novavax Inc., WMT - Walmart Inc., TGT - Target Corp., Preferred Stocks.





TRIVIA QUESTION: "What was the ACTUAL price of OIL per barrel in 1870 when John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil of Ohio-- and what would that 1870 price equate to, for example, in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars?"

Apr 02, 2020
03-31-20: Opinion: Several Indicators Suggest A Stock Market Bottom
48:14

*Panic selling of stocks has ceased as the economic stimulus takes hold, but coronavirus fears could send the S&P 500 swooning again.





*Today's Stocks & Topics: Statistics, Another Stimulus Package, SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., HBI - Hanesbrands Inc., Coronavirus Indicators, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Technical Questions, ETFs, EXC - Exelon Corp., 401k, TWNK - Hostess Brands Inc. Cl A, Mutual Funds, DOCU - DocuSign Inc., Ginnie Mae, The Stock Market.





*TRIVIA QUESTION: "What was the U.S. unemployment rate during the 'Great Recession' of 2008 and 2009-- and what was the the U.S. unemployment rate during the 'Great Depression' of 1929 to 1933?"

Mar 31, 2020
03-30-20: The Fed’s Balance Sheet Just Passed $5 Trillion For The First Time
48:18

The central bank is greatly increasing the amount of Treasurys and other assets it owns in an effort to keep markets and the economy afloat during the coronavirus crisis.



Today's Stocks & Topics: Portfolio Risk, Roth I-R-A, AXP - American Express Co., BKNG - Booking Holdings Inc., EXPE - Expedia Group Inc., 

MLM - Martin Marietta Materials Inc., MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., Dollar Cost Average.

Mar 31, 2020
03-27-20: Coronavirus Slowdown Starts To Rival The Fed's 'Doomsday Bank Stress' Scenario
46:19

Could the unfolding market shock and the economic crisis caused by coronavirus disruption shape up be a nightmare scenario for the Federal Reserve?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed & Coronavirus, Emerging Markets, The Bond Market, WORK - Slack Technologies Inc., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Roth I-R-A, BA - Boeing Co., Best Time of the Day to Buy, AFL - AFLAC Inc., GBCI - Glacier Bancorp Inc., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp., WM - Waste Management Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is our national debt today--BEFORE the new rescue package debt? And, for comparison, what was our national debt in 1990?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold and Treasury Yields.

Mar 28, 2020
03-26-20: Opinion: The Stock Market Rally Has A Better-Than-Even Chance Of Failing
48:37

There has been a fresh bullishness in stocks, but ‘capitulation’ among investors has not yet occurred.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed Balance Sheet, EQNR - Equinor ASA ADR, D Dominion Energy Inc., MINT - PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ETF, Bonds, PULS - PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF, Stimulus Package, TZOO – Travelzoo, EXPE - Expedia Group Inc.

Mar 27, 2020
03-25-20: Global Investor Opinion: Trump ‘Kind Of Right’ About Wanting To Get U.S. Back To Work Soon
48:08

The U.S. economy can’t remain virtually shut down forever, so is a fast stock market recovery possible once the worst of the outbreak passes?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stimulus Package, Insiders Are Buying, Who's Hiring, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Crude Oil, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., ULTA - Ulta Beauty Inc., Retirement Distribution, VIAC - ViacomCBS Inc. Cl B, HOG - Harley-Davidson Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "During World War 2, from 1941 to 1945, HOW many aircraft did the United States factories produce compared with other countries?"

Mar 26, 2020
03-24-20: Real Estate Billionaire's Opinion: The U.S. Commercial-Mortgage Market Is On The 'Brink Of Collapse'
48:29

If banks and the government don’t take prompt action to keep borrowers from defaulting, a “domino effect” of catastrophic economic consequences could occur.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is this The Bottom of the Market?, China Economy, Bonds, 401(k) Rollover, MKC - McCormick & Co. Inc., TNXP - Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., Balance Sheet, BAC - Bank of America Corp., UTX - United Technologies Corp., TXRH - Texas Roadhouse Inc., Debt, VGHCX - Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor.

Mar 25, 2020
03-23-20: Opinion: How The Coronavirus Is Threatening The Housing Market’
48:47

A mortgage firm CEO says lenders must prepare now for a U.S. recession.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: F - Ford Motor Co., HAL - Halliburton Co., Tax Day Extension, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Mortgage Refinancing, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corp., Index Funds, Commodities.

Mar 24, 2020
03-20-20: Market Watcher: Stay-At-Home Stocks Make ‘Perfect Sense In Current Environment’
46:10

In this historically volatile market, companies experiencing disruption are going to adapt and there should be upside momentum.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Good for the Market, The Fed, The Market, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., MSCI - MSCI Inc., New Inverstor, BGR - BlackRock Energy & Resources Trust, Semiconductor Stocks, GNMA - iShares GNMA Bond ETF, FANG - Diamondback Energy Inc., The Economy.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "After biotech stocks pulled off a late-year rebound, the stage is set for repeat performance in 2020, can you name 3 promising biotech stocks?"

Mar 21, 2020
03-19-20: Fraud Alert: Scammers May Try To Steal Coronavirus Relief Direct Payments
47:05

The White House wants to send checks immediately to American households but the Federal Trade Commission is warning people to "on guard".

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Bond Market, Cash is Now King, REITs, KR - Kroger Co., Call Options, FDX - FedEx Corp., Housing Market, T - AT&T Inc., How Much to Invest?, PPLT - Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., WOPEY - Woodside Petroleum Ltd. ADR.

Mar 20, 2020
03-18-20: Is Now The Time To Consider Buying Into The "Megatech Club"?
46:50

Analysis of stock prices for Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Google parent Alphabet reveals potential opportunities.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: DIS - Walt Disney Co., WES - Western Midstream Partners L.P., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Economic Numbers, Pension Benefits, Coronavirus Impact on Retailers, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Safe Investment, Water and Paper Sales, DBX - Dropbox Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "We have just over 100 Americans dead from the coronavirus-- so far. But back in 1918-- a far larger number of Americans died from the Spanish Flu-- so HOW MANY died-- just in the U.S."

Mar 18, 2020
03-17-20: Opinion: Based On History, The Stock Market Is Pricing In A Recession
46:38

The market’s blistering sell-off over the last month is so bad that investors have already pretty much priced U.S. stocks as if the economy is headed for a recession.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Is The Market a Bargain?, Small Business Are The Most Vulnerable, VIAC - ViacomCBS Inc. Cl B, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Cash Back, HDB - HDFC Bank Ltd. ADR, 529 Plans, MMP - Magellan Midstream Partners L.P., DIV - Global X SuperDividend U.S. ETF.


TRIVIA QUESTION: "Mr. Trump asked Congress for a $850 billion "stimulus package" today. In 2009, during our last financial crisis, what was the value of the "stimulus package" back then?"

Mar 17, 2020
03-16-20: Report: Small Businesses Say The Coronavirus Is Causing Supply-Chain Squeezes
45:44

New data from the National Federation of Independent Business shows that the current effects may be limited, but worries are big.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Debt, CVX - Chevron Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Caps, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Market Decline, ADS - Alliance Data Systems Corp., The Stock Market, TXT - Textron Inc., STOR - STORE Capital Corp.

Mar 17, 2020
03-13-20: Opinion: Equity Markets Are In A Vulnerable Position
46:52

The toxic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has collided with the over-leveraged and vulnerable U.S. corporate sector.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Damage, Developing a Plan, Coronavirus, Gold, LYB – Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. Cl A, BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, Gold Mining, PFE - Pfizer Inc., USO - United States Oil Fund LP, PCG - PG&E Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "During the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919-- how much of a drop occurred for the S&P 500 Index?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Bitcoin, Gold, Consumer Sentiment and Treasury Yields.

Mar 14, 2020
03-12-20: Should Young Investors Keep 100% Of Their Money In Stocks During A Correction?
45:20

Risk for the investor requires context, so where you are in your investment life cycle should play a huge role in determining your risk profile.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp.,
OIS - Oil States International Inc., 401k, SPXS - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Investing Options, PEAK - Healthpeak Properties Inc., Healthcare, T - AT&T Inc., PCK - PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II.

Mar 13, 2020
03-11-20: Could The Stock Market Plunge Cause A Recession?
50:01

One analyst says the root of our equity downturn is the response to virus fears and an anticipated earnings hit--not financial conditions.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Should You Stop Flying Because the Coronavirus?, MMM - 3M Co., PLM - Polymet Mining Corp.,
TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, BAC - Bank of America Corp., MO - Altria Group Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, AAPL - Apple Inc., BA - Boeing Co., California Bonds, UCO - ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you invested $1,000 in the publicly traded company-- Nordstrom (JWN)-- 10 years ago, how much would that be worth now-- AND how did Nordstrom do compared with the S&P 500 returns in the same time frame?"

Mar 12, 2020
03-10-2020: ENCORE Show from January 1st, 2020 - Some of The Best InvestTalk Calls 03
47:29

Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, IPOs, Stock Investing, Brokers, Gold, 401k, Bonds, Treasury Bonds, ETFs, Companies Buying Back Stocks, Financial Advisors vs. Planners, Trading, Starting a Hedge Fund, Investing, College Savings Plans, Warrants, Dividends, Stock Evaluation, Retirement.

Mar 11, 2020
03-09-20: How The Mortgage Refinancing Boom Helped Drive Down the 10-Year Treasury Yield
46:49

Refinancing can accelerate the slide in Treasury yields in a roundabout way because homeowners are effectively paying off the principal on their loan early.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Lessons from the Dot-Com Bubble, Short Term Lending Market, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., DUK - Duke Energy Corp., Cash Flow, AAPL - Apple Inc., Building a Portfolio, SPHD - Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF, Gold ETFs, RDS.A - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A.

Mar 09, 2020
03-06-20: Are Some Of The World's Largest Economies On The Brink Of Recession?
45:55

There are signs that some of the world's top economies could slide into recession because the coronavirus outbreak is compounding pre-existing weaknesses.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp.,
YEXT - Yext Inc., Germany, Mortgage Rates, Careers at Risk, Young Investor, F - Ford Motor Co., HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In 2020, the Dow has already registered swings of 3% or greater on five occasions-- so, HOW does this volatility compare with, for example, 2008 or 2016?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Treasury Yields.

Mar 07, 2020
March Bonus Show – InvestTalk Callers - 03-06-20
01:00:40

This special InvestTalk “Rapid Fire Hour” features brisk-paced answers to 28 listener questions.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: DEAC - Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. Cl A, MRO - Marathon Oil Corp., First I-R-A, USO - United States Oil Fund LP, UWT - Velocity-shares 3x Long Crude Oil ETNs linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index ER, DWT - Velocity-shares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETNs linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index ER, Conference Calls, FOCPX - Fidelity OTC Portfolio, TRU – TransUnion, Asset Allocation, SBOW - SilverBow Resources Inc., SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., Gold Stocks, AEF - Aberdeen Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund Inc., F - Ford Motor Co., VIAC - ViacomCBS Inc. Cl B, AU - AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ADR, FMCC - Freddie Mac, FNMA - Fannie Mae, Options, DD - DuPont de Nemours Inc., Commodities, CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Cl A, DEAC - Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. Cl A, 401k & The Stock Market, PTR - PetroChina Co. Ltd. ADR, NCMGY - Newcrest Mining Ltd. ADR, International Exposure, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., EXEL - Exelixis Inc., Gold ETFs.

Mar 06, 2020
03-05-20: 5 Questions To Ask Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
47:06

Taking out a new home loan could cost you thousands of dollars in fees and making the wrong choices can significantly reduce your potential savings.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Interest Rates, Brands, Home Builders, FZROX - Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund, XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Companies That Benefit From Coronavirus, GM - General Motors Co., DUK - Duke Energy Corp.,
BKNG - Booking Holdings Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., CVI - CVR Energy Inc.

Mar 06, 2020
03-04-20: Opinion: Global Economy Will ‘Stop Just Short’ Of Coronavirus Recession?
46:30

Goldman Sachs’ chief economist says more weakness from China, or a pullback in consumer activity, might bring us close to recession.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Consumer Spending, Super Tuesday, Million Dollars for Retirement, WYNN - Wynn Resorts Ltd., ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., Investing Strategies, Car Payments or Invest, Shorting the S&P, CMCSA - Comcast Corp. Cl A, Economics Student, Day Trader.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "The development of the modern pharmaceutical industry can be traced back to the 1800s... BUT what world event led to an explosion of new drug discoveries in the 1900s? ... AND--what is the name of the world's largest pharmaceutical company today?"

Mar 05, 2020
03-03-20: Could the Coronavirus Outbreak be the 'Biggest Danger' for the Global Economy Since the Financial Crisis of 2008?
46:21

Some analysts are predicting the downside-risk scenario will be sharper and more prolonged.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Diversification, TSLA - Tesla Inc., QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Interest Rates, Research Platform, VWAHX - Vanguard High-Yield Tax-Exempt Fund Investor, Market Hedges, SFM - Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., I-R-A Accounts, V - Visa Inc. Cl A, TTD - Trade Desk Inc. Cl A.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Historically speaking, following market SELL OFFS, when does the market show positive returns? How soon?"

Mar 04, 2020
03-02-20: Could Buying The Current Dip Be Risky For Investors?
46:41

With the markets down sharply year-to-date, market watchers have mixed opinions on just how to play the decline.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Robin Hood App, Co-Working Spaces, New Portfolio, OXLC - Oxford Lane Capital Corp., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., AAL - American Airlines Group Inc., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., Oil, DIV - Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Mar 03, 2020
02-28-20: Opinion: How To Tell When A Bear Market Is Coming
46:31

Attempting to time the market can be dangerous, but there are certain signals that the professionals look for when trying to gauge future risk in stocks.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Falling Market Continues, Economic News, Stocks Going Up This Week, CVX - Chevron Corp., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., ARGGY - Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings PLC ADR, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Investing in the Market, Oil Stocks, CCL - Carnival Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., SFM - Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "WHAT is a simple definition of the “Treasury Yield”-- AND while the 10-year yield is very low today... HOW HIGH did the 10-Year treasury rate get back in 1981-- and WHY?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Consumer Confidence and Treasury Yields.

Feb 29, 2020
02-27-20: U.S. New Home Sales Surge To 12.5-Year High In January
46:30

Could housing market strength, which accounts for about 3.1% of GDP, help keep the economic expansion on track?

 

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Evaluation, HRB - H&R Block Inc., The Economy, Energy Stocks, TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., Gold, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, New Investor, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, Companies Fighting the Corona-virus, Banks, DIS - Walt Disney Co., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., T - AT&T Inc.

Feb 28, 2020
02-26-20: Opinion: Three Protection Plays For ETF Investors Amidst Coronavirus Jitters
45:53

Wall Street volatility damage has been widespread and some buyers are reallocating their holdings to buffer against further downside.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Portfolio Concentration, Home Prices, Smoking Too Much Pot, PSX - Phillips 66, BHP - BHP Group Ltd. ADR, Greed, Long Term Portfolio, PFE - Pfizer Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Saving to Buy a House, Long Term Care, ENDP - Endo International PLC, MOMO - Momo Inc. ADR.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you happen to be a citizen of Wuhan, China-- the most heavily affected province-- and your family suffers a coronavirus DEATH-- what will the Chinese government give you... in terms of FINANCIAL compensation?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Home Prices and Treasury Yields.

Feb 27, 2020
02-25-20: Opinion: Some Of The World's Biggest Economies May Be On The Brink Of Recession
46:11

There are signs that some of the world's top economies could slide into recession because the coronavirus outbreak compounds pre-existing weaknesses.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Top Medicine Technologies, Age Discrimination, Coronavirus Out of Control?, Side Jobs in Retirement, INTC - Intel Corp.,
F - Ford Motor Co., RIG - Transocean Ltd., Dollar Cost Average, VNQ - Vanguard Real Estate ETF, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, WFC - Wells Fargo & Co., MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC, Low Risk Program, KO - Coca-Cola Co., CAKE - Cheesecake Factory Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Companies across the globe are putting their planned initial public offerings on ice-- YEAR TO DATE--what is the percentage of drop offs in IPO activity--compared with last year?"

Feb 26, 2020
02-24-20: Adviser Kudlow: Falling Bond Yields Don’t Reflect U.S. Economy Fundamentals
46:51

President Trump’s top economic adviser says the recent decline in U.S. bond yields demonstrates a flight to safer assets in the wake of the coronavirus.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Season, Bernie Sanders, The Economy, IFN - India Fund Inc., ETFs, AVGO - Broadcom Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Short vs. Long Term, RDSA - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A, AMT - American Tower REIT.

Feb 25, 2020
02-21-20: Yale Economist: Markets May Face A ‘Pretty Serious Reckoning’ As Coronavirus Slows Growth
46:28

The coronavirus may significantly weaken a global economy that is already in a precarious position.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Morgan Stanley Buys E-Trade, L Brands Sells Victoria Secret, Part-Time Jobs in Retirement, APPN - Appian Corp. Cl A, Corona-virus & The Market, EROS - Eros International PLC A, Gold, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares (ETF), Investing Books.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What credit score rating RANGE is used to classify EXCELLENT credit users, and thereby SAVE THEM MONEY-- and can a "healthy" credit score improve your romantic possibilities?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Feb 22, 2020
02-20-20: Citi Analyst: Gold May Top $2,000 Per Ounce In Next 12 To 24 Months
46:49

As the record bull market stretches on, and as the coronavirus outbreak incites fears of a potential slowdown in global growth, could gold be a way for investors to hedge risks to the downside?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: SWM - Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc., X - United States Steel Corp., RMNI - Rimini Street Inc., EA - Electronic Arts Inc., Options, Cash Flow, Dividend Yields, VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I.

Feb 21, 2020
02-19-20: Mini-Mortgage Refinance 'Boom' Continues As Coronavirus Keeps Rates Low
46:32

Refinance demand drove volume, rising a remarkable 207% compared with the same week one year ago.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: HNP - Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR, ORI - Old Republic International Corp., MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC, T - AT&T Inc., ALLY - Ally Financial Inc., Dividend Investment Rules, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, INSG - Inseego Corp., CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., Where to Find New Companies, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., Financial Independence, CRC - California Resources Corp., Europe's Digital Strategy, NUGT - Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (ETF).

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "As big PHARMA rushes to develop a coronavirus vaccine today, looking back in our medical history, WHAT was the 'essential' world health vaccine that was first developed for, and then successfully tested on, ONE MILLION children--- in 1954?"

Feb 20, 2020
02-18-20: Report: Coronavirus Scare Leads Fund Managers To Slash China's Growth Outlook
46:21

Investment professionals now see China’s $12.2 trillion economy rising an average of only 5.2% over the next three years.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Americans are Saving More Money, Trump's Tax Cuts Benefits, Tesla in Germany, MU - Micron Technology Inc., CVX - Chevron Corp., AEM - Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, REITs, Recession Signals, SRNE - Sorrento Therapeutics Inc., CBL - CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In America, WHAT is the LEAST 'tax-friendly' state-- and WHAT is the MOST 'tax-friendly' state?

Feb 19, 2020
02-17-20: ENCORE PRESENTATION - The Best Investtalk Calls #4
46:54

Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-As, Roth, Dollar Cost Average, 401k, Variable Annuities, Stock Split, Stock Value, Trust Deeds, Portfolio Management, New Investor, How To Get Into The Stock Market, Close End Funds, Mutual Funds, International Markets, Day Trading, Bond Funds, Investing.

Feb 17, 2020
02-14-20: Report: Breaking Up Google Parent Alphabet Could Unlock Value
46:27

The parts could be worth more than the whole and recent revenue reports shed light on the financial implications of asset spin-offs.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Next Home Buyers, Work Part Time in Retirement, HAS - Hasbro Inc., Coronavirus Update, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., BIG - Big Lots Inc., NTR - Nutrien Ltd., CCL - Carnival Corp., LYG - Lloyds Banking Group PLC ADR.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In America, what is the largest source of RETIREMENT income for MOST retirees-- and what is the average dollar figure for the monthly value of this revenue?"

You might be surprised.

Feb 15, 2020
02-13-20: FTC Will Investigate ‘Hundreds’ Of Past Acquisitions Made By Big Tech
47:54

Antitrust regulators are widening their net and targets include Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A Contributions, Gold & Silver, Coronavirus, ALGN - Align Technology Inc., Cannabis Industry, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Portfolio Risk.

Feb 14, 2020
02-12-20: Federal Reserve: Household Debt Jumps The Most In 12 Years
46:36

According to the Federal Reserve, total household debt balances increased by $601 billion last year surpassing $14 trillion for the first time.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is The Market Tired, Big Tech Companies, Warren Buffet, IP - International Paper Co., SSTI - ShotSpotter Inc., SRE - Sempra Energy, Traditional I-R-As, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.,
PACW - PacWest Bancorp, TSLA - Tesla Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Over the past 30 years, HOW MUCH of an increase has there been in the average cost to attend a PUBLIC, four-year, institution--- AND...

By the end of 2019, in dollars, WHAT was the total outstanding student loan debt?"

Feb 13, 2020
02-11-20: Analysis: REIT Tax Myths
46:17

REIT investors were big winners from recent tax reforms and an investor’s experience with REITs shouldn’t be any different than a typical dividend-paying stock.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Marijuana Stocks, T-Mobile & Sprint Merge, Job Openings, China, WB - Weibo Corp. ADR, USMCA Trade Agreement, Coronavirus, SPG - Simon Property Group Inc., Utilities in China, LMRK - Landmark Infrastructure Partners L.P., MEDIF - Medipharm Labs Corp.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Back in 1870, John D. Rockefeller established the Standard Oil Co. Inc.-- but the company was declared a MONOPOLY and broken up by the federal government... WHAT YEAR was it split up-- and WHAT do you think the Standard Oil Co. DIVIDEND payout ratio was at the height of its power?"

Feb 12, 2020
02-10-20: Report: Where The Jobs Are By Sector
46:45

The January 2020 jobs report showed U.S. companies added many more positions than expected during the month.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A Mistakes, January Effect in the Stock Market, The Dollar, PDCE - PDC Energy Inc., China & the Coronavirus, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, BA - Boeing Co., Non-Deductible IRAs, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., GME - GameStop Corp. Cl A, HYRE - HyreCar Inc., Risk.

Feb 11, 2020
02-07-20: Report: Treasury's Mnuchin: U.S. GDP May Fall Short Of 3% This Year
46:24

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s expecting U.S. economic growth under 3% in 2020 and he is citing his reasons.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Global QE, Economic Numbers, Jobs Report, SAMG - Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. Cl A, PEG - Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., Capital Gaines & Taxes, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., The KPP Newsletter, Hedging, HON - Honeywell International Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How MANY IPOs in total were there in the United States from 1999 to 2019? AND-- which year had the most IPOs-- and which year had the least?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Feb 08, 2020
02-06-20: Report: Coronavirus Outbreak Making It Difficult For Chinese Investors To Buy U.S. Real Estate
46:15

Chinese nationals account for nearly 20% of foreign buyers of American real estate-- and transactions are declining.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends or Buybacks, Commercial Real Estate, Spousal I-R-A, Real Estate Market, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., MMM - 3M Co., KR - Kroger Co., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., ETN - Eaton Corp. PLC, KBWY - Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF, REITs, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Feb 07, 2020
02-05-20: Opinion: A Value Investor's View Of Market Dynamics And Potential Dislocations
46:26

Equities saw strong 2019 performances across the globe, so the big question for investors is whether the bullish momentum can continue.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Cracks in the Economy, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., Amazon's Value, ARLP - Alliance Resource Partners L.P., Balancing Finances and Life, DD - DuPont de Nemours Inc., SNAP - Snap Inc., Market Correction, Diversification.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In total, how many cars has Tesla produced, and how many cars has Ford produced, and finally-- WHEN did Ford first begin building TRUCKS?"

Feb 06, 2020
02-04-20: Opinion: Low Interest Rates Are The Economy's "Unsung Hero"
46:42

In 1981, 10-year Treasury bills paid an interest rate of 16%-- but today they are at 2%.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: FANG - Diamondback Energy Inc., Social Security, Mortgage Rates, ISM Manufacturing Index, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Coronavirus & The Stock Market, VERU - Veru Inc., Normalizing Earnings, RIG - Transocean Ltd., XLNX - Xilinx Inc., HT - Hersha Hospitality Trust Cl A, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What are the world's top 5 market indexes by valuation-- and is the London exchange on the short list?"

Feb 05, 2020
02-03-20: Only One Generation Is Less Prepared For Retirement Than They Were Two Years Ago
46:55

What can a financially strapped "Gen Xer" do to get on track?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Coronavirus & The Stock Market, SHAK - Shake Shack Inc. Cl A, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Put/Call Ratio, JKS - JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. ADR, DT - Dynatrace Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Cash Investing, 5G.

Feb 04, 2020
01-31-20: Survey: 90% Of Americans Say Money Concerns Impact Their Stress Levels
45:59

In today's strong economy, more than 40% of survey respondents wish they could have a ‘fresh’ financial start.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: 4th Quarter GDP, Brexit, Prop. 13, CVX - Chevron Corp., Consumer Sentiment, RIG - Transocean Ltd., Stock Search Engine, NEE - NextEra Energy Inc., JKS - JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. ADR, DT - Dynatrace Inc., PFE - Pfizer Inc., TGT - Target Corp., Super Bowl Favorite Food by State.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What is the average NFL team worth--and HOW and WHY did the American football get its SHAPE?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Feb 01, 2020
01-30-20: CBO Predicts: U.S. National Debt To Rise To $31.4 Trillion By 2030
46:19

The gap between spending and revenue will continue to widen and would dampen economic growth over time-- possibly hitting 180% of GDP.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: KLA - CKLA Corp., Cut downs if You Want to Be Rich, Bear Market Coming, Economic Numbers, Coronavirus, HDLV - ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged US High Dividend Low Volatility ETN, I-R-A, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What was the total DOLLAR volume among Super Bowl advertisers in 2019-- and what PERCENTAGE of the 2019 Super Bowl TV audience was female?"

Jan 31, 2020
01-29-20: Analyst: The First Stock Market Correction Since October Has Begun
46:51

One strategist believes any slump may be limited due to Federal Reserve actions.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing Market, Becoming and Investor Adviser,
T - AT&T Inc., SLB - Schlumberger Ltd., IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., ETFs for Beginner Investment, Presidential Election, ITHAX - Hartford Capital Appreciation Fund A, Goals for Retirement.

Jan 30, 2020
01-28-20: Opinion: 12 Deadly Sins To Avoid When Saving For Retirement
46:52

To improve your investment results, eliminate serious financial transgressions like negligence and imprudence.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Global Real Estate, Fed Meeting, A Million Dollars, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Coronavirus, 401k, SBGL - Sibanye-Stillwater Ltd. ADR, CBRE - CBRE Group Inc. Cl A, FIVG - Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF, SH - ProShares Short S&P 500.

Jan 29, 2020
01-27-20: By Age Group, How Much Money Have Americans Saved For Retirement?
47:48

A new survey says most Americans want to retire by 67 and many people fall far short of what they'll need-- so what can they do?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Impact of Coronavirus, Kobe Bryant's Business Empire, COG - Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Money Creation, Capping Yields, TWTR - Twitter Inc., 401k.

Jan 28, 2020
01-24-20: Millennials Are Way Behind On Home Ownership
46:55

Compared with the "baby boomer" generation, Millennials own a fraction of the real estate their predecessors owned at the same point in their lives.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Yield, Earnings, KR - Kroger Co., Paying Loans, Portfolio Re-balancing, PEGI - Pattern Energy Group Inc., FICO Scores, HIIQ - Health Insurance Innovations Inc. Cl A, NVTA - Invitae Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Jan 25, 2020
01-23-20: $14 Billion Fund Manager: Stock Market Similarities To 2018 Might Signal Wave Of Volatility And A Correction
46:35

According to his research, the S&P 500 has not fallen by more than 1% in 70 trading days and bad news could trigger a wave of volatility.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Growth vs. Value, World Economic Forum Meeting, Cutting Health Care Cost, New Investor, Housing Market, S - Sprint Corp., TSLA - Tesla Inc., MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., TEN - Tenneco Inc. Cl A, Sectors, INTC - Intel Corp.

Jan 24, 2020
01-22-20: In 2020, Should Investors Stay On The Sidelines And Hold Cash?
46:12

A billionaire investor thinks a recession is unlikely this year and that investors should look beyond the coming presidential election.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Social Security, Class Action Lawsuits, Super Bowl Tickets, WEN - Wendy's Co., Housing Market, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., Savings Account, SCHO - Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., 5G, FIVG - Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF, ADES - Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc., Credit Card Balances, SECURE Act.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In which year was the FIRST United States BANK created-- and WHAT would the value of $10 million--- from the time when George Washington was President-- be worth today... after adjusting for inflation?"

Jan 23, 2020
01-21-20: Report: Manufacturers Will Spend $26 Billion To ‘Upskill’ And Hold Workers in 2020
46:02

In a historically tight labor market with millions of unfilled positions, a skills gap is plaguing the manufacturing industry.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: BIIB - Biogen Inc., ENB - Enbridge Inc., C - Citigroup Inc., OPRA - Opera Ltd. ADR, VB - Vanguard Small-Cap ETF, ALLY - Ally Financial Inc., Social Security, OPRA - Opera Ltd. ADR, Euro-stocks, BA - Boeing Co., EADSY - Airbus SE ADR, People Moving Out of New York, California and other states.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In 2020, how many holidays will cause the U.S. stock exchanges to close-- and how does the market typically perform ahead of long weekends and three-day holidays?"

Jan 22, 2020
01-20-20 - ENCORE Presentation from 12-19-19 - The S&P 500 Is Within Striking Distance Of Its Best Year Since 1997
46:47

According to Dow-Jones Market Data, the large-cap index must add another 1.8% to surpass 2013's performance and thus beat 1997-- which had a 31% gain.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility, The Weak Dollar, Real Estate, Uniform Gifts to Minors.

Jan 20, 2020
01-17-20: Opinion: Big Changes Are Coming To Health Care In 2020
46:24

The cost of health care affects every American and new trends are on the way in this sector.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PINS - Pinterest Inc., Dividend Yield,
SNAP - Snap Inc., 401k, CCL - Carnival Corp., Bankers Returning to Bad Lending Practice, Hottest Home-buying Market, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., GOLD - Barrick Gold Corp.


TRIVIA QUESTION: "For 2019, what was the average FICO credit score in the United States-- and which generation had the highest credit scores?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Jan 18, 2020
01-16-20: Survey Says: 75% Of People Consider Themselves Financially Savvy-- Yet Know They Make Mistakes
46:29

Budgeting blunders, such as impulse purchases, are typical occurrences-- so how can you improve your habits?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mergers, Housing Market, Gold ETFs, Silver, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, Retirement Funds, Technical Analysis, Bullish and Bearish Consolidation, Topping, Basing, ARR - Armour Residential REIT Inc., Saving for Retirement.

Jan 17, 2020
01-15-20: Could A U.S.-China Trade Deal Boost Certain Groups of Exchange-Traded Funds?
46:00

U.S.-listed emerging market ETFs pulled in more than $1 billion in late December, and are typically helped by positive news on the trade front.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Trade Deal with China, Elon Musk, WATT - Energous Corp., TVIX – Velocity Shares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, Buying Opportunity, Streaming Wars, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., Hedge Fund, Housing Market, BAC - Bank of America Corp.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In which year did the United States first implement its INCOME TAX? And when did other countries, such as China, first start their income taxation?"

Jan 16, 2020
01-14-20: Opinion: Looking Ahead This Decade Will Be A "Roaring Twenties" For Stocks
46:01

A noted economist says the economy and stocks are set to perform well for investors.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Apple & Cash, Housing, Happiest Country, Quantitative Easing – QE, BA - Boeing Co., Mortgages, Federal Reserve Buying Bonds, IAU - iShares Gold Trust, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., VRTX - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., 529 Plan.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "5 super companies make up a LARGE PERCENTAGE of the total value of the S&P 500. Can you name the companies-- and do you know their COMBINED valuation percentage of the S&P 500?"

Jan 15, 2020
01-13-20: In Many Areas, Renting Is More Affordable Than Buying And There Is A Common Factor
46:47

Buying a home is the more affordable option in only 53% of housing markets across the U.S.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Budget Deficit, 401k Expectations, ANET - Arista Networks Inc., LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., Real Estate Timing, HAL - Halliburton Co., Recession, Sectors, SLB - Schlumberger Ltd.

Jan 14, 2020
01-10-20: Survey: 77% Of Corporate CFOs Say The Economy Will Slow And The Stock Market Is Overvalued
46:28

Chief financial officers surveyed by Deloitte said the economy will slow in 2020, though few expect a recession.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: What Should You Do If Stocks Fall, Best State To Retire To, Mortgages, AAPL - Apple Inc., Brexit, Growth Stocks vs. Value Stocks, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many films-- in total-- has Disney produced? And what were the first 3 Disney films?"

Jan 11, 2020
01-09-20: Opinion: How A Trump Win In 2020 Could Reshape Housing Markets Across America
46:08

Analysts say the 2016 presidential election may have influenced home-building activity in some areas more than others.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Tech Stocks, Time To Be Bullish And Extremely Cautious, Taco Bell Announcement, Investing with Family Members, TGT - Target Corp., DPW - DPW Holdings Inc., 529 Plan, Oil Prices, Safe Investing in Gold, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, FMCC - Freddie Mac.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What are the Top 10 global names as ranked by BRAND VALUE-- and which brand is on the list as number 100?"

Jan 10, 2020
01-08-20: Survey: 70% of American Investors Wish They Had Handled Money Differently In 2019
46:04

Deciding how much to invest is a highly individualized process that depends on personal goals and risk tolerance.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: IDLV - Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF, MOS - Mosaic Co., NTR - Nutrien Ltd., After Hours Trading, Is the Market Overvalue?, UN - Unilever N.V. ADR, HBI - Hanesbrands Inc., Tight Labor Market.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How did the markets react following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941--- and after President Kennedy's assassination in 1963?"

Jan 09, 2020
01-07-20: Opinion: How To Play Stocks During Increased Volatility Sparked By U.S.-Iran Tensions
46:09

Is it time for investors to call upon predetermined exit points to cut losses short and weigh portfolio risks?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Age Discrimination, Cash or I-R-A, JAZZ - Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC, Investing, Housing & Retirement, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, TSLA - Tesla Inc. Economic Numbers.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you had invested $1,000 in Amazon on the FIRST day of trading back in 1997-- and let your investment ride--what would it be worth today?"

Jan 08, 2020
01-06-20: Private Equity’s Record $1.5 Trillion Cash Pile Comes With A New Set Of Challenges
46:14

The flush of cash means more competition for the same deals but it could push up valuations.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, Tech Stocks, Reverse Mortgages, KARS – Krane Shares Electric Vehicles & Future Mobility Index ETF, DRIV - Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF, TSLA - Tesla Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., 401k, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., CRON - Cronos Group Inc., MJ - ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, Market Evaluation, LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., VCSH - Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, VFSTX - Vanguard Short-Term Investment-Grade Fund Investor.

Jan 07, 2020
01-03-20: Give Up These 5 Things To Become Debt-Free in 2020
45:35

People need to think ‘long game' because eliminating debt is a marathon that’s won through discipline and consistency.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: China, Buying a Home in 2020, Best Job with Zero Experience, Dividends, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Stock Prices, ZBRA - Zebra Technologies Corp. Cl A, DIV - Global X Super Dividend U.S. ETF, The KPP Premium Newsletter, Gold, Investing in Weapons, BILI - Bilibili Inc. ADR, Number One Country to Retire.

Jan 04, 2020
01-02-20: Opinion: Five Things That Could Go Wrong To Nullify The U.S. Economic Expansion In 2020
46:35

The economy is in a good place, but risks abound, from a stock market reversal to geopolitical issues.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Crisis, Manufacturing, Amazon & FedEx, AMC - AMC Entertainment Holding Inc. Cl A, Selling Stocks Too Early, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., ILPT - Industrial Logistics Properties Trust, GEO - GEO Group Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., SPG - Simon Property Group Inc., WELL - Welltower Inc., EWU - iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF.

Jan 03, 2020
01-01-20: ENCORE - Some of The Best InvestTalk Calls #3
46:54

Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, IPOs, Stock Investing, Brokers, Gold, 401k, Bonds, Treasury Bonds, ETFs, Companies Buying Back Stocks, Financial Advisors vs. Planners, Trading, Starting a Hedge Fund, Investing, College Savings Plans, Warrants, Dividends, Stock Evaluation, Retirement.

Jan 01, 2020
12-31-19: ENCORE - The S&P 500 Is Within Striking Distance Of Its Best Year Since 1997
46:47

According to Dow-Jones Market Data, the large-cap index must add another 1.8% to surpass 2013's performance and thus beat 1997-- which had a 31% gain.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility, The Weak Dollar, Real Estate, Uniform Gifts to Minors.

Dec 31, 2019
12-30-19: What Role Should Value Stocks Play In Your Equity Portfolios?
46:33

A trend in recent months has demonstrated a resurgent performance for so-called "value" stocks.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: DGX - Quest Diagnostics Inc., Bull Markets, Roth I-R-A, SKT - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., Retirement Plans, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities – TIPS, TIP - iShares TIPS Bond ETF, Real Estate, Bonds.

Dec 31, 2019
12-27-19: Why Filing Your Income Tax Return May Never Be The Same
44:24

America's 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' created a series of big changes that could affect your tax bill.

Today's Stocks & Topics: 529 Plan?, Asset allocation?, BIG - Big Lots Inc., IRA?, Retirement funds?, How to invest without a stock broker?; Steve's NEWSLETTER highlights.

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

TRIVIA QUESTION: "For the S&P 500, positive return years sometimes follow negative years-- but not always... do you remember any obvious 'see-saw' performance sequences from the past 20 or so years?"

Dec 28, 2019
12-26-19: First Time In 11 Years: More BofA Clients Buy Single Stocks Than ETFs
46:46

According to one measurement from Bank of America, the shift to passive investing from active is slowing down.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: New Year Changes, Investing and Savings, The Santa Claus Rally, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Holiday Retail Sales, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., Debt, Building a Portfolio, VTR - Ventas Inc., Dividends, FCAU - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Dec 27, 2019
12-25-19: ENCORE - Some of The Best InvestTalk Calls #2
46:54

Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A, ETFs, Mutual Funds, 401k, 200 Day Moving Average, Insurance, Rebuilding After Bankruptcy, Roth I-R-A, Fiancial Analysis, Young Investor, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, Unusual Expectations, Over the Counter Stocks, Long-Short Mutual Funds, When to Sell, I-Bonds, Income Production Vehicles, Equity, Investing for Kids.

Dec 25, 2019
12-24-19: ENCORE - Opinion: Stocks Will Not Keep Climbing Next Year
46:47

The average Wall Street estimate expects corporate earnings to grow by 10% next year, but strategists at Morgan Stanley are forecasting flat corporate profits.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Plans?, OPEC Oil Prices, Company debt, Road to Riches, Tech stocks-- buying dividend stocks or growth stocks?, Mututal Funds, Natural Gas Index, 401k, On Balance Volume, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, College Savings Plans, Dividends, Investing at Old Age.

Dec 24, 2019
12-23-19: Opinion: The Unpleasant Surprise Waiting For You When You Retire
46:51

Millions of Americans have tax-deferred accounts, and efficiently managing withdrawals is just as important as accumulation.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: MCD - McDonald's Corp., Investment Apps,
WSO - Watsco Inc., Durable Goods, TSLA - Tesla Inc., EQT - EQT Corp., TSM - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ADR.

Dec 24, 2019
12-20-19: The NYSE 'Legend' Who Got Much Of 2019 Right Has Predictions For 2020
46:14

A notable Wall Street financial manager thinks stocks will continue higher-- but he expects volatility.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Bank of Japan, Consumer Spending, SNP 500, Gold, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Portfolio, KPP Premium Newsletter, K - Kellogg Co.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name 3 single character NYSE symbols used by older companies-- and 3 single character symbols used by newer companies?

Dec 21, 2019
12-19-19: The S&P 500 Is Within Striking Distance Of Its Best Year Since 1997
46:54

According to Dow-Jones Market Data, the large-cap index must add another 1.8% to surpass 2013's performance and thus beat 1997-- which had a 31% gain.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility, The Weak Dollar, Real Estate.

Dec 20, 2019
12-18-19: Prediction: Amazon Will Be The Most Important Company Of The 2020s
46:22

Amazon has already become one of the most powerful, respected, and feared companies in tech and beyond-- but criticism will grow.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: What Will Trigger a Bear Market, Consumer Credit Debt, Federal Reserve & QE, Hearing Aid and Cataracts Companies, Stock Evaluation, Impeachment, FIVG - Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF, Add Income to Portfolio, Dogs of the Dow, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp., INTC - Intel Corp., BA - Boeing Co.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many cargo aircraft does Amazon operate? And how does Amazon compare with the size of the FedEx and UPS cargo fleets?

Dec 19, 2019
12-17-19: Uber Shares Have Fallen 33% Since The May IPO
46:11

Since the lock-up period ended on November 6th, one co-founder has unloaded $2.1 billion worth of his holdings.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Industrial Production, Home Builders, Auto Loans, World Population Percentages, ADMS - Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc., Labor Department Numbers, TIP - iShares TIPS Bond ETF, Manufacturing, International Market, Retirement, TSLA - Tesla Inc., AOBC - American Outdoor Brands Corp., HRB - H&R Block Inc.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name, or guess, 7 other longest-listed NYSE companies? (HINT: 5 have been listed longer than Caterpillar.)"

Dec 18, 2019
12-16-19: The Cost Of College Has Jumped Over 25% In The Last 10 years
46:48

As the cost of higher education has increased, and student debt has become a national concern, Americans have begun to question whether college is worth the price.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirees Year in Planning, Bad Investment Habits, Economist Got The Decade All Wrong, PFE - Pfizer Inc., TROW - T. Rowe Price Group Inc., Real Estate, FNKO - Funko Inc. Cl A, Where and When to Invest, ITOT - iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF.

Dec 17, 2019
12-13-19: The Hottest 2020 Housing Markets Are Far From The Coasts
46:14

According to Realtor.com, home buyers next year are expected to flock to smaller, more affordable cities.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: PAYC - Paycom Software Inc., Rollover I-R-A, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., Pepsi Products, NVEE - NV5 Global Inc., Investments & Taxes, Retail Sales, STMP - Stamps.com Inc., European Central Bank.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many warehouses does Amazon have? And how many employees?"

Dec 14, 2019
12-12-19: Is It Time To Buy Defensive Stocks?
46:44

Uncertainty around the coming 2020 election and the U.S.-China trade war is causing some Wall Street firms to recommend buying defensive stocks.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Trade Deal, Paying Off Your Mortgage Early, SYK - Stryker Corp., Labor Department Report, Buy & Sell Gold, MJ - ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, LHX - L3Harris Technologies Inc., 401k, Trade Deal, Largest IPO, PAYS - Paysign Inc.

Dec 13, 2019
12-11-19: U.S. Helped China Build Its Economy For Decades
46:31

During a time of trade war tensions, China reportedly wants the U.S. to 'step back' so Beijing can rise in power on the world stage.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: O - Realty Income Corp., Warrant vs. Common Stocks, 401k and I-R-As, SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Inflation, Mistakes on Retirement Goals.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: The S&P 500 is on pace for its best year since 2013. As we go to break, here is my very current trivia question:

"How did S&P 500 sectors perform in 2019-- and which sectors showed the least.... and the greatest growth?"

Dec 12, 2019
12-10-19: Opinion: Overpriced Growth Stocks Are The Market’s ‘Greatest Risk’
46:12

The chief strategist for Morgan Stanley thinks the greatest risk in the equity market remains in growth stocks-- where expectations are too high.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: How Much Money You Should Own in Stocks for Retirement, Risks Paying Off Your Mortgage, Jobs, Investing Patterns, Index Funds, Life Insurance, TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, Delaware Statutory Trust, CCL - Carnival Corp., SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Stock Indicators.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Small Business Sentiment, Streaming Wars.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Which companies had the stock that performed best with REINVESTED dividends over the past decade from 2009--- until now?"

Dec 11, 2019
12-09-19: Strategist: U.S.-China Trade War Is ‘Unresolvable’
45:54

Market volatility is fueled, in part, by the uncertainty of the unresolved U.S.-China trade dispute-- and one analyst says there is "no end in sight".

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: U.S. Manufacturers, Inherited I-R-As, D - Dominion Energy Inc., Shorting, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp.,
ULTA - Ulta Beauty Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Next Year Earnings.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Dec 10, 2019
12-06-19: Data Shows 2020 Might Be A Tough Year For Big City Housing Markets
46:16

According to one of the largest housing statistic databases, home sales will drop in 2020 and the housing shortage could become the worst in U.S. history.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), S - Sprint Corp., Jobs Report, Unemployment, Consumer Sentiment, FCEL – Fuel Cell Energy Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Dow Futures, New Investor, LB - L Brands Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Today, in the United States, our GDP is equal to about $20.5 TRILLION. Looking back over time, WHAT was our GDP in 1933 when President Roosevelt took office? And, for the years 1960 through 2018, WHAT was the AVERAGE size of the U.S. GDP?"

Dec 07, 2019
12-05-19: Corporate America's Debt Load Is Nearing 47% Of The Overall Economy
42:59

Since the financial crisis in 2008, corporations have splurged on debt and experts are warning that ballooning figures could worsen a future economic downturn.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Overall earnings are in decline, Earnings vs. book value, Investing in real estate, URI - United Rentals Inc., HCA - HCA Healthcare Inc., UNG - United States Natural Gas Fund L.P., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., SPHD - Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF. Inc

Dec 06, 2019
12-04-19: Where To Hide Out If We Have Another December Market Plunge
46:13

In 2018, we saw the worst December decline since the Great Depression-- but there are safe sectors if you know where to look.

Today's Stocks & Topics: CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., F - Ford Motor Co., ZTS - Zoetis Inc., At age 50, how do I allocate my retirement funds?, IRA distributions?, '529' plan?, Stop-loss order?, STEVE comments on: How overseas 10-year treasury rates compare with the U.S., STEVE reveals: 3 things in 2020 that might affect the market. Inc

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Today, in the United States, our GDP is equal to about $20.5 TRILLION. Looking back over time, WHAT was our GDP in 1933 when President Roosevelt took office? And, for the years 1960 through 2018, WHAT was the AVERAGE size of the U.S. GDP?" Answer will be included on Friday's (12/6/19) program.

Dec 05, 2019
12-03-19: Opinion: Stocks Will Not Keep Climbing Next Year
46:05

The average Wall Street estimate expects corporate earnings to grow by 10% next year, but strategists at Morgan Stanley are forecasting flat corporate profits.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, Retirement Plans?, EA - Electronic Arts Inc., OPEC oil prices, Company debt, Road to riches, T – AT&T, tech stocks-- buying dividend stocks or growth stocks?

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "Looking at U.S. e-commerce penetration, as a percentage of TOTAL RETAIL sales, how do today's numbers stack up against the early days? In the "retail pie", what was the percentage of online sales in the year 2000-- and in year 2007?"

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Dec 04, 2019
12-02-19: Weakening Manufacturing Data Caused Stock Drops
46:57

In the first trading day of December, stocks started down as investors digested disappointing economic data along with the latest trade news.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: UGI - UGI Corp., Electric Vehicles, Investing in the Stock Market, International Funds, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., BME – Black Rock Health Sciences Trust.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, ONLINE sales for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Dec 03, 2019
11-29-19: ENCORE - Some of The Best InvestTalk Calls #1
47:36

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis, How to Start Investing, 529 Plan, Roth I-R-A, Investments & Taxes, Retirement, 401k & Mortgage, Pension Plan, New Investor, Large Caps, Dividends, Saving for College, Sectors, Interest Rates, Annuities.

Nov 29, 2019
11-28-19: ENCORE - Netflix Shares Have Surged 23,000% Since Year 2000, But The Top Surge Performer Did Much Better
46:47

If you had invested $100 in Netflix shares at the beginning of this century, your position would be worth far more today.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Search Engines, Tesla's Profit, 401k Contributions, Interest Rates, Investing in the Market, Trading Platforms, Investing with KPP, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Money Management, The Market, International Investing, I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, Earnings.

Nov 28, 2019
11-27-19: Activists Are Building A "Grass-Roots" Alliance Against Amazon
45:55

A coalition named 'Athena' is working to confront Amazon on issues like digital surveillance, antitrust concerns and working conditions in warehouses.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Economic Statistics, Small Caps, Retirement Accounts, Unprofitable Companies, Holiday Sales, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, CVS - CVS Health Corp., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Beating the Market, Portfolio Re-Balance.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "In the U.S., HOW MANY people IN TOTAL are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday period? AND WHAT ARE the Top 10 U.S. travel destinations?"

Nov 28, 2019
11-26-19: Opinion: The ‘Great Rotation’ Will Arrive In 2020 And Bring Another Strong Year For Stocks
45:23

JP Morgan analysts are predicting that retail investors might rapidly switch from bond funds to equity funds.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., Consumer Confidence Index, Qualified Withdrawals from Roth IRAs, PEAK - Healthpeak Properties Inc., SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, UGAZ – Velocity Shares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return, Investing in the Bull Market, DLTR - Dollar Tree Inc., Peer-to-Peer Lending, SCHW - Charles Schwab Corp. Buying AMTD - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you had invested $500 in the Boeing IPO back in 1962, and let your money ride, WHAT would those shares be worth today? AND-- a bonus fact: Do you know WHAT major U.S. airline was formed from Boeing assets?"

Nov 27, 2019
11-25-19: $33 billion CEO: It's Time For Congress To Pass the USMCA And Protect America's Economy
46:16

The CEO of 3M company says the U.S., Mexico, Canada trade agreement would ensure access for American businesses into the Canadian and Mexican markets.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, Retirement Accounts, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, MIDD - Middleby Corp., The Silver Tsunami, KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., VBR - Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, AMRN - Amarin Corp. PLC ADR, INTC - Intel Corp., Online Privacy.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Market Cap Evaluation.

Nov 26, 2019
11-22-19: Opinion: Worst Of Global Economic Slowdown May Be Over
46:21

Economists have expressed concerns that a global slowdown, and the trade war, could tip the U.S. into recession-- but a prominent voice sees a rising GDP in 2020.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: WM - Waste Management Inc., China, Tesla Truck, UXIN - Uxin Ltd. ADR, Real Estate, 401k, Jobs Report, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, SCHW - Charles Schwab Corp. Buying AMTD - TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., Most Profitable Company in the World, T - AT&T Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "When adjusted for inflation, what are the highest grossing movies of all-time? And what title is at the TOP of the list?"

Nov 23, 2019
11-21-19: Target CEO: Digital Sales Surge While Cost Of Handling Online Orders Drops
46:33

Business is booming for Target thanks to investments that make it easy for shoppers to buy items online and get them that same day.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: AAN - Aaron's Inc., Roth 401k vs. Regular 401k, Stocks to Buy When Democrats or Republicans Win, AVGO - Broadcom Inc., COUP - Coupa Software Inc., CVX - Chevron Corp., XOMExxon Mobil Corp., Renewal Energy, KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 22, 2019
11-20-19: U.S. Housing Starts Rebound With Building Permits At Highest Level In Over 12 Years
46:38

Amid lower mortgage rates, the latest data demonstrates strength in the housing market.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Federal Reserve, Leading Indicators, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., AEO - American Eagle Outfitters Inc., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., Portfolio Re-balancing, Recession, AAPL - Apple Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Nov 21, 2019
11-19-19: The Digital Money Revolution Is Happening
46:21

Digital money is already a key battleground in finance-- with big tech, banks, and processors all vying to become a gateway into the platform-based economy.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Joe Davis - Vanguard's Global Chief Economist, Universities With Best Returns On Your Money, Mortgage Rates, Retail Sales, Withdrawal Rates, F - Ford Motor Co., 401k Holders in America, Utilities, NEE - NextEra Energy Inc., FCAU - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Semiconductor Sector, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, FDX - FedEx Corp., Consumer Sentiment.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "What is the little known FAMILY connection between Walgreens and one of its legendary competitors?

Nov 20, 2019
11-18-19: The Stock Market’s 10-year Run Has Become The Best Bull Market Ever
46:02

The current market boom, which started in March of 2009, has enabled a whopping 468% gain for the S&P 500.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Military Defense, Renewable Energy Market, SLV - iShares Silver Trust, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., Buying a Stock, Hong Kong, CHRS - Coherus BioSciences Inc., NILSY - Norilsk Nickel Mining & Metallurgical Co. ADR, College Tuition.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Nov 19, 2019
11-15-19: ENCORE - Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
46:51

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Nov 15, 2019
11-14-19: Google Is Getting Into Banking And The Company Will Offer Checking Accounts Next Year
47:03

Previous financial plans by Apple and Facebook faced obstacles, but the search giant will become the latest Silicon Valley leader to reach into the banking space.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Disney+, Amazon and Virginia, WELL - Welltower Inc., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Investing Your Money, ORI - Old Republic International Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., CVX - Chevron Corp., GFF - Griffon Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Nov 15, 2019
11-13-19: UBS Survey: More Than Half Of The World’s Richest Investors See A Big Market Decline In 2020
46:21

Fifty-five percent of 3,400 'high net worth' investors report they expect a significant drop in the markets at some point next year.


Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, CCR - CONSOL Coal Resources LP, Don't Be Too Bullish, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, ETFs, Inflation, Bullish or Bearish, GE - General Electric Co., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can Investors Time the Market With a Presidential Election Cycle?"

Nov 14, 2019
11-12-19: Opinion: Why The Prospective $70 Billion Buyout Of Walgreens May Signal An End To The Market Rally
46:13

Banks are already struggling as investors steer clear of hefty private-equity debt packages.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds Cash Levels, Rate Cuts, Costco & Black Friday Deals, AAPL - Apple Inc., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., IART - Integra Life Sciences Holdings Corp., Swing Trading, MCD - McDonald's Corp., HAS - Hasbro Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many subscribers does Netflix have today-- in quarter 3 of 2019? And how many subscribers does Amazon Prime have today?"

Nov 13, 2019
11-11-19: Opinion: Trump’s Tariffs And The UK Brexit Could Spur Healthier Global Growth
45:44

For decades, economic growth has slowed in the West—and more recently in China—owing to technological and demographic trends and bad economic policies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tariffs & The Economy, Auto Industry & Loans, Hong Kong, MLHR - Herman Miller Inc., Swing Trading, Invest in ETFs or Keep Saving, Rollover I-R-A, RIG - Transocean Ltd.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 12, 2019
11-08-19: ENCORE - Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
46:41

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

Nov 08, 2019
11-07-19: Netflix Shares Have Surged 23,000% Since Year 2000, But The Top Surge Performer Did Much Better
47:36

If you had invested $100 in Netflix shares at the beginning of this century, your position would be worth far more today.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Search Engines, Tesla's Profit, 401k Contributions, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp., Investing in the Market, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., Trading Platforms.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 08, 2019
11-06-19: Chipotle Has Staged A Comeback And It Plans To Keep Growing
46:06

Chipotle stock, which has a market value of $20.9 billion, is up 74% this year.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAA - Plains All American Pipeline L.P., VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Bond Funds, TSLA - Tesla Inc., TNK - Teekay Tankers Ltd., Financial Independence, Market Forecast.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 07, 2019
11-05-19: Risky Mortgage Bonds Are Back And Delinquencies Are Piling Up
45:57

A decade after the global financial crisis, a security with some of the same high-risk characteristics is starting to take off.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Retire, Enterprise Value vs. Book Value, 401k Rollover, ISM Service Sector Report, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., SPCE - Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., Long Term Care Policy, Value vs. Growth Stocks, Bonds, VTR - Ventas Inc.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


TRIVIA QUESTION: Which state has the most expensive COMMUTE? And which city in that state tops the list for costliest commute?

Nov 06, 2019
11-04-19: More Americans Are Leaving Their Money In 401(k) Plans After Retirement
46:30

55% of workers are choosing to keep their assets in their former employer’s 401(k) plan a year into retirement-- should you?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Federal Reserve Survey, No Spend November, 401k, OZK - Bank OZK, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., MCD - McDonald's Corp., I-R-A, China, Social Security, MA - Mastercard Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin, S&P 500, The Dow.

Nov 05, 2019
11-01-19: U.S. Economy Added A Solid 128,000 Jobs In October Despite GM Strike And Loss Of Census Workers
46:14

The economy grew at 1.9% in the third quarter and the Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose to 3.6% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.


Today's Stocks & Topics: ISM Report, Is The Market Overvalue?, Holiday Spending, INTC - Intel Corp., SCHW - Charles Schwab Corp., COP – Conoco Phillips, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Roth I-R-A & Capital Gains Tax, Vaping, AUY - Yamana Gold Inc.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate, Consumer Sentiment Index, Job Participation Rate and Savings Rate.


TRIVIA QUESTION: How many people are currently IN the U.S. "labor force"? And what was the SIZE of our labor force back in 2010-- and way back in 1979?

Nov 01, 2019
10-31-19: What Must Employers Do To Attract Skilled Older Workers?
46:46

The job market is tight and companies are looking for productive talent wherever they can find it.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Season, Europe's Economy, SPXS - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares, Silver & Gold Ratio, TRIP - TripAdvisor Inc., GDP Report, Real Estate Market, BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, Banking System.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 31, 2019
10-30-19: Market Strategist Claim: The Signals Are ‘Loud And Clear’ And A New Bull Market Is Underway
46:29

With stocks at new highs, the Federal Reserve continues to pump money into the U.S. economy--yet a set of unique indicators signal a bull market.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed Cut, Tesla's Q3 Profits, Jobs Report, Best and Worst Candy for Halloween, Loans From Other Countries, W - Wayfair Inc. Cl A, Economic Activity, Roth I-R-A, VIAB - Viacom Inc. Cl B, Best Countries to Retire, BA - Boeing Co.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


Trivia Question: Approximately, how many users does Facebook have today--worldwide? AND-- how much revenue did Facebook collect-- as measured for quarter 2 of 2019?

Oct 30, 2019
10-29-19: Survey: U.S. Business Hiring Falls To 7-year Low
46:27

The hiring slowdown comes as more businesses are reporting slower growth of sales and profits.

Today's Stocks & Topics: KB Home – KBH; Herman Miller Inc. - MLHR; Nokia Corp. - NOK; Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. - IIPR; Macerich Co. - MAC; Big Lots Inc. - BIG; What's next for the Federal Reserve?; Things you should stop doing online; In the market, what is the typically the single best/worst day?

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Trivia Question: “On 'Black Tuesday’, October 29, 1929-- how MANY shares were traded as the PANIC selling reached its peak? And HOW LONG did that record stand?”

Oct 30, 2019
10-28-19: Regulator Says Government Will ‘Wipe Out’ Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Shareholders-- If Needed
46:39

Apparently, little is settled when it comes to the fates of the two companies that underpin much of the housing finance market in the United States.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Global Economy, Manufacturing Sector, Gross Margin, FREL - Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF, MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., Mortgage, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Oct 28, 2019
10-25-19: Durable-Goods Orders Slip 1.1%-- A Bad Sign For The U.S. Economy?
46:44

The continuing U.S-China trade conflict has disrupted the global economy, left business scrambling for new suppliers and dampened investment.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is $1 Million Dollars Enough to Retire On?, Tariff War, Capital Gains Taxes, BAC - Bank of America Corp., Japanese Like Collapse, Consumer Sentiment Report, VMW - VMware Inc., 529 Plan, Dividend Payout Ratio, Investing in the Market.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "In terms of market valuation, how much money did Bezos lose yesterday? And what is his approximate net worth today?"

Oct 26, 2019
10-24-19: Cryptocurrencies Have Come Under Fire From Congress And Bitcoin Has Plunged
46:07

While some analysts say Facebook’s plans have put crypto on the map, they have also brought new scrutiny to the technology.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: WMB - Williams Cos., AYX - Alteryx Inc. Cl A, ORI - Old Republic International Corp., APPS - Digital Turbine Inc., Pension Plans, Fractured Shares, Zero Commissions, OLD - Long-Term Care ETF, Looking for Good Company Fundamentals.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Treasury Yields; Mortgage Rates, TRIVIA QUESTION: "In the U.S., which company has the BIGGEST market capitalization? AND-- which company has the HIGHEST profit margin?"

Oct 24, 2019
10-23-19: The IMF Says China's Economy Is Growing At Slowest Pace in 30 Years
46:27

Due to escalating tariffs and weakening demand, the International Monetary Fund predicts the Chinese gross domestic product will grow slowly at a rate of only 5.8% in 2020.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bitcoin, Basic Valuations, Quantitative Easing (QE), U.S. Economy, Real Estate, OEC - Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Retirement Plan, TSLA - Tesla Inc., WeWork, MCD - McDonald's Corp., Pessimistic Or Optimistic About The Market.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "By year's end of 2019, HOW MANY BILLIONS of dollars will have been spent for digital advertising? AND-- for Google and Facebook--WHAT is the dollar value of their COMBINED digital advertising revenue?"

Oct 23, 2019
10-22-19: Corporate Buybacks Are “Plummeting” As Companies Tighten Cash Outlays Amid Global Slowing
46:14

Throughout 2019, S&P 500 cash spending is expected to drop by 6%-- the sharpest annual decline since 2009.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: EGO – El Dorado Gold Corp., Earnings, SPLK - Splunk Inc., PFFR - InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF, Universal Life Insurance, MYGA: Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities, Gold.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name TWO 2019 IPOs that have done very well-- and TWO IPOs that have proved, so far, to be horrible investments?"

Oct 22, 2019
10-21-19: Home-builder Confidence Surges To Highest Level In Nearly Two Years, Thanks To Lower Mortgage Rates
44:59

The second half of 2019 has seen steady gains in single-family construction, and this is mirrored by the gradual uptick in builder sentiment over the past few months.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Foreign Stock Ownership, Corporate Bonds, Social Security Benefits, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., NTC - Nuveen Connecticut Quality Municipal Income Fund, Oil Companies, AXAS - Abraxas Petroleum Corp., TGT - Target Corp., WMT - Walmart Inc., CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 22, 2019
10-18-19: ENCORE - Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
46:55

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Why Not Buy a House, Mandatory 401k Distribution, Yield Curve, Interest Rates, Treasury Bills, Reverse Split, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Facebook Products & Users, 401k, Equity Indexed Annuities, Bonds, Stock Evaluation, 401k & Roth I-R-A.

Oct 18, 2019
10-17-19: ENCORE - Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
46:54

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Oct 17, 2019
10-16-19: ENCORE - Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
47:36

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, Gold, Job Report, 401k, Bonds Funds, 529 Plan, Trust Deeds, Investing with KPP, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Pension Plans, Level 2.

Oct 17, 2019
10-15-19: Is the World Economy Sliding Into First Recession Since 2009?
47:20

The global economy is wobbling and the big question in financial markets and executive suites now is this: Will it tumble over?  HOST: Steve Peasley.

Today's Stocks & Topics: iShares MSCI Germany ETF (ETF)--EWG; Exxon Mobil Corp.--XOM, Chevron Corp. --CVX; Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF (ETF)--FREL, iShares Residential Real Estate ETF (ETF)--REZ; Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc.--COKE.

ALSO:  U.S. Housing investment is high, why?; American consumer is confident; Amazon's security cameras may be watching you if...; What should I do now with my investing funds?; Berkshire-Hathaway's $122 billion cash reserve, why is Mr. Buffett holding so much cash?; Investing opportunity of a lifetime may be here.

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields. Today's TRIVIA question: "If you are a Costco investor, you might like their rotisserie chickens... but do you know how many they sell in one year? And do you know how much money Costco LOSES on the sale of their chickens?" (Steve has the answer in the show.)

Oct 16, 2019
10-14-19: Profits Expected To Fall As Earnings Season Kicks Off
47:31

As concerns about slowing global growth increase, how much of an impact will the trade wars have on corporate profits?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Medical Properties Trust Inc.--MPW; PepsiCo Inc.--PEP, B&G Foods Inc.--BGS; IAC/InterActiveCorp.--IAC. Also: Trade talk analysis--what's really going on here?; Uber (UBER) is laying off more employees-- 1,200 total-- to cut costs; Where to invest for LOW RISK?; Federal Reserve buying more T-Bills, why?

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 15, 2019
10-11-19: Yield Curve 'Father' Says Now Is Time To Prepare For Recession
46:26

The 3-month Treasury has been in an inverted yield curve since May, and one opinion argues that assets can be better managed when the economy is booming.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: HABT - Habit Restaurants Inc. Cl A, Treasury Debt, Where Do Your Paycheck Go?, Annuities, CBLK - Carbon Black, Inc., VMW - VMware Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate, Consumer Sentiment Index; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Over the 119 years since the beginning of the 20th century (which was 1900), what percentage of that time has the U.S. been IN A RECESSION?"

Oct 11, 2019
10-10-19: Opinion: Small-Cap Stocks Are Primed To Outperform Large Caps Over Next 10 years
46:48

This opinion argues that small-cap valuations are presenting investors with a big buying opportunity for the long haul.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Expenses, NBA & China, PG&E Shares, Market Cap and Revenue, MDR - McDermott International Inc., Marijuana Sector, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Real Estate, VLO - Valero Energy Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate and Bitcoin.

Oct 11, 2019
10-09-19: U.S. Budget Deficit Almost $1 Trillion in 2019
45:58

Many mainstream economists have long taken the position that deficits and the nation’s $22 trillion national debt are unsustainable.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Importance of October 9th, Cash Levels Are Rising, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, Insider Buying, NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, GEO - GEO Group Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., BAGIX - Baird Aggregate Bond Fund Institutional, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GDL - GDL Fund.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate; TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you had invested $1,000 in Google 10 years ago-- and let it ride-- HOW MUCH would that investment be worth today?"

Oct 09, 2019
10-08-19: High-Profile Investor Warns Stocks Could Tumble 15% By Early Next Year
45:57

Citing the U.S.-China trade war, this opinion says the economic conditions in the U.S. are not conducive for risk-taking.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: BIG - Big Lots Inc., Return on Equity, CVS - CVS Health Corp., China Trade Deal, Investment Choices, U.S. Produce Prices, Books, GE to Freeze Workers Pensions, STLD - Steel Dynamics Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Taxes; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Mortgage rates TODAY are at or near historic lows. What were the rates in the 1940s and 1950s-- during the time of the FIRST mass suburban migration?"

Oct 09, 2019
10-07-19: Sales-force Founder: "Capitalism As We Know It Is Dead’
46:18

High-profile investors are assailing the proven most powerful source of economic and social advancement in human history--capitalism.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Tariffs, Most Tax Friendly States, Job Numbers, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Real Estate, T - AT&T Inc., Streaming War, 401k Rollover, PAGP - Plains GP Holdings LP.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Oct 07, 2019
10-04-19: Services Sector Survey Shows U.S. Economy Weaker Than Expected
47:03

The services sector continued its expansion in September-- but at a considerably slower pace than anticipated.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Downside of Free Trading Fees, Mortgage Re-Defaults, IBOC - International Bancshares Corp., What to Look Before Buying a Stock, SONO - Sonos Inc., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name the LAST auto manufacturing company to be publicly listed in a U.S. stock market? And before that event, which was the NEXT MOST recently listed car company-- and in which year did it go public?

Oct 04, 2019
10-03-19: Blackstone Billionaire: Investors Should Be Concerned About 5 Market Dilemmas
46:23

Is the Federal Reserve headed down a monetary path like Japan and Europe-- creating the problem they are trying to solve?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Trades Commissions, 401k, ABMD - Abiomed Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Mortgage Rates, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., BHF - Brighthouse Financial Inc., Forever 21, LSCC - Lattice Semiconductor Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and 30-year FIXED mortgage rates.

Oct 03, 2019
10-02-19: Venture Capitalists Warn Startups Of IPO Pitfalls
46:30

Advocates of the direct listing option say it offers companies a better alternative than the initial public offerings underwritten by investment banks.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, ADP National Employment Report, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., 401k, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Where to Invest, Stock Market Manipulation, AGG - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many WOMEN are on this year's Forbes 400 list?... and what PERCENTAGE of people on the list are 'self-made' billionaires?", FTEC - Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.

Oct 02, 2019
10-1-19: Opinion: One FANG Stock Could Rally Another 40% Before It Gets Overvalued
47:16

While Facebook, Amazon and Netflix have slumped, Google parent Alphabet has soared. ++++

Today's Stocks & Topics: 3M Co.-MMM, Apple-AAPL, Cummins Inc.-CMI, Aurora Cannabis Inc.-ACB, Nike Inc.-NKE, GEO Group Inc.-GEO; Verizon-VZ, Recession coming?, Bonds vs. funds?, PMI index UP but ISM number down?, Coming changes to credit cards-- such as more rewards programs.

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: How many 4G cell phone towers are there now, and how many 5G towers will be needed? (Cost projections for Verizon 5G capital expenditures).

Oct 02, 2019
09-30-19: Opinion: The $47 Trillion Death Sentence For Oil & Gas
46:58

The future of hydrocarbons is bleak if plans presented by 130 international banks to decrease their support and investments in the oil and gas sector are fully implemented.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bad Things About Early Retirement, The Dollar, PAGP - Plains GP Holdings LP, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED Rate, Bitcoin, Forever 21, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Indexed Universal Life Insurance, OSK - Oshkosh Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Things That Hold You Back in Life, VALE - Vale S.A. ADR.

Sep 30, 2019
09-27-19: Morgan Stanley: The Fed Will Need To Grow Its Balance Sheet ‘Permanently’
46:12

To stabilize short-term lending markets and keep the Fed's target borrowing rate in check, a $315 billion balance sheet expansion is projected over the next months.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Good Retirement, Scams, Number One Best Job, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED Rate, ETFs Bubble, BE - Bloom Energy Corp., VIG - Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, FKDNX - Franklin Dyna Tech Fund A, Dividends, BAM - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Cl A, Neighbor - Airbnb of Storage, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Sep 27, 2019
09-26-19: Lowest Share Of Available Home Equity Tapped Since 2008--Despite A Collective Home Equity Increase
47:23

Home equity has increased at an annual rate of 4.8% giving the average homeowner a $4,900 reward-- but most people are leaving their gains in the house.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Planning, Elderly Fraud Scams, The Repo Market, ETRN - Equitrans Midstream Corp., PTON - Peloton Interactive Inc., REITs, BP - BP PLC ADR, TALO - Talos Energy Inc., ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED, GDP.

Sep 27, 2019
09-25-19: Poll: 73% Of Generation X 'Way Behind On Retirement Planning
46:28

Can the members of Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) be blamed for not starting retirement savings early?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Plan Your Investments, New Home Sales Report, Markit PMI, Paying Off the Mortgage, PCG - PG&E Corp., New Investor, Online Investing, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED, Student Loan vs. 401k, Revenue to Market Cap, CTL – Century Link Inc.

Sep 25, 2019
09-24-19: The Historically 'Weakest Week' Of The Year Is Here-- Why One Strategist Is Not Worried
46:39

A market bull says the economy is doing fine and the fundamentals for stocks moving higher are still intact.

Today's Stocks & Topics: GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Stock Market Rally, Utilities, Index Funds, The Economy and Recession, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Consumer Confidence Index, Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Year Treasuries, NFLX - Netflix Inc., WeWork, MNR - Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. Cl A, Bonds vs. Preferred Stocks, Investing in the Market, FDX - FedEx Corp., Emergency Fund, BA - Boeing Co., Where to Investment, Municipal Bonds.

Sep 24, 2019
09-23-19: Opinion: Even If The Fed Cuts Rates To Zero, Recession Is Less Than 12 Months Away
47:27

According to one longtime market bear, the economy is slowing down, earnings are contracting, and a recession will result.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying and Selling a House, Repo Market, Parents Financial Advise, Economic Cycle, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gas, Gold, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin, Housing, GME - GameStop Corp. Cl A, GFF - Griffon Corp., Investment Magazines, INGN - Inogen Inc., FENY - Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF, GM - General Motors Co.

Sep 23, 2019
09-20-19: Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
47:36

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, Gold, Job Report, 401k, Bonds Funds, 529 Plan, Trust Deeds, Investing with KPP, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Pension Plans, Level 2.

Sep 20, 2019
09-19-19: Chip Stocks Brush Off Trade War And Rally To Near Record Highs
47:23

Despite trade tensions with China and weak demand for chips, semiconductor stocks have rallied this year as investors look to the next generation of network technology known as 5G.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Drug Industry, Repo-Market, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Social Security, The Economy, Gold and Silver, Housing Market, FDX - FedEx Corp.

Sep 19, 2019
09-18-19: Treasury Secretary: ‘Seriously Considering’ Issuing A 50-Year Bond Next Year
46:07

One objective for the U.S. would be to widen credit spreads to help reverse an inverted yield curve trend.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Repo Market, FedEx Earnings, Parents Financial Plans, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., TVIX - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Unemployment, Bitcoin, Industrial Production, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., VGPMX - Vanguard Global Capital Cycles Fund Investor, Shorting Crude Oil, GME - GameStop Corp. Cl A, WMT - Walmart Inc., Negative Interest Rates, FENY - Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF, BA - Boeing Co.

Sep 18, 2019
09-17-19: China's Unplayed 'Trump' Card Has Raised The Stakes For U.S. Investors
46:11

Opinion: China has been restrained in its tariff retaliation thus far-- but investors should not underestimate its ability to both endure and deliver economic pain.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BUD - Anheuser-Busch In Bev S.A. ADR, Oil Prices & Recession, Unions, Student Loan vs. 401k, Gold: $1,509 per ounce, 2-yr treasury yield: 1.731%, 10-yr treasury yield: 1.805%, Oil: $59.02 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.59 per gallon as a national average, Life Insurance, AAPL - Apple Inc., Life Insurance, ETFs, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Compensation Plan.

Sep 17, 2019
09-16-19: Analyst Report: The Global Economy Slumps When Oil Prices Spike
46:01

Can high oil prices cause recessions or are they simply a proxy for other determinants of the business cycle?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Yields, Value vs. Growth, Parents' Financial Advice, EFX - Equifax Inc., 2-year treasury: 1.765%, 10-year treasury: 1.86%, Gold: $1,508, Oil: $61.63, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., GM - General Motors Co., United Auto Workers, JPM – JP Morgan Chase & Co., Automatic Indexing, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, GLPI - Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc., NAVI - Navient Corp.

Sep 16, 2019
09-13-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
47:27

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Sep 13, 2019
09-12-19: What President Trump's Call For 0% Interest Rates Would Mean For Your Wallet
46:40

The president has been against higher rates-- arguing that increased borrowing costs will put the brakes on economic growth.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CVS - CVS Health Corp., Trade War, ECB Cut Rates, Market Rotation, 2-year treasury yield: 1.711%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.70%, 30-year FIXED mortgage rate: 3.56%, Gold: $1,504 per ounce, Oil: $55.14 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon on a national average, WMT - Walmart Inc., STT - State Street Corp., Banks, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, AAPL - Apple Inc., The Stock Market, PDBZX - PGIM Total Return Bond Fund Z.

Sep 12, 2019
09-11-19: A Sudden 'Value Stock' Transformation Could Unnerve Some Investors
46:25

Some value stocks — those with low multiples and stable fundamentals —have significantly outperformed their growth counterparts.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC, Retirement Savings, Inflation, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Yield on the 10-year Treasury note: 1.73%, 2-year Treasury: 1.662%, GOLD: $1,497.96 per OUNCE, Oil: $57.53 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $9.984 per coin, AAPL - Apple Inc., Investing in the Market, Antitrust Problem for Google and Facebook, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Investing in the Market, DNR - Denbury Resources Inc., EWI - iShares MSCI Italy ETF, Labor Participation Rate, T - AT&T Inc., EFX - Equifax Inc.

Sep 11, 2019
09-10-19: China’s August Exports Suffered Reductions As U.S. Tariffs Took A Bite
46:31

Weak exports are adding pressure to China’s already-slowing economy, and this points to an increased need for its policy makers to increase stimulus measures.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, European Central Bank Rates, Millenials & Lower Mortgage Rates, Jobs Report, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Portfolio Management, Yield on the 10-year Treasury: 1.644%, The yield on the 2-year Treasury: 1.601%, Yield on the 30-year Treasury bond: 2.23%, Gold: $1,506 per ounce, Oil: $58.10 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Dividends, ETFs & Recession, Preferred Stocks, T - AT&T Inc., DEM - Wisdom-tree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund.

Sep 10, 2019
09-09-19: Trump Plan: Overhaul Housing Finance System With More Private Sector Involvement
46:37

Two federal agencies believe the housing finance system should be reformed-- the era of conservator-ship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could end.


Today's Stocks & Topics: States Getting Hit The Hardest By Trade-War Tariffs, Housing Market, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Investing for Kids, 10-year Treasury: 1.594%, 2-year Treasury: 1.565%, 30-year Treasury bond: 2.069%, Gold: $1,515 per ounce, Oil: $58.10 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $10,300 per coin, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, PCG - PG&E Corp., MDP - Meredith Corp., Banks, New Investor with a Plan.

Sep 09, 2019
09-06-19: Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
46:49

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, AMT - American Tower REIT, FREL - Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF, PPLT - Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF, 2-year treasury yield: 1.52%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.56%, Gold: $1,532, Oil: $54.89 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon as a national average, Bitcoin: $10,903 per coin, Gold, RIG - Transocean Ltd., BLNK - Blink Charging Co., Job Report, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., 401k.

Sep 06, 2019
09-05-19: Opinion: It’s ‘Only A Matter Of Time’ Before Negative Rates Spread To The U.S.
46:50

With more than $16 trillion in negative yielding debt around the world, former 1980s Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is warning that U.S. rates may follow the trend.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds vs. ETFs, Interest Predictions, Money Talk, Retail Credit Cards, MDP - Meredith Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, 2-year treasury yield was at 1.54%, 10-year treasury yield was at 1.56%, Gold: $1,546 per ounce, Oil: $56.80 per barrel, 30-year FIXED mortgage rate: 3.49%, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, Negative Yield, AAPL - Apple Inc., SQ - Square Inc. Cl A.

Sep 05, 2019
09-04-19: Notable Investor Warns Of ‘Serious Problems’-- Reminiscent of The Late 1930s
46:26

Hedge fund titan Ray Dalio is worried that the current landscape is starting to resemble Depression-era conditions that could hammer investors.


Today's Stocks & Topics: U.S. vs. World Currency, Executor of Estate, Beige Book Report, Bad Sectors, Gold: $1,549 per ounce, 2-year treasury yield: 1.47%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.47%, 20-year treasury yield: 1.77%, 30-year treasury yield: 1.95%, Bitcoin: $10,414 per coin, Oil: $55 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon-- national average, TM - Toyota Motor Corp. ADR, PODD - Insulet Corp., Interest Rates, REITs & Dividends, SLS - SELLAS Life Sciences Group Inc.

Sep 04, 2019
09-03-19: JP Morgan Analyst: The Stock Market ‘Will Advance Into Year-End’
47:10

Today's Stocks & Topics: KR - Kroger Co., Gold: $1,549 per ounce, Bitcoin was at $10,400 per coin, Oil: $53 per barrel, 2-year treasury yield: 1.50%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.44%, Uber & Lyft, VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, How To Measure Company's Debt, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Reasons Why You Drop Stocks, Diversification, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, Hong Kong Protests.

Sep 03, 2019
09-02-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
47:27

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Sep 02, 2019
08-30-19: Opinion: America’s CEOs Have Turned Against Their Shareholders
46:34

The Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of the most powerful chief executive officers in the U.S., announced this month that the era of 'shareholder primacy' is over.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Social Security Changes, Worst Month of the Year, The Most Expensive And Affordable States To Buy A House, Recession, 2-year treasury yield: 1.53%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.52%, Gold: $1,527.82 per ounce, Bitcoin: $9,583 per coin, Oil: $56.24 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.58 per gallon on average, Consumer Sentiment Number: 89.8, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, Young Investor & Retirement, REITs, Real Gold Bars with Fake Labels, DIS - Walt Disney Co.

Aug 30, 2019
08-29-19: Real Estate Expert Shevy Akason
46:30

Today's Stocks & Topics: DWDP - DuPont de Nemours Inc. CEDEAR, MO - Altria Group Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., 2-year treasury yield: 1.51%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.48%, 30-year treasury yield: 1.97%, 30-year FIXED rate mortgage rate: 3.58%, Gold: $1,550 per ounce, Oil: $56.29 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon on average, Vacation Rentals, Housing Market & The Recession, Properties in 401k, Flipping, Buying Real Estate.

Aug 29, 2019
08-28-19: Opinion: The 7 Social Security Myths That Can Prove Dangerous To Your Financial Well Being
46:50

With a system as complex as Social Security, it’s hard to distinguish between truth and fiction.

Today's Stocks & Topics: S&P 500 Sectors, Regrets You Don't Want To Have In Your 60s, Solid Dividends, Stock Evaluation, 2-year treasury: 1.49%, 10-year treasury: 1.44%, Gold: $1,554 per ounce, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, Oil: $56 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.68 per gallon on average, DIS - Walt Disney Co., ALB - Albemarle Corp., VMW - VMware Inc., FL - Foot Locker Inc., Roth I-R-A, Amazon & RING, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., SLV - iShares Silver Trust.

Aug 28, 2019
08-27-19: Wells Fargo Analysts Do Not See A 'Holly Jolly' Holiday Shopping Season For Retailers
46:03

The prediction is that a warmer winter season, shorter holiday calendar, reduced tourism spending, and higher inventory levels could hurt fourth-quarter retail sales.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Book Value, Gold & Silver, Top Paying Jobs By Degree, 3 Social Security Mistakes, 2-year: 1.52, 10-year: 1.48%, 30-year yield: 1.96%, Oil: $54 per barrel, Bitcoin: 10,166, Gold: $1,541 per ounce, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., Emergency Funds, Double Tax Free, MBUU - Malibu Boats Inc. Cl A, Home Sales Report, CI - Cigna Corp., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc.

Aug 27, 2019
08-26-19: Google’s Giant Leap Into Video Game Streaming Could Disrupt A $135 Billion Industry
47:01

Google Stadia, the company’s cloud-based video game streaming platform, is poised to launch this November in 14 countries.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Elon Musk, Gita Gopinath - Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., 2-year treasury: 1.5%, 10-year treasury: 1.532%, 30-year treasury: 2.021%, Gold: $1,540 per ounce. Bitcoin $10,300 per coin, Oil: $55 per barrel, Housing Market, Dividends, SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Aug 26, 2019
08-23-19: Restaurant Spending Is Set To Hit A High Mark In 2019-- Up To $863 Billion
46:35

Consumers are choosing to spend more of their budget on dining out-- sales at eating and drinking establishments are up over 4% this year.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Leading Economic Indicators, Negative Rates, Joint Retirement, 10-year treasury yield: 1.57%, 2-year treasury yield: 1.55%, Gold: $1,536, Oil: $53.84 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, 30-year FIXED rate: 3.55%, Interest Rates, LK - Luckin Coffee Inc. ADR, Portfolio Yield, Solar Stocks.

Aug 23, 2019
08-22-19: Target CEO: The Trade War Creates ‘Uncertainty’ And ‘Complexity’
46:39

The smoldering U.S.-China trade war creates problems for retailers because it makes it more difficult to plan and manage their businesses.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Elder Financial Abuse, US-China Trade War, Brokers, 2-year treasury yield: 1.598%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.593%. Gold: $1,499, Bitcoin: 10,000 per coin, Oil: $56 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average-- down for more than 30 days in a row, 30-year FIXED rate: 3.55%, EFOI - Energy Focus Inc., Student Loan Debt vs. Stock Investing, CLB - Core Laboratories N.V.

Aug 22, 2019
08-21-19: Big Tech Is Back In Regulatory Cross-hairs, And One Stock Could Be Especially Vulnerable
46:25

With varied performances for 'FAANG' stocks in recent weeks, the prospect of increased regulation is coming back to haunt Big Tech.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing Market Data, 500 Thousand Fewer Jobs Created, Deflation, Roth I-R-A, Gold: $1,512 per ounce, Oil: 57.03 per barrel, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.56%, 30-year FIXED Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin:$9,951, Day Trading, BLPCX - American Funds Moderate Growth and Income Portfolio C, Mortgages, Recession & Interest Rates, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc.

Aug 21, 2019
08-20-19: The 9 Smaller Cities Preferred By Millennials For Low Home Prices And Robust Economies
46:18

A new ranking has revealed the up-and-coming metro areas, where job markets are strong and high-earning millennials are increasingly putting down roots.

Today's Stocks & Topics: People Over 60 and 401k, Retirement, Wasting Money Instead of Investing, ARWR - Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gold: $1,506 per ounce, Oil: $55 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average, Bitcoin: $10,000 per coin, Negative Interest Rates, CAT - Caterpillar Inc., Consumer Food Behaviors, Cruel Oil, Withdrawal Rate, Inverse ETFs, Mortgages, HD - Home Depot Inc., AVGO - Broadcom Inc.

Aug 20, 2019
08-19-19: UBS: For Stocks, ‘Buying The Dip’ Is Now Likely To Be A Losing Proposition
46:39

In spite of what has been a rewarding strategy for much of the long-running bull market, at least one analyst says there’s something investors need to know.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Medical Expenses, Retirement and Death, CEOs Salaries, Real Estate, Gold: $1,507 per ounce, Oil: $55.83 per barrel, 2-year Treasury Yield: 1.75%, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.63%, Bitcoin: $10,708 per coin, JCP - J.C. Penney Co. Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., HD - Home Depot Inc., Mortgages, Real Estate Agent Certification.

Aug 19, 2019
08-16-19: Opinion: Zillow Has One Of The ‘Most Flawed’ Business Models Ever
46:45

One high profile investor is predicting bad things ahead for anyone betting in favor of online real estate site Zillow.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, GE - General Electric Co., Yield Curve, GT - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., European Bonds, T - AT&T Inc., SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, Z - Zillow Group Inc. Cl C, Gold: $1,523 per ounce, Oil: $54 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.63 per gallon on average, 10-year treasury: 1.544%, 2-year-- 1.517%, Bitcoin: $10,000 per coin, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, The KPP Premium Newsletter, MO - Altria Group Inc., CGNX - Cognex Corp., Gold Stocks.

Aug 16, 2019
08-15-19: In Its IPO Filing, Work Space Renter WeWork Has Revealed A Massive $900 Million Loss
46:25

WeWork, now re-branded as the 'We Company', is widely expected to hold its IPO as soon as next month.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, Europe's Economy, Yield Curve, Retails Sales for July, Gold: $1,524 per ounce, 2-year Treasury Yield: 1.569%, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.581%, 3-month year Treasury Yield: 1.9%, 30-Year Bond: 2.004%, Oil: $54 per barrel, 30-year FIXED Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin: $9,961 per coin, GE - General Electric Co., AUY ; Yamana Gold Inc., PFE - Pfizer Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.,
CCJ - Cameco Corp., URA - Global X Uranium ETF, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., T - AT&T Inc., Retirement, Shorting the Market, TILIX - TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Growth Index Fund Institutional.

Aug 15, 2019
08-14-19: Big Tech And Retail Get Reprieve From U.S.-China Trade War With A Tariff Delay
46:15

What the delay might mean for investors who are nervous about the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

Today's Stocks & Topics: U.S. Exports and Imports, Yield Curve, Defensive Stocks, Hold or Sell, F - Ford Motor Co., Gold: $1,526 per ounce, Oil: $55.14 per barrel, 30-year Treasury Yield has fallen to an all-time low, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.588%, 2-Year Treasury Yield: 1.608%, Low Interest Rates,
UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Cash Flow, Investing, CEQP - Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Tracking the Market, HAL - Halliburton Co.

Aug 14, 2019
08-13-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
46:35

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold: $1,510 per ounce, Oil: $54 per barrel, Bitcoin: $11,700 per coin, Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, DIS - Walt Disney Co., WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., When to Invest in the Market, TWOU - 2U Inc., ITA - iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF, CCJ - Cameco Corp., Universal Basic Income.

Aug 13, 2019
08-12-19: Investors Are Buying Up These ‘Tariff-Proof’ Tech Stocks As 'Safe Havens'
47:22

With global uncertainty and a strong dollar weighing on major tech companies, software names might look attractive in an ongoing trade war.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Potential Health Hazards of Early Retirement, Personal Loans, Cryptocurrencies, DBX - Dropbox Inc., M - Macy's Inc., Interest Rates, Gold: $1,513 per ounce, Oil: $54.82 per barrel, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.69%, 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin: $11,352 Per Coin, AVP - Avon Products Inc., WY - Weyerhaeuser Co., Preferred Shares, PALL - Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF.

Aug 12, 2019
08-09-19: Opinion: There Is A 'Silver Lining' To Trade War Turmoil
46:49

If the Fed’s mid-cycle correction turns into a full easing cycle, there could be a major convergence between U.S. and non-U.S. investment-grade yields.

Today's Stocks & Topics: What Will Get You A Better Return, China Economic News, United Kingdom & Italy, Saving to Buy a House, ENDP - Endo International PLC, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF, VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, MDR - McDermott International Inc., CC - Chemours Co., Average Daily Volume, ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, SPHD - Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF.

Aug 09, 2019
08-08-19: The Amount Of Global Debt With Negative Yields Has Ballooned To $15 Trillion
47:37

The spread between U.S. bond yields and the rest of the world is wide, but is it possible for the U.S. to get sucked into a negative yield trend?

Today's Stocks & Topics: BTAL - AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, AMC - AMC Entertainment Holding Inc. Cl A, WBA - Walgreen's Boots Alliance Inc., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., Elon Musk, Unmarried Couples & Taxes, GAIN - Gladstone Investment Corp.

Aug 08, 2019
08-07-19: China Responds After U.S. Treasury Designates Beijing A ‘Currency Manipulator’
47:15

China’s central bank claims the U.S. accusation has “seriously” undermined the international financial order-- and risked further market turmoil.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold Stocks, Closing Retails Stores, Female Doctors vs. Male Doctors Schedules, AG - First Majestic Silver Corp., Oil Prices, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., IAU - iShares Gold Trust, NFLX - Netflix Inc., GAIN - Gladstone Investment Corp., Amazon Delivery Service, AUY - Yamana Gold Inc.

Aug 07, 2019
08-06-19: U.S. Services Growth Slows To Weakest Level Since 2016: ISM
47:19

Trade worries weighed on business orders and the outlook for the overall economy.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PFE - Pfizer Inc., Disney Streaming, Good or Bad Debt, Best Job in America, Labor Market, Pension Funds, Dividends, Negative Interest Rates, China Tariffs, AES - AES Corp., Health Insurance, Student Loan vs. Investing in the Market, Minimum Wage, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, UUP Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund.

Aug 06, 2019
08-05-19: Opinion: Look For ‘Long-Term Winners’ As A China-Led Slowdown Slams Industrials.
47:53

Analyst says investors should note that we are in the midst of a structural slowdown driven by what’s really happening in China.


Today's Stocks & Topics: TWTR - Twitter Inc., ETFs, Currency War Between U.S. And China, LUCRF - Lucara Diamond Corp., Real Estate Scams, Real Estate Investing, VLEEY - Valeo S.A. ADR, Down Payment for a House, Retirement, Global Economy.

Aug 05, 2019
08-02-19: After The Fed Rate Cut, This Group Outperforms The Rest Of The Market
47:41

The Fed just cut rates for the first time in more than a decade, and one sector could be the surprising winner.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why August is a Tough Month, Capital One Hack, Consumer Sentiment Index, Shorting, Rate Cuts, Japan's Negative Interest Rates, Apple, Jobs Report and The Stock Market, Commodities, The Price of Gold, Life Insurance, DOW - Dow Inc., LYB – LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, FBIOX - Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio.

Aug 02, 2019
08-01-19: A Few Simple Steps For Millennials Who Want To Start Investing
47:18

The advice counsels to make sure your financial foundation is sound by getting a handle on three factors before you start investing.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Robocalls, Bearish Signals, BBBY - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., 30-Year Fix Mortgage, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Yields, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, FDIS - Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF, The Nasdaq stock Market, Index Universal Life Insurance, Cable Company “Cord Cutting”, Private Payrolls, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Aug 02, 2019
07-31-19: Amazon Has Used The Same Wall Street Message For 22 Years
47:24

For the past two decades, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has told investors that long-term growth is more important than short-term profits.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Mistakes, Money Trick That Might Help You, VXX - iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, SEDG - SolarEdge Technologies Inc., Mortgage vs. Investing in the Market, FXI - iShares China Large-Cap ETF, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc.

Jul 31, 2019
07-30-19: Economist: Why The Fed Is No Longer Relevant
47:52

The theory is this: As the Federal Reserve considers lowering interest rates, it risks falling victim to its own dominance.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Beyond Meat, Consumer Spending Report, How to Survive the Next Bear Market, Capital Gains, NAV - Navistar International Corp., The FED Meeting, Capital One Data Breach, Facebook's Libra & Congress, Where to Invest?, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Beating the Market, PHR - Phreesia Inc.

Jul 30, 2019
07-29-19: Hedge Fund Manager Warns A U.S. China Trade Deal Can’t Be Reached
47:50

His view cites a 'clash of cultures' and claims the Communist Party doesn’t want to submit themselves to anything measurable or enforceable.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tesla's Earnings, Smart Habits to Obtain Financial Freedom, IWN - iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF, Investing in Real Estate, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Strong Dollar, VYM - Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, ALB - Albemarle Corp., Investing for Kids, Where to Invest, TWCUX - American Century Ultra Fund Investor, Bitcoin.

Jul 29, 2019
07-26-19: Opinion: You Will Need A 5-point Plan For Surviving The Coming Stock-Market Downturn
47:20

When investors are excessively bullish, it means two things — both bad for stocks.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Durable Goods Report, Best Countries for American Expats to Live Abroad, GDXJ - VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, MCD - McDonald's Corp., QIWI - QIWI PLC ADR, Defensive Sectors, How Much Money to Invest, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Screening for Earnings.

Jul 26, 2019
07-25-19: Opinion: U.S. Government Broadside Against Big Tech Could Cause The Stock Rally To Stumble
46:14

Since the big tech stocks are the market leaders, any negative impact on them has the potential to slow the rally or even kill it.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SDIV - Global X SuperDividend ETF , Tesla's Earnings, Currency Crisis, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., DPZ - Domino's Pizza Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Investing in the Market, SMPL - Simply Good Foods Co., LB - L Brands Inc.

Jul 25, 2019
07-24-19: Since 1990, In The Week Before Fed Rate Cuts, The Market Does This Every Time
47:41

In the past three decades, the stock-trading window right ahead of a new Fed cut cycle has been positive for major equity indexes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAGS - PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Cl A, Caterpillar's Earnings, Leading Economic Indicator Report, Second Quarter GDP Numbers, BA - Boeing Co., FDX - FedEx Corp., Shorting, GMRE - Global Medical REIT Inc., WPM - Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., RICK - RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc.

Jul 24, 2019
07-23-19: Analyst: The So-Called 'BAANG' Stocks Are Better Plays Than The Peaked 'FAANG' Stocks
46:32

Gold is trading up more than 12% year-to-date and gold miners have room to grow.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Reasons the Markets are Rising, Bear Market signs, After Hours Justices Department Announcements, JCBUX – JP Morgan Core Bond Fund R6, PTRQX - PGIM Total Return Bond Fund R6, 401k Plan, Earnings, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., WEN - Wendy's Co., MCD - McDonald's Corp., PREFX - T Rowe Price Tax-Efficient Equity Fund, DIS - Walt Disney Co., NFLX - Netflix Inc., Maxing Out Your 401k, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR., Amazon Record Profits.

Jul 23, 2019
07-22-19: The Five Stocks That Are The Best Performers Since The 1969 Moon Landing!
46:41

In the fifty years since Apollo 11, one stock has skyrocketed with growth of 82,000 Percent.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Millennials and Investing, Type of Retirement Savers, GEO - GEO Group Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., BKIT - Biohemp International Inc., Buying a Home, ETFs.

Jul 22, 2019
07-18-19: Opinion: 5 Ways To Invest In Real Estate If You’re Not Rich
47:16

ETFs can offer small-time investors exposure to big real-estate companies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Social Security Checks & Housing Cost, Utilities, SO - Southern Co., Gold, Oil Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Unemployment Claims, Life Insurance, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., Earnings Report, IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., 401k, Mutual Funds, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., PSA - Public Storage, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, UFO - Procure Space ETF., BA - Boeing Co.

Jul 19, 2019
07-18-19: Walmart Admits The Company Has Been Playing ‘Catch Up’ In E-commerce
47:01

Walmart's CEO says people want convenience and that retail has evolved into an “Omani-channel world”.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAAS - Pan American Silver Corp., Earnings Season, Leading Economic Index, Netflix, 30-year Mortgage, Z - Zillow Group Inc. Cl C, Recession Indicators, Trade War Between China and U.S., Oil Industry, RDSA - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A, Google's Founders and How Much Are They Now Worth, 5G Companies, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., ETRN - Equitrans Midstream Corp.

Jul 18, 2019
07-17-19: Strategist: Market Is 'Too Dovish' On Fed Policy And This Will Lead To As Much As A 15% Correction
46:45

Consensus estimates are for a quarter-point Fed rate cut, but if it’s only an 'insurance cut' there’s nothing but downside for the markets.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why The Fed Needs To Cut Rates, The Beige Book, When to Sell, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Buying a Home, WLL - Whiting Petroleum Corp., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Jul 17, 2019
07-16-19: With Trade Tensions Escalating, There Are 5 Things To Know About This Earnings Season
46:53

One opinion warns investors to brace for bad news with all signs suggesting an earnings recession.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Banks Earnings, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Where to Retire, Bank Stocks, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., MAC - Macerich Co., ETFs & Mutual Funds, AMR - Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Cl A, LGLAX - Lord Abbett Growth Leaders Fund A., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR.

Jul 16, 2019
07-15-19: Opinion: The Fed Could Be Building A Bubble If It Cuts Rates
46:48

One expert is warning that a July rate cut, during a still healthy economy, could create the exuberance and bubbles that cause crashes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: VRP - Invesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF, Preferred Stocks, CHL - China Mobile Ltd. ADR, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., The Fed & Interest Rates, Dividend Yields, GE - General Electric Co., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency.

Jul 15, 2019
07-12-19: Fed Chairman Powell Says The Relationship Between Inflation And Unemployment Is Gone
46:52

According to Powell, fifty years ago, the connection between unemployment and inflation was strong-- but is not so now.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Strategy, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., V - Visa Inc. Cl A, Options, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, The Dollar, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., GELYY - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. ADR, ILMN - Illumina Inc., Student Loan, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Investment Risks, GNE - Genie Energy Ltd. Cl B, Self-Made Millionaires.

Jul 12, 2019
07-11-19: Banks Should Shine Among S&P 500 Stocks This Earnings Season
47:03

Analysts expect banks to be one of the brighter areas of the stock market during an anticipated dismal earnings season.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Jerome Powell & Interest Rates, HAL - Halliburton Co., MO - Altria Group Inc., Covered Calls, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., WDC - Western Digital Corp., Robo-calls, Stocks & Taxes, Tax Cuts, FDX - FedEx Corp., Unemployment & Inflation.

Jul 11, 2019
07-10-19: Health Care Is One Of The Stock Market’s Healthiest Sectors
47:06

Earnings growth for large U.S. companies is expected to slow to a crawl this year, but the health-care sector is seen as an exception.

Today's Stocks & Topics: JP Morgan Market Predictions, What Should You Not Buy On Amazon, Student Loan, BA - Boeing Co., COTY - Coty Inc. Cl A, Municipal Bonds, Bond Funds, BA - Boeing Co., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., New IPOs, WORK - Slack Technologies Inc.

Jul 10, 2019
07-09-19: Wall Street Hasn't Been This Pessimistic About Apple In Decades
47:28

There were already five sell ratings for Apple-- the most since at least 1997-- and the newest ‘bear’ sees ‘fundamental deterioration’ ahead.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Insurance, Dividends, Inverted Yield Curve, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Stock Evaluation, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Individual Stocks, Interest Rates, CWEN - Clearway Energy Inc. Cl C.

Jul 09, 2019
07-08-19: Businesses Are Struggling With A New Labor Problem: Fewer Teens Have Time For Summer Jobs New incentives to attract teen workers, and appeals to older workers, are being implemented to try to fill the gap. Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pr
47:04

New incentives to attract teen workers, and appeals to older workers, are being implemented to try to fill the gap.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pre-Retirees, Social Security, Tools for Investing, ETFs, EQXFF - Equinox Gold Corp., Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pre-Retirees, Social Security, Tools for Investing, ETFs, EQXFF - Equinox Gold Corp., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., GPS - Gap Inc.

Jul 08, 2019
07-05-19: Housing Is Providing A Troubling Sign Of An Economic Downturn
46:40

One economist is warning that “Declining home sales are consistent with the possibility of a late 2019 or early 2020 recession.”


Today's Stocks & Topics: FNV - Franco-Nevada Corp., WRK - WestRock Co., Roth I-R-A, ETFs, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., NIO - NIO Inc. ADR, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.

Jul 05, 2019
07-04-19: Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
47:33

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why Not Buy a House, Mandatory 401k Distribution, Yield Curve, Interest Rates, Treasury Bills, Reverse Split, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Facebook Products & Users, 401k, Equity Indexed Annuities, Bonds, Stock Evaluation, 401k & Roth I-R-A.

Jul 04, 2019
07-03-19: Opinion: The Trade War Is Over And 'China Is The Winner'
47:04

The G20 Trump-Xi agreement shows the president won’t 'go to the wall' to fundamentally change the United States' trade relationship with China.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Recession, Jobs Report, Social Security, ARLP - Alliance Resource Partners L.P., Gold, TMAPX - Touchstone Mid Cap Fund A, Trump and the China Deal, UGAZ - VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return.

Jul 04, 2019
07-02-19: Personal Finance Alert: Newly Wedded Couples May Be Saddled With A ‘Marriage Tax Penalty’
46:48

Depending on income, state of residence, and deductions, you might pay higher taxes after marriage.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MOMO - Momo Inc. ADR, BTG - B2Gold Corp., PSTG - Pure Storage Inc. Cl A, Cash Reserve, RAD - Rite Aid Corp., Second Quarter Earnings, ETFs, Real Estate, Sectors Performances.

Jul 02, 2019
06-28-19: Opinion: The U.S.-China Trade Dispute Will Be An Epic Battle Lasting '10 or 15 Years’
48:19

Even if the adversaries come to some sort of an agreement this week, the world’s two largest economies will continue fighting for much longer.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Income Investing, Trump's Plan B, Baby Boomers & Retirement Living, First Time Investor, TSLA - Tesla Inc., APU - AmeriGas Partners L.P., AGN - Allergan PLC, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, NG - NovaGold Resources Inc.

Jun 28, 2019
06-27-19: CVS Has Made A Clear Case For Why Health Companies Should Be Worried About Amazon
47:12

In a lawsuit, CVS argues that Amazon could pose a threat by negotiating directly with insurers.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Transitioning to Medicare, Financial Literacy, 401k, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., T - AT&T Inc., Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Retirement Plans, VXX - iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, Earnings, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Recession.

Jun 27, 2019
06-26-19: Opinion: Market Is Excessively Optimistic On Fed Cuts And Trade
46:57

With the S&P 500 seeing its best June since 1955, one economist says investors are getting excessively optimistic.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Are We Already in a Recession?, S&P 500 Under-performing the Market, Most American Made Car in America, Gold Mining Companies, AAPL - Apple Inc., Investing Techniques, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc., MCD - McDonald's Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Young Investor, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, SNAP - Snap Inc.

Jun 26, 2019
06-25-19: Why You Should ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’ During The June Market Rally
46:46

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is on pace for its best June since 1938-- what could possibly go wrong?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Leading Economic Indicators, June's Rally, Investing Strategy, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., MO - Altria Group Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp., Liquidity, OPI - Office Properties Income Trust, General Partnership, BYD - Boyd Gaming Corp., AYR - Aircastle Ltd., Gold.

Jun 25, 2019
06-24-19: Noted Hedge Fund Manager Says The U.S. Has More Leverage Over China Than Ever Before
48:05

The opinion argues that the U.S. financial system is solid, while China's is weak.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SAND - Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Corporate Spending, National Debt, P.E. Ratio, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, MLPA - Global X MLP ETF, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., WSO - Watsco Inc., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, SRC - Spirit Realty Capital Inc.

Jun 24, 2019
06-21-19: Exactly How Much It Will Cost To Retire Well In Every State
46:55

From housing to food to transportation to health care and utilities-- a comfortable retirement could be costly.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: American Association of American Business: AAII, Charitable Giving, Highest Paying Jobs, KR - Kroger Co., AZO - AutoZone Inc., Bond Funds, Possible Shutdown?, BA - Boeing Co., TRST - Trustco Bank Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Important Downside Risk In The Economy.

Jun 21, 2019
06-20-19: How Stock-Market Investors Are Playing Stronger Defense Now-- Compared To Before The 2008 Financial Crisis
47:06

A survey of global money managers shows that pessimism around trade, and the increasing risk of recession, accounts for a record low allocation to equities.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The New 'Best Interest' Rule, How to Maximize Your Savings, Life Expectancy, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., 401k, I-R-A Allocation, Oil, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., GO - Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., WORK - Slack Technologies Inc., Investing in Real Estate, T - AT&T Inc.

Jun 20, 2019
06-19-19: Opinion: Danger For Dividend investors — Don’t Get Steamrolled As The Economy Sours
46:42

With regard to dividend investing, the key is not necessarily to buy big, fat dividends, but to buy growing dividends.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed, U.S. Consumer Debt, Insider Buyer, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Investing Apps, INTC - Intel Corp., Index Funds & Recession, CNCR - Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF, Interest Rates, TAK - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. ADR., High-Paying Jobs.

Jun 19, 2019
06-18-19: Opinion: Not All 'FAANGS' Will Survive The Regulation Battle
48:08

A Wall Street firm has handicapped the impact of Big Tech regulation — and it's bad news for Facebook (FB).


Today's Stocks & Topics: The U.S. Dollar, Home-builder Stocks, Treasury Department Recommends ‘Mandatory’ Financial-literacy Courses For College Students, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., FTEC - Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF, Tax Cut Ratio, TLLIX - TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2050 Fund Institutional, DELL - Dell Technologies Inc. Cl C, SANM - Sanmina Corp., CRM - Salesforce.com Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR.

Jun 18, 2019
06-17-19: Opinion: Business Conditions Are At Their Worst Level Since The 2008 Financial Crisis
46:52

Swirling anxiety around the U.S.-China trade relationship has hurt the confidence of business leaders.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Home Prices, The Fed & Interest Rates Cuts, Risks of Early Retirement, Social Security, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Buying Real Estate, NEE - NextEra Energy Inc., Price to Book Value, Broker vs. Fiduciary.

Jun 17, 2019
06-14-19: U.S. Import Prices Post Largest Drop In 5 Months
47:43

During May, this occurred amid a broad decline in the 'cost of goods'-- the latest indication of muted inflation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Unique Father's Day Gifts, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Social Security, XONE - ExOne Co., MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., GBX - Greenbrier Cos. Inc., MDR - McDermott International Inc.

Jun 14, 2019
06-13-19: Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
47:10

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, RH – Restoration Hardware Inc., Mandatory 401k Distribution, Taxes, Treasury Bills, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., AMKR - Amkor Technology Inc., Facebook Products & Users, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF.

Jun 14, 2019
06-12-19: How The DOJ Could Go After Google, Apple, And Other Big Tech Companies
46:57

Old school regulations may not seem applicable, however the Feds say there are definite ways for tech to be shown in violation of antitrust law.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Budgeting, New Brokers Rule, FUTY - Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF, PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Saving for College.

Jun 12, 2019
06-11-19: Opinion: When The ‘Herds Get Spooked,’ This Is What A Stock Market Crash Could Look Like
46:59

Confidence in the absolute efficacy of Fed intervention breeds complacency, which is the essential backdrop of stock market crashes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Consumer Credit, Flipping Rate, Value Stocks, TRST - Trustco Bank Corp., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., T - AT&T Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, WDC - Western Digital Corp.

Jun 11, 2019
06-10-19: The Market Is Terrible At Predicting Federal Reserve Interest-Rate Moves
46:55

Stock prices in June seem to be rising partly on the expectation that the Federal Reserve will soon reduce interest rates-- but is this realistic?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Young Investor, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., VTV - Vanguard Value ETF, Leveraged ETFs, GLW - Corning Inc., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., China, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., New FCC Regulation.

Jun 10, 2019
06-07-19: Could Your Retirement Portfolio Be Too Heavily Invested In Equities?
46:42

New research finds that, in some cases, workers as young as age 35 should have no more than 70% investment in equities.


Today's Stocks & Topics: NP - Neenah Inc., Consumer Credit, Flipping Houses, Value Stocks, MMM - 3M Co., URBN - Urban Outfitters Inc., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., NTDOY - Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR, Options.

Jun 08, 2019
06-06-19: Apple Is Claiming The High Road On Privacy As It 'Twists The Knife' Into Google And Facebook
47:23

Apple will require apps that allow users to sign in with their Facebook or Google accounts to also offer the option to sign in with Apple’s new privacy-focused “Sign in with Apple” system.

 Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates Cuts, NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Junk Bonds & Regular Bonds Market, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Preferred Stocks, Refinancing, Oil Prices, Refinancing, Buying a House, TRBCXT - Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund.

Jun 06, 2019
06-05-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
47:49

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

Jun 05, 2019
06-04-19: China's Ex-Bank Chief Says The Trade War Could Trigger A 'Global Financial Crisis'
46:41

The trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies has shaken global markets for months with worries about the negative impact on growth.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends Stocks, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., AGN - Allergan PLC, RIG - Transocean Ltd., TSLA - Tesla Inc., IPOs, Roth I-R-A vs. Roth 401k, 200 Day Moving Average.

Jun 04, 2019
06-03-19: Nobel Prize Winner: The Market Is Overreacting To Trade War Drama
46:19

A Yale economics professor says market fundamentals are not out of whack and, instead, he blames an overreaction to the theatrics surrounding the negotiations.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Antitrust Probe, Tech-Companies, Trade War and Recession, Healthcare In Retirement, Brokers Insurance, CVM - CEL-SCI Corp., CVS - CVS Health Corp., Multiple Compression, ZBRA - Zebra Technologies Corp. Cl A, CMI - Cummins Inc.

Jun 04, 2019
05-31-19: Why Big-Tech Keeps Hitting The Same 'Wall' With The Health Care Sector
46:28

Technology companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft keep making moves in the health sector because it represents a $3.5 trillion opportunity.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Facebook and it Problems, Retirement, PRMW - Primo Water Corp., Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis, HCA - HCA Healthcare Inc., MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., Retail Pulse, MORL - ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN, Roth I-R-A, 401k, AXSM - Axsome Therapeutics Inc.

May 31, 2019
05-30-19: China Is Using Diplomatic Code Phrases That Threaten Wider Escalation Of A Trade War
46:29

The government-controlled press in China has published a warning that implies the Chinese will be very aggressive if a trade agreement is not satisfactory to them.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, XLV - Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, Credit Cards, CRON - Cronos Group Inc., Protecting Your Information, NUE - Nucor Corp., Managing Your Retirement Withdrawals.

May 30, 2019
05-29-19: Opinion: When Dealing With Market Volatility Concerns, What Goes On In Your Head Does Matter
46:26

Understanding what investing, trading, and market dynamics can do to an individual's mind is an important consideration.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Apps, Summer Rally, Germany and the EU, Early Retirement, HEXO - HEXO Corp., Roth I-R-A, TOPS - TOP Ships Inc., Penny Stocks, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co.

May 29, 2019
05-28-19: Home Price Growth Slowed In March-- But Prices Are Still Rising Almost Twice As Fast As Inflation
46:42

At the end of April, total inventory rose to 1.83 million and this should provide more choices for those looking to buy

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Reason the Market is Struggling, Durable Good Report, Under Price or Over Price, KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., LLL - L3 Technologies Inc., Money Market Fund, 401-k, SEP I-R-A, Above Average American Citizen, Portfolio Balancing, First Trust Deed.

May 28, 2019
05-27-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions
47:49

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

May 27, 2019
05-24-19: President Trump Plans $16 Billion Bailout For Farmers Hurt By China Trade War
47:09

Agriculture Secretary Perdue says the aid package would be funded from added tariffs collected by the Treasury.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Weakens on May, Durable Goods Report, Things You Do Not Buy on Memorial Day Weekend, VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF, Retirement Savings, RYLD - Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, TSLA - Tesla Inc.

May 24, 2019
05-23-19: Opinion: Apple’s Earnings Would Drop By Nearly 30% If China Bans Its Products
46:41

Wall Street reports that Apple’s China business accounted for more than 17% of sales in the fiscal second quarter, coming in at over $10 billion.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Working Into Your 70s, Wasteful Government Spending, American Household Finances Are Getting Better, HOV - Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Cl A, FDX - FedEx Corp., HIBB - Hibbett Sports Inc., Cup-and-Handle Chart Pattern, Socialism vs. Capitalism, PSTG - Pure Storage Inc. Cl A.

May 24, 2019
05-22-19: Google Sister-Company 'Verily' Is Teaming With Big Pharma On Clinical Trials
46:45

Clinical trials have long been an expensive processes, so pharmaceutical companies want to leverage technology to get drugs approved more quickly.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Gold, Retirement Magic Number, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Acorn Shares, IPOs, EXAS - EXACT Sciences Corp., Core Holdings, Interest Rates.

May 22, 2019
05-21-19: Hedge Funds Bet The Sell-off Is Over-- ‘The Correction Has Run Its Course’
47:20

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cedar Realty Trust Inc. (CDR), ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN (MORL), General Electric Co. (GE), Vodafone Group PLC ADR (VOD), B&G Foods Inc. (BGS), Bayer AG ADR (BAYRY)--Monsanto issues?, plus: Are You Emotionally Ready To Retire?, Will FAANG Stocks Attract Regulation?, Analyzing the Existing Home Sales Report; from News Digest section: Trade Tariff Concerns, Retailers like Kohl's hit hard, Disney's ESPN will 'stick to sports—not politics.

May 22, 2019
05-20-19: Microsoft And Sony Are Forming A Cloud Gaming And 'AI' Partnership
47:03

The companies are teaming up to compete with Google's gaming platform which will use YouTube to push its experience to the masses.


Today's Stocks & Topics: What Drives Stocks Up And Down?, Roth I-R-A, 401k Contributions, Spin off Companies, CVS - CVS Health Corp., SEP I-R-A, PBA - Pembina Pipeline Corp., Bio-Tech IPOs.

May 20, 2019
05-17-19: Opinion: How To Protect Your Money From This Stock Market’s Wild Volatility
46:42

There’s a surprisingly easy and profitable trading strategy to use during extraordinary stock-market volatility.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Bills and Trusts, Getting Married, Be a Bear Not a Bullish, Trade War, ILMN - Illumina Inc., I-R-A, MMM - 3M Co., Employee Stock Purchase Plan, WTR - Aqua America Inc., PMT – Penny Mac Mortgage Investment Trust, Leading Economic Indicators, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR.

May 17, 2019
05-16-19: Opinion: Four Reasons Why The Bears Are Wrong About A Second-Half Slump
47:46

With U.S.-China trade talks unsettled, the important consideration becomes whether the fundamentals of our economy are strong enough to weather the next seven months.


Today's Stocks & Topics: How to Spot a Good IPO?, Tariff War, HNNA - Hennessy Advisors Inc., INGR - Ingredion Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, Precious Metals, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, XLV - Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, Acorn Shares, SYY - Sysco Corp.

May 16, 2019
05-15-19: Opinion: Walmart Wants to Take On Amazon in Digital Advertising
46:30

Two of the world's premiere retailers are battling for the hearts and minds of shoppers everywhere.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Retail Sales, Annuities, How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., New Investor, IBDL - iShares iBonds Dec 2020 Term Corporate ETF, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, PCG - PG&E Corp., Don't Just Chase Stocks With Big Dividend Yields.

May 15, 2019
05-14-19: Microsoft’s Cloud Business Is Closing In On Amazon Web Services, Analyst Says
46:23

Microsoft has 13.7% of the "cloud revenue" pie and is fast-gaining on market leader Amazon-- which has 32%.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Marijuana Stocks, Tariff War, Retire Abroad, Cities with Most Millionaires, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Securities, STMP - Stamps.com Inc., Populism in Europe, PLNT - Planet Fitness Inc. Cl A.

May 14, 2019
05-13-19: Supreme Court Rules Against Apple In App Store Antitrust Case
47:32

The legal battle over the company’s online marketplace has dragged on for nearly a decade with Apple now at risk for potentially devastating penalties and lawsuits.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Trump Tariffs, Healthcare Industry, How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., 401k, IPOs, ALB - Albemarle Corp., LB - L Brands Inc.

May 13, 2019
05-10-19: Opinion: The Market’s Uptrend Has Been Shattered, According To Technical Analysis
47:09

A China trade deal could produce a major relief rally, but markets are rattled and further downside risk must be considered.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Trade Tariffs, PPI & PPC Reports, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., ET - Energy Transfer LP, DIS - Walt Disney Co., GUSH - Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares, Oil, CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., TVIX - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, Technical vs. Fundamental Advisers, Do Not Waste Your Money On These Things.

May 11, 2019
05-09-19: Opinion: Here's What Will Cause The Next Recession
47:29

The Federal Reserve’s active manipulation fosters a wealth effect, but it also sets up an 'asset bubble'.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Saving More, STMP - Stamps.com Inc., IP - International Paper Co., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Leveraged ETFs, CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., OUSA - O'Shares FTSE U.S. Quality Dividend ETF, BFTHX - Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Retail, Early Retirement.

May 09, 2019
05-08-19: Opinion: Easily Available Home Equity Lines Of Credit Threaten Homeowners And The Economy
47:05

Equifax reports that close to 12 million new home equity loans have originated in the U.S. since 2013--so, could a market downturn set us up for another real-estate-bubble crisis?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Should Be Expect to Live a 100 Years Or More?, Housing Market, Tax Penalties, ET - Energy Transfer LP, Trade War, Holding, Consumers, WMT - Walmart Inc., 403b vs. 401k, Bio-Tech Sector, MSFT - Microsoft Corp.

May 08, 2019
05-06-19: Verizon Wants To Sell 'Tumblr' After Never Really Put Much Into It
47:00

Tumbler is currently part of Verizon Media Group which owns the blogging platform after acquiring all Yahoo assets in 2017.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Three Different Retirement Income Strategies, Pros and Cons of Mortgages, SDS - ProShares UltraShort S&P500, Inverse Stocks, TSLA - Tesla Inc., MMM - 3M Co., Tax Efficiency, Roth I-R-A & Taxes.

May 07, 2019
05-03-19: Outplacement Consultant Challenger Reports ‘Troubling’ Rise In Auto Layoffs As Vehicle Sales Slump To Four-Year Low
47:40

Layoffs in the auto sector are rising-- could this spell trouble for the overall economy?

Today's Stocks & Topics: GFF - Griffon Corp., Annuities, Market Direction, Futures, F - Ford Motor Co., Jobs Report, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, JWN - Nordstrom Inc., Require Minimum Distribution.

May 03, 2019
05-02-19: The S&P 500 Is Demonstrating Its Best Start In 32 years-- But Looking Ahead, Is It A Reliable Bet?
47:40

One strategist says that even as stocks reach for new highs in the near term, the rally might not be on solid footing further out.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Corporate Buybacks, Americans Are Confident About Retirement, High Living Standards, UFO - Procure Space ETF, National Debt, Volume, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., SNV - Synovus Financial Corp.

May 02, 2019
05-01-19: P&G Executive Sees A Coming Big Shift In "Cloud Services War" Among Combatants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft
47:00

Cloud computing has been the hottest growth business for some of the world’s largest technology companies, but a top corporate buyer of cloud services says a slowdown is coming.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed Meeting, Credit Card Losses, Traditional or Roth 401k, UNH – United Health Group Inc., Bonds, WRK – West Rock Co., Investing, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., VGHAX - Vanguard Health Care Fund Admiral, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, SNV - Synovus Financial Corp., PFF - iShares Preferred & Income Securities ETF, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C.

May 01, 2019
04-30-19: Companies Need to Prepare for the Next Economic Downturn
46:36

Though historical lessons can help business leaders prepare for a slowdown, there are several unique features of today’s business landscape which also need to be taken into account.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CIFS - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Home Sales, Company Debt, FTNT - Fortinet Inc., XLNX - Xilinx Inc., Tech Companies, Market Crash, WM - Waste Management Inc., SUNW - Sunworks Inc.

Apr 30, 2019
04-29-19: Opinion: In Spite Of A Strong GDP Number, The Real Economy Is Slumping
46:42

The heart of the real economy — private-sector consumption and investment — slowed sharply in the first quarter to a 1.3% annual rate, the slowest in nearly six years.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Season, Australia, Financial Advice, FLIN - Franklin FTSE India ETF, GSK – Glaxo Smith Kline PLC ADR, FSDAX - Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace Portfolio, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., NWL - Newell Brands Inc., AGNC - AGNC Investment Corp.

Apr 29, 2019
04-26-19: Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Is Not 'Star Wars'—It's The Drive To Win The 'Streaming Wars'
46:43

Disney’s share price has increased five-fold in 14 years, but some analysts think the company made a $71 billion mistake by acquiring a large part of Fox' entertainment content.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GE - General Electric Co., Jeremy Grantham on the Market, LB - L Brands Inc., BIIB - Biogen Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Active 401k, MMM - 3M Co., CDNS - Cadence Design Systems Inc., Young Investors Risks.

Apr 26, 2019
04-25-19: Health-Care Earnings: ‘Medicare For All’ Looms Large
47:46

Sparked by threats of a single-payer health system and proposals to tighten drug pricing, health-care stocks are lagging the broader market by their largest margin since 2006.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Mortgage Rates, Home Sales, Stress Levels, Selling Covered Calls, When to Sell, UNH – United Health Group Inc., 401k Inflows, TSLA - Tesla Inc., FTT - Finning International Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Earnings Season, ABC – Amerisource Bergen Corp., GD - General Dynamics Corp.

Apr 25, 2019
04-24-19: 45 Amazon Analysts Are Bullish On The Stock — Should That Worry Investors?
46:57

An old Wall Street adage says that 'if everyone is leaning in the same direction, it’s better to bet in the opposite direction'.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Fresh New High, China, Secular Strategy, BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, FTNT - Fortinet Inc., Large Company Buys Small Company, JWN - Nordstrom Inc., CVX - Chevron Corp.

Apr 25, 2019
04-23-19: 1 In 4 Young People Dip Into 401(K)s To Pay Off Debt And This Is A Real Problem
47:02

Experts say the short-term relief from paying down debt is not worth the consequences of taking money out of retirement savings.


Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A Penalty Fee, GBDC - Golub Capital BDC Inc., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., JO- iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN, Tesla Driver-less Car, 401k Inflows, HYRE - HyreCar Inc., Average Retirement Savings by Age.

Apr 23, 2019
04-22-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
46:05

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, TSLA - Tesla Inc., VTSAX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral, VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Short Sale vs. Put, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Gold Coins.

Apr 22, 2019
04-19-19: Don't Overreact To A Pullback In An Extended Market
47:37

With the S&P 500 now at its highest level since October 10, technical conditions are extended and the market is looking for an excuse to justify some profit taking and consolidation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Chart Reading, Chinese Luxury Consumers, Existing Home Sales, Gold, Pre-Tax Money, Retirement, IRAs, Roll Over, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Roth I-R-A, ETFs, Selling Short.

Apr 19, 2019
04-18-19: What Zoom's IPO Says About The Video Collaboration Space
46:13

Zoom technology works while competitive offerings from large technology giants like Microsoft and Cisco have been shown to produce unreliable results.


Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, Real Estate, YETI - YETI Holdings Inc., PHUN - Phunware Inc., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF.

Apr 18, 2019
04-17-19: 4 Ways People Do Not Make Rational Money Decisions As They Reach Retirement
47:20

The choices that one needs to make at or near retirement are arguably more complex than those made during their accumulation phase.


Today's Stocks & Topics: AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., Beige Book, KEM - Kemet Corp., Market Crash?, RIG - Transocean Ltd., California Bonds, VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, TLRY - Tilray Inc. Cl 2, Stock Prices.

Apr 17, 2019
04-16-19: Stocks Are Breaking Through An Inflection Point That Could Take The Market To New Highs
47:04

Analysts are closely watching financial reports now coming in during earnings season.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Taxation, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Rollovers, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, CIFS - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc., MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Home Builders.

Apr 16, 2019
04-12-19: Federal Reserve Vice Chair: U.S. Slowing, But Expansion Will ‘Almost Certainly’ Break Record
46:49

This summer, the current economic expansion will become the longest on record-- and that outlook justifies the Fed’s current policy stance.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Deferring your taxes—is this a good idea?, Roth IRAs?, Student loans—is it a good idea to pay off early?, “WWE”, “PGE”, “UNH”, “COST”, “JNUG”, “VPU” or “XLU”?.


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Apr 13, 2019
04-11-19: The Group Of Stocks That Could Make Or Break The Market Rally
46:49

Small cap stocks are down more than 10 percent from September highs, but they could soon make a big difference in the broader market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 3 Top Financial Goals, How to deal with inherited stocks, Explain ETFs, “MCY”, “HAL”, “TTM”, “AYR”, “ABBV”.

Apr 12, 2019
04-10-19: Too Many Baby Boomers Have Committed The ‘7 Deadly Sins’ Of Retirement Planning
47:17

Most boomers are unprepared for retirement, even as they approach it or enter it-- and barely one in 10 has enough money in savings.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ECB: What will they do about stock purchases?, What are “super-savers”?, Electric vehicles—which will Steve choose?, Where to invest?, “OC”, “TEVA”, “NGG”, “DAL”.

Apr 11, 2019
04-09-19: Opinion: Wall Street Is Wrong, There Will Be An Earnings Recession This Year
46:58

Contrary to many analysts, at least one industry giant foresees an earnings recession-- predicting two or more quarters of negative or flat profit growth ahead.
Today's Stocks & Topics: How Big Box stores are fighting to survive, Where we stand on legalized marijuana, Should investors buy dividend paying stocks as priority?, Portfolio strategy?, “HYRE”, “ADM”, “GIS”, “BA”, “”WSO”.

Apr 10, 2019
04-08-19: $12 Billion Money Manager Tells Investors To Be 'Very Cautious' Amid Bond Market Warning Signs
46:52

According to one expert, cautious does not mean you 'go to cash'-- but there are opportunities to look at asset classes that can protect your capital.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend-paying stocks, top 10 retirement questions, real estate question, “SWCH”, “JNJ”, “SPXS”, “WDC”, “WMT”, “ARLP”.

Apr 09, 2019
04-05-19: 5 Places Emerging As America’s New Technology Hot Spots
47:04

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Famous tech hubs like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York have become expensive and saturated, so savvy startups are choosing more affordable locations to establish a 'business dream' enterprise.


Today's Stocks & Topics: WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Warren Buffet Rules, OUT - Outfront Media Inc., Closed End Funds vs. Open End Funds, KIO - KKR Income Opportunities Fund, Jobs, YETI - YETI Holdings Inc., Cash-Out, GGG - Graco Inc.

Apr 06, 2019
04-04-19: 5 Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
46:38

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For the 60% of Americans who have filed tax returns, refunds are averaging $2,700-- money that could be used to build wealth.


Today's Stocks & Topics: DUK - Duke Energy Corp., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, Jobs Report, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., CVS - CVS Health Corp., 529 Plan, PE - Parsley Energy Inc. Cl A, VFH - Vanguard Financials ETF, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Apr 04, 2019
04-03-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:03

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Apr 03, 2019
04-01-19: As Amazon Heads For $2,000 A Share, Is the Lyft IPO A Bust?
46:32

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Investors who focus on technology stocks have wrestled with the decision of whether to go with well-established giants or invest in startup companies.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Strategy, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Dividend Strategy, Charting, International Monetary Fund, Healthcare in Retirement, Support & Resistance, LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Stock Splits.

Apr 02, 2019
04-01-19: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Retire Super Early — Even If You Can
47:43

Early retirement hopefuls will have to work extra hard, modify lifestyles, and save 20% of gross income-- then sidestep an identity crisis when retired.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, IPOs, Saving More Than Average, Max Out Your 401k, SIX - Six Flags Entertainment Corp., New Investor, M - Macy's Inc., Day Trader.

Apr 01, 2019
03-29-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:03

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Mar 29, 2019
03-28-19: Northern Trust Warns: A Return Of Inflation Could Turn Markets On Their Head
46:24

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High inflation periods can be positive for value stocks, but less great for growth stocks.


Today's Stocks & Topics: FINX - Global X FinTech ETF, PALL - Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, The Apple Card, Health Care Politics, CLNE - Clean Energy Fuels Corp., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I.

Mar 28, 2019
03-27-19: The Reason Why Stocks Are Doing Fine Despite Worries About Earnings And The Economy
46:50

Investors are betting the Federal Reserve alone can keep stock prices higher, especially after the Fed's monetary policy announcement.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MFWVX - MFS West Virginia Municipal Bond Fund, Credit Report, CRM - Salesforce.com Inc., GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, Real Estate and Retirement.

Mar 27, 2019
03-26-19: Opinion: Despite Yield-Curve Inversion, The Fed Won’t Be Able To Resist Urge To Raise Rates In 2019
47:32

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One expert says the U.S. stock market will likely gain another 10% before the end of 2019, putting overall annual gains slightly below those achieved in 2017.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Options, Apple's New Services, Amazon, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., Fixed Income Market, Recession, Hands-On Investor, HIIQ - Health Insurance Innovations Inc. Cl A.

Mar 26, 2019
03-25-19: In An Interconnected Global Economy, European Markets Are Tumbling As Growth Fears Increase
46:35

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Traders are suffering in the U.K., Germany, France, and Italy-- and disappointing economic data has added to market jitters in the U.S. too.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, EADSY - Airbus SE ADR, Inverse ETFs, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Master Limited Partnership, Gold, ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, AGN - Allergan PLC.

Mar 26, 2019
03-22-19: Don't Overreact To A Pullback In An Extended Market
46:54

With the S&P 500 now at its highest level since October 10, technical conditions are extended and the market is looking for an excuse to justify some profit taking and consolidation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Chart Reading, BPR - Brookfield Property REIT Inc., Chinese Luxury Consumers, Existing Home Sales, SU - Suncor Energy Inc., AGNC - AGNC Investment Corp., EPD - Enterprise Products Partners L.P., VICI - VICI Properties Inc., Gold, M - Macy's Inc.

Mar 22, 2019
03-21-19: Why Businesses Should Know Where Their Densest Markets Are
46:41

A denser market offers the chance to grow sales more quickly, and a Maximum Density Market (MDM) is a subsector of a category that has unusually high concentrations of demand.

Today's Stocks & Topics: GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Leading Economic Indicator, Recession Indicator, HII - Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., BEMO - Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF, CVS - CVS Health Corp., BIIB - Biogen Inc., Mortgages Rates, Maximum Contributions on 401k for 2019.

Mar 21, 2019
03-20-19: Will 'Amazon Business' Be The Unit That Drives Growth Even Higher?
47:05

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Amazon Business represents the aggressive expansion into the market of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, The Fed, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., High-Yield Savings Account, Buy & Sell, UUP - Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, NTNX - Nutanix Inc. Cl A, CWEN.A - Clearway Energy Inc. Cl A, Inflation, FDX - FedEx Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Mar 21, 2019
03-19-19: Lyft Will Reportedly Launch Road Show For A $2 Billion IPO
46:41

Ride-hailing platform Lyft wants investors to make large commitments to its IPO, rather than wait for its larger rival-- Uber Technologies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SNAP - Snap Inc., The Fed Meeting, Trade Talks with China, Federal Express, Ten Most Expensive Cities on Earth, Offering, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., Selling Private Stocks, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, MU - Micron Technology Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Money Management, CELG - Celgene Corp.

Mar 19, 2019
03-18-19: JP Morgan Escalates Deposit Wars With Expansion Into The Heart Of Bank Of America Country
46:13

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As J.P. Morgan Chase builds out its web of bank branches across the U.S., it is launching into areas long dominated by two of its biggest rivals.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GLOP - GasLog Partners LP, Preferred Shares, Wage Growth, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., Protecting Your Portfolio, S&P Rally, Bad Retirement, 1031 Exchange, CTRE – Care Trust REIT Inc., IPOs, DWDP - DowDuPont Inc.

Mar 18, 2019
03-15-19: Steady Cash Flow From The iPhone Makes Apple 'More Like A Safe Bond Than A Stock'
46:08

Apple has a loyal and 900 million-strong global customer base for its iPhone-- and can offer a growing ecosystem of devices.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Bounce, Red Flags, Economic News, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Earnings, WAB – Wabtec, SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., WELL - Welltower Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp., Trades.

Mar 15, 2019
03-14-19: The College Admissions Scandal Reveals That Wealth Influences Our Higher Education System
47:41

In a wide-ranging investigation, the Department of Justice has charged dozens of people in connection with multi-million dollar bribes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: KO - Coca-Cola Co., Tax Lines, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, PFG - Principal Financial Group Inc., College Admissions Scandal.

Mar 14, 2019
03-13-19: The Stock Market And The Economy Are Telling Different Stories
47:01

At least one expert thinks that the S&P 500's price-earnings ratio is suggesting the market is ignoring economic reality.


Today's Stocks & Topics: OAK - Oaktree Capital Group LLC Un, 401k Options, NOW – Service Now Inc., BKNG - Booking Holdings Inc., VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, MO - Altria Group Inc.

Mar 13, 2019
03-12-19: 10 Stocks Have Accounted For 25% Of The 10-Year Bull Market Return
46:38

The historic run is due in large part to stocks like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAGS - PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Cl A, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Retail Sales, Gold & Oil Prices, Trading, VW Electric Cars, CVS - CVS Health Corp., FONR - Fonar Corp., BA - Boeing Co., Investing in the Market, YUM - Yum! Brands Inc., NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B.

Mar 12, 2019
03-11-19: One U.S. Senator Wants To Break Up the Big-Tech Companies-- Is This Possible Or Merely Political Theater?
46:44

The argument promoting break up claims that structural changes to the tech sector would promote more competition.


Today's Stocks & Topics: TNDM - Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., Sales Report, FCC & Mutual Funds, Robin Hood App, SKYY - First Trust Cloud Computing ETF, The Elliott Wave Principle, Treasury Direct-dot-Gov.

Mar 11, 2019
03-08-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:21

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Invest in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, What is a Good Life?, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory.

Mar 09, 2019
03-07-19: Lawmakers Have Introduced Legislation To Tax Financial Transactions
46:33

The plan would take a percentage on the sale of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Early Retirement, Beige Book, Preferred Stocks, PFF - iShares Preferred & Income Securities ETF, PGX - Invesco Preferred ETF, WPM - Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., Rate of Return, New Investor, Robin Hood App, REITs, WAB – Wabtec.

Mar 08, 2019
03-06-19: U.S. Treasury: Stock and Bond Markets Represent the Biggest Threat to Financial Stability
50:19

The Treasury's Office of Financial Research claims interest-rate uncertainty, and rising costs, are driving market risks higher.

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Mar 07, 2019