It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again

It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again






It is Time to Be Optimistic Again $SPY Donald Trump’s plans for the economy will boost deficits, interest rates and growth but also will create opportunities for ordinary investors, it is time for Americans to be optimistic again. Both Trump and Hillary Clinton promised sorely needed additional spending on roads and public structures, schools, railway […]






US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation

US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation






US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation $SPY Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential race is driving mutual fund managers out of dividend stocks and into the shares of financial, industrial and materials companies that benefit from rising inflation. Although inflation remains subdued by most measures, US longer-dated Treasury yields rose Thursday to […]






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce A near record high of 94,609,000 Americans are not in the labor force, 425,000 more than last month’s 94,184,000, and the 2nd highest number on record. When US President Barack Hussein Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and […]






Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right?

Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right?






Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There are those economists that argue that the US Fed should take an unconventional approach to ending a long period of below-target inflation: that being that instead of keeping interest rates low to drive economic activity and push up prices, it should raise interest […]






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses






Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]






Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses

Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses






Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses Lawyers for Donald Trump say the controversial comments he has been and continues to make while running for the GOP’s US Presidential nomination have caused business to increase at his hotels and their restaurants to grow, not shrink, just as Washington celebrity chef Jose Andres has […]






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas Heavy storms roared across the Houston area Friday evening causing multiple roads closing and evacuations because of the floodwaters. In Galveston, torrential rain came down on the area as the swirling winds as severe weather moved through the area. The waters continue to rise in and around […]






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire






The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]






Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses

Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses






Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses Family firms advised to separate family assets from business assets Just 30% of the world’s family businesses are passing the reins onto the next generation and the problem is endemic in the Middle East, according to financial services provider UBS AG (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss company has found that only […]






Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+






Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The cost of US regulations is larger than Germany’s economy, amounting to a $4-T loss to the American economy, according to a report Thursday. The study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that regulations over the past several decades amount to a […]