President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US markets will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Friday, President Donald Trump directed the Labor and Treasury departments to work to make it easier for small businesses to band together to offer retirement plans to their workers. President Trump […]

The Beautiful Small Towns of Spain

The Beautiful Small Towns of Spain

The Beautiful Small Towns of Spain One of the best ways to see Spain is on a cross-peninsula road trip, because when you navigate the country by car you see a whole other side of it; the small towns. Maybe you come across a Andalusian mountain town because you are looking for lunch, or a Galician […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform Shines Up Small and Mid-Cap’s Earnings

President Trump’s Tax Reform Shines Up Small and Mid-Cap’s Earnings

President Trump’s Tax Reform Shines Up Small and Mid-Cap’s Earnings $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,  $RUT, $VXX The Trump led corporate tax cut is helping turn the shares of smaller publicly-traded companies in the United States into an unexpected source of stability. The shares of small and mid-cap companies in the Russell 2000 (RUT) index are more […]

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits US small businesses increased hiring and profits amid a record-level of optimism in the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its Small Business Optimism Index sustained record-high marks increasing to 104.8 in April, driven by reports of improved profits, the highest in the NFIB Small […]

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A whole lot of people are fearful about investing in stocks, especially if they have invested little or nothing in the market. The media pundits fill the air with conflicting messages about whether the stock market will continue hitting new highs or is a house […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back Making 2018 the Year of the American Entrepreneur. America’s entrepreneurs have been standing on the sidelines waiting for a sign that it’s time to launch or grow their businesses. Now, with tax reform and President Trump’s shredding the anti-busines Hussein Obama-era regulations, that time is here. Business capital spending […]

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News $SPY Washington’s politicians like to take credit for creating jobs. Washington’s macroeconomic policymakers like to claim that their policies have moderated the business cycle. Notably the US economy performs despite Washington actions. In the US economy, competitive and entrepreneurial, profitable businesses create jobs. Profitable businesses have the […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Still Very High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More small-business owners last month said they expect higher sales and think that now is a good time to expand, according to the October NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday. “Owners became much more positive about the economic environment last month, which suggests […]

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’

Tax Cuts Fuel Small Business, ‘Engine of Economy’ Small Business Administration (SBA) head Linda McMahon said Tuesday there will be tax savings for small businesses in the GOP tax reform plan, and it will be reinvested to keep fueling “the engine of our economy.” In an interview on TV the former founder, with husband Vince McMahon, […]

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Borrowing by small US firms hit its highest level in nearly a year, data showed Thursday, suggesting businesses are ramping up investments to meet customer demand. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index for May rose to 137, its highest since June […]

World War 3: Humans Vs Artificial Intelligence, Humans the Victors

World War 3: Humans Vs Artificial Intelligence, Humans the Victors

World War 3: Humans Vs Artificial Intelligence, Humans the Victors $BABA Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) founder Jack Ma predicts that in 30 years. people will work “4 hours a day and maybe 4 days a week.” He also warned that AI (artificial intelligence) could set off World War III, but that humans will win. “The 1st technology […]

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms Our country’s small businesses are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s plans for rolling back regulations and tax reform happen, as they feel both will stimulate the economy. “When small business owners put more money in their pockets, they hire new people and grow the economy,” Small Business Administration […]

America’s Small Business Optimism Running a Record Highs

America’s Small Business Optimism Running a Record Highs

America’s Small Business Optimism Running a Record Highs Small business optimism remained at one of its highest readings in 43 years, as small business awaits a new healthcare law, tax reform, and regulatory relief from Washington, according to the February National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index, released today. “It is clear […]

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY) $SPY The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted average, which effectively means the stocks with the highest stock price have more influence moving the average than stocks with a lower stock price do. For instance, a 2.0% move in Goldman Sachs(GS 247.75, -0.63) […]

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Elect Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a leap for small businesses, according to a survey of owners. The November reading of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) small business optimism index jumped to 98.4 from 94.9 […]