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A Rock-Solid Trade, Brought to You by the Letter ‘F’

Jul 02, 2021

Yesterday, I walked you through the most important letter in finance: F. The letter F starts the term “Five Spot,” slang for a $5 bill. It also starts the word “Franklins,” slang for $100 bills. But yesterday’s article covered the F-score, a mathematical calculation that tells you how strong a company’s balance sheet is based on nine calculations. Today, I…

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A Super-Contagious New COVID-19 Strain Overshadows Stimulus Success

Dec 21, 2020

Republicans and Democrats finally got their act together and came to agreement on a $900 billion stimulus effort for struggling Americans and small businesses. Congress is rushing to finalize the bill alongside a last-minute effort to fund the U.S. government for the remainder of the fiscal year. There were compromises galore, and many were disappointed with various aspects of the…

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A Supreme Court Battle Lowers the Odds of Vital Fiscal Support

Sep 22, 2020

A U.S. Senate battle royale over who gets to fill a U.S. Supreme Court seat is bearish for markets. That is a key reason why bearish feeling has intensified this week, with asset prices dropping across the board. The cause-and-effect mechanism here is not direct, but indirect. It has to do with fiscal support. The real U.S. economy – meaning…

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A Travel Crisis Grows as We Approach a Hectic Holiday Season

Nov 02, 2021

Many Americans are looking forward to traveling for the holidays to see family and friends, after lockdowns and COVID-19 waves hindered their plans last year. But the airline industry is facing a new problem. The current labor shortage could create another set of challenges for an industry in need of recovery.

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Access Drives Engagement: Why the Trading Landscape Has Changed

Feb 03, 2021

The stock market is both timeless and ever-changing, which makes it a curious paradox. On the one hand, markets look, feel, and behave exactly the same today as they did 100 years ago, or even two millennia ago. We can read stories of a bull market mania or market panic from the early 1900s, or the 17th and 18th centuries,…

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America and the World Will Never Be the Same

Mar 20, 2020

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin once said: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” We are living through one of those weeks. Lenin led the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 and the formation of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) in 1922. When he said “there are weeks where decades happen,” Lenin meant society can exist…

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America’s Top CEOs are Not Optimistic About Recovery

Jun 30, 2020

Who thinks the business impact from coronavirus will disappear quickly? Not America’s top CEOs. They see pandemic-related challenges lasting until the end of 2021 — and perhaps even longer. The Business Roundtable, founded in 1972, is an association based in Washington, D.C., that only has CEOs as members. Unlike the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where membership exists at the business…

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An $83 Billion Silicon Valley Heavyweight Buys Bitcoin — and Shows Others How to Do It

Oct 12, 2020

If you haven’t bought Bitcoin for the first time yet, the odds are good that you will. The question is whether you will do it sooner — and be glad that you did — or do it later and wish you had acted much earlier. Bitcoin is not just an investment opportunity, like a stock that investors can own or…

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Across the Pond, This Iconic Name Just Hit the Green Zone

Apr 20, 2021

Let’s look at one more way that TradeSmith aligns with market events to deliver clear signals. This time, we’re talking about the world’s most popular sport as the global economy reopens and we witness one of the most seismic business events in sports history.

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And Now… Apple’s Next Trick

Sep 02, 2021

Today, I want to talk about the latest developments at Apple, why it’s so critical to investors, and why we should simply state: “As goes AAPL, so goes the U.S. stock market.”

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