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The Big Picture Market Perspectives 2/17/17
There's little in the way of economic data next week to move the needle on markets and the economic outlook.  With that said, the catalyst will continue to be Trumponomics, and the President said yesterday that we should expect to hear "big things" coming in the next week or two. As we head into the weekend, let's

Kraft Heinz And Its $143 Billion Offer
Big news ahead of the opening bell today Pittsburgh based Kraft Heinz Co 160 KHC 160 has approached European multinational consumer staples giant Unilever 160 UL 160 for a whopping 143 billion This is an 18 premium to yesterday s Unilever closing price and the largest

Why The Latest Surge In Stocks Is Different And May Signal A Big Drop
I have said several times recently in these pages  that I believe a correction is coming and that it could be fairly large. Of course, to this point that has not been the case. After flat-lining for a month or so, the S&P 500 has resumed its surge, gaining about 5% in the last week and a half. I have no interest in

Trump Burning Bridges In Iraq Over 'Take The Oil' Comments
“The old expression, ‘to the victor belong the spoils’—you remember. I always used to say, keep the oil. I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq. But I will tell you, when we were in, we got out wrong…we should have kept the oil.” Those were President Trump’s comments at the CIA the day after his

Is Free Trade Harming the Economy?
I generally get inspiration from the mindless crap (aka opinion) the media pumps out pretending it is news. The media has turned from being mostly biased towards (and non-objective about) the Obama Administration - and mostly biased against (and non-objective about) the Trump Administration. Could it be people are

Markets Could Face Significant Volatility Soon
Historically the Federal Reserve had always been considered a nonpolitical body But these days all sorts of non political bodies are now seen as completely political whether it s the Fed the Supreme Court or what have you So when Janet Yellen appears on Capitol Hill and doesn t

Corrective Forces Emerge, Tempering the Dollar's Rally
Several trend moves of the past couple of weeks are correcting.  Signs of the correction began yesterday in North America.  The dollar was unable to sustain gains despite a string of stronger than expected data, including January CPI, retail sales, industrial output, and the Empire State manufacturing survey for

Here's Your 4-Year Financial Plan For Living With The Trump Administration
Are you still thinking about how to prepare your finances for a Donald Trump presidency? Financial experts have some simple advice: Don't let your emotions dictate your investments . It's easy to get caught up in predictions about what will happen to the stock market, interest rates and taxes under Trump's

Can Saudi Arabia Carry OPEC Through Spring?
Faced with budget strains amid low oil prices, Saudi Arabia ditched its pump-at-will policy and brought together the diverse group of OPEC nations to agree to production cuts late last year. Now the cartel’s de facto leader and largest producer is going the extra mile in reducing output, at least in January. The

Fed Up: Culture Shock
“If it were possible to take interest rates into negative territory, I would be voting for that.” — Janet Yellen, February 2010 As her fame has grown, Janet Yellen is recognized in restaurants and airports around the world. But her world has narrowed. Because the Fed chairman can so easily move markets with a