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Falling Oil Prices

Falling Oil Prices Watch the bouncing ball; that may describe oil prices in recent years. With incremental changes, Americans are at the point where we might not even pay attention anymore. It’s only those trends that move the ball substantially, either up or down, that seem to catch our attention. With that in mind, oil […]

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The FAANG Stocks May Still Have Fangs

The FAANG Stocks May Still Have Fangs The Internet hasn’t only changed the way people communicate, check on financial accounts or study for school projects. It has brought great wealth to certain companies and their stockholders. Whether they are in the social media realm, in entertainment, online product sales or make the devices we use […]

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The Trump Administration Tax Reform Plan

The Trump Administration Tax Reform Plan Reducing personal and corporate tax rates is a centerpiece of the new Trump tax reform proposal which came out April 26, 2017. The changes are meant to stimulate domestic corporate profits and hiring while giving the middle class a tax break.     The other goal of the proposal […]

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The Recent French Election

The Recent French Election Preventing future terrorist attacks was apparently not on the minds of the French people as they went to the polls and voted for Emmanuel Macron as the country’s next president. Macron had run on a pro-Europe, pro-EU platform, but it was his opponent who ran on the need for stricter vetting […]

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French Elections; What Does It Mean?

French Elections; What Does It Mean? France has had more than its share of terrorist events and that fact has crept into the country’s politics. It has propelled one of two parties competing for the presidency into prominence for the post. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen made it through round one to fight it […]

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New Fed rate hike market reaction?

New Fed rate hike market reaction? The past couple of years witnessed more speculation about interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve than what was the reality. Many of the pundits were convinced we would see four increases during 2016 and they were wrong. The thinking has shifted in 2017 as some of the precursors […]

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National Debt Ceiling Being Raised

National Debt Ceiling Being Raised Can you imagine that you have run up the balances on your credit cards to their maximums and you call the issuer of each credit card and announce; “I have decided that you need to raise my spending limit.” You know the response; “We make that decision; not you.” The […]