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Why stock-market investors should keep an eye on these diverging indexes

Stocks of trucking companies are a bet on the broader economy While the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set fresh records on Monday, there is one red flag signaling the potential for a stock-market pullback in the near term, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Since early March, the Dow Jones Transportation Average DJT, +0.73% which is ... Read More »

Why Use a Packaging and Quality Control Consultant?

All businesses desire that there products make it to the consumer intact, with the product ready to use. Products that are regulated face tougher scrutiny than most. Hiring a consultant can help ensure that the quality and integrity of your packaging is well within the boundaries of compliance. Regulatory Specifications Selling products that fall under domestic or international regulatory compliance ... Read More »

Stocks Fade, But Facebook Soars; Why These 2 Medicals Are Up Big

The stock market was modestly lower heading into Friday’s close, with small caps taking a beating following a heavy slate of earnings reports. The Nasdaq composite fell fractionally as some of its major components such as Amazon.com (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) enjoyed post-earnings rallies while others fell on disappointing results. Amazon was well off its Friday intraday high, but still above ... Read More »

RBS Why we should be angry at the Chancellor’s willingness to sell the taxpayer’s stake at a loss

Philip Hammond’s policy on Royal Bank of Scotland resembles that of a market trader with perishable goods to dispose of at the end of the day. Roll up, roll up. I’ve got a bank ’ere going cheap. Half price and three for two. Take this off my hands! It’s got to go! He didn’t quite put it that way when ... Read More »

Why the market for fossil fuels is all burnt out

‘I usually put a £5 bet on the oil price – and I’m collecting,” smiles Prof Dieter Helm. It’s not difficult to imagine his tally of modest wagers adding up. The highly regarded Oxford University economics professor is a long-time industry observer. Today, he is in central London after taking meetings with major oil executives. He is also a familiar ... Read More »

Why should you opt for a long life cover?

Financial planning is extremely important. If you are looking to buy a house or a car or even give your child the education he/she deserves, you do not have to worry about paying a huge lump sum in order to be able to access these benefits. With loans and insurance you are not only getting what you need without having ... Read More »

Here’s why the markets may be decoupling from oil

Well, this is a bit of a disappointment. We have oil flying (up nearly 7 percent!), we have a weak dollar, we have China quiet all week, and we have a dovish Fed that traders believe have put some kind of floor under the market. And this is all we get? The Dow Industrials up 40 points in a lackluster, ... Read More »

Opinion: This is why you can expect another global stock market meltdown

This story is part one of ‘Crash Course,’ a five-part series from commentator Satyajit Das on threats to investors in the current market climate. Coming on Monday: The destructive impact of excessive debt. The mispricing of assets across world markets has reached epidemic proportions. Stock prices have made strong advances over the past several years, yet market analysts see further ... Read More »