Options Volume Expected To Rise Amid Regulatory Changes

Options volume is expected to rise in 2017, according to a new report from the TABB Group. Always difficult to predict volatility – which is most often driven by surprise – could increase this year, as factors such as interest rate hikes and regulatory tailwinds are expected to bolster options trading volume along with increased user… Please follow and like us:

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Remaking the Republican Party: Populism a la Trump

Even though US President Donald Trump has been criticised by “true” conservatives for his past liberal positions on social issues and his denunciations of trade pacts, his February 24 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was widely applauded. His comments, and those of his chief adviser, Stephen Bannon, suggest that he aims to take… Please follow and like us:

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Deal Flow Set To Improve And IPOs To Make A Comeback

CHICAGO – Feb. 15, 2017—Last year proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. But 2017 has ushered in a more optimistic outlook, according to BDO’s Eighth Annual PErspective Private Equity Study, a survey of more than 200 fund managers across North America… Please follow and like us:

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French Startups Venture Abroad for Chance at Global Recognition, Investment

Launching a startup is no easy feat. Launching one outside your native country is even harder. But for certain French startups, the French government is there to help. A government-sponsored competition that began last year offers startups marketing and promotional assistance. The Creative Next Challenge is a series of competitions sponsored by Business France, the nation’s… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: Freaky Friday puts trading action on hold

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – If you keep up with the financial news, or what passes for it these days, given the politicization of nearly everything, you’ll have noticed that traders and investors alike are pulling back from the ongoing Trump Rally to assess the total situation. As is often the case, we’re dealing with a… Please follow and like us:

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Intangible Assets Now Account For More Than 84% Of S&P 500

Intangible Assets increasingly important today The world of investing has changed significantly since Benjamin Graham and David Dodd first invested value investing nearly 90 years ago. Today, it is easy for any investor to quickly assess the potential of any company via the Internet and plethora of stock screeners ensure that value opportunities are quick and… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Repeats Attacks on Media During Conservative Forum Speech

President Donald Trump repeated his recent attacks on the news media Friday morning during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, arguing that no journalists should be allowed to use anonymous sources in their reporting. Trump, speaking to a crowd of thousands of supporters at the country’s biggest annual gathering of conservatives, accused members of… Please follow and like us:

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Texas firm launching development of Israel’s massive gas field

Texas-based Noble Energy will begin developing Israel”s offshore Leviathan gas field. The company will begin immediately with the first phase of the project, and said in a statement issued Thursday that it expects the first gas to flow in 2019. Leviathan, discovered in 2010 in the Mediterranean Sea west of Haifa, is estimated to hold 16… Please follow and like us:

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The pause that refreshes: Trump Rally stalls in Friday trade

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2017 – After acting dazed and confused for much of this week, stocks looked wobbly during Thursday’s trading action, pointing toward a negative opening Friday; and a negative opening bell trade is exactly what U.S. markets got. Stocks and major averages alike took a tumble in Friday morning trading action, with the Dow… Please follow and like us:

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Full US Review of Policy Toward North Korea Expected

The Trump White House has ordered a review of U.S. policy toward North Korea, looking at all the options Washington has for its future dealings with Pyongyang and the Kim Jong Un regime, well-informed diplomatic sources told VOA this week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed the threat posed by North Korea as recently as Tuesday… Please follow and like us:

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Dividend Achievers Offer Income Growth And Capital Appreciation

The NASDAQ US Broad Dividend Achievers Select Index is comprised of a select group of securities with at least ten consecutive years of increasing annual regular dividend payments. There are 272 companies in this index today. You can find all those holdings as of February 2017 at the following location. Peter Lynch, the legendary manager of… Please follow and like us:

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Does the China-Pakistan economic corridor worry India?

Srinagar, India-administered Kashmir – The multibillion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is being called a “game-changer” in Pakistan, has raised apprehensions in neighbouring India. In June 2015, barely two months after Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to invest $46bn to develop infrastructure and energy projects in Pakistan as part of the economic corridor, or CPEC,… Please follow and like us:

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Privacy traded away for security in America

Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community – part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections – now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes.… Please follow and like us:

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Thursday markets: Fed to hike interest rates in March?

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2017 – Our columns have been appearing haphazardly over the last several days, though it’s not for lack of trying. Given the Tower of Babble that the Washington bureaucracy, the lamestream media and associated Soros-supported crazies have been building since November 9, 2016, it seems the current globalist game plan is to thwart… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla ‘on track’ to begin building Model 3 in July

Tesla has reported a loss for the last three months of 2016 – but revealed production of its much anticipated Model 3 is still on track. Tesla posted its first profit in three years in last year’s third quarter and had predicted net income in the fourth quarter, but instead, Tesla lost $121.3 million, or 78… Please follow and like us:

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