US job gains disappoint, unemployment holds at 4.1%

The US economy’s job creation ability disappointed in December, despite solid hiring in manufacturing and construction, according to government data reported Friday. But with the country believed to be near full unemployment, the jobless rate still held steady at its 17-year low of 4.1 percent. Employers added just 148,000 new hires in the final month of… Please follow and like us:

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4 Big Signs of a Trump Economic Recovery

The economic numbers clearly have improved on President Donald Trump’s watch, with unemployment down and consumer confidence stronger. “We are just getting started,” @POTUS says. “Economic growth has topped 3 percent,” Trump said Thursday at a White House event while addressing his administration’s reduction in regulations. “Two quarters in a row, except for the hurricanes, we… Please follow and like us:

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4 Warning Signs Investors Shouldn’t Ignore

A clear and undeniable warning sign of market madness to come presaged “Black Monday,” the calamitous, if now somewhat off-the-radar, crash of Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 22%. It was the largest single-day drop in Wall Street history. Alas, the powerful message of a terrifying four hours in the market nine… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: I’ll Keep the Economy Booming with Tax Reform

On the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 23,000 mark for the first time, President Donald Trump made his pitch for tax reform to the Heritage Foundation, saying he needed tax cuts and a simpler tax code to keep the momentum going. “You understand that lower taxes mean bigger paychecks, more jobs and… Please follow and like us:

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Why crowds aren’t always wise: Lessons from mini-flash crashes on Wall Street

By Alexander Munk, Ph.D. Candidate in Mathetmatics, University of Michigan and Erhan Bayraktar, Professor of Mathematics, University of Michigan. Blink. About 300 milliseconds just passed, the same time required for a lightning bolt to travel 100,000 feet, a satellite to fly two miles or a stock price to swing from US$10 to $0.0001 and back. Wait,… Please follow and like us:

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Cycles, Sectors, And The Perils Of Aggregated Data

The 20th century ended with a bang with U.S. equities peaking on March 24th, 2000 with the apex of the tech bubble. Only in the last few years have major market averages such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index significantly surpassed the levels initially reached then. What is more, the real… Please follow and like us:

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3 Stocks To Watch This Week

This article originally apperared on the Motley Fool. Stocks rose last week as earnings season kicked into high gear. The uptick left both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) solidly higher for the year so far, but still below the records they set in early March. Earnings season rolls on over… Please follow and like us:

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The Changing Face of Investing in The Stock Market

Tweet There is perhaps no more stalwart institution in the United States than its investment community. Dating back to the earliest days of the nation, the ability to purchase shares of a company and share in their profits by sharing in their risk is a fundamental component of the capitalist philosophy that powers our entire economic… Please follow and like us:

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NYSE: 200 Years of Market Ups & Downs

Two hundred years ago on March 8, 1817, the New York Stock & Exchange Board was officially launched by a group of financial brokers, who rented rooms at 40 Wall Street. It was renamed the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1863. The idea for stock market was informally created in 1792, when 24 brokers and… Please follow and like us:

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Gold Has No Correlation To Stocks Of Any Size

Gold posted its second straight monthly gain in February, the first such time it has done so since the summer, when Brexit-fueled uncertainty shook world markets. In 2017, the yellow metal has now advanced close to 9 percent, cracking the $1,260 an ounce ceiling on Monday for the first time since soon after the November election.… Please follow and like us:

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Dow Hits Record High Above 21,000

U.S. stocks hit record highs in Wednesday’s trading, with the Dow Jones Industrial average exceeding 21,000 for the first time. U.S. stock markets have been hitting a series of record highs since the election of President Donald Trump, who encouraged businesses by promising to cut taxes and regulations, and make major investments in rebuilding roads, bridges… 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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