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Friday Charts: The Ups and Downs of Trump and the Next Silicon Valley Mega-Trend

By It’s Friday in Wall Street Daily Nation. That means we’re pausing our regular commentary-based articles. Instead, we’re using charts to highlight some of the most important investment and economic news. As you’ll see in a moment, if you caved to nonsensical financial advice to “buy the election and sell the inauguration” — you […]

Dow Jones hits tenth straight high

By IFCMarkets Dow Jones hits tenth straight high US stocks closed higher on Thursday on positive performance of energy stocks and Trump’s renewed pledges to major US companies to bring back jobs to the US. US dollar index, a measure of a greenback’s value against a basket of six major currencies, lost 0.2% to 100.82. […]

What Investors need to know about U.S. Money Market Funds?

By Why Low Risk Does Not Equate To Risk Free! Charles Schwab has informed its’ clients that “at least 80% of the fund’s net assets will be invested solely in U.S. government securities…”.   Schwab automatically assumes that all clients affected by this change will accept: “if you are in agreement with this change in your […]

Fed minutes came out less optimistic than expected

By IFCMarkets Dow Jones growth hits records US stocks closed marginally lower on Friday together with US dollar. The Fed February meeting minutes at which the rates were left unchanged, slightly disappointed investors. The majority of voting Fed Presidents expressed the opinion that risks of accelerating inflation are not high. There is enough time to […]

Why the No. 1 Way to Play the iPhone Isn’t Apple

By By now, hardly anyone would call the Internet of Things (IoT) new. But with an increasing number of devices gaining connectivity abilities, you certainly can’t call this trend dead, either. On the contrary… IHS Markit expects the IoT market to grow fourfold to 75.4 billion devices in 2025. Research firm MarketsAndMarkets forecasts that […]

RXi-MirImmune Merger Aims to Unlock Value Through Groundbreaking Technology

By The Life Science Report RXi Pharmaceuticals’ proprietary self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) platform offers efficient delivery to cells ex vivo, an application with tremendous potential in immuno-oncology. It’s no surprise then that RXi has acquired MirImmune, a company that has been focusing on the next generation of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. In this interview […]

Viveve Medical Posts Record Revenues and Analysts Foresee Continued Growth

By The Life Science Report As Viveve Medical ramped up its U.S. sales force, reported record earnings, increased the number of countries that have given regulatory approval and saw the results of its VIVEVE I clinical study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a trio of analysts took notice. When Viveve Medical Inc. (VIVE:NASDAQ) […]

Super Bowl Shock: How This Small-Cap Stole the Show

By Oh, what a night… Three weeks ago, Tom Brady marched his New England Patriots to perhaps the most thrilling comeback victory in Super Bowl history. At halftime, pop diva Lady Gaga put on a captivating concert for the raucous in-house crowd and millions watching around the world. As you may know, the Super […]

Global equities rally continues

By IFCMarkets Dow records eighth straight gain US stock markets recorded hefty gains on Tuesday with all three main indices ending at new all-time highs. The dollar strengthened: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, closed up 0.5% […]

Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders (a Week Early)

By Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders will hit in a few days. “The Letter” gets released every year on the last Saturday before March. Today, I’d like to prepare you for what’s coming. For the first time ever, Buffett will address the performance of Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) This is a really big […]

US markets to open after President’s Day

By IFCMarkets US retailers due to report quarterly results US stock markets were closed for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday. Trading will resume today after all three major stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday. The dollar weakened on Monday: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure […]

US broad stock market ends the week higher

By IFCMarkets Dow closes at record high seventh session in a row US stock indices ended at new highs on Friday with the Dow Jones industrials recording its seventh record close in a row. The dollar retraced higher: the live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength […]

S&P500 Speculators raised bullish bets to a long net position last week

By – Get our weekly COT Reports by Email S&P500 Non-Commercial Positions: Large speculators and traders increased their bets for the S&P500 stock futures markets last week and turned net bullish after registering the first bearish net position since September the previous week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the […]

Investing in Life Sciences Under the Trump Presidency

By The Life Science Report Source: Kristin McFarland for The Life Sciences Report   02/16/2017 View Original Article: Stocks in all areas of life sciences including biotech to pharma have been on a roller coaster since Donald Trump won the election in November. Wealth advisor Kristin McFarland discusses the big picture for pharmaceutical investment under […]

Death by Disruption for BlackBerry, Twitter… and Humans?!

By It’s Friday in the Wall Street Daily Nation! That means the long-winded analysis is out. And instead, some carefully selected charts are in. After all, a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, right? You’ll notice a recurring theme is developing here — death by disruption. Last week, we covered Amazon’s […]

Dow Jones hits 6th straight high

By IFCMarkets Dow Jones records its 6th straight high on Thursday US stocks were almost flat on Thursday with Dow Jones industrial averaging having risen 0.04% to hit its 6th straight high while S&P 500 lost 0.09% on declining energy stocks. The recent stock market rally was mostly due to the upbeat economic data which […]