For many years, decades even, I’ve written about how all the tax tricks targeted for giant corporations and rich investors, government subsidies and tax avoidance loopholes, marketplace protections, fiscal + monetary stimulus have created a Bubble-Blowing Bull Market environment that has long artificially juiced investor gains. Here’s an example from […]

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“If this had happened yesterday, before the presidential debate, it would have caused upheaval in the markets,” Mr. Kubota said, with investors losing the opportunity to make short-term trades based on the candidates’ performances. Futures tracking the market were calling for a modest rise Friday, suggesting that investors were not […]

Scary scene – ‘By the Light of the Moon’, 1882. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty … [+] Images) Heritage Images/Getty Images August’s bullish stock market gave way to September’s wobbles. With the median S&P 500 stock now 15% below its 52-week high, will October treat us to investment goodies? […]

By Justin Spittler The biggest software IPO is officially in the books. Two weeks ago, in one of the most hyped events of the year, Snowflake (SNOW) went public. Snowflake is a data warehousing company. It helps companies better access and make sense of their data. We’ve been “stalking” Snowflake for over […]

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — When the height of the coronavirus pandemic first took hold last spring, forcing a nationwide shutdown, Flathead Valley seed potato farmer Steve Streich gave away 70,000 pounds of potatoes. As bars, restaurants, schools and cafeterias closed, frozen French fries began stacking up in freezers and loading […]

By Jan van Eck, CEO, VanEck As you may know, this summer I grew frustrated with what was not being taught in colleges—namely, what I think is necessary historical background for a career in finance. To address this gap, I taught a 16 unit course to our summer interns on the history […]

getty In our youth-obsessed culture, the devastating plight of older workers is glaringly overlooked. We are all having challenges dealing with the virus outbreak. Over the last six months, over 60 million Americans lost their jobs. The weekly jobless report from the U.S. Department of Labor released Thursday indicated that […]