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A lot happened in the markets this past week. And perhaps the best analogy to explain it all rests with one obscure development in the broader world of economics: The price of eggs jumped, while the...
Last August, a little section of U.S. President Joe Biden’s much-touted Inflation Reduction Act caught the attention of investors. It introduced a 1% tax on stock buybacks. Most companies and...
A heavy earnings week is always a busy time for the markets, but is “busy” really the word to describe the past week?First, Let’s Talk About TwitterWell, the question was finally...
Is it a trend? A sign of the times? Or both? What I am referring to are share buybacks. Talk on Wall Street this week included a whole lot of conversations about share buybacks. They are a great way...
If there was an over-arching theme that encapsulated the events related to the markets this week, it was there was no middle of the road. Examples of extremes – as in, the biggest, quickest, shortest...
Was it a rally? Or, just volatility? That is the kind of week it has been. But there were a few interesting developments for market watchers to keep their sense of humor amidst the swings. First up...
Well, let’s just take a moment today and say one final goodbye to September. Here’s your hat, and there’s the door. The past month saw stocks on a downward tear the likes of which...
Actions and reactions. That is one way to sum up the week that was in the markets, as events – both big and small – reverberated through Wall Street and beyond. First, yesterday’s so-called “mini...
There is bad news. And there is #$&%!?!-the-stock just-took-a-22%-dive bad news. That was the kind of week it was for shareholders of FedEx (NYSE:FDX). Is the description a little too graphic for...
What’s in a name? If you are interested in the tech sector, maybe the better question is: What’s in an acronym? Because it’s the acronym that spells out just who the cool kids are. You have to go back...