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  • Why One Analyst Thinks Tesla's Stock Could Soar To $400

    11/12/2019 10:36:01 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 48 replies ^ | 11-12-2019 | Irina
    Less than a month after Tesla once again surprised traders by reporting a profit for the third quarter, Jefferies has raised its 2020 price target on the carmaker to $400, which would be the highest that Tesla shares have ever traded if its performance continues strong.
  • Warren’s ‘2 Cents’ Come at Your Expense: Her levy on wealth would sink stocks

    11/12/2019 7:46:48 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 11, 2019 | Andy Puzder
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning for a 2% surtax on anyone’s net worth over $50 million and 6% on more than $1 billion. Most discussion of the wealth tax has focused on whether it could generate sufficient revenue to fund Ms. Warren’s various spending plans, and the revenue likely would be far less than she projects. But that focus overlooks the ways the massive new tax would harm all Americans. If you take comfort in Ms. Warren’s claim that her tax would apply only to the wealthiest Americans, think again. In 1913 the progressives of that era sold a federal...
  • Warren’s Assault on Retiree Wealth

    09/11/2019 8:13:21 AM PDT · by karpov · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 10, 2019 | Phil Gramm and Mike Solon
    ... [A]mong all the Democratic taxers and takers, no one would hit retirees harder than Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Her “Accountable Capitalism Act” would wipe out the single greatest legal protection retirees currently enjoy—the requirement that corporate executives and fund managers act as fiduciaries on investors’ behalf. To prevent union bosses, money managers or politicians from raiding pension funds, the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Security Act requires that a fiduciary shall manage a plan “solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries . . . for the exclusive purpose of providing benefits to participants and their beneficiaries.” The Securities and...
  • Economic Reality Matters More Than Spin

    08/22/2019 6:48:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 22, 2019 | Scott Rasmussen
    Just over a week ago, market signals and several analysts suggested that the odds were increasing for a recession in 2020. Given that 73% of voters consider the economy a very important voting issue, it's no surprise that the new economic assessment quickly generated an intense political debate. President Donald Trump and chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow both made public statements about the strength of the economy. The political dynamics are pretty straightforward. If the country enters a recession prior to the next election, Trump is unlikely to get reelected, and congressional Democrats could have another big year. On the...
  • Dow tumbles 400 points after bond market flashes a recession warning

    08/14/2019 7:11:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 82 replies ^ | August 14, 2019 | David Goldman
    The Dow slid more than 400 points Wednesday after the bond market, for the first time in over a decade, flashed a warning signal that has an eerily accurate track record for predicting recessions.
  • The superrich are selling stocks, buying properties and keeping cash ready

    08/05/2019 8:38:06 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 32 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 5, 2019 | Shawn Langlois
    The superrich blueprint to navigating this hairy stock market: Tap the brakes and get ready to pounce when it all goes to hell. And by the looks of Monday’s action, hell might not be too far away. In the first quarter, Tiger 21, a coalition of 750 members worth in excess of $75 billion, raised cash to levels not seen since 2013. Not much changed in the second quarter in terms of keeping powder dry. The group’s holding 12% in cash. What has changed, however, is that these deep-pocketed investors, in the call of the day, are continuing to move...
  • Deutsche Bank will exit global equities business and slash 18K jobs in sweeping overhaul

    07/07/2019 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies ^ | 7/7/2019 | Spencer Kimball
    Deutsche Bank announced Sunday that it will pull out of global equities sales and trading, scale back investment banking and slash thousands of jobs as part of a sweeping restructuring plan to improve profitability. Deutsche will cut 18,000 jobs for a global headcount of around 74,000 employees by 2022. The bank aims to reduce adjusted costs by a quarter to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) over the next several years. The German bank’s decision to scale back investment banking comes just two days after investment banking chief Garth Ritchie stepped down by “mutual agreement.” Deutsche expects its restructuring plan to...
  • China stocks surge after Trump and Xi agree to a pause in tariff escalation

    06/30/2019 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 30, 2019 | Eustance Huang
    Asia Pacific markets mostly rose in Monday morning trade after U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to hold off on slapping additional tariffs in an effort to resume trade talks. Mainland Chinese shares surged in early trade. The Shanghai composite added 1.74% while the Shenzhen component skyrocketed 2.65%. The Shenzhen composite also added 2.424%.
  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record high as Fed signals rate cuts

    06/20/2019 9:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Reuters ^ | 06/20/2019 | By Shreyashi Sanyal
    * Fed sees case building for rate cuts this year * Financials fall; Energy up most among S&P sectors * Carnival Corp slides on 2019 profit warning * Indexes up: Dow 0.68%, S&P 0.59%, Nasdaq 0.59% (Updates prices, adds comments) By Shreyashi Sanyal June 20 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 index touched an all-time high on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth. The U.S. central bank left rates unchanged at the end of its two-day June policy meeting on Wednesday, but...
  • Dow soars on news of Trump's meeting with China’s Xi at G-20 as his country’s economy ‘crumbles’

    06/18/2019 1:48:18 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 18 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    President Donald Trump’s economic policies, coupled with the Republican-led tax reform plan in 2017, have added trillions of dollars in wealth to Wall Street, padding the retirement accounts of tens of millions of Americans. On Tuesday, the president managed to boost the stock market just by tweeting a message of encouragement: He says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an “extended” meeting at the upcoming G-20 meeting in Japan next week. “Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi of China. We will be having an extended meeting next week at the G-20 in Japan. Our respective...
  • Bernie’s (Almost) Good Idea

    06/18/2019 10:22:37 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 18, 2019 | Hunt Lawrence & Daniel Flynn
    What Vox calls Bernie Sanders’s “most socialist idea yet” may instead prove his most capitalist idea. The presidential candidate unveiled a plan to encourage companies to grant employees a stake in the business. Whether this idea comes to fruition as a plan that forces or facilitates employee ownership tells us whether we can call it Sanders’s most socialist, or most capitalist, idea yet.
  • Stocks Close Lower as Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles Markets

    05/31/2019 1:33:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2019 4:02 p.m. ET | Nathan Allen and Corrie Driebusch
    Stocks and bond yields around the world fell Friday after President Trump threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico, capping a brutal month for markets as rising trade tensions roiled investor confidence. The threat pushed stock markets down as investors feared applying tariffs on Mexican products could hurt corporate earnings, increase prices for U.S. consumers and crimp economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 300 points, while the Nasdaq Composite Index and S&P 500 both fell more than 1%. As investors sold stocks, they moved to government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen, all assets typically perceived...
  • Stocks plunge as investors brace for trade-war escalation after Trump said China 'broke the deal'

    05/09/2019 10:10:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2019 | Theron Mohamed
    * World stocks slumped Thursday after US President Donald Trump accused China of scuttling the two nations' trade talks. * The news fanned fears that his threatened tariff increases on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would kick in Friday. * "China broke the deal," Trump said at a rally Wednesday night. * Hardware stocks such as Nvidia, Intel, Microchip, Becton Dickinson, Seagate, and Western Digital fell by more than 3% as investors anticipated higher component costs and lower sales to China. * One analyst said "growth on a global scale will take a hit" if tariffs were to increase....
  • Russia's Stock Market Keeps Breaking Records

    04/24/2019 7:06:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 24, 2019 | Kenneth Rapoza
    The Moscow Stock Exchange continues to break records despite sanctions on its most important companies, including banking giant Sberbank and the world’s largest natural gas exporter, Gazprom. But despite pretty lousy sentiment on all things Russia-related, the Moscow Russia Index is up over 100% in rubles in the last five years. It’s now at a record high. consider Trump possibly starting a trade war with Europe, then Europe may be the first to lift its sanctions on Russia in retaliation,” Gaffney says, thinking out loud on the possibilities for Russian securities should investor sentiment improve. The MOEX Russia reached a...
  • Stocks Drop on Health-Care Rout; Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap

    04/17/2019 12:49:51 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 17, 2019 | Jeremy Herron and Sarah Ponczek
    U.S. stocks fell to a one-week low as the sell-off in health-care providers extended amid concern about policy changes and the latest batch of corporate earnings did little to boost confidence in the economy. Treasuries edged higher. The S&P 500 Index slipped below 2,900 as health providers from UnitedHealth to Anthem and Humana. Merck fell the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Nasdaq 100 Index touched an all-time high after Qualcomm Inc.’s two-day surge topped 40 percent, but gave back gains as Netflix Inc. turned lower and biotech shares in the index slumped. The rout in health-care shares...
  • Ron Wyden’s Plan to Drain Investors

    04/11/2019 5:03:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2019
    The Democratic competition to bleed the rich has become fierce. If progressives aren’t satisfied with Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax” of 3% a year, AOC’s 70% income tax, Bernie Sanders’s 77% estate tax, or Rep. John Larson’s uncapped payroll-tax increase of 2.4 percentage points, they now have a fifth option. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wants to tax capital gains as regular income, meaning rates up to 37%. He would also tax unrealized gains, perhaps decades before the investor sells. Mr. Wyden hasn’t released a formal plan, so the details are sketchy. Under current law, long-term capital gains are taxed at...
  • Nancy Pelosi's Husband Snared In SunEdison Stock Scandal

    04/10/2019 7:02:56 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 04-10-2019
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in SunEdison, a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent its stock price soaring. SunE's 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”
  • Tesla bears are now making crazy claims short-circuiting their cause

    04/04/2019 4:09:35 PM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/4/2019 | Michael Brush
    As Tesla bears celebrate the electric-car maker’s stock decline on news of disappointing deliveries in the first quarter, many are soft-pedaling a key angle: Tesla reiterated its 2019 delivery guidance. I’m not surprised. Tesla TSLA, +0.03% short-sellers, who bet on a decline in the shares, have recently displayed signs of hubris and mob-like overconfidence every time the stock falls into the $200s, as it continues to vastly underperform the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.21% This suggests to me the electric-car company is more of a buy than a sell at these levels, in the contrarian sense.
  • Top Democrat (Wyden) Proposes Annual Tax on Unrealized Capital Gains

    04/02/2019 10:52:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 131 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2019 | Gabriel T. Rubin
    WASHINGTON—The top Democrat on the Senate’s tax-writing committee wants to tax long-term investments like other types of income, raising rates and requiring the wealthiest people to pay taxes on their unrealized gains each year. The plan from Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is the latest proposal from Democrats in Congress and on the presidential-campaign trail to boost taxes on the wealthy in a bid to address what they view as the problems of economic inequality and provide a funding stream to pay for new programs. While the specific proposal has little chance to become law anytime soon, such ideas could...
  • Live in Hope[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2019 9:48:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My children I AM with you in the storms of life. My hand is eternally yours to hold onto. Pay no attention to the circumstances and do not look back , leave all distractions behind holding tightly onto My Hand of Hope for I AM with you even now and remember your life is in ME . Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that...