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Will a Donald Trump White House Be Good For The Stock Market?

Kevin O’Leary aka Mr. Wonderful on “Shark Tank” thinks that not only will Donald Trump win the election but a Trump POTUS will cause a furious move for a bull market. “The 69-year-old sometime-real-estate-developer is going to win the White House, and it’ll be fine. Stocks will “go straight up,” says O’Leary. We know Mr. Trump wants to construct a large wall to block entry from Mexico into the U.S. but if he wants Mexico to foot the bill, he’ll most likely have to “Buy local”....

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A Shift in Attention to Oil Alternatives

A new commodity has grabbed the attention of manufacturers and investors after the first day of March started off with a rise in oil prices and positive reports for U.S. manufacturing. Lithium carbonate, lesser-known and with scarce data, still hit its biggest ever price surge at the beginning of this year. As a helpful tool in powering electronics, the real reason for investor attraction has come from this commodity’s use in electric and hybrid vehicles. The production of a gigafactory in Nevada...

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Conflicting Valuations of Emerging Global Markets Becoming More Profound

More optimistic wealth managers stated their opinions earlier in the week that some emerging markets are so undervalued that investors should be looking to buy now. An official from Research Affiliates LLC said that buying now could become the “trade of a decade,” due to the recent plummet of both the benchmark stock index, which has fallen nearly 30% throughout the previous three years, and local-currency bonds, which have fallen 26%. The other side of the debate cites global anxiety regarding...

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Yen Rises as Global Shares Continue to Fall

Global shares slipped as a result of investors balking at both growth-inducing resolutions announced at a meeting of the G20’s financial chiefs, and a reduction in the reserve requirement in China. Investments with little inherent risk: the Yen, Gold and government bonds have all been on the rise as the demand for less risky assets has increased. European stocks fell following three days of strong performances, and yields on standard German assets due within two and eight years fell to their...

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Stocks Dip As Oil’s Turnaround Wavers

General discomfort surrounding the global economy reappeared, as the recently rising price of Oil wavering on Friday led to European stocks declining. The encompassing benchmark that is the German Bund dropped on Friday below .2%. With concern about the global economy rising, risk aversion is becoming extremely prominent. Due to this rising tendency to avoid riskier investments, the Japanese Yen rose against the Euro to a level not seen in roughly two and a half years. Recent news of Saudi Arabia...

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Fed Likely to Raise Rates Twice This Year, Disregarding Outside Risks

Mounting fears about depressive global growth and inflation are improbable to discourage the U.S. Federal Reserve from tightening policy, according to a number of economists that advised two interest rate raises are probable in 2016. The Fed's December determination to hike rates for the first time in nearly a decade has been under scrutiny currently, with some market players saying it was a mistake and that Chair Janet Yellen may have to backpedal. However, most economists disagree. A poll of more...

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Does Fear Control the Market?

At this point in time, oil and stocks are highly correlated. As a result of this relationship, stocks are turning the other way when dealing with company fundamentals and now worries and concern have gotten into the minds of investors. With only being one-quarter through the earnings season for small caps, stocks are reacting to macro factors while not paying attention to company fundamentals. In reference to Furey Research Partners, the small-cap earnings picture is actually better than the consensus...

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Deal Indicates Investors Prefer Blind Bet on Uber

Those briefed on the latest Wall Street transaction said that wealthy clients of Morgan Stanley are managing a special fund that allows them to bet on Uber. The fund, called New Riders L.P., is a contribution to the billions of dollars in capital that Uber has been working to raise. Yet unlike the other investors in the current fund-raising stages, the investors in the Morgan Stanley fund are efficiently investing their money with their eyes closed. The institutional investors are in financial...

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Biotech Analysts: Clear Opportunities In Biotechnology Stocks

While it’s no secret that Martin Shkreli gave a black eye to biotech stocks late last year, the wounds are starting to heal after January’s biotechnology market correction. J.P. Morgan analysts say that there are some “clear opportunities” that investors could take advantage of especially considering the current market volatility that’s been seen during the first quarter of 2016. Analysts cited several categories including buying bottomed out biotech stocks or even planning for a “buy...

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What’s Moving The Market?

Traders have been thinking for quite some time that a part of the global selling in stocks that began back in December may be due to oil-related sovereign wealth funds selling assets so they are able to make up for the shortfall in revenues due to the decease in oil. We are beginning to get some information that tells us that at least a piece of the selling may indeed be due to this type of selling, particularly regarding the weakness we have seen in financials. Oil-related Sovereign Wealth Funds...