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Posted by TwillyD June 18, 2016

Smith & Wesson Among Gun Makers Whose Sales Soared Last Week

Smith & Wesson Among Gun Makers Whose Sales Soared Last Week

As the nation mourns the Orlando terrorist attack by a man who was radicalized and pledged his allegiance to ISIS, Smith & Wesson is enjoying a spike in sales. In fact, the gun-maker’s surged to just a few dollars; of its new 52-week high of $30.44. Gun-maker Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) rose more than Continue reading →

IEX: The new stock exchange aimed to slow down high frequency trading

This post was originally published at New York Times.   The IEX office/trading floor, located in downtown Manhattan. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times America is getting a new stock exchange from the most prominent critics of high-frequency trading. After months of delays and a brutal lobbying battle that divided Wall Street, the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 17, 2016

The Math of S&P 2200

This post was originally published on Yahoo Finance.     I want to discuss a meta-theory about how and why the stock market can go higher this year, despite valuations and sluggish growth in the economy and earnings.   This theory involves 5 elements: The investment machinery of Wall Street where trillions of dollars are Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 15, 2016

Fed keeps rates unchanged. Of course!

    The Federal Reserve has wrapped up its latest two-day meeting and Janet Yellen is set to address the media in Washington, DC. Yahoo Finance has all the latest on the statement and Chair Yellen’s press conference.

Posted by Martin June 14, 2016

Just for the record: Will the market (S&P 500) reach 2,400 this year?

Today, we saw the market in its third day of selling, falling hard off of the highs and increasing fear among investors and speculators. Yet I could find one who was optimistic enough to claim that the selling is far over and that the market will actually go a lot higher in a matter of Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Technology May Win In Minimum Wage Fight; Restaurant Space

The movement afoot to raise the minimum wage has frequently captured headlines as of late. Many understand the financial plight of people trying to live on minimum wage. On the flip side are observers who are raising concerns about the negative effects on the top and bottom lines of companies that will have to absorb Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Viacom Squabbling Troublesome for Investors

There has been quite a bit of drama playing out in the entertainment space lately as Viacom (NYSE: VIAB) is enthralled in an unprecedented fight over who will be in charge of the $17 billion company. The power struggle antics over who will control the company are serving to aggravate shareholders who were already concerned Continue reading →

Markets higher, ugly, but still bullish

What a day on Wall Street today! As bullish the market was today as ugly it looked. My feelings about the market are totally derailed and I do not know what to think about it. In the morning the S&P lost ground to turn bullish and during the day it rallied up. But on low Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 07, 2016

Relypsa’s Drug Treatment Success Threatened By Looming New Player Entranceent as Big Pharma

Biopharmaceutical company Relypsa Inc. (NASDAQ: RLYP) continues to enjoy being the sole provider of a drug used to treat hyperkalemia. Its stock is up and analysts are bullish that it has more room to run. However, there are some catalysts that could move the stock downward. Because of some issues that could affect shareholder value, Continue reading →

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

Last week was an interesting week in the automobile space. Top automakers reported declines in the number of cars sold, and auto loan financiers were highlighted for offering loans with historic terms in regards to how long they go out. These issues show some of the headwinds that are facing the auto industries. The auto Continue reading →