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Plain Talk, Fuzzy Math

Plains All American (PAA) held their investor day last week. Continued growth in output from the Permian in West Texas is driving new pipeline...

How Return of Capital Can Enhance After-Tax ETF Distributions

Returns of capital are considered an inferior way to pay out corporate dividends because they do not come out of company profits and instead represent the return of an investor's original investment capital back to the investor.

Companies Benefiting from Strong Chinese Consumer Demand

China continues to dominate market headlines, as global tariff wars heat up. Many companies are benefitting from growing domestic consumption and spending power in China and the rest of Asia.

IPO of the Week: Hershey

Founded in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, Hershey is a global confectionery manufacturer specializes in chocolate. Hershey offers a wide variety of product include chocolate and non-chocolate sweets, gum and min refreshment products, pantry items and snacks.

Can Trump Manage the Economic Cycle?

The current economic recovery, launched out of the cauldron of the 2008-09 financial crisis, continues to percolate. Directly following the 2016 presidential election, many...

Gold Prices Take a Breather

After an eight-trading day run gaining 5%, gold has finally taken a breather. As the U.S. dollar dropped from $98 to $96.50, gold volatility jumped above 12% and prices enjoyed a nearly $70 rise to re-test gold’s February 20 price high near $1,350.

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Gold Prices Take a Breather

After an eight-trading day run gaining 5%, gold has finally taken a breather. As the U.S. dollar dropped from $98 to $96.50, gold volatility jumped above 12% and prices enjoyed a nearly $70 rise to re-test gold’s February 20 price high near $1,350.

Oil Edges the $50 Support Level on Lack of Demand

Many of the current news headlines tie oil’s recent decline to lower expectations on world growth outlooks. WTI Crude Oil has dropped 23% from its $66.60 on April 23rd to a low today of $50.59.

Stocks Will Trump Tariffs

A couple of months ago we noted in Blinded By The Bonds the paltry yields available on long term debt. Since the 2008 financial...

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12 Days of Investment Wisdom: Day 1

On the first day of this series, we answer a pivotal question that every investor should ask themselves before embarking on their investment journey:...

How Return of Capital Can Enhance After-Tax ETF Distributions

Returns of capital are considered an inferior way to pay out corporate dividends because they do not come out of company profits and instead represent the return of an investor's original investment capital back to the investor.

Should investors be thinking about floating rate as an all-weather fixed...

Floating-Rate Bank Loans can potentially enhance a portfolio’s returns, while offering investors access to markets that are not contained in traditional fixed income investments.

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