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We see Investment themes at work and at play every day in the economy — oftentimes across industries and categories — and other aspects of day to day life. It is the opposite of the typical Wall Street approach to research, which oftentimes overly focuses on a single industry at a ... more

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The Magic 8-Ball Market
Last week ended with equity markets taking another dive that accelerated into Friday’s close as the trade war with China intensified heading into its eighteenth month with China announcing that it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US goods.
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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
When economies and markets are near a turning point, often the headlines tell a very different story than is revealed by digging deeper into the data.
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Betting On Central Banks As It Gets Plain Ugly
The market is hoping, praying and pricing for a Federal Reserve rate cut ostensibly driven by the now dual trade wars, which means the actions of the president are driving both monetary and fiscal policy – surely this will not end well.
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Seeing Through The Smoke Of The Trade War
The impact of Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s sweet whispers to the market that the 2018 rate hikes are on hold for 2019 is wearing off as politics and trade tensions dominate the markets, especially talk of China.
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Middle Class Squeeze, Aging Of The Population: Themes Converging Under Golden Arches
Would you like your Social Security with a side of fries?
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The World’s Biggest Brands Going Green With Refillables
The world’s biggest consumer brands are looking to provide their products to consumers in refillable containers so as to reduce waste. This creates a tailwind behind those providing the containers and the refilling services.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

BABA Alibaba
BBRY (now BB) BlackBerry Ltd
BIG Big Lots Inc.
BIL SPDR Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF
BXUB Barclays Bank PLC
BXUC Barclays Bank PLC
CNDF iShares Edge MSCI Mltifctr Cnsmr Dcrtnry
CRF Cornerstone Total Return Fund
DDM ProShares Ultra Dow30
DIA SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average
DLBL Barclays Bank PLC
DLBS Barclays Bank PLC
DOG ProShares Short Dow30
DTUL iPath U.S. Treasury 2-Year Bull ETN
DTUS Barclays Bank PLC
DTYL Barclays Bank PLC
DTYS Barclays Bank PLC
DUSA DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
DVN Devon Energy Corporation
DXD ProShares UltraShort Dow30
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration ETF
EEH ELEMENTS Linked to the SPECTRUM Large CAP U.S. Sector Momentum Index
EGF BlackRock Enhanced Government Fund Inc.
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