Economic Outlook

Hemp Is Getting So Popular Even The WWE Championship Belt Is Now Made Out Of It

Hemp is often an overlooked subsector of the cannabis space, but its usage in the United States and around the world is growing every day. In fact, World Wrestling Entertainment performer Daniel Bryan unveiled a brand new hemp version of the WWE Championship belt on Tuesday’s edition of “SmackDown Live.” CLICK for complete article

Investors Anxious Ahead Of Big Week

Markets down at start of big week. U.S. stocks opened up in the red on Monday due to investor anxiety over a range of issues. There are a lot of data releases and key events coming up this week, including another round of U.S.-China trade talks, guidance from both the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank, jobs figures from the U.S., a key Brexit vote and manufacturing data from China. “Politics is an important driver for markets right now,” Ann-Katrin Petersen, investment strategist at Allianz Global investors, told the Wall Street Journal. “More volatility is in store for markets especially given the slower growth outlook for the global economy.” CLICK for complete article

Speaker Line-Up for WOFC 2019

Not too late to get a ticket for the 30th annual Conference this Friday and Saturday. Can’t attend? Subscribe to the archive video.

How to Identify a Stock Market Top Months Before it Happens

Most investors understand that the stock market doesn’t follow the economy, it leads it. That means we cannot wait for a recession to get out of the markets because the markets generally start to fall months before a recession kicks in.

If the stock market tops before the economy goes into a recession, how do we know when the stock market is going to top? Fortunately, there are a couple of key LEADING indicators that always precede a recession, and more importantly for investors, a major top in the stock market. These key indicators are…Click Here for Full Article.

Latin American Stocks Back In Fashion For 2019

With the crisis in Venezuela and more than a dozen major presidential elections in only two years, investor appetites for Latin American stocks riding a precarious wave of instability had dwindled—but the hunger is now re-emerging, with Brazil becoming all the rage.

So far this year has been the start of a Latin America comeback, now that 14 presidential votes are over and there’s room for investors to think optimistically about stability and reform, excluding Venezuela, of course. They’re eyeing a boost in economic growth that has attracted new emerging market investment money….CLICK for complete article

Morgan Stanley Upgrades Walmart, Says Premium Valuation Is Justified

Gutman said over the past five years, Walmart’s U.S. EBIT contracted on average by 52 basis points but management’s dedication towards cost control, expense leverage, stopping all store expansions, zero-based budgeting, and moderating e-commerce dilution will help U.S. EBIT margins expand by one basis points. EBIT can expand without the need for the company to give up its reputation of offering customers low prices and a high level of convenience….CLICK for complete article