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Two Ways to Play the Highflying Drone Market

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 29, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, might be the most important tech device on the market since the smartphone. Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates the global drone market will be worth $127 billion by 2020. Here are two ways to play the trend.


Brexit Update: Pulling the Trigger on Article 50

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 28, 2017

Tomorrow, British Prime Minister Theresa May will officially invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to explain what this means for Britain moving forward.

Special Situations

Trump’s Health Care Reform Gets Dissected

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 27, 2017

America’s healthcare bill hangs in the balance. The vote was delayed on Thursday, and the House is now saying to expect a vote around 5 p.m. on Friday. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to unpack the sector for us.

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Friday Charts: Amazon’s Retail Apocalypse, Black Swans and S&P 500’s Broken Win Streak

By Louis Basenese - Mar 24, 2017

This week in Friday Charts, we’re serving up some timely snapshots of the end of the (retail) world as we know it — thanks to Amazon — along with S&P 500 volatility and the obscene cost to insure against the next market implosion.


AI Can Stop the Slow Bleed That’s Killing Economies

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 23, 2017

Around the globe, financial fraud costs businesses and governments trillions of dollars annually. Stronger auditing systems would be the easiest way to fix the problem. The solution? Use artificial intelligence to enhance fraud detection.

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“Earth Hackers” Adopt Radical Methods to Stop Climate Change

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 22, 2017

Whether it’s the result of human activities or part of a natural cycle, there’s little question that surface temperatures around the world are going up. What is up for debate, though, is how to deal with it. That’s where the science of geoengineering comes in…

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Dissecting Trump’s Border Wall Parameters

By Louis Basenese - Mar 21, 2017

Like this weekend, when I perused the 132-page government document that outlines the parameters for Trump’s wall. The document offers guidelines to contractors who wish to help build the wall. With the wall getting closer to reality, I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to gauge the situation. Hutch surprised me with his analysis.


Friday Charts: Economic Sentiment Reaches Record High

By Louis Basenese - Mar 17, 2017

Optimism can be a powerful economic force. That is, as long as all the good feelings translate into good actions. Like increased capital expenditures and hiring. Well, economic sentiment has never been higher.

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Hawkish Yellen Kills Her “Inner Dove” With Rate Hike

By Louis Basenese - Mar 17, 2017

Rate hikes are pervasive. They bleed into every financial endeavor — whether it’s a mortgage payment, a credit card purchase or the values of stocks. So I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to do a deeper dive into the Fed’s rate hike.

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Fed Rate Rise Spawns New Opportunity in Small-Caps

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 16, 2017

While stocks generally cool off seven days after a Fed rate hike, small cap stocks – particularly, value names – are actually among the best performing stocks when rates rise.


How to Play the World’s Most Overlooked Emerging Market

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 15, 2017

Argentina is reemerging as a powerful force in the global economy. And the country is home to the world’s hottest small-cap utility stock: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (EDN).


5 Reasons to Diversify Into Japanese Stocks

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 14, 2017

With a healthy uptick in GDP, increased political stability going forward and a weakening yen boosting exports — now is the perfect time to diversify into the Japanese market.