Monetary Policy

Protect Your Stock Gains Against Tax Bill Flop

By Louis Basenese - Nov 27, 2017

If the new tax bill does not pass we could be facing a selloff, fortunately downside protection is in our scope.

Stocks

Who Loves Guns More than NRA?

By Louis Basenese - Nov 24, 2017

It’s a most perverse relationship. Every time a mass shooting occurs, gun stocks soar.

Economics

The Two Most Shocking Thanksgiving Statistics

By Louis Basenese - Nov 22, 2017

We’re less than 48 hours away from the most anticipated time of year – holiday shopping! And the stage is set to shatter sales records.

Economics

Brand-New App “Sounds Like Hell”

By Louis Basenese - Nov 20, 2017

A “Frictionless Economy” fosters free transactions that require virtually no effort. Why then has it been likened to hell on earth?

Stocks

How to Play the End of California’s Historic Drought

By Louis Basenese - Oct 13, 2017

So the California drought — the one that pundits told us would last 50 years (or more) — is officially over. Time to gauge the investment merits. Should you begin strategically buying the downtrodden assets, like vineyards? Or perhaps shorting the overinflated assets? Let’s dig in...

Energy

Shocking VHS Tape the Deep State Doesn’t Want You to See

By Louis Basenese - Oct 9, 2017

In 1991, Shell produced a video called Climate of Concern, detailing the reprehensible harm its products do to the Earth. So why did the company then spend millions of dollars lobbying against the doom it so brilliantly predicted 25 years prior? The answer is more disturbing than you could ever imagine.

Monetary Policy

The #TrumpTax Strategy No One’s Talking About

By Louis Basenese - Oct 4, 2017

The framework for the largest tax overhaul in 30 years is nicely in place. Now let’s make sure your portfolio is ready.

Economics

Were Irma and Harvey Just the Opening Act?

By Louis Basenese - Sep 15, 2017

Irma may have just rained on Puerto Rico’s recovery parade. Power outages and water main destruction could spell doom for Electric Power Authority and Water Authority bonds issued by the island. And if those bonds default, a domino effect on other Puerto Rican bonds is likely. With that in mind, welcome to Wall Street Daily’s first ever “Natural Disasters” edition.

Personal Finance

How to Survive the Equifax Hack

By Louis Basenese - Sep 12, 2017

The Equifax hack should deeply scare you. Heck, it concerns me enough that I took immediate action. Today, I’m strongly recommending that you do the same.

Monetary Policy

Size Matters With This Trump-Fueled Opportunity

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Aug 24, 2017

The next piece of Trump’s legislative package is about to be taken up by Congress. And after a bruising battle on health care ending in an ugly, public defeat, Republicans will be far more likely to work with Democrats to get the win here. Here’s how a tax reform victory sets up small caps for a major rally…

Politics

The “Trump Trade” is Back from Dead

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Aug 23, 2017

Ahead of the President’s landmark tax legislation, it’s time to buy stocks, not sell them. And gold miners offer investors the perfect way to play the upside – and cushion on the downside.

Politics

Steve Jobs’ Widow Vows to…

By Martin Hutchinson - Jul 31, 2017

Every time President Trump rails against the media, he adds millions in market capitalization to The New York Times Company (NYT). So buying a few call options on NYT is virtually certain to pay off. If you’ve never traded options, fear not. I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to describe options so that a kindergartener would understand.