Saturday Spotlight

The Brits Are Out… Here’s the Perfect Post-Brexit Fear Trade

The Brits Are Out… Here’s the Perfect Post-Brexit Fear Trade

Well, that was an interesting end to the week! Talk about a seismic shift in the world order. The markets are coming off a tumultuous day on Friday, in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. As a Brit myself, I’ve obviously had a keen interest in the referendum right from the...

The State of the Internet in Five Compelling Charts

The “State of the Internet” in Five Compelling Charts

It’s not as big or hyped up as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas or the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nor does it generate as much chatter as major product announcements from the likes of Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). But Mary Meeker’s annual “state of the internet” is nonetheless a...

The Evolution of the Marketplace: From the Mall to the Internet

The Evolution of the Marketplace: From the Mall to the Internet

With nearly 50,000 shopping malls spread across the United States, it certainly wouldn’t seem that the retail industry is struggling to keep its doors open. Instead, it would seem that every time we turn around there is yet another yogurt shop or cell phone store announcing a grand opening. This is a deceiving illusion, however....

Are We Really As Smart As We Think? Or is it Just Smart Technology?

Are We Really As Smart As We Think?

We humans are a smart bunch. At least, we think we are. I mean, we have smartphones, smart watches, smart meters, and smart cars, among other things. Yet, for all this smart stuff, we’re finding it trickier to operate one of our longtime tech mainstays. The television. Far from embracing new-age smart TVs, Greg Miller...

No End in Sight for the Currency Cold War

No End in Sight for the Currency Cold War

With the next Fed meeting scheduled for June 14 and 15, several officials have already hinted at an interest rate increase. Following the officials’ words, the dollar strengthened and the price of gold declined, indicating the “Currency Cold War” of the last few years might be winding down. But Global Markets Analyst Martin Hutchinson doesn’t...

The Philippines Gets It Right

The Philippines Gets It Right

For the casual observer in the U.S., the most remarkable outcome of recent elections in the Philippines is the ascension of boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to his home country’s upper legislative chamber. For the “people’s champion,” there will be no multi-million-dollar rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweather. For guys like Wall Street Daily Global Markets...

It’s Time to Bargain Hunt in the Midstream MLP Space

It’s Time to Bargain Hunt in the Midstream MLP Space

Petroleum is a source for refined fuels used for cooking, driving, and flying. It’s feedstock for chemical products, including lubricants, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. And it’s a global force that’s dictated many of the proxy battles of the 20th century Cold War and still defines regional and international conflicts to this day. Hydrocarbons are ubiquitous. So...

A Facebook Short We Can All “Like”

A Short We Can All “Like”

Let’s level with each other for a moment. I’ve already checked in on Facebook a couple of times today – once just after I woke up for my Friday morning swim, and once just after I arrived at Wall Street Daily’s Baltimore office. How much time have you spent catching up with friends, “liking” family...

An Emerging Markets Opportunity

An Emerging Opportunity

Emerging markets are enjoying a strong rally, with the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM) up more than 20% since January 20, 2016. This exchange-traded fund (which, by the way, is one of the most costly ways for investors to access emerging markets) tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The index consists of 23...