22Nov2017 Market Close: Stocks Generally Lower In Pre-Holiday Trade


Written by Gary

This post includes a summary of news at the time of market close. Have a great Thanksgiving - and remember the markets are closed tomorrow followed by a shortened session on Friday.

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It's Never Too Late to Dance II

Written by Frank Li

In January 2016, I published my first article on the subject (It's never too late to dance!), summarizing my first year of competitive dancing. This is act II, summarizing my journey over the past two years.

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Infographic Of The Day: Naming Your Business - Lessons Learned The Hard Way

The reality is that most businesses end as failures, and early decisions are extremely critical. While it's tempting to downplay the importance of coming up with a business name, the fact is that the first impression made on customers and suppliers has a massive bearing on the success of your enterprise.

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Current Weather Outlook

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Some Southwest States may set high temperature records on Thanksgiving Day and the Phoenix Airport may record the first Meteorological Fall Season without measurable precipitation since 1938. Alaska is getting back-door cold fronts which are creating Gulf of Alaska Lows which then provide moisture to the Northwest. La Nina and Global Warming result in interesting weather. Continue reading to learn more. 

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22Nov2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Markets Look Good Going Into Thanksgiving

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What Did Trump Achieve In Asia?

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

Trump's Asia Strategy, Goals and Realities

Trump's critics claim he lacks a comprehensive approach to Asia. In reality, his current approach is aligned with moderate 'America First' goals. But what did Trump really achieve in Asia?

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01 November 2017 FOMC Meeting Minutes: Again Much Talk About Inflation

Fed-sealSMALL-- this post authored by Steven Hansen

The 01 November 2017 meeting statement presented the actions taken. This post covers the economic discussion during this FOMC meeting between the members (minutes were released today). There was considerable discussion on inflation, and an interesting quote:

... several participants expressed concern that the persistently weak inflation data could lead to a decline in longer-term inflation expectations or may have done so already; they pointed to low market-based measures of inflation compensation, declines in some survey measures of inflation expectations, or evidence from statistical models suggesting that the underlying trend in inflation had fallen in recent years ...

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