Markets closed mixed (SPY -0.1% Vs. $DJI +0.2%), WTI crude closed down -3.2% and the US dollar closed up +0.3%. Gold took the largest plunge of -3.5% after a rally following Trump's victory ran out of steam today, pressuring energy, materials and healthcare stocks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is eyeing a more limited repeal of the 2010 Dodd Frank law, despite the Republican president-elect's campaign promise for a full repeal of the financial overhaul, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing unnamed sources.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett defended the stock market's strength and raised doubts about President-elect Donald Trump's trade agenda in a CNN interview broadcast on Friday, just days after the U.S. election.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth prospects appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to proceed with gradual interest rate rises but the central bank is monitoring an increase in long-term U.S. government borrowing costs, Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said on Friday.
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Friday it would no longer allow certain advertisers to exclude racial or ethnic groups when placing ads on its service, following criticism that the practice was discriminatory.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said on Friday its executive board approved the renewal of its $250 billion crisis lending fund, the New Arrangements to Borrow, for another five-year period starting Nov. 17.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told Russian media that Pacific-rim countries can forge a new trade deal that includes China to replace the U.S.-led TPP that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to scrap.
(Reuters) - Twitter said it was able to deliver more viewers than promised to advertisers on an election night livestream, good news for the microblogging site as it tries to ward off growing competition for ad dollars from Snapchat and Instagram.
"In victory, magnanimity!" said Winston Churchill.
Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.
The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve.
As for promptings that he "reach out" and "reassure" those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject the poisoned chalice. This is the same old con.
Trump should take as models the Democrats FDR and LBJ.
Franklin Roosevelt, who had savaged Herbert Hoover as a big spender, launched his own New Deal in his first 100 days.
History now hails his initiative and resolve.
Lyndon Johnson exploited his landslide over Barry Goldwater in 1964 to erect his Great Society in 1965: the Voting Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid. He compromised on nothing, and got it all.
Even those who turned on him for Vietnam still celebrate his domestic achievements.
President Nixon's great regret was that he did not bomb Hanoi and mine Haiphong in 1969 — instead of waiting until 1972 — and bring the Vietnam War to an earlier end and with fewer U.S. casualties.
Nixon's decision not to inflame the social and political crisis of the '60s by rolling back the Great Society bought him nothing. He was rewarded with media-backed mass demonstrations in 1969 to break his presidency and bring about an American defeat in Vietnam.
"Action this day!" was the scribbled command of Prime Minister Churchill on his notepads in World War II. This should be the motto of the first month ...
Stocks and Bonds (closed today with TSY Futs unch) now have the same yield for the first time since Jan 5th
Bond-like stocks or stock-like bonds?
The "Buy and Hold" narrative spewed by every asset-gatherer and commission-taker is perhaps far better understood as "buy and hold on tight" as the following chart shows, for many, equity exposure is simply inappropriate (or too scary)!
Simply put, it's not the 'volatility' that people see as risk... it's
the drawdown, and as SocGen's chart above shows that drawdown is
practically impossible to bear unless you are lucky, blind, or ignorant.
Add to that the fact that US valuations have seldom been more expensive...
In today's over-inflated, over-leveraged,
over-manipulated markets, why on earth would a rational person not be
prioritizing protecting their financial wealth?
Donald Trump's U.S. election victory has shattered assumptions in global markets. The potential change from monetary to fiscal stimulus and from free trade to reversing globalization upends nearly every belief held by investors.
Prominent chart watcher Tom DeMark is predicting that stocks, which have rallied mightily following Donald Trump's win of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday night, will peak over the next five sessions.
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