Month: December 2018

Jack Bogle, the founder of index fund giant Vanguard Group, is warning investors to prepare for 2019 by decreasing exposure to stocks and increasing investment in defensive strategies, such as fixed income securities like bonds. “Trees don’t grow to the sky, and I see clouds on the horizon. I don’t know if and when they’ll
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The “Options Action” traders share three options trading strategies to kick off the week. Mike Khouw recommends a call spread in Disney. Carter Worth recommends the Russell 2000 small-cap ETF. Brian Kelly recommends shorting the U.S. Dollar. Trader disclosure: Brian Kelly is long AMD, CBOE, CME, GCAP, GS, HIVE, IBM, MCB, MSFT, MU, NVDA, OSTK,
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Amazon.com – Amazon is planning a significant expansion of its Whole Foods grocery stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper said Amazon is scouting new locations in more suburbs, and in areas where Whole Foods is already growing in popularity. Deutsche Bank – Deutsche
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Activity inChina’s manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in more than two years in the month of December amid a domestic economic slowdown and Beijing’s ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 49.4 — lower than the 49.9 analysts
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In recent years, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific flavors have become more mainstream, with diners indulging in the Hawaiian dish poke and falafel rice bowls at restaurants like Cava. However, in 2019 you’ll likely see more of a North African and Middle Eastern influence. Harissa, a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, is already enticing diners in
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When Kevin Zraly first started studying wines almost 50 years ago, it wasn’t the most popular alcoholic beverage in the U.S. “People looked at me like I was nuts studying wines,” Zraly said. “All my friends were drinking beer.” At 21, Zraly hitchhiked to California to get exposure to the wines there. And after graduating
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The hottest gift of the season could also be the least used. For the 12th year running, gift cards remain the most popular items on wish lists, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday report. Gift cards topped all other potential presents, including jewelry, clothing, books, movies, music, electronics and sporting goods. The NRF
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