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What Saudi Vision 2030 Means for Investors

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s most repressive and isolated countries, is on the verge of its biggest social transformation since declaring itself a sovereign state in 1932. Saudi Arabia has been one of the world’s wealthiest countries for decades....

Twitter is Finally Profitable… But We Aren’t Buying It

On February 8, Twitter announced the first profitable quarter in the company’s history. The first-ever Twitter profits were announced exactly 1,554 days since its IPO back in November 2013. The company announced it made $91 million in profit during the fourth quarter...

The Fed is Now in Jay Powell’s Hands

Princeton graduate and Georgetown alumnus Jerome “Jay” Powell was sworn in as the 16th Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve on February 5. Powell was originally nominated to the Fed’s Board of Governors by President Obama back in 2011, and brings a wealth of...

Will Global Synchronized Growth Continue?

“Global synchronized growth” has been a popular buzzword for several months. It means what it says: The world’s largest economies are all growing at the same time. According to the International Monetary Fund, the US, China, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, and India...

Trump’s Approval Ratings Are Rising

Mainstream media have made a lot of fuss about President Trump’s approval ratings. Admittedly, he hasn’t polled as well as did past presidents during their first years in office. After winning the presidency in a hard-fought campaign, it was inevitable Trump would...

Are the Trump Tariffs Good for the US Economy?

It’s official—President Trump is a protectionist. Despite the fact that many (myself included) expected him to eventually walk back his campaign rhetoric about trade, the president has proven he’s serious about protecting American manufacturers. On January 22, US...

Stock Market Sectors to Watch in 2018

It’s been 2018 for nearly a month already, so we can start having serious discussions about which stocks are doing well and which are performing poorly in 2018. Some things we can be confident about—2017 was an exceedingly good year for stock market investors, and...

FAANGs: High Growth Tech Stocks in 2018

2017 was fruitful year for tech stocks. The tech-centric NASDAQ Composite Index rallied more than 28%, outperforming the S&P 500's 19.8% gain. Investors familiar with the technology market might recall that 2017 was also particularly year for the FAANG stocks....

Small-Cap Biotech Stocks Hold Big Promise in 2018

With the GOP tax bill signed into law and the New Year now upon us, it’s time to look at one of the stock market sectors with the most potential for growth in 2018. The cut in corporate tax rates has led many analysts to believe that small-cap companies will be one of...

Oil Prices Will Keep Rising in 2018

Crude oil was a roller coaster ride for investors in 2017. After starting the year at $54.57, Brent Crude looked close to breaking the $60 barrel marker before a number of factors got in the way: OPEC members failed to adequately comply with their production cut...

Trump’s Pro-Business Agenda is Working

CNBC may be a bastion of liberal politics and one of the left-leaning news organizations leading the media charge against Donald Trump and the Republican Party, but even the host of CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ Jim Cramer had to acknowledge that President Trump’s pro-business...

Trump’s Stock Market Surge Rolls into 2018

Despite an army of critics opposing him at every turn, US President Donald Trump managed to get his tax overhaul bill through Congress and onto his desk on December 22. Hours later, the president signed the bill, marking the first major legislative victory since he...