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Here’s a simple strategy for enrolling more low-income students at elite colleges, but why is it so effective?

Here’s a simple strategy for enrolling more low-income students at elite colleges, but why is it so effective?

Is a packet and a promise enough to change the trajectory of someone’s life? Perhaps. Roughly two-thirds of low-income Michigan students who received a branded set of materials from the… Read more »

The Ratings Game: What Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley see ahead for Tesla in 2019

The Ratings Game: What Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley see ahead for Tesla in 2019

Two major investment banks had research notes on Tesla Inc. on Tuesday, sticking to their guns on their views on the stock as one predicted a “lull” in demand in… Read more »

The Tell: The ‘smart money’ is the most bearish on stocks since 2008, with ‘recession coming,’ BofA survey finds

The Tell: The ‘smart money’ is the most bearish on stocks since 2008, with ‘recession coming,’ BofA survey finds

Professional money managers have turned sharply bearish in their outlook for the stock market and the economy, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s December survey of more than 240… Read more »

Emerging Markets Report: Investors hope for policy cues from China’s Xi are quickly dashed

Emerging Markets Report: Investors hope for policy cues from China’s Xi are quickly dashed

A much anticipated speech from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday left more questions than answers for emerging-market watchers. In short, Xi said China was sticking to its policy guns,… Read more »

Retire Better: An ‘expected obliteration’ of financial assets threatens to kill FIRE movement

Retire Better: An ‘expected obliteration’ of financial assets threatens to kill FIRE movement

The FIRE movement — financial independence, retire early — is so mid-2018. Fueled by a millennial yearning for independence and a relentless bull market, adherents to the FIRE approach have… Read more »

Vaping has pushed teenagers’ nicotine use to record highs

Vaping has pushed teenagers’ nicotine use to record highs

There’s been a sharp increase in teenagers using nicotine — and it’s all because of vaping, a recent study found. The percentage of 12th graders who reported using nicotine in… Read more »

The Technical Indicator: Charting a falling-knife backdrop, S&P 500 confirms primary downtrend

The Technical Indicator: Charting a falling-knife backdrop, S&P 500 confirms primary downtrend

Major technical damage continues to be inflicted to the U.S. benchmarks ahead of a consequential Federal Reserve policy statement, due out Wednesday. Consider that the S&P 500 has violated major… Read more »

Outside the Box: This positive data point says Santa may arrive at the stock market after all

Outside the Box: This positive data point says Santa may arrive at the stock market after all

Nothing has changed in the stock market in my three-plus decades in four respects. 1. When stock prices go down, bearish gurus come out of the woodwork and start fear-mongering…. Read more »

Caroline Baum: How the idea of the Fed ‘stockpiling ammunition’ could blow up the economy

Caroline Baum: How the idea of the Fed ‘stockpiling ammunition’ could blow up the economy

Every once in a while, an idea takes root that is so off-base, so nonsensical, that it almost defies analysis. Because to analyze something implies that it is worthy of… Read more »

The Tell: Debt-laden firms are hit the hardest in recent stock slump, says SocGen

The Tell: Debt-laden firms are hit the hardest in recent stock slump, says SocGen

As corporate debt concerns come to a head, investors have dumped the stocks of firms with the worst balance sheets, a trend that is likely to intensify next year. “In… Read more »

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