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5 Things to Know About US-Chinese Trade Negotiations

Associated Press | Equities.com |

The US and China have held their first face-to-face trade talks since Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to postpone further tariff increases.


Did Strong December Payrolls Push Gold Prices Up?

Sunshine Profits | Equities.com |

U.S. nonfarm payrolls accelerated in December, beating expectations. The economy added 312,000 jobs last month, following a rise of 176,000 in November (after an upward revision) and significantly ...


Outlook 2019: When Doves Cry?

Leo Kolivakis | Equities.com |

I truly believe that we are entering a new era where more and more people all over the world are going to want the government to step in to bolster retirement policy.


EUR/USD Forecast: Enjoying the Powell Put but We've Been Here Before

FXStreet | Equities.com |

EUR/USD is moving up as the first full week of 2019 commences. Markets are optimistic after Fed Chair Jerome Powell spoke in Atlanta on Friday and boosted financial markets.


Will Technology Save Baby Boomers?

Patrick Watson | Equities.com |

The choices some Boomers made decades ago may have seemed sensible at the time. But as you’ll see, they also have other side effects.


Powell Promises Patience: So What? It Doesn't Matter

Mish Shedlock | Equities.com |

One additional rate hike will not tip the economy into recession. One rate hike less, or even a rate cut will not prevent a recession.


What Is, Isn't Available for Businesses During Government Shutdown

Associated Press | Equities.com |

Small business owners are increasingly feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown that's in its 17th day.


2018 - The Year the Quants Got Destroyed

Jason Leavitt | Equities.com |

Many studies pointed to 2018 being a good year, but it didn't happen. Historical tendencies that had extremely high win rates - in some cases 100% - didn't play out. Here's a summary.


2019 Economic Outlook and How You Can Profit

Jacob Maslow | Equities.com |

There are many predictions noting that 2019 is the year that sees the market crash and burn. Are you ready to weather the aftermath?


Stocks Rally as Fed Shifts Back to a Dovish Stance

Adam Sarhan | Equities.com |

Clearly, the Fed is more concerned with asset prices (stocks, bonds, commodities, and real estate), than other economic data. But that is not necessarily a bad thing.