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Latest News On Goldman Sachs

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According to the latest released news from Goldman Sachs, the financial company's strategists have decided to veer away from stocks for three months. Global rates on stocks have been cut due to slow growth in earnings as well as expensive valuations. A lack of investor confidence has also influenced this decision.

Sachs strategists have also noted that risk aversion is another important reason for this avoidance of stocks for the short term this current year. Pick-ups in investor confidence are predicted to take time, according to the company experts' latest forecasting data. Over the rest of the year, neutral ratings on global stocks will be monitored closely at Goldman Sachs.

The Rise Of Gun Stocks

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Today, US stocks have opened at a higher price, triggered by an unexpectedly good jobs report. The report from last month led to anxiety and fear in the market. However, the report today has eased investors' worries, offering further evidence that the economy has moved in the right direction.

Over the days of June, roughly 287,000 jobs were generated in America, exceeding economists' predictions of 175,000 jobs. Nonetheless, the rate of joblessness increased slightly to 4.9 percent, whereas economists predicted it would increase to 4.8 percent. The shooting in Dallas has had an effect on numerous stocks as well, a phenomena we will address below.

Twilio IPO Prices Hit Fifteen Dollars Per Share, Surpassing Its' Prior Target

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Today, Twilio announced that it would set the price of its' first offering to the public at fifteen dollars per share. This values the firm at about $1.23 billion, which is over its' prior one billion dollar valuation from the previous financing round.

The firm expects to make about 150 million dollars, with an additional 1.5 million shares available for sale. Also, this is a bigger price than the twelve to fourteen dollars per share amount that the firm targeted in the past.

The Twilio IPO is important, because tech IPOs have dried up considerably in 2016. Concern has spread among many small businesses that have run into problems, due to the dearth of tech IPOs this year (Twilio is just the third of 2016). Most startups hope that Twilio will revitalize the tech IPO industry, with a good showing once trading starts tomorrow.

What the Fifteen Dollar Minimum Wage Means for Cities

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The debate over the $15 dollar minimum wage has two sides, one that believes that the higher wages will mean less jobs and the side that wants to see better incomes for employees in low skill jobs in America. Currently 2 states and 4 cities have passed laws to increase the minimum wage to this level over the next couple of years. This higher wage will have negative impacts on businesses and the workers that currently are employed there, while limiting the number of available jobs for young workers.

Franchise locations of the popular fast food chain McDonalds are everywhere and employee millions of American workers. But the franchises only keep 6 cents of every dollar of revenue that they generate, the rest goes to staff, food, rent, etc. A typical franchise has income of $2.6 million a year or $156,000. With this new minimum wage, 15 employees will cost the franchise 75% of its profit for the year. The company will attempt to increase revenue through price increases but customers are sensitive to these increases and lower wage earnings will be most affected by the increase in their purchases.

Rents To Slow Down In 2016 Rent Forecast

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Rents  Down in 2016 Forecast

Zillow Rent Forecast sees rents to slow, shifting to low gear in all the 12 months of 2016 that will include even well-performing markets in the previous years.

For renters though, Zillow predicts a flat line this year as well, a market movement that is expected from a meager 1.1 % rent increase.

Back in 2015, rents shoot up over the charts well enough to go beyond the average income of most tenants and renters which then made rent affordability one of the most volatile issues then. This is dominantly obvious in rising metropolitan areas such as San Francisco where rent appreciation rose more than two digits or exactly 12.5 %. This will most likely not be an issue in 2016 where rent increases are performing only half as quickly compared to 2015.

Sell-Off Of Troubled H & R Block Stocks Opens Opportunity To Savvy Investors

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H and R Block shares have come down 21% in the last month after a disappointing third quarter caused a mass exodus by investors from the stock. However, we believe that fourth quarter earnings could turn H and R Block stock around and potentially offer up a significant opportunity for the savvy investor.

Though the third quarter is traditionally low performing for H and R Block, this year's loss was greater than expected. Revenue declined to $475 million, far lower than the expected $502 million. The third quarter loss amounted to $79 million, a significant increase from the $37 million third quarter loss experienced in 2015. In its third quarter results, the company also noted that they have experienced their fourth consecutive year of declining volume.

Solar Stocks Are Hot Again

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Remember like eight years ago when Solar Stocks were hot? The industry is hot once again and for some good reasons.

Solar Array Technology is Better

The technology that makes up the vast number of solar arrays in the world is getting better all the time. A little improvement in the technology is multiplied when implemented on farms of solar panels.

The Costs Are Improving

Could solar really be as cheap as coal and/or nuclear energy? Some believe so. Up to this point there has been a strong demand for government subsidies in the industry to keep the costs low. One way to keep the costs low is install the solar arrays on the rooftops of buildings and to the energy created within the building. This eliminates to costs factors, land and transmission.

Getting to Know Put Option and Call Option

Nov 30 2015
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In the world of trading, put option and call option have turned out to be very familiar terms. It is important that you have a better understanding on these two terms before you put your investment into place. If you like to enjoy great returns from the investments that you make, then you might need to shift your focus on trading call options. That way, you can trade in a more favorable trading conditions. When you plan to put your company shares on sale with an agreed price and set the expiration date on your own, call options should be your path. This option allows you to enjoy a more updated price on your offering. When the price of your underlying assets rises, your call options should increase in value as well. Unlike a call option, a put option allows you to put your shares in the market with similar requirements. If you like to see which option is the best one for you, then it is important that you finish reading this short passage.

What You Need to Know About Call Option Swing Trading

Nov 19 2015
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Call Option Swing Trading

If you ever wonder about the fastest way to make yourself very rich, then buying and selling options seem like the most reasonable choice. However they are also a quick way to lose a large amount of money as well. For the first reason, many people are interested in making profits this way. On the other hand, many people are also too scared to try. In spite of the hair-raising stories you might have heard about this issue, there is no reason for you to be fearful. Swing trading options is a simple strategy that will lead you to a more reliable, protected and steady income gain. Thanks to the short time frame, where the execution of swing trades is 2 to 10 days, swings are essential for having successful option trades.

Every option trader is able to find online a number of different trading strategies. Thus, it is very important that we have a better understanding about option trading before making a choice. More interestingly, option trading can be a clear path to huge profit potential. Compared to other instruments of investment you might choose from, option swing trading stands out as a more profitable choice. Call option swing trading comes in a number of different types. Most of the time, swing trading strategies based on options includes buying puts at reversal points when the uptrend has occurred and buying calls at reversal points when downtrends take place. The basic strategy of swing trading has four variations you can use.

Export And Import Bank: The Bank You Cannot Count On

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In Washington, people are having trouble coming to terms with the nation's numerous social and economic troubles. It is a bad idea for our government to leave our limited public resources to the hands of wealthy and politically well-connected corporations like the Export and Import Bank.

Those who are in favor of the current status argue that the bank benefits taxpayers because it protects jobs and promotes US exports. However, these are unsubstantiated arguments that will not stand up to further inquiry. As a matter of fact, less than 2 percent of US exports are supported by the bank yearly, and the usual beneficiaries are huge businesses like Caterpillar and Boeing.
Moreover, the bank's claim of supporting 205,000 jobs in 2013 was disputed by the Government Accounting Office, stating that the bank did not consider the number of jobs that would have been available if the bank had not been present among other arguments. In addition, the Congressional Budget Office reported that over the next decade, the bank is estimated to yield losses to taxpayers.

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