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  • Why everybody needs to stop fixating on the Fed right now

    Watching everyone holding their breath waiting to hear what Janet Yellen was going to say in her speech in Jackson Hole on Friday reminded me of how, when I entered this business 45 years ago, investors would stand at the Dow Jones news wire every Thursday at 4:10pm to see what the money supply was…

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  • Why the first Olympic golf in 112 years was a success

    Men’s and women’s golf will be back in Tokyo in 2020, but its future at the Olympics beyond is uncertain. The fears and frustration following big-name defections melted away on the final day of the men’s golf, when Justin Rose of Great Britain birdied the final hole to hold off Sweden’s Henrik…

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  • This negative 3.5% 'buy the market' signal has been a moneymaker 81% of the time

    In the history of the stock market, some of the best buying opportunities occurred after sharp sell-offs, with some of the single best days following the single worst days. Adviser Investments’ Daniel Wiener reviewed the performance of the S&P 500 (^GSPC) — via the Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)…

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  • Why the US Olympic Committee is not actually a trademark bully

    Most sports-related companies and brands didn’t spend the Olympics tweeting about the Olympics. Instead, many of them spent the Games subtweeting the US Olympic Committee for telling them not to tweet about the Olympics. The USOC was particularly aggressive about enforcing its trademarks in the…

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  • Here are the disturbing reasons ISIS marketing is so effective

    While many experts say the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is on the decline, you wouldn’t know it from the organization’s public narrative. The ISIS propaganda strategy compels people to action: ISIS has persuaded an estimated 30,000 people from more than 85 countries to travel to hostile…

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  • Here’s why email is still the best messaging app

    My latest descent into messaging hell came two weeks ago, when I saw a notification for a friend’s message pop up in the growing list of notifications on my Android phone. I reflexively tapped the button to clear the list — and then realized I didn’t remember which app the notification came from.

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  • Stocks flop as rate hike odds strengthen

    Stocks roll over as traders take in fresh comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, and her top lieutenant Stanley Fischer. Catch The Final Round at 4p ET with Jen Rogers, Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, reporter Justine Underhill, and columnist Rick Newman.

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  • Beach season is done—time to get back to the markets: trader

    The de facto standard measure of implied volatility in the markets – the CBOE VIX – had been anchored below 13 since the beginning of July (the lowest readings in a year) and only recently broke above 14. Some of this has to do with seasonal trends, but much of the slowness can be attributed to a…

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  • Why the central banks are actually raising rates every quarter: trader

    “How slow are things on Wall Street this week?” Well funny you should ask. Many expected that to change today with Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaking at the Kansas City Conference at the Tetons in Jackson Hole. The 10-year Treasury Note has broken to the upside out of a month-long consolidation…

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  • Bill Ackman: I was approached to buy Carl Icahn's Herbalife stake

    Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are rallying at midday after Janet Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech, with health care (XLV) leading the way up, and utilities (XLF) in the rear, but still in the green. Keith Bliss of Cuttone & Co. joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big…

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  • Carl Icahn reportedly considered selling Herbalife stake; Apple’s urgent iPhone software update; Tesla wins antitrust approval

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Carl Icahn considered selling his stake in Herbalife to a group that included activist investor Bill Ackman, who’s famously called the company a pyramid scheme. Apple (AAPL) — The big tech giant has issued a global iPhone security update after a human…

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  • All the new clues Janet Yellen dropped about the next Fed rate hike

    It’s the event investors have been waiting for all week: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the Kansas City Fed’s Economic Policy Symposium, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In her speech, Yellen presented an optimistic view of the economy, providing a few hints about the path of future rate…

    Justine Underhill
  • AB InBev, SABMiller merger to lead to job cuts, Amazon to open more physical bookstores, GameStop sinks

    Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) expects its merger with rival SABMiller to lead to about a 3% reduction in its workforce over the next three years, once the deal is complete. Amazon (AMZN), the e-commerce giant that made life a nightmare for bookstores, is opening more *brick-and-mortar* bookstores. …

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  • Stocks rally after Yellen says the case for raising rates has strengthened

    All three major averages (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) turned higher after Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded a little less dovish when speaking in Jackson Hole this morning. “Indeed, in light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe…

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  • Wall Street whipsawed as traders eye Yellen

    Stocks whipsawed as Wall Street gets ready for Janet Yellen’s big speech. Catch The Final Round at 4 p.m. ET with Jen Rogers and Joe Fahmy of Zor Capital. Stocks in the red today include Zale’s parent Signet Jewelers as guidance came in way below estimates, discount retailer Dollar General on a…

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  • Admission to National Parks is free today and all weekend

    The National Park Service (NPS) turned 100 on Aug. 25, and visitors are getting an amazing gift in honor of the milestone. Admission to all 58 national parks will be free Aug. 25-28. Admission fees will also be waived at 354 protected areas, including national parks, monuments, battlefields,…

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  • Top apparel CEO explains why malls are ‘definitely not’ dead

    With store closures picking up—at Macy’s (M) and beyond—there are consistent calls for the end of the shopping mall. PVH, the $9 billion company behind Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger along with Van Heusen, IZOD, and Speedo, gets 60% of its sales from wholesale, including department stores like…

    Nicole Sinclair