The government will make it illegal for non-disclosure agreements to prevent people reporting harassment, crime, or discrimination.
Four former Barclays executives face criminal charges related to two investments in the bank made by Qatar in 2008 that saved the bank from a state bailout.
Ex-Barclays chairman Marcus Agius is giving evidence in a case against four former Barclays executives related to crisis-era fundraising from Qatar.
Marcus Agius appeared in South Crown Court to give evidence in the criminal trial of four former Barclays executives.
Trump is an aggressive negotiator, according to former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss, who now runs strategy consultancy Black Swan Group. "He's actually the kind of negotiator that as a hostage negotiator I had to learn how to get the upper hand on, without making them mad, without making it worse," Voss says. Here's how that works when it comes to closing a deal, and what you can learn from it.
Current gains are consistent with the historical trend of early November strength. Mid-month, from around the fifth trading day until the fourteenth trading day, has been choppy. From there until the penultimate trading day of November the market has historically booked solid gains.
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Tomorrow is Midterm Election Day. Prior to 1969 the market was closed on Election Day. In the midterm elections since 1970, Election Day has been bullish with S&P 500, DJIA and NASDAQ (since 1974) all posting average gains.
Banking on its strong assets of innovative human capital and an attractive regulatory environment, Bahrain has emerged as the hub for tech entrepreneurs. In recent years, tech startups – consisting of new-generation Arab entrepreneurs and immigrant business operators – have leveraged their talents and technology to gain a market foothold in the Arab Middle East in the era of digitization. Tech startup firms have mushroomed to tap into tech-savvy, connected consumers, particularly in Dubai.
Buffett purchased nearly $13 billion of equities bringing the total so far this year to a 4-year record of $24 billion. If Buffett found sufficient value in the third quarter, imagine what he bought in October using his huge excess liquidity with the markets falling by over 5% from September 30thlevels. Buffett has commented before that equities were his preferred asset class as the earnings yield far exceeded bond yields, private equity valuations and real estate.
Then October happened and, well, you know…a nearly double digit drawdown intra-month in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and an eventual loss of more than 5% for the month. Now, we’ll show the months and aggregate performance in the table below.
DJIA declined 5.1%, S&P 500 dropped 6.9% and NASDAQ was off 9.2%. October’s losses were the seventh worst decline for DJIA since 1950, fourth worst for S&P 500 and fifth worst for NASDAQ since 1971. In the above table every down October for DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ have been compiled along with their respective performance in November and December.
Global equity markets are testing levels potentially critical to the survival of the bull market. As this stock market correction progresses, it is natural to consider what levels may be effective in halting the decline. Today, we look at an international stock barometer with an equally as compelling level. The MSCI EAFE Index is a broad index of developed markets outside of the U.S. It was the subject of the Chart Of The Day and headliner in this week’s #TrendlineWednesday feature on Twitter.
The chart comes from the venerable Tom McClellan (@McClellanOsc) of The McClellan Oscillator and McClellan Financial Publications, a widely followed and relied upon indicator and service by market technicians and serious traders, investors and analysts. It was brought to our attention by a one of our trusty loyal newsletter subscribers, Bill in LA. It looks like Tom McClellan’s NDX Oversold Indicator is confirming our analysis that the stock market is ready for its annual and perennial rip.
Yesterday afternoon’s selloff was the eleventh DJIA Down Friday/Down Monday of 2018. The combination of a DJIA Down Friday* followed by a Down Monday** has been a fairly consistent ominous warning, but they have also occurred at significant market inflection points (interim tops and bottoms). Since January 1, 2000 through todays close there have 201 DJIA Down Friday/Down Mondays (DF/DM) including todays.
This week I am going to attend the TEDx Talks in Hickory, NC, organized by my friend Chris Pavese. My wife was born in Tajikistan – a former Soviet republic, now an independent country, bordering Afghanistan and China. Any Jewish family leaving the Soviet Union in the ’80s or early ’90s was officially considered a “refugee” family by the US government.
The following is an example of the type of research we provide members of The Lyons Share — on top of daily commentary covering our outlook on the markets and analysis of all the pertinent current charting developments. Swift corrections from market highs have, at times, marked the beginning of longer-term bear markets. The recent (ongoing) stock market selloff seems to have blindsided many investors.