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Mar 30


New Toy….

Samsung Electronics unveiled its new baby on Wednesday, the Galaxy S8. The new Galaxy is loaded with consumer pleasing invocations like its infinity display screen that extends to the top and bottom edges, as well as side to side. The phone, which is longer and slimmer, can be unlocked using full-face recognition or a fingerprint scanner located on the back of the device. The new gadget will set you back around $750.00 depending on the carrier of your choice. Preorders for the new phone will begin on Thursday.

Fast Money

Wells Fargo Bank announced it has new technology that will allow smartphone customers to withdraw money at all of its 13,000 ATM’s without inserting their debit card. Customers can now go to any of Wels Fargo’s ATM’s and withdraw money using an 8-digit code provided by the bank’s phone app. Customers will still need to input their personalized PIN to complete the transactions. The company, later this year, also plans to introduce “tap and pay” ATM access service that will use near-field communication technology. To use the service owners of NFC-equipped smartphones can sign onto several mobile wallet apps like Wells Fargo Wallet or Apple pay and hold the phone near an NFC-enabled ATM terminal.


Asia: Asian shares fell on Thursday as uncertainty over the U. K’s exit from the Europe Union has investors taking risk off the table.

Europe:  European markets rose on Wednesday despite the formal announcement of Britain’s intention to leave the European Union.

U.S: U.S stocks closed mixed on Wednesday as investor prepare for Brittan’s divorce from the EU. DJIA: -42.18 20,659.32 NASDAQ: +22.41 5,897.55 S&P: +2.56 2,361.13

Word of The Day:

Operating Margin

A measurement of what portion of a company’s revenue is left over after paying for the variable costs of production like wages or material costs. Operating margin give analyst an idea how much a company makes (before interest and taxes) for each dollar of sales. The higher a company’s operating margins, the better off the company is.

Dinner or Drink:

Myrtle Bank Punch

1 1/8 oz. dark rum
1/8 oz. cherry brandy
1/4 oz. grenadine syrup
1 oz. lime juice
1 tsp sugar

Pour the dark rum, grenadine, lime juice and sugar into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a highball glass almost filled with crushed ice. Top with cherry brandy. Garnish with slice of lime, and serve.

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Mar 28



Money manager giant, Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO), has settled its breach of contract suit with former star manager Bill Gross for $81 million. Gross abruptly left the company he founded in September 2014 after disagreements with the firm’s other executives. In 2015 he filled a breach of contract suit for $200 million in damages, alleging he was forced out. Pimco executives had feared emails and other documents, which could be revealed at trial, could cast the firm, them, and Mr. Gross in a poor light. In addition to the monetary side of the settlement, the company also agreed to name Mr. Gross as a director emeritus with the Pimco Foundation and will establish an annual Bill Gross award for community organizations. Mr. Gross will donate all monies from the settlement to charity.

No Go is facing a setback in its effort to take on grocery stores. Amazon Go was due to open to the public by the end of March however, now it is unclear when the company’s stores will open. Brick-and-mortar stores are important to Amazon’s plan to increase its food business. According to the company the delay is caused by glitch’s in crucial technology within the store. The Amazon Go store in the company’s home town of Seattle uses cameras, sensors, and algorithms to watch customers and track what they put in their baskets. Amazon has been running into problems tracking more than 20 people in the stores at one time, making it difficult to keep tabs of items which have been removed from the shelf and put into people’s baskets.


Asia: Asian markets closed mostly higher on Tuesday as a lower Yen helped to boost the exporter sector.

Europe: European markets closed lower on Monday as global investors wonder if President Trump can get his agenda passed through Congress.

U.S: U.S. markets closed mostly lower on Monday as investors struggle with the idea President Trump might not be able to keep all his campaign promises. DJIA – 45.74 20,550.98. Nasdaq + 11.64 5840.37 S&P -2.39 2341.59

Word of The Day:

Operating Margin

A measurement of what portion of a company’s revenue is left over after paying for the variable costs of production like wages or material costs. Operating margin give analyst an idea how much a company makes (before interest and taxes) for each dollar of sales. The higher a company’s operating margins, the better off the company is.

Dinner or Drink:

Thunder and Lightening

1/2 oz. Rumple Minze® peppermint liqueur
1/2 oz. Bacardi® 151 rum

Mix in shaker and serve.

Mar 24


Gummy Bears

International candy maker HARIBO has selected Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin as the site of its first-ever manufacturing facility in North America. The new plant will create at least 400 jobs and cost $242 million. The German-based company, maker of “Gold Bear” gummies produces an average of 100 million gummies daily in its 16 productions facilities. The company employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide and is a market leader in fruit gum and liquorice.

No More Money

U.S. wireless carriers Verizon Communications and AT&T are pulling their adds from YouTube. The move is the latest in a line of brands who are suspending digital advertising on YouTube and other advertising platforms that may have the company’s ads running next to extremist videos. Google is under fire in Europe from politicians and brands angered by ads appearing alongside homophobic and anti-Semitic messages on YouTube. For Google, the world’s largest advertising platform, the uproar has accelerated into a crisis that could hit its bottom line.


Asia: Asian markets closed mixed on Friday, as investors wait for Friday’s health care vote.

Europe: European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors continued to monitor Trump’s pro-growth agenda.

U.S: Stocks slipped on Thursday as prospects dimmed for passage of the health-care bill.  DJIA: -4.72 20,656.58 NASDAQ: -3.95 5,817.69 S&P: -2.49 2,345.96

Word of The Day:

Dollar Index:

A weighted index which tracks the US Dollar against a basket of other world currencies.

Dinner or Drink:

Rain Cloud

1 shot of Chambord® raspberry liqueur
1 shot of Blue Curacao liqueur
Fill with 7-Up® soda

1 shot Chambord Raspberry Liqueur (Or Razzamatazz works as well). 1 shot Blue Curacao and then fill with 7-up or Sprite. Add a glow stick for a neat color affect. Enjoy!

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Have a safe and wonderful weekend, Ya’ll!




Mar 21



On March 29 Britain, will formally trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning negotiations to remove itself from the European Union and opening a two-year window for talks to detangle decades of close ties. Negotiations will likely begin in the early summer. The meetings will be key as it sets the guidelines for the actual breakup talks which will include everything from how trade will work between Brittain and Europe to whether Brittain will be responsible for the monetary commitment to the EU it had already made.


A glitch on the New York Stock Exchange Arca platform, resulted in thousands of trades involving ETF’s to be canceled on Monday. A series of alerts starting at 4:07 pm EST informed traders all live orders would be canceled and the exchange would use a backup system to determine settlement prices. The snafu affected ETF’s like SPDR Gold Trust, iShares Russell 2000 ETF, SPDR Dow Joes Industrial Average ETF Trust, and Financial Select Sector SPDR. The exchange has identified and fixed the issue that caused Monday’s issue however, they have yet to release the actual cause to the public, The number of trades affected by the issue or how many orders were canceled are also unknown.


Asia: Asian equities finished mixed on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia released its March meeting minutes.

Europe: European markets closed lower on Monday as investors wonder what impact trade barriers could have on global growth.

U.S: U.S. stocks closed flat on Monday as investors are concerned how changes to the U.S. trade policy could hamper growth and hurt U.S. trading partners. DJIA: -8.76 20,905.86 S&P 500: -4.78 2,373.47 NASDAQ: +0.53 5,901.53

Word of the Day:

Federal Funds Rate

The interest rate charged to a depository institution who is borrowing fund from another depository institution overnight.

Dinner or Drink:

Spring Fling

1 – 2 oz. Seagram’s® Extra Dry gin
6 oz. lemon-lime soda
6 oz. cranberry juice

Pour in the Gin over two ice cubes. Then pour in the Cranberry Juice, then the soda. Kind of a fruity taste but very smooth and drinkable over a long period.

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Mar 20



Another Uber executive has chosen to leave the company. Jeff Jones, president of ride-sharing and marketing has decided to leave the company after less than a year. Jones is the latest in a string of executive departures as the ride-hailing giant reels from an escalating series of controversies.  Jones resignation comes after Uber announced it would be seeking a chief operating officer to help him guide the company following problems involving its work culture and corporate practices that have exposed leadership deficiencies. According to Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, the decision to leave was made by Jones himself. In a statement, Jones confirmed his departure saying his beliefs and approach to leadership that had guided his career were inconsistent with what he saw and experienced at Uber and he could no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.


Hyundai has issued a recall of nearly 978,000 of its cars in the U.S. due to risk the front seat belts could detach during a crash. The recall includes 2011-14 Sonata midsize sedans, and 2011-15 Sonata hybrid models. The South Korean automaker reported the issue in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hyundai says it is aware of at least one minor injury caused by the defect. According to the company the seat belt anchor’s fastener might not have been latched properly during assembly causing the front seat belt to be come loose or unlatched during an accident. Starting in April owners of affected sedans will be notified and dealerships will inspect the cars and make repairs if needed free of charge.


Asia: Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors digested headlines out of the G-20 finance ministers meeting in Germany. Several markets were closed on Monday for the Spring holiday.

Europe: European shares ended the week slightly higher after hitting record highs on Thursday.

U.S: U.S. markets closed lower on Friday as investors took a risk off approach. DJIA: -  19.93 20,914.62 NASDAQ: +0.24 5,901.00 S&P: -3.13 2.378.25

Word of The Day:


A taxable distribution of a portion of company’s earnings that are declared by a company’s board of directors and distributed to its shareholders at the declared date.

In Dinner or Drink:

Damp Pavement


  • 1 oz. Ginger syrup*
  • .75 oz. Lemon juice
  • 3 oz. Water
  • 1.5 oz. Islay Scotch whisky
  • 1 tsp Allspice dram
  • Garnish: Orange peel
  • Glass: Mug

Add the ginger syrup, lemon juice and water to small saucepan and heat until piping hot. Stir in the whisky and allspice dram, and pour into a pre-heated mug. Garnish with an orange peel.

*To make ginger syrup, combine equal parts diced raw ginger, sugar and hot water in a blender. Puree until smooth and strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Refrigerate until needed.


Mar 17


Going, Going, Gone

Shares of GoPro surged Thursday after the adventure camera maker said it would cut 270 jobs and will meet the high-end of its revenue forecast for the first quarter. In a statement, GoPro announced it would cut operating expenses in 2017 by $200 million.  GoPro, after hitting it big with its line of action-friendly high definition camera, has struggled to find its next blockbuster product.


3M Co has agreed to buy a personal-safety unit from Johnson Controls International in a deal valued at $2 billion. The unit called, Scott Safety, makes products for respiratory protection, gas and flame detection, and thermal imaging. The unit primarily sells its products to fire and police departments, the military and homeland defense agencies, and customers in the oil-and-gas and chemical industries. Based in North Carolina, Scott Safety has around 1,500 employees globally and reported a revenue of around $570 million in 2016. The sale will help Johnson Controls focus more on its two-core business: building and energy. While the new purchase will help, 3M grow its personal-safety portfolio, which it considers a core growth business.


Asia: Asian markets closed flat on Friday after a lackluster handoff from Wall Street.

Europe: European markets closed higher on Thursday after voters voiced their opinion in the Dutch election.

U.S: U.S markets slipped on Thursday pressured by traders cashing in their gains in the healthcare sector. DJIA: -15.55 20,934.55 NASDAQ: +0.71 5,900.76 S&P: -3.88 2,381.38

Word of The Day:

Small Cap Stocks

Stocks with relatively small market capitalization. The definition can vary however, generally it is a company with a market capitalization of $300 Million to $2 Billion. One of the biggest advantages of small-cap stocks is the opportunity to not be in competition with institutional investors. Because mutual funds have limits on purchasing large positions, some mutual funds would not be able to give a small cap company a meaningful position in the fund.

Dinner or Drink:

Green River

  • 2 parts  Tequila
  • 2/3 parts Green Chartreuse Liqueur
  • 1 part fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime Twist

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime twist.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, Ya’ll.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




Mar 14


Drive Time

Intel announced Monday it will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at $15 billion. The move is the latest push by a major tech company to advance their autonomous vehicle initiative. Mobileye develops technology that give computers a sense of their physical surroundings. Last year the company teamed up with Delphi Automotive to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car. In the deal, Intel Corp will pay $63.54 for each share of Mobilieye, a 34 percent premium to its Friday closing price. Mobileye will be combined with Intel’s autonomous driving group based in Israel and will be led by Mobileye’s Chairman and cofounder Amnon Shshua. Shares of Mobileye surged Monday, closing at $60.62.


Hedge Fund giant Pershing Square Capital Management has sold its stake in struggling drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals, taking a roughly $4 billion loss. The sale of Pershing Square’s position in Valeant will bring a close to one of the most tortured saga in hedge-fund history. The sale ends Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman’s attempt to rescue the worst bet of his investing career. Valeant, once loved by investors for its strategy of buying smaller rivals and boosting their drug prices, has lost more than 95% of its value in less than two years following questions about its accounting and business practices. Currently trading at $12.11 a share, Ackman roughly $2.2 billion he made by joining Valeant in 2014 to force the company to buy the maker of Botox, is now worth roughly $330 million.


Asia: Asian equities closed mostly lower, as European political uncertainty weighs on sentiment.

Europe: European stocks closed higher on Monday as traders geared up for a likely rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

U.S: U.S. markets closed mostly flat as investors prepare for the Blizzard of 2017 and this week’s Federal Reserve meeting. DJIA: -21.50 20.881.48 NASDAQ: +14.06 5,875.78 S&P: +0.87 2.373.47

Word of The Day:

Bond Yield

The amount of interest paid to a bond owner by the issuer. The yield is based on several factors including the cost of the bond and the credit worthiness of the issuer.

Dinner or Drink:

End Of The Road

4 cl Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
4 cl Pisang Ambon® liqueur
4 cl whipping cream
3 nuts

Put all the ingredients in a shaker (except the nuts), add ice, and shake well. Pour in the glass, and add the nuts on top.

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Mar 10


Now Hiring

On Friday, the Labor Department released its monthly jobs report detailing the number of jobs the overall economy added. According to the report, 235,000 jobs were added in February beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate is 4.7% and average hourly wages increased.

Chapter 13

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just two years. The Fort Worth based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court on Wednesday. The company will close about 200 stores and evaluating options on the remaining 1,300.  According to the company it has made progress stabilizing operations, including reducing operating expense by 23 percent. But the company also still has issues including their partnership with Sprint that has not provided to be as profitable as expected.

I quit

Insurance giant AIG Chief Executive Peter Hancock, quit after the company’s directors lost faith in him. The unexpected departure of Mr. Hancock, after less than three years at the helm, came weeks after the insurer posted a shocking $3 billion loss for the fourth quarter. Mr. Hancock’s departure marks a win for activist investor Carl Icahn, who had called for new leadership of the insurer since late 2015. Mr. Hancock will remain at the helm until the company can find his replacement.


Asia:  Asian markets closed mostly higher on Friday as investors wait for Friday’s jobs report.

Europe: European shares closed in the green on Thursday after the ECB keep interest rates unchanged.

U.S: U.S. stocks closed mostly flat on Thursday as investors took a break before Friday’s jobs reports. DJIA: +2.46 20,858.19 NASDAQ: +1.25 5838.81 S&P: +1.89 2364.87

Word of The Day:

Credit Risk

The risk investors could lose their principal or financial reward when a borrower fails to repay a loan or otherwise meet a contractual obligation. Investors are compensated for assuming credit risk by higher interest payments from the borrower or issuer of a debt obligation.

Dinner or Drink:

The Paper Plane


  • 3/4 oz. bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz. Amaro Nonino
  • 3/4 oz. Aperol
  • Lemon Twist

Combine all the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, flute or coupé. Or pour into a lowball glass with a single large ice-cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mar 8


Now Hiring

On Wednesday, private payroll giant ADP released their monthly jobs report. According to the report the private sector added  298,000 jobs blowing out the analyst estimates of 180,000.  All eyes will now turn towards Friday’s release of the Labor Department’s monthly jobs report for the overall economy.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to buy Nimble Storage for $1 billion, bolstering the computer giant’s data storage business. The move comes as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman continues to look for ways to return to sale growth after spending the last couple years slimming down the company. This will be the third purchase the year for the company. Nimble makes flash-storage systems which use flash-memory chips that are much faster than disk-based storage. Each Nimble share holder will receive $12.50 a share 45 percent more than Monday’s closing price.


Asia: Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday as traders juggled mounting geopolitical risks in the region and rising expectations over next week’s possible rate hike.

Europe: European shares closed lower on Tuesday after President Trump’s tweet about the need for lower drug prices had investors running away from the drug makers.

U.S: U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors wait anxiously for this week’s jobs reports from ADP and the Department of Labor. DJIA: -29.58 20,924.76 NASDAQ: -15.25 5,833.93 S&P: -6.92 2,368.39

Word of The Day:


The process in which an issuer creates a financial instrument by combing other financial assets and repackages it to investors. .

Dinner or Drinks:

Cactus Juice

  • 1 part Melon Liqueur
  • 1 part Original Vodka
  • 1 part cloudy Coconut Rum
  • 3 parts Pineapple Juice
  • Splash Soda Water

Shake all ingredients except soda. Pour over ice in a tall glass. Add soda and stir.




Mar 7


Feeling Sick

A chicken farm in Tennessee which supplies Tyson Foods, has destroyed 73,000 chickens due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined.  “Bird flu” is a variety of influenza viruses that spread among poultry which can lead to death among birds but rarely to humans.  Tyson is responding aggressively, testing all its flock for the virus before they leave the farm. Results are known before the birds are processed and animal are not used if bird flu is detected. Share of Tyson and other chicken producers tumbled on Monday.

I’m Thinkin About

IBM and Inc have agreed to mingle their artificial-intelligence technologies in a bid to boost sales of each company’s data-analytics offering. The company announced plans to offer integrated AI services that weave the broad human-like conversation and learning capabilities of IBM’s Watson with Salesforce’s more sales-oriented Einstein technology. The new offering will be available the second half of the year and aims to help a wide variety of company’s better target products and services at customers. The agreement is IBM’s latest move to put Watson in front a broad business audience. IBM has tailored its artificial-intelligence system as the center of its effort to reinvent itself for the cloud computing era, for a variety of industries including health care, financial services, and automobiles. For Salesforce, the deal adds IBM’s broader AI capabilities to its products as it faces increasing competition from tech powerhouses such as Microsoft Corp and Oracle. Both companies will not be sharing the revenue instead they will continue to sell their AI services independently. Both companies are betting both they will reach more customers with products that work together rather than individually.


Asia: Asian shares closed higher on Tuesday amid growing expectations among traders that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at their meeting next week.

Europe:  European markets closed as investor juggle this week’s jobs report and ECB rate decision along with next weeks Fed meeting.

U.S: U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday after China cut back its economic growth outlook. DJIA: -51.37 20,954.34 S&P: -21.57 5,849.18 NASDAQ: -7.81 2,375.31

Word of The Day:

Article 50

The settlement clause in the EU’s Lisbon Treaty that outlines the steps to be taken for any country. think Britain, who seeks to leave the European Union voluntarily.

Dinner or Drink:

Brain Candy

1 1/2 oz. Alize® liqueur
1 oz. Malibu® coconut rum
1 part orange juice
1 part pineapple juice
1 splash grenadine syrup
1 splash ginger ale


Shake alcohols and juices. Add to glass with ice. Pour grenadine and ginger ale on top. Garnish with cherry and orange wheel.

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Mar 3


We All Scream For Ice Cream

Fast Food giant, McDonald’s Corp, is getting new ice cream machines after customer complained the old ones were offline too often. Customers who ordered McFlurry ice cream treats and soft-serve cones in the evenings were often turned away because the ice cream machines weren’t operational. Customers were never given precise reasons why this occurred, leading customers to offer up their own conspiracy theories. According to former employees the machines were either legitimately broken or it took so long to disassemble and clean the machines they would start the automatic disinfection cycle before the restaurant closed.  The new ice cream machines have fewer pats and are easier to maintain and will be rolled out in restaurants in the U.S. and Europe.

Cat Trouble

Shares of Caterpillar Inc tumbled down 4% on Thursday after federal agent raided three of the company’s facilities in Illinois in search of any evidence the machinery giant may have released false or misleading information about its financial documents and exports. Investigator searched the company’s offices looking for evidence linking the company to a failure to file or submitting false electronic export information and for filing false and misleading financial reports and statements. The investigation centers around Caterpillar’s Swiss subsidiary known as CSARL. Caterpillar, whose yellow and black bulldozers, excavators and giant dump trucks used for mining and construction all over the world. The company disclosed earlier this year it had received subpoenas from a federal grand jury. The company is fully cooperating with the investigation.


Asia:  Asian markets closed lower on Friday as investors started to prepare for next month’s potential rate hike.

Europe: European markets closed lower on Thursday as investor took profits.

U.S: U.S. shares closed lower on Thursday as investors took a breather and start to price in a future rate hike. DJIA: -112.58 21,002.97 NASDAQ: -42.81 5,861.22 S&P: -14.01 2,381.92

Word of The Day:


The removal of a listed security from an exchange. Removal of the stock can be either voluntary or involuntary, if the company is not in compliance with the listing requirements of the exchange.

Dinner or Drink:

Cat Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
4 oz. Ocean Spray® cranberry juice

Fill highball glass with ice. Mix a high-quality vodka and Triple Sec into glass. Fill with cranberry juice and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, Ya’ll!

Mar 2


Snap, Crackle, Pop

Snap, Inc. (SNAP), parent company of Snapchat will become a publicly traded company on Thursday.  Shares of the social media company will begin trading at $17 a share. The pricing is slightly above the $14-16 range the company has been targeting. Snap plans to sell 200 million shares, which means the company could raise $3.4 billion. The debut of Snap will be the first tech IPO of 2017 and is the most highly-anticipated market debut since Alibaba. Even as Snap makes its big debut two issues remain a concern for investors: profits and voting rights. Analyst are concerned Snap doesn’t have a plan to produce profits. Also, unlike most company’s when you purchase shares you do not have a right to vote on company matters.


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer agreed to for forgo any annual equity award she might receive for 2017 because of the massive breach the company suffered in 2014. The board also voted to withhold her 2016 annual bonus-usually around $2 million. In a public post on Yahoo-owned Tumblr, Mayer said her desire is to have her bonus redistributed to Yahoo’s hardworking employees, who contributed so much to Yahoo’s success in 2016, Also, per the post Meyer’s reason for giving up her equity award, the 2014 breach happened on her watch.


Asia: Asian markets closed higher on Thursday after the Dow Jones hit 21K on Wednesday.

Europe: European shares climbed to 15-month on Wednesday after the banks and constructions stocks rallied on renewed optimism over economic stimulus in the U.S.

U.S: U.S. markets skyrocketed on Wednesday with the Dow Jones hitting a new high of 21K as investors loved what President Trump had to say Tuesday night. DJIA: +303.31 21,115.55 NASDAQ: +78.59   5,904.03 S&P: +32.32 2,395.96

Word of The Day:

Asset Classes

A group of securities that have similar characteristics, behave similarly in the markets, and are subject to the same laws and regulations. The three main asset classes are equities (stocks), fixed-income (bonds), and cash equivalents (money market instruments).

Dinner or Drink:

Cider Snap

2 cups apple cider
4 tsp shredded cinnamon candies
thinly sliced apples

In a 4-cup measure combine apple cider and cinnamon candies. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 4 to 5 minutes or till candies dissolve and the cider is steaming hot, stirring once. Serve in mugs. Garnish with apple slices, if desired.

Mar 1



Shares of discount giant Target plunged to levels not seen in over 18 years on Tuesday, after the company warned its Christmas season was not bright nor shiny. Target missed the bullseye badly during the holidays, reporting earnings well below analyst’s expectations. The company also lowered its overall sales outlook for the year more than expected. The terrible numbers from Target are just another sign of big box retailers struggling with the changing demands of consumers. Customers are increasingly shunning traditional retailers like Target, Macy’s, JcPenny, and Sears and opting for online e-commerce sites like Amazon. Target and other retailers seemed to have been caught off guard by the magnitude of the change especially over this past holiday season. The company had predicted a strong holiday quarter in November but warned in January its results would miss forecasts.


Hershey Co announced it plans to eliminate 15% of its global workforce as part of its new plan to boost profitability over the next two years. The Pennsylvania chocolatier and other food makers have struggled to keep up with the changing eating habits of Americans and slower economic growth in emerging markets including China. Hershey will cut roughly 2,700 jobs, mostly hourly employees outside the U.S. The cuts will help it reach an adjusted operating profit margin as high as 23% by the end of 2019, compared with 20% in 2016. The maker of Kisses and Reese’s peanut butter cups has tried branching out in recent years, buying a beef jerky brand and creating protein drinks to grow beyond the candy isle.


Asia: Asian markets closed higher on Wednesday as investors liked what they heard from President Trump.

Europe: European markets closed higher on Tuesday breaking a four-day losing streak, as investor took a chance on risk before Tuesday night’s speech from President Trump.

U.S: U.S. market closed on Tuesday breaking a 12-day streak as investors turn their attention towards President Trump’s speech. DJIA: -25.20 20,812.24 NASDAQ: -36.46 5,825.44 S&P: -6.11 2,363.64

Word of The Day:

Core Inflation

A measure of inflation that excludes certain items that could have temporary price which diverge from the overall trend in inflation and give a false measure of inflation.

Dinner or Drink:

Bourbon Cider Cocktail

  • 1 part Bourbon
  • 1 tsp to 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 dashes Bitters
  • 3 parts Hard Cider, Dry
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherries

In a champagne glass, stir together the sugar and the bitters until the sugar dissolves. Add Bourbon. Top with cold cider. Garnish with a cherry and slice of orange.

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