Investors keep pouring money into bonds, and are paying a big price for it

Investors keep pouring money into bonds, and are paying a big price for it

Over the past year, flows in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds combined have told a disparate story — $293.2 billion has gone into bonds, while just $4.5 billion has found its way into U.S. equities. The S&P 500 has gained 17.4 percent during the 12-month period, and government bond funds tracked by Morningstar have collectively…
Senate Judiciary Committee threatens to vote on Kavanaugh nomination if Ford doesn’t accept proposal to testify

Senate Judiciary Committee threatens to vote on Kavanaugh nomination if Ford doesn’t accept proposal...

The Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking lawmaker threatened to advance a vote on the nomination of Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, issuing an ultimatum to a California professor who has accused the judge of sexual misconduct to accept a proposal to testify by Friday at 10 pm. Christine Blasey Ford alleges that the nominee…
Record high stocks face Fed rate hike, trade tensions in week ahead

Record high stocks face Fed rate hike, trade tensions in week ahead

The Fed is expected to announce a quarter point rate hike Wednesday, and is likely to signal another hike is coming later in the year. The Fed's actions are unlikely to rock markets, but the focus will be on what kind of message the Fed sends and how hawkish it sounds on the economy and…
Trump’s attack on Kavanaugh’s accuser creates a nightmare scenario for the GOP

Trump’s attack on Kavanaugh’s accuser creates a nightmare scenario for the GOP

Already facing long odds and historical headwinds in November, the GOP will need to win over moderate Republican women and Independent voters if the party hopes to keep control of the House, and to a lesser extent, the Senate. Now Trump has put many of the most vulnerable Republicans in Congress in a nearly impossible…
Trump’s cybersecurity policy lets the U.S. get more aggressive in hacking battles with Russia, China, and others

Trump’s cybersecurity policy lets the U.S. get more aggressive in hacking battles with Russia,...

The strategy mentions in nearly every section that federal cybersecurity efforts hinge on support from private industry. The plan lays out seven industries that will have priority in terms of information sharing with government partners: "national security, energy and power, banking and finance, health and safety, communications, information technology, and transportation." It also lends support…
Apple’s iPhone XS and Max are the best phones you can buy, but skip them if you already have an iPhone X

Apple’s iPhone XS and Max are the best phones you can buy, but skip...

I don't have too many complaints with either the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Max. My biggest, though, is that while Apple supports faster charging, the charger in the box is insanely slow. With most Android phones, I can plug in my phone, take a shower and know that I have enough battery to…
People are lining up outside Apple stores around the world as new iPhones go on sale

People are lining up outside Apple stores around the world as new iPhones go...

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max went on sale at stores on Friday, and CEO Tim Cook showed up at a Palo Alto store to usher in some of the first shoppers. Apple's top executive has been known to stop by in honor of the fall iPhone release. The company announced three new models of…
Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix are about to destroy the stock market’s biggest dividend trade

Alphabet, Facebook and Netflix are about to destroy the stock market’s biggest dividend trade

The $23 billion Technology Select SPDR Fund (XLK) is caught in the crosshairs of these stock moves. DataTrek Research co-founder Nick Colas noted that an active manager of a $20-billion-plus fund would not likely dump two of their largest holdings and reweight the top position to close to 20 percent (Apple, in this case) all…
Cramer says it’s ‘highly unlikely’ tariff costs will all trickle down to consumers

Cramer says it’s ‘highly unlikely’ tariff costs will all trickle down to consumers

On a very bullish day for the broader stock market, the declines in the retail sector were speaking volumes to CNBC's Jim Cramer. With the trade dispute between the United States and China heating up, the "Mad Money" host figured the weakness stemmed from "a belief that the retailers will have to eat the tariffs,…
Michael Cohen is talking to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about Trump’s dealings with Russia: Report

Michael Cohen is talking to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about Trump’s dealings with...

ABC News additionally reported that investigators have asked Cohen whether the president or his associates had discussed a possible pardon for the lawyer, who pleaded guilty last month to federal criminal charges. In addition to Russian attacks on the election, and possible Trump campaign collusion, Mueller is known to be probing whether Trump has obstructed…

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