Wilson Center By Christopher Wilson The relationship between President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, and the business community has long been a tense one. Many of the leaders of Mexico’s largest businesses sounded the alarm, endorsing alternate candidates and warning of the dire consequences of an AMLO presidency for the Mexican economy. Yet in
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As investors, we often jump on the flavor-of-the-week in the hopes of profiting from the immediate momentum. However, some of the best returns are found in companies levered towards next-generation technologies and innovations. These so-called megatrend stocks are extremely viable for your portfolio; they just require some patience. One of the biggest trends that has
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The second half of the year isn’t exactly off to a sizzling start. Then again, July usually isn’t necessarily a barn-burner, with the S&P 500 averaging only a 0.9% gain. It’s not bad, but certainly not game-changing, as investors have their mind on other things this time of year (like ball games, vacations and, this
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Ime Archibong, director of strategic partnerships for Facebook Inc., speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg outlined a 10-year plan to alter the way people interact with each other and the brands that keep advertising dollars rolling at
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Republicans and Democrats largely support tariffs on Chinese goods. No investment firm has a trade war as a base-case scenario. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg China trade war fears are not coming through yet in business confidence. When companies start to say that they no longer have a visibility into the future because of rumors of trade
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Trade tensions are expected to weigh on stocks, creating volatility and corrections, until the Fed pauses its rate hikes, Morgan Stanley chief equity strategist Michael Wilson said in a note. Wilson said he expects to see more “volatility with several 10 percent corrections in global equity markets at different points.” Trade issues will be the
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It’s certainly been a wild year for Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM). There was an attempted hostile takeover from Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) as well as difficulties with the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), which stalled because of the U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Through all the drama, QCOM stock has eked out a year-to-date return of 6%. And yes, this has meant
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Casino stocks fell sharply on Monday on weaker-than-expected gaming revenue data out of Macau. Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau said gaming revenue for June increased by 12.5 percent to $2.78 billion on a year-over-year basis. Analysts polled by Reuters expected revenue to jump between 17 and 21 percent for June. Shares of Wynn Resorts
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