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Market Update: June 19, 2017

Last Week’s Market Activity

  • Stocks little changed Friday. Intra-market moves were in focus, particularly ~3% difference between energy (+1.7%) and consumer staples (-1.0%)
  • Consumer staples slide.
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Markets & The Economy

This Week In Business: 18th June 2017

Hi all!

So this week we have seen the aftermath of the election and discussions are now taking place on what the result (and the minority Government) could mean for business. 577 more words


Cord cutting, competition and changing consumer preferences are taking subscribers from the cash cow behind the Disney conglomerate.

The Economist explains.


FOR much of this century ESPN, the television sports network, has been Disney’s cash machine, collecting billions more dollars from American subscribers each year than the company gets from its blockbuster “Star Wars”, Marvel and Pixar films combined.

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Will volatility return this summer?

This time three years ago, we wrote a blog wondering if we’d seen an end to Eurozone-inspired summer volatility. This week, we’re wondering if what looks like an economic turning point and some surprise central bank moves will herald volatility’s return.  1,204 more words

Deals & Financing

UK economy weakens-Latest update

Life after Brexit is shaping up to be a challenging time for the U.K.

There are many indicators that are worrying the economists and here are some recent developments. 136 more words

Ketan Deshpande Minnesota

Barry Ritzholtz discusses trends behind bricks and mortar retail declines in Bloomberg.

Debt, income stagnation, outdated inflation indicies, time pressures,  showrooming and competition for attention underscores a dramatic shift in consumer behavior. 788 more words


Spending on Video Games And Internet TV Booming

People are increasingly playing video games and binge watching TV online for entertainment while spending less time on older pastimes like reading and watching old-fashioned cable TV. 737 more words