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FAST FIVE: How Sustainable Is Earnings Growth?

and we will leave the calculation for the entire stock market to the stock analysts.  Here's why: Just glancing over WalMart's latest earnings release from the week, we see two one-off macro factors that helped WalMart's earnings in Q1, and most likely the same for other companies:  Foreign exchange rate effect Read more…

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FAST FIVE: Just To Be Clear…

Via Global Macro Monitor, Markets are all lathered up over a China Trade deal?  WTF. Alternatively, is the market higher because of just the cessation of hostility and talk the trade war is now  “on hold.” Whatever the case, here is the exchange with Larry Kudlow and George Stephanopoulos on Read more…

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FAST FIVE: Cartoonist Fired From German Newspaper Over Netanyahu Drawing

Via Middle East Monitor, A leading German daily fired a cartoonist over anti-semitic views on Friday after he drew a caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is dressed up as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai, who won this year's Eurovision contest. Suddeutsche Zeitung's Editor-in-Chief Wolfgang Krach apologised for the caricature, however Hanitzsch refused. Read more…

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