A Green Finish

Indices closed trading with gains on Tuesday. Energy and industrials stocks led the ascent. Brands ticked up on a variety of earnings news. Walt Disney tacked on 0.53% today on second-quarter data. Earnings hit $1.87 per share versus expectations of $1.94. On another note, Assurant added 0.41% on better-than-expected details. Earnings of $2.11 per share…

Stocks Step Up

Indices closed with gains on Monday. Disney led Dow advancers while Facebook led the Nasdaq’s upswing. The social media giant tacked on 4.5% today, marking its largest single-day jump since April. On another note, PepsiCo shares rose 0.9% on news that CEO Indra Nooyi will leave her post after 12 years. President Ramon Laguarta will…

A Green Friday

Indices closed in the green zone on Friday. Brands such as Apple and IBM gained on a variety of economic news. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed employers added 157,000 jobs in July versus an upwardly revised 248,000 in June. The result was shy of estimates of 193,000, but the unemployment rate dipped…

Tariffs and Trade Wars Are Part of Finding a Long-Term Solution

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Bil Lako explains why We’ve long maintained that the tariffs and actions taken by the Trump Administration are part of a negotiation tactic. Read the Article This article is for demonstrative and academic purposes and is meant to provide valuable background information on particular investments, NOT a recommendation to buy. The…