August lean hogs are trading at 77.92, up 0.57 cents/lb. October lean hogs are trading at 65.02, up 0.72 cents /lb. December lean hogs are trading at 59.00, up 0.60 cents/lb.
Lean hog futures are trading higher just after the open Wednesday.
Market chatter about weather and cash prices is making the rounds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) monthly cold storage....More>>>
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The above image is a real picture of a full moon taken in 2012 by an astronaut on board the International Space Station. From blue water to blue sky and the sun revolving earth, there are so many illusions we encounter on a daily basis. I’d like to discuss three illusions in the financial markets that we encounter regularly but hardly take cognizance of.
After outperforming the broader markets in 2016, can MSFT stock continue its rally in 2017?
Microsoft Corporation’s (NSDQ:MSFT)stock has been an excellent investment in the last few years. In fact, in 2016, MSFT stock gained 12% while the S&P 500 Index increased by 9.5%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index rose by 7.5%. Moreover, since the beginning of 2012, MSFT stock has gained....More>>>
The New Abenomics Program
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) just launched a new phase in its monetary easing program popularly known as Abenomics. It is doing so in the hopes of shoring up economic growth. This monetary program until today had involved a targeted expansion of the monetary base at 楼80 trillion a year matched by 楼80 trillion in government bond acquisitions. There were also targeted....More>>>
After markets closed on Monday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced that it will raise its dividend by 30% and renew its share repurchase program with a $14 billion authorization. The company also said it will cut production of its current model 777 from sevenper month to five beginning in August 2017.
While the dividend hike and share buyback are good news for investors, the production cut to....More>>>