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Is GE An Opportunity In The Making?

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Companies like General Electric Co. (NYSE:GEF) represent one aspect of the market that drives investors and analysts crazy. GE is what is known as a blue chip or highly reliable investment. Traditionally one could hardly do better than investing in a blue chip like GE.

Bull Market Trading Strategies

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When it’s a bull market, investors use a variety of strategies to make money. Some of these strategies are straight-forward examples of buying a stock at one price and selling it at a higher price. These strategies follow varying degrees of risk for investors.

New Tax Law Wrinkles For Investors

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While the rest of the world argues the pros and cons of the new U.S. tax law, many analysts and investors are concerned that a provision in the tax overhaul could complicate their efforts to compare a company’s earnings to its cash flow. This is important because this is how the traditional way analysts assess earnings quality.

Funding Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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The American Society of Civil Engineers issues a report card every 4 years on the condition of the nation's infrastructure. The most recent grade (2017) is D+. Monday President Trump proposed a new $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan including a $200 billion contribution from the federal government over the next decade designed to encourage $1.3 trillion in spending by cities, states and the private sector.

The Taylor Rule And Interest Rates

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Economist, John Taylor, came up with an interest rate forecasting model that became known as the Taylor Rule in 1992. The Taylor Rule came about as a reaction to rational expectations theory models like the Phillips Curve that attempted to forecast the trade-off between inflation and employment.

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