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Recent articles by Kevin:

Consumers Are Bullish. CEOs Remain Bearish. Could That Tension Sink the Economy?

Trump's tariffs are crimping CEO economic outlook, business spending and industrial production. The saving grace: consumer confidence is high with unemployment near historic lows. → Read More

The Markets Just Hit New Records. Why Are Analysts Uttering the R-Word?

S&P 500 companies are beating earnings estimates and revenue forecasts, amid concern of an earnings recession. Uber disappointed and Disney earnings this week are next. → Read More

Another Dark Cloud Hanging Over Stocks: the End of Buybacks

Stock buybacks hit a record in 2019 but may slow in 2019 as CEO confidence and CFO surveys show economic outlook concern that may lead to less share repurchases. → Read More

Here Are the Winners and Losers of Earnings Season So Far

While many big banks received a boost from retail banking, there are signs that overall third-quarter earnings could decline. → Read More

Retail Sales Decline Offers a Worrying Sign Ahead of the Holiday Season

U.S. retail sales report shows a 0.3% decline in September, adding to economic outlook concerns and pressuring the Fed into another interest rate cut. → Read More

The 'Goldilocks' Jobs Market Numbers Aren't as Straightforward as They Seem

Just over 7 million jobs were open in August: more than enough to meet the demand of people entering the workforce, but 4.4% lower than a few months prior. → Read More

The High Price of Signing Up for Retailer Credit Cards

The average annual percentage rate, or APR, of retail credit cards in 2019 has risen above 26% as U.S. consumers pay higher store credit card interest. → Read More

The Real Price of No-Fee Stock Trades for Brokerages: Market Disruption

Schwab (SCHW), Ameritrade (AMTD), E*Trade (ETFC) and Interactive Broker (IBKR) have copied Robinhood's zero-commission, no trading fee model. Their stocks are down. → Read More

What's Behind the Great CEO Exodus of 2019?

One factor at play: at the end of a bull market, some CEOs think the timing's right to go out on top. → Read More

How Whistleblowers Have Taken Down the Titans of American Business

American whistleblowers have exposed all kinds of corporate shenanigans over the years—from the creation of fake bank accounts to dodgy expense reports to outright fraud. You've probably seen the movie. → Read More

Is the Bond Market Still a Good Investment in 2019? What to Know and What to Do About It

Investors looking to offset risk have typically turned to bonds. But what happens when that logic is turned on its head? → Read More

Here's Why the Fed is So Conflicted on Whether There's a Recession Coming

The Fed's decision to cut rates a quarter point cut exposed a divide amongst Fed Board members on how strong the U.S. economy really is. → Read More

Why the IPO Market Shouldn't Worry If WeWork Postpones Its Offering

WeWork (WE) parent We Co. may postpone or even withdraw its tech IPO but it may not affect the overall IPO market. → Read More

This Little Noticed S&P Index Is Up 25% This Year—and Offers a Hedge Against Wild Market Swings

Low volatility stocks like utilities, real estate and banks that comprise the SPLF have outperformed the market this year. → Read More

U.S. Stocks Were Volatile in August. You May Want to Get Used to That

The VIX Index measuring stock market volatility is up this month and some analysts expect the volatility to continue, thanks to the U.S.-China trade war and recession fears. → Read More

Amazon’s Ring Partners With 400 Police Forces, Adding Fuel to an Already Raging Privacy Debate

Privacy advocates are concerned about Amazon's Ring smart doorbell partnerships with more than 400 police forces to access camera footage in active investigations. → Read More

Rising U.S.-China Trade War Sends Big Tech Stocks Reeling

The Dow and Nasdaq fell Monday as Trump's trade war with China escalated. Apple (AAPL), IBM, Nvidia (NVDA), and Texas Instruments (TXN) all fell more than 4%. → Read More

Apple Earnings Show What Investors Want: Services Growth

Apple said services grew in Q3 2019 while revenue from devices shank. → Read More

Tesla's Stock Surges After It Beats Production, Delivery Goals

The automaker said it delivered 95,200 vehicles, above the 91,000 forecast by analysts. → Read More

Amazon Counter Turns Rivals' Storefronts—Starting With Rite-Aid—Into Package Pickup Centers

Rite-Aid's stock surged 21% on news of its partnership with Amazon Counter. → Read More