Consumer Spending

When Will the Bear Come Out of Hibernation?

Dr. Mark Skousen predicts when a new bear market will emerge. He then concludes that the pessimistic bear-market...

Disney’s Video Streaming May Help Shareholders Have Magical Days

Paul Dykewicz discusses Disney's new streaming service and evaluates Disney's status as a company.

Fiat Chrysler Faces Challenge of Replacing a Visionary Leader

Paul Dykewicz explores the upcoming challenges for Fiat Chrysler.

Mastercard Charges ahead Despite Tariffs

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is a global payment company that is positioned to surmount tariffs and outperform the...

T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund Spices up Returns

Paul Dykewicz analyzes this Latin America fund that has outperformed similar indexes recently.

Can You Have Fat Profits without Customer Service?

“Rich bonus packages for top executives are now largely tied to short-term income targets and fatter profit margins...

Is Bitcoin Entering a New Megatrend?

Japan just allowed Bitcoin to be used as an accepted currency, and this event means that the computer...

Does the Market Really Need Consumer Spending?

The U.S. economy and stock market don’t need consumers as much as you think they do. Consumers count...

PowerTrend Brief: Back to School Spending Boom or Bust?

With the lackluster July employment report behind us, we are firmly into August, and the temporarily slower pace...

PowerTrend Brief: Contracting Consumers Confirm Economic Concerns

Through the end of last week, roughly 288 of the companies that comprise the S&P 500 index reported...