There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets. Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

There are still too many risks in the stock and bond markets.  Earn that easy 4.5% return while waiting for stability, says the trader who got 2 big calls in 2022.

Ahead of major tech earnings, Meta results set to illuminate Nasdaq Composite COMP for Thursday. The S&P 500 SPX also points to gains as investors take a half-full view of the Fed meeting. LaDucTrading.com founder Samantha LaDuc worries investors are in the clutches of another Fed misreading. “The market is not expecting a higher terminal … Read more

Biden’s IRA left Europe blind. And playing catch-up could lead to 2 big mistakes

Biden’s IRA left Europe blind.  And playing catch-up could lead to 2 big mistakes

US President Joe Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The European Union is working against time to create a program that can compete with President Joe Biden’s unprecedented climate subsidies. But he will face two key problems in the process. The EU had long asked the … Read more

US and Philippines agree to greater US military presence

US and Philippines agree to greater US military presence

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States and the Philippines on Thursday announced plans to expand American military presence in the Southeast Asian nation, with access to four additional bases as they seek to deter increasingly aggressive Chinese actions against Taiwan. and in the disputed South China Sea. The deal was reached while US Secretary … Read more

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its banknotes. The country’s central bank said on Thursday its new $5 note would feature an indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III. But the king is still expected to appear on the coins. The $5 note was the only remaining … Read more

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda” on Wednesday, specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to … Read more

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China grow closer

TOKYO (AP) — China’s growing assertiveness and collaboration with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, as he sought stronger cooperation and more “friends” for NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and long-range missiles without … Read more

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

The longest battle of the war costs the “heart of Ukraine” dearly

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Previously, visitors roamed Bakhmut’s late 19th-century buildings, strolled its rose-lined lakeside park and savored sparkling wines produced in historic underground caves. It was back when this city in eastern Ukraine was a popular tourist destination. No more. The longest battle of the Russian war turned this town of salt and gypsum … Read more

Boeing bids farewell to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with final 747 delivery

Boeing bids farewell to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with final 747 delivery

CNN — More than half a century since the original jumbo jet ushered in a glamorous new era of jet aircraft, helping to bring affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the last Boeing 747 was delivered on Tuesday, marking the start of the final chapter for the well-loved plane. In a ceremony broadcast live … Read more

Boeing bids farewell to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with final 747 delivery

Boeing bids farewell to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with final 747 delivery

CNN — More than half a century after the original jumbo jet ushered in a glamorous new era of jet aircraft, helping to bring affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the very last Boeing 747 was due for delivery on Tuesday, marking the start of the final chapter for the beloved aircraft. In a … Read more