Joe Ciolli, provided by Published 7:14 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Carlos Barria/Reuters The Federal Reserve's interest-rate-hike decision on Wednesday will be one of the most important and closely watched in recent memory. Monetary-tightening guidance from the central bank has been a major driver of stock-market fluctuations this year, and that's certain to continue. President Donald Trump is complicating matters by criticizing the Fed on Twitter in an attempt to keep it from raising rates. Experts across Wall Street are also torn about the Fed's path ahead and the impact its decision will have on the market. The Federal Reserve is set to announce its next interest-rate-hike decision on Wednesday, and the stakes have rarely been higher. A big part of that stems from the turbulence that has rocked the stock market in recent weeks. With major US indexes already in correction territory, one wrong step could open the floodgates for more selling. As a result, the … [Read more...] about The Fed’s next decision is its most important in recent memory — and the future of the stock market is at stake
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The Sixers' start to the year has been mildly disappointing, but there are positive signs all over the place for a young basketball team. Their franchise center is playing like an MVP candidate and will find himself at the heart of that conversation if the team starts playing better. Robert Covington's two-way play has been tremendous out of the gate, Landry Shamet has been a nice rookie surprise, and the team picked up a nice road win on national television Wednesday night.However, the focus is still squarely on the team's hypothetical backcourt of the future, which looks less like a future partnership and more like a pair of players that must be separate to succeed at this point. It is early, no doubt, but that dynamic has triggered all sorts of questions about whether the partnership will last.That's where we will start this week's mailbag, and we'll combine a couple reader questions into one idea. The truth of the matter is no one really knows how long this starting lineup … [Read more...] about Sixers mailbag: How long will the Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz experiment last?
Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 8:49 p.m. UTC Sep 5, 2018 Mike Zordich doesn’t sugarcoat things. The Michigan football assistant coach has always been very direct. Zordich has openly criticized players in the past, and he’s also given them praise. His assessment of U-M’s cornerbacks from Saturday's 24-17 loss at Notre Dame was a mix of both. “I would say for the first quarter, pretty bad,” Zordich said. “After that, they settled in and played well.” Michigan’s secondary, consistently among the best in the nation over the course of Zordich’s three-year tenure at Michigan, ranked No. 1 in pass defense last year. Yet the Fighting Irish completed several big passes early. On its first possession, Notre Dame ran a pick play with receiver Chase Claypool, dragging him across the field while Miles Boykin cleared out space. Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush found Claypool, running wide open, for an easy … [Read more...] about Michigan football assistant coach preaches short-term memory to CBs
Published July 19, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Union First Market Bankshares (NASDAQ: UBSH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJul. 18, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good morning. My name is Rusty and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the second-quarter earnings conference call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remark, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator instructions] Mr. Cimino, you may begin your conference. Advertisement 10 stocks we like better than Union First Market BanksharesWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has quadrupled the market.* David and Tom … [Read more...] about Union First Market Bankshares (UBSH) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
By: Merryn Somerset Webb 04/06/2018 Post a Comment On Tuesday the BBC’s John Humphrys interviewed Clare Akamanzi, head of the Rwanda Development Board, about her plan to advertise her country’s tourism industry on the shirts of Arsenal football players for three years for an undisclosed sum (Humphrys suggested £30m; she said much less). In it, he referred to the plan as “incredibly bizarre” and “positively eccentric”. He dismissed the idea that Rwanda tourism was worth the spending, with the suggestion the country was “making inroads to poverty” more as result of the aid it gets than the money it makes (by the way, that’s $50m a year from gorilla viewing permits, even before the adverts kick off). Akamanzi was amazed. She said Rwanda has cut its dependency on aid hugely (down to 17% of the budget); that per capita income had tripled in 15 years; and that policymakers thought hard … [Read more...] about Frontier markets are where the long-term growth is – ignore them at your peril