If you are looking for an investment arena in 2018 with a smorgasbord of investment opportunities, consider the health care industry. The Department of Health and Human Services projects that health care spending will grow at a faster rate than the national economy over the coming decade. Yet there is a need for caution. The growth of Medicare and Medicaid expenditures are expected to exceed those paid through private insurance as the baby boomers age.
There is no question that 2017 was a good year for Wall Street. Unfortunately, the prognosticators of doom seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Reminds me of an infestation of cockroaches. Their theme is always the same; because the market has gone up rather sharply, it must come down rather sharply. Yet no one says why, other than, “That is the way things work.”So let’s start with a basic tenet of Wall Street: No one can predict what the markets are going to do at any point in time, period.
It is time for my list of 12. Before delving into my proposals for the 2018 list, let’s summarize the companies that were selected and discussed in my Jan. 8, 2017, column. The first two selections were General Dynamics (GD) and Goldman Sachs (GS). The former was selected to take advantage of increased military spending that is a key part of Republican platform and Goldman because it is the wiliest firm on Wall Street and will gain famously from President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".