Financial columnist for Los Angeles Times 1990-2011, now freelance writer (investing, mkts, econ) in LA. Ohioan by birth, Californian by necessity.

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Nov 21, 2017

FT's Martin Wolf on America's new “pluto-populism”: "This is a politically successful, but dangerous, strategy. It has brought Trump to the presidency. His failure might bring someone more dangerous, more determined, to power." https://t.co/FyqK0cBqeD

Nov 21, 2017

That "flattening yield curve" Wall St keeps talking about: 2-yr T-note yield rises to 1.76%, highest since 2008, while 30-yr T-bond falls to 2.76%, lowest since late-summer. https://t.co/P2X0A4uMge

Nov 21, 2017

YTD, Nasdaq 100 index (biggest techs) has topped 30% level, now +31.2%. Other indexes: Nasdaq composite +27.5% Dow +19.4 S&P 500 +16.1 NYSE avg +12.0 S&P midcap +11.9 Russell 2000 +11.7

Nov 21, 2017

Happy Holiday from Mr Market: Major indexes hit new highs. Dow +0.7% to 23,590. Nasdaq +1.1%, S&P +0.7%. Russell 2000 small-stock index also at new high, +0.8%, as rally broadens.

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