The Herd of Unicorns is Growing

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Since 1996, the value of companies listed on American stock exchanges has increased from 105 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to 136 percent of GDP, according to The Economist. (GDP is the value of all goods and services produced … Read More

Is The U.S. Government Well Run?

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Stop rolling your eyes. The Economist reported Steve Ballmer, former head of a large tech company, has been working on a new project – completing Form 10-K for the United States of America. The project is called USA Facts: Our … Read More

Robotic Bartenders & Pizza Makers

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  I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE…ROBOTS! If you take a cruise anytime soon, the bartender may not be able to lend an ear. According to Financial Times, one cruise line has installed robotic bartenders that produce one drink per … Read More

Pro-Growth Policies Propelled Stocks to Record Highs

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A grand slam! Major U.S. stock markets were positively euphoric following President Trump’s speech on February 28. Optimism about the new administration’s pro-growth policies propelled the four major U.S. stock indices to record highs, despite a dearth of policy details, … Read More

Forecast 2017 Webinar

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In this presentation, Kevin Theissen, Principal and Financial Advisor at Skygate Financial Group, will go over where the markets have been, where the markets are, and where the markets may be going.

Tremendous. Awe-inspiring. Groundbreaking. Overwhelming.

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Those were just a few of the adjectives used to describe 2017’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which showcased all kinds of new technology. This year, gadgets and gizmos included wall-sized televisions that are as thin as house keys, computers that … Read More

Around the World in a Few Paragraphs…

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The post-election adrenaline rush may be over in the United States. Barron’s reported: “The new year began with high hopes, with the bulls expecting the rally that began with Donald J. Trump’s election victory to continue into 2017, while the … Read More

Are You Thinking About Starting a Business?

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Small businesses in the United States employed 56.8 million people or 48 percent of the private workforce in 2013 (the latest numbers available), according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That’s pretty remarkable when you realize that 34 percent of … Read More

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