Big changes are coming to tech stocks, as Microsoft has recently surpassed Apple as the largest company in the world at (as of this writing) 851 billion dollars in market cap versus 847 billion for Apple, but it could be that Apple’s troubles keep piling up while Microsoft has minimal geopolitical risk compared to other tech companies -- and this strategy has paid off well for … [Read more...] about Microsoft surpasses Apple as largest market cap company in the world
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Buenos Aires, Argentina November 15, 2018 Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, has tipped off the Argentinian government to the activities of two men working for Hezbollah said to have been planning an attack on Jewish targets in Argentina. Three men were found at a residence in the capital city of Buenos Aires. The two men aged 23 and 25 were also found to have evidence … [Read more...] about Terrorism report: November 2018
Apple, Google, and Amazon look like great buys during this downturn in the economy especially for the big five tech stocks, or FAANG. With the recent falling of the stock market, some of the big technology companies look like very attractive buys with great value indicators -- and they are still great companies to consider. The tech stocks, in particular, have taken a … [Read more...] about Apple, Amazon, and Google look like attractive buys in recent market downturn
November 30 through December 1, the leaders of the G20 will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss a range of issues -- from trade, to economic development, to financial stabilization. This summit will be a gathering of world leaders with many important issues to be discussed, and may be the most important meeting of 2018 with leaders such as President Donald Trump, … [Read more...] about Can the G20 Summit in Argentina resolve the trade war?
Howard Schultz may be thinking about a presidential run, as he's hired the PR firm Edelman -- and, specifically, Steve Schmidt -- who helped manage the strategy of the presidential campaign of John McCain. While he has not specifically stated that he will run, there are signs that it may be possible for him to make a run for president in 2020. Howard Shultz began his rise in … [Read more...] about Howard Schultz: from the coffee house to the White House in 2020?
Pope Francis may meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next year, after being invited by South Korean President Moon Jae In during a meeting at the Vatican. During the 35 minute meeting, President Moon relayed a message from the North Korean leader. The meeting would be a first for a Pope. No Pope has ever visited the reclusive nation, which has openly persecuted many … [Read more...] about Will Pope Francis travel to North Korea in 2019?
November 1-3 -- Russia will be conducting missile exercises off the coast of Norway, not far from where NATO is conducting its own Trident Juncture exercises with its military allies in the region. Both sides are aware of the drills and exercises conducted by each other, and have coordinated the events so as not to interfere with one another. November 4 -- Set your watches … [Read more...] about Newswatch November 2018: Russia and NATO excercises, Trump and Putin to meet in Paris, Black Friday and stocks to watch, migrant caravan continues
With Venezuela on the brink of starvation and an economy that has gone from the richest in South America to a starving population, could new leadership in Brazil offer different solutions to the Venezuelan crisis? While it does not seem Jair Bolsonaro wants to intervene militarily in Venezuela, he does seem very willing to work with President Trump in ending the situation in … [Read more...] about What new leadership in Brazil means for Venezuela
The migrant caravan has added thousands of people headed to McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. A third wave of migrants has lifted the total number of migrants to 10,000 according to some reports -- and up to 14,000 according to others. The caravan first started with approximately 150 people, who were inspired to go from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, by Bartolo Fuentes. Fuentes is a … [Read more...] about Migrant caravan continues march, grows to well over 10,000 people
On October 25, 1415 -- England was at war with France during the latter part of the 100 years war, and King Henry V had led his men into France after negotiations broke down following a relative peace between the two countries. It was in this battle that several important observations could be made about warfare. First, it is thought by many that it was at this battle that … [Read more...] about Military History: Oct 25, Saint Crispins Day speech by Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt
Syrian Conflict The Syrian War started in 2011 as an uprising and protests against the government of Syria led by Bashar Al Assad. Developments: The October 15 deadline has passed for the Russian-Turkish deal which allowed for a buffer zone between the city of Idlib and Syrian/Russian forces. The rebels were told to leave the buffer zone as part of the deadline, however, … [Read more...] about Major global conflicts update: Ceasefire ends in Syria, US and Ukraine hold exercise, Taliban and US hold talks, Mexico to hire 50,000 military and police
The Venezuelan Petro Venezuela will launch its own cryptocurrency on November 5th. This will be the first time a nation or country will issue an official crypto currency which will also be backed by oil and other commodities. However, there are many problems with this new currency, the price of its offering, and other issues when you start to analyze the money trail. They … [Read more...] about Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency in November: Markets are skeptical