For much of the past few years, it's been a surefire strategy for stock investors to simply buy proven winners and watch them continue their ascent higher. Goldman Sachs says this trade has undergone a huge shift that investors can take advantage of if they recognize the implications. Here's what's driving this change, and what traders can do about it. For a long time, the best way for investors to make money trading stocks was to simply pile into proven winners. The so-called momentum trade...Business Insider
The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday.U.S.
Market volatility increases as investors wonder what will happen next.Fortune
Investors are paying a historically large premium to buy stocks with low volatility instead of those with high volatility, according to UBS. Keith Parker, the firm's head of US equity strategy, is recommending a cheaper, more familiar strategy to stay afloat in this turbulent market environment. It's hard to fault investors who are nervous about the near-term future of the stock market. After all, they just experienced the worst year for equities since the financial crisis. And the scapegoats...Business Insider
The United States and China are drifting into a trade war, and it’s worrying almost everybody. It’s a peculiar war, compared to such struggles of previous centuries. Its importance is sometimes minimized in importance because of the blind spots both countries have for one another. Neither country seems to have an adequate appreciation of the other’s very different environment.The Washington Times
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said the men had breached a Securities and Exchange Commission database to obtain information about companies that was not yet public.www.nytimes.com
A key al Qaeda operative linked to the planning and execution of the deadly 2000 attack on the American warship U.S.S Cole was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Yemen, military officials confirmed Sunday. Jamal al-Badawi, a "legacy" al Qaeda member was killed while traveling through Marib governate by anwww.washingtontimes.com