Elliot H. Kallen

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Despite Distractions, Economic Data Boomed Last Week.

Despite all the distractions in the news, the U.S. economy’s resilience remains remarkably strong. 
Here are key fundamentals easily lost amid recent headlines dominating the news cycle.
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Protect Yourself Against Spearphishing

The Russian conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 presidential campaign relied on a common scam called “spearphishing.”
While the history-making scam may sound sophisticated, this form of digital fraud is running rampant.
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First Half Of 2018 Stock Investing Highlights

In the first half of 2018, large-company stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index returned 1.7%, ending the quarter about 6% lower than January’s all-time high.
Small-company stocks in the Russell 2000 stock index returned 7%, while investors who bought into TV ads for gold and silver investments were sorely disappointed with their 4.3% loss in the first six months of the year.
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Qualifying For The New Business Owner Tax Break

Under the new tax law, business owners are entitled to deduct 20% of "qualified business income."
The test for qualifying for this big new tax break is defined in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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Signal To Noise Ratio Of U.S. Economy Is An Anomaly

Signals of economic strength are about as strong as they ever get, but so is the background noise.
The signal to noise ratio of the economy is a blaring anomaly.
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