The Trump Administration has gone all in with global warming denial and fossil fuels — pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, increasing subsidies to the coal industry, and removing regulations governing fossil fuel drilling/mining on public lands and offshore waters. The state of California, and AlphaGlider, push back.
Share buybacks are at all time highs in the US, and they are getting an unfair bad rap from some commentators. AQR’s Clifford Asness shoots down the arguments of the share buyback critics in a recent WSJ editorial. Then I add my two cents to the subject.
Lost in the news of the surging US stock market is the concurrent weakness of the US dollar. This week US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin endorsed the dollar decline in Davos, sending it down further.
Ray Dalio, founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, had this to say about the declining dollar:
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