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Will Trump Nuke Energy Markets?

President Trump’s administration shocked the utility world by proposing a rule late last month that would effectively socialize the costs of coal-fired and nuclear power plants in this country. Many of these plants are uneconomic or, at best, marginally economic right now because of low natural gas prices. They’re on the brink of closure. But

Coal Mine Canaries Keep Market Rally Alive

The stock market’s performance in September beat almost all expectations and October is off to a strong start with the S&P 500 showing a gain of 1.3% so far this month.  Since 1950 the S&P 500 has been up 41 years and down 26 with an average return of 0.76%. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

Why The Market Has Surged Under Trump

Some people aren’t going to like this, but the market seems to love President Trump. Since election day last year through last Friday, the SPDR S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, which tracks the S&P 500, is up more than 17%, not including dividends. By most standard measures, that’s a phenomenal return. It is also multiple times