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One stunning chart undercuts Trump’s favorite economic scorecard — and shows why its misleading

There's a widening gap between wage and stock growth, and its only accelerated since Trump's inauguration in January 2017.

‘Inequality in a nutshell’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the Dow’s record high is meaningless for many Americans

"The Dow soars, wages don't," the New York congresswoman said, arguing that stock-market gains don't benefit most salaried workers.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said cheering for soaring stock prices while wages stay low is ‘inequality in a nutshell.’ We made 6 charts to sh...

Nearly half of Americans don't own stocks at all, and the lion's share of stock ownership is concentrated in the wealthiest 10% of families.

Bridgewater sees gold spiking 30% to a record high — ‘There is so much boiling conflict’

"When you look at the geopolitical strife, how many foreign entities really want to hold dollars?" Bridgewater co-chief Greg Jensen told the Financial Times.

JPMorgan’s 4Q earnings smash Wall Street’s targets

JPMorgan beat analysts' expectations as fixed income and equities fueled record revenues in its corporate and investment banking division.

‘Too much wealth is in too few hands’ — Michael Bloomberg slams Trump’s tax cuts as a gift to the rich

"Nearly all the money goes to people like me, who don't need it," the billionaire and Democratic presidential candidate said.
Traders work at their desks on the floor of the Borsa Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey October 13, 2017.

These 10 global stock markets are surging the most as US-Iran tensions settle — headlined by huge gains in Turkey

Iran "appears to be standing down" after launching missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops, President Trump said in a Wednesday statement.
Wall Street traders.

The stock market is dismissing the threat of war with Iran so far — and that’s in line with how it’s historically responded to major...

Some analysts say investors have steeled themselves against geopolitical crises and learned to determine which incidents are likely to be isolated.

Trump trade advisor Navarro says the China phase one deal has ‘great stuff in it,’ and sees the Dow soaring to 32,000

"It's got essentially the same chapter we had in the May deal that the Chinese walked away from on intellectual property theft. So that's a good deal," Peter Navarro told CNBC.

The S&P 500 surged 29% this year, its best return since 2013

Markets were boosted by Federal Reserve rate cuts, waning recession fears, the phase-one US-China trade deal, and increased Brexit certainty.