Weekly Reads: 11/20/2017
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Weekly Reads: 11/20/2017

The Week’s Best Articles: Week of November 20th, 2017

Investing: Watch the Yield Curve – click here
Business Insider examines the predictive nature of an inverted yield curve with regards to both a stock market pullback and an economic recession.  The inversion, or when long-term rates are lower than short-term rates, is a widely followed signal by many investors.  The question, like so many today, focuses on whether the low interest rates we currently have make this tool less predictive today than in the past.

Investing: Justice Department Sues to Stop Time Warner/AT&T Merger – click here
One of the major stories over since Trump’s election has been how he would treat big business.  In one of the first major cases heard by the FTC it appears that his administration may be less supportive of large scale M&A deals as originally thought.

Home Ownership: Existing Home Prices Rise 2% in October – click here
The rally in home prices continues!  Despite the large fall in prices during the financial crisis since then homeowners have benefited tremendously from the prolonged rally in prices.  As prices have recovered so to have many household’s financial balance sheets.

Autos: New Tesla Semi-Truck Has Revolutionary New Battery? – click here
As Tesla continues to spend close to $500,000 a day new products being brought to market become more important than ever before.  Axios outlines how the new semi-truck that Tesla is preparing to unveil potentially has a game changing battery inside of it.  While Tesla is clearly leading the innovation wave it will be interesting to see if changes like these can ultimately make the company profitable.