In the past month, France has been shaken by riots surrounding President Emmanuel Macron’s imposition of a fuel tax. The protests are sending French stocks through a lot turbulence; from the commencement of the protests on Nov. 17th , to the time of this writing, the French CAC40 index has fallen 5.38%. Macron’s concession on a key issue helped the market pick up some of their losses, but it wasn’t long before they were down again. Our international equity investment index, VIEQX, was able to avoid some of the negative effects of France’s crisis by having a relatively small investment weighting in the French stock market.
Kevin O'Leary's research shop just released a report which shows a huge increase in online shopping during the two most critical shopping days of the e-commerce calendar, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. O'Leary, you'll remember, is a successful entrepreneur and television personality, best known for his role on Shark Tank. His O'Shares Strategy Series just released this important data.