The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating.
Stocks remain positive after receiving a boost at 10am when January new home sales hit an annualized rate of 468,000, better than the expected 400,000.
Stocks opened slightly higher this morning after yesterday's late selloff on a light day for economic releases but a busy day for retail results.
It's all the more prudent to have defensive and opportunistic parts of a portfolio when the market hits new highs, and that combination is what long/short funds provide.
The U.S. ranked 19th in the 2014 Natixis Global Retirement Index, which takes into account health, material well-being, quality of life and finances.
The U.S economy is gaining resiliency because a number of long-term "vicious cycles" have now reversed and represent "virtuous cycles" with positive feedback loops.
Despite the recent volatility in the company's stock, TG Therapeutics cancer drugs are on track for approval and will ultimately fill a niche where old generic chemotherapies have failed.
JP Morgan said this morning it plans to increase its net income target to $27 billion this year, while eliminating about 8,000 jobs in its consumer and mortgage banking units.
GE may currently be underperforming the S&P 500, but that will soon change once it completes its transformation from a financially dominated company back into an industrially focused one.
The rise in Treasury yields due to the Fed's increased tapering of bond purchases and the recent hawkish tone of some of its members is already priced into emerging markets debt.