From broader macroeconomic observations to immediately actionable investment opportunities, Stock Traders Daily provides news and analysis of the U.S. stock market, NASDAQ, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Russell 2000, in addition to offering 1300 real time trading reports on the top stocks on those markets on a daily basis.  Our proprietary macroeconomic work is called The Investment Rate, which has been touted as being one of the most accurate leading longer term stock market and economic indicators ever developed, and it measures the natural rate of change in the demand for assets in the United States dating back to 1900 and extending out beyond 2030.  The Investment Rate is the foundation behind our analysis, but the level of interest rates and the stimulus policy enacted by the Federal Reserve play a key role as well.  Although our news is often company specific, often related to sectors and ETFs as well, and often related to both oil and OPEC too because actionable news is more important to individual investors, we must never lose sight of the bigger picture.  By understanding the environment that exists, we can take advantage of the opportunities it offers.