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Best Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

For 2016, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Android operating system is expected to be the global winner over Apple’s (AAPL) iOS, according to data from IDC.

Yearly shipment volume of Android devices is projected to reach 1.23 billion phones this year, up 5.2% year-over-year. Shipments for iOS devices are expected to fall 11% to 206.1 million, the IDC said.

This translates to global....More>>>

Africa Oil – Top Tier Up-And-Coming Oil Corporation

Africa Oil Corporation (OTCMKTS: OTCPK:AOIFF) is a Canadian oil and gas company that operates out of Africa, with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. The company is also listed on the Canadian stock exchange and believes it holds significant amounts of high potential acreage. As we will see throughout this article, Africa Oil’s blend of impressive asset potential and strong financials make the company....More>>>

Can Luxfer Translate Its Skillset Into Real Results?

Leadership is a funny word – you can be the best at something, but if that “something” isn’t all that valuable, then it’s hard to make real money from that leadership. That’s my initial impression of Luxfer (NYSE:LXFR) as I do believe this company has a strong position in specialty metal and metal products (including magnesium alloys/powders, zirconium,....More>>>

10 Biotech Stocks With Game-Changing Dates in Q3

For some investors, they’ve created small fortunes. For others, they’ve brought nothing but misery. For all investors, though, there’s no denying the fact that biotech stocks have kept things interesting if only because they can always supply a binary even traders can treat like a coin toss. The third quarter of 2017 isn’t going to be any different.


Abraxas Petroleum: Ward County Acquisition Comes At A Fair Price

Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS) has expanded its Delaware Basin position with a $22.2 million acquisition. This appears to be a fair price given what Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) is paying for its nearby acreage. As well, Halcon’s results near Abraxas’s Caprito 99-301H well indicates that the area has good potential.

As a result of the acquisition and 2017 capital expenditure....More>>>

Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all figures are in Canadian dollars.

AltaGas (OTCPK:ATGFF) recently announced that it’s going to acquire WGL Holdings (NYSE:WGL). This article will examine the financial side of the transaction. A number of Seeking Alpha authors have written articles on the merger as well, and I suggest that you read them.

Before I begin, let me tell you my story....More>>>

Think Twice Before Opening A Gold Or Silver IRA

By Kevin McKean, Next Avenue Contributor

For anyone worried about financial security in retirement, those ads touting gold and silver IRAs on conservative-leaning cable TV channels and from digital news outlets can sound pretty persuasive.

Take the Rosland Capital commercial where actor William Devane gets caught in a downpour while golfing. “Some things you just can’t....More>>>

Lululemon: Threats From Competition, And Amazon

Can Lululemon hold up to Amazon?

Lululemon’s (NASDAQ:LULU) Q1 brought a pop to the stock as it beat on revenues and earnings. What no one seems to be talking about is the shrinking nature of those earnings. Net revenue grew 5% from Q1’16 which is great. Comparable sales have stalled; falling 1%, while comparable store sales fell 2%. Comp sales are a pretty good indicator....More>>>

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018

 It's one of the few constants in the financial markets…   Popular investment ideas are usually losers.   As we often preach, it pays to be a contrarian. Or as billionaire investor Warren Buffett has famously said, "Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful."   Whatever phrase you choose… whenever the "crowd" is....More>>>

7 Energy Stocks to Buy to Survive an Oil Beating

Oil has been doing poorly lately, which has most energy stocks falling as well. OPEC recently agreed to continue its current production cap, but investors still aren’t having it. They were either looking for a larger cut in production (cutting down supply while maintaining demand to drive oil prices higher), or they believe the U.S. shale producers will continue to up their output.....More>>>

Top 10 Insurance Stocks To Watch For 2018

After years in which automakers had to add high-tech features to get top ratings in its survey, the insurance industry’s safety arm is focusing onwhat many drivers will consider one of the lower-tech aspectsof their cars headlights.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that it had stiffened the criteria for its highest safety honors, the Top Safety Pick Pluslabel,....More>>>

Student Loan Complaints Skyrocket 325%

WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found a 325% increase in student loan complaints ranging from improper payment processing and billing problems to issues with customer service and repayment plan enrollment.

If you have....More>>>

Top 5 Financial Stocks To Invest In 2018

Barracuda Networks Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are calling for $0.13 in earnings per share (EPS) on $85.27 million in revenue. In the same period oflast year,Barracuda Networksposted EPS of$0.10 and$78.37 million in revenue.

Earlier this year, the company was recognized....More>>>

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This article is reprinted by permission from It has been reprinted with permission from the publishers of 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky and released in March 2017. Betty Finney is the author of Growing Young.

In the past, men and women searched futilely for the Fountain of Youth. But they looked in all the wrong places. And the wrong kind of....More>>>

Ask Larry: ​​Can My Wife Get A Spousal Benefit?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.

Today’s column explains benefit calculation, spousal benefit eligibility, restricting an application to spousal benefits only, the effects of high continued earnings and rules regarding foreign and public pensions. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder and president....More>>>