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Top 5 Growth Stocks To Own For 2018

While its big brother TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX) deservedly receives attention, Ross Stores (NASDAQ:ROST) continues to outperform expectations. Revenue growth crushed expectations, coming in $140 million above consensus growing 11.5% y/y to $3.1 billion while EPS was $0.06 above expectations at $0.62 per share, up 17% y/y. Given its high growth rate and relatively small size, I think shares are worth....More>>>

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International equities, including emerging markets, actively managed stock funds and growth stocks were key drivers of the relatively strong performance of investment portfolios in the first half of 2017, according to the latest Natixis Portfolio Trends Report.


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I started writing articles about Walmart (WMT) in early 2014. I disclosed my initial investment in the company shortly thereafter (link). In the three years since that was published, Walmart stock has treaded water. Relative to the Standard & Poor’s 500, which has increased by ~30% over the same period, this investment has performed quite poorly.

Personally, I’m less concerned....More>>>

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

1. Gulf in crisis: Stocks in Qatar plummeted as much as 8% on Monday amid a major diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Yemen all said they had cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over claims that it supports terrorism. Qatar says the move is “unjustified.”

The first wave of economic fallout was immediate: Etihad, Emirates....More>>>

Top 5 Penny Stocks To Watch For 2018

Note from the author: I have no prior or existing financial relationship with Joe Lowry or any of his business interests. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this interview, nor I do own any shares of any of the companies mentioned here.

This is my fourth interview of “Mr. Lithium,” Joe Lowry. (Do people still call him that?) Following Joe’s advice....More>>>

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after a successful drug trial.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticalsgained 20% to $108.01 today, while the S&P 500 ticked up 0.1% to 2,361.13.

Morgan Stanley’s Matthew Harrison and team write that the data on Vertex’s cystic fibrosis treatment was “as good as we could have hoped.”....More>>>

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During the past year I have been a long term bear on Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Twelve months ago I stated P&G may underperform due to competitive pressure from private label, a high payout ratio and increasing competition in the highest margin businesses. Six months ago I stated the company’s Shrink to Grow program has not led to increases in market share, consistent organic volume....More>>>

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Many developing and new traders struggle with comprehending the difference between the trades that will work from the trades that will not work, so veteran trader Mike Bellafiore of SMB Capital suggests they spice up their smart trade ideas with these four extra ingredients.

Here’s what I see from my seat as the managing partner of a proprietary trading desk in NYC with underperforming....More>>>

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Say hello to the face of Cherry Coke in China — Warren Buffett. And it’s not just because of his sparkling personality.

See Also: 25 Dividend Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

As most fans know, Buffett is a large and long-time shareholder in Coca-Cola (KO), and he loves his Cherry Cokes. He’s also something of a celebrity in the Middle Kingdom, where....More>>>

10 Of The Best Bank Deals Available Today

Interest rates at FDIC-insured banks remain at an all-time low. I’ve tracked rates for more than a decade on sites such as Magnify Money and Consumerism Commentary. Back in the day rates of 5.00% or more were common. It may take us years to get back to those levels.

Automated teller machines (ATM) are seen inside a Citigroup Inc. bank branch in....More>>>

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Trump Tax Proposal to Include Estate Tax Repeal

Trump Tax Proposal to Include Estate Tax Repeal

Trump Tax Proposal to Include Estate Tax Repeal

Insurers, agents and brokers started the 11th annual Disability Insurance Awareness Month campaign today without much ceremony.

Organizers at Life Happens and the Council for Disability Awareness are doing their....More>>>

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

The U.S. dollar weakened against its major rivals Monday as traders paused for breath following 10 straight days of gains for the currency, the longest winning streak for the greenback in over three years.

The buck has been supported by continued expectations for higher interest rates by the Federal Reserve, as well as by the prospect of fiscal stimulus following the election of Donald Trump.....More>>>

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018

Monday started the new week on a positive note, as the stock market once again recovered from early declines to post advances. The Dow Jones Industrials extended its string of record closes to 12 consecutive days in the wake of favorable comments from Warren Buffett about the valuation of the market. Moves within the Trump administration to transfer spending to the Defense Department also bolstered....More>>>

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You have heard the term, but you don’t know how it works. You may even be familiar with the strategy, but not aware of the nuances. How might this strategy benefit your clients? And which ones? Why should one use premium financing over other types of loan investment alternatives?

Premium financing is a strategy whereby a qualified borrower accesses third-party financing to pay for large....More>>>