U.S. equities pushed to new records, with large-caps gapping higher at the open to extend above its two-month uptrend channel. Geopolitical events, from a van attack in London to U.S.-Russia tensions in Syria, were largely ignored. Instead, investors piled into big-tech stocks in the wake of Friday’s Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) deal,....More>>>
After a strong start to the week, global stock markets were broadly lower in Asia on Wednesday, though Hong Kong equities outperformed as strong gains in one of the citys biggest share listings this year drove buying interest.
Solid buying pushed several stock indexes, including those in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong, to multiyear highs on Tuesday, but that was followed by a muted performance....More>>>
I love a bargain. When it comes to investment accounts, I love bargains even more because it means that more of my money is going to work.
The math is simple, although most investors don’t even think about it: If you’re investing $100,000 and the annual investment expenses are 1%, you’re only investing $99,000. But if that fee is 0.10%, you’re putting $99,900 to work.
With the markets trading near historic levels at the start of 2017, investors are looking for the best investments when the market is high.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was just 13 points shy of 20,000 last week and climbed more than 13% overall in 2016. These gains have been largely fueled by the “Trump effect,” a positive economic outlook, and the December rate hike....More>>>
This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…
Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30) DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24% Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98% Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE....More>>>
A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.
The bull market in stocks has now been running strong for eight full years, and investors who have seen major market benchmarks triple from their 2009 lows were in a reasonably good mood on Thursday. Stocks didn’t move much, with the Dow rising just 3 points on the day, as a generally favorable market environment was tempered somewhat by declines in U.S. crude oil prices below the $50-per-barrel....More>>>
Timing is everything. That old adage holds particularly true when it comes to how your investments perform as you retire. Get a string of good returns in the years leading up to and just after you retire, and your portfolio could provide more than you ever hoped. But if those years fall in a down market, your portfolio may run out of steam before you do.
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The pharmacy market is one of the biggest potential new targets for Amazon.com Inc.
The online retail giant moved into the roughly $800 billion U.S. grocery market in June by buying Whole Foods Market Inc. Drugs, a $450 billion industry in the U.S., are....More>>>
Deals and Financings
Berry Genomics, a Beijing genetic testing company, will IPO via a reverse merger with Chengdu Tianxing Instrument & Meter (SHZ: 0710) at a valuation of $619 million on China’s Shenzhen market. The transaction was announced in September, but no financial details were disclosed at that time. Tianxing will issue shares to Berry stockholders. Earlier this month,....More>>>
Which hot stocks are Wall Street analysts the most bullish on? The top stocks with no “hold” or “sell” ratings and a pure “strong buy” analyst consensus rating. Such strong buy stocks make for the most compelling investment opportunities — and I recommend keeping a close eye on them as we roll into 2018.
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As of today’s trading session (Tuesday, Nov. 7), the biggest penny stock gainer of 2017 is Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNS). Shares of the company are up 556.4% this year thanks to a medical breakthrough.
While MRNS stock is up triple-digits this year, we’re not recommending it as a stock to buy....More>>>
Preparing for the worst is no fun, but its vital. Mark Albers, a senior financial advisor at Wipli Hewins Investment Advisors in Appleton and Green Bay, Wisc., tells us what insurance we need to protect us and loved ones against foul fortune.
When you think about the future, its usually pleasant: your childs college graduation ceremony, or retirement years filled with travel and adventure.....More>>>
Puerto Rico is years into an economic crisis. Now it’s facing a potential natural disaster.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Maria, which may hit the island on Wednesday.
It’s already deep in a years-long debt debacle spurred by mismanaged funds, archaic energy policies and a struggling economy.