Investors and pundits continue to miss the mark when it comes to Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO). Ever since the company announced a massive data breach of hundreds of millions of users data, some have become very concerned about Yahoo’s ability to complete the sale of its core business to Verizon (NYSE:VZ) at the agreed upon price of $4.8B. Verizon management has made various comments relating to the....more>>>
Stocks gave back a bit of last week’s Brexit-inspired gains as the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury hit a record low.
The S&P 500 fell 0.7% to 2,088.55 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 108.75 points, or 0.6%, to 17,840.62. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.8% to 4,822.90.
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Sunedison Inc (NYSE: SUNE) has officially been approached by the SEC, and it has a new DoJ subpoena to boot.
U.S. small-caps have rebounded nicely off their February lows, but the benchmark Russell 2000 Index is still saddled with a modest year-to-date loss. Exchange-traded funds investors have the benefit of choosing from myriad small-cap funds, some of which have been solid performers this year.
One of the residents of the solid small-cap ETF group is the unheralded WisdomTree Global SmallCap....more>>>
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Between January 4 and February 11, the S&P 500 lost 10.31 percent.....more>>>
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Stocks finished slightly higher today after the FOMC minutes showed a Fed divided over whether to hike interest rates.
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The S&P 500 gained 0.2% to 2,182.22 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21.92 points, or 0.1%, to18,573.94. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.03% to 5,228.66.
Deutsche Bank’s Alan Ruskin urges investors....more>>>
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A credit default swap is a particular type of swap designed to transfer the credit exposure of fixed income products between two or more parties. In a credit default swap, the buyer of the swap makes payments to the swaps seller up until the maturity date....more>>>
By Charles Kennedy
Just over three months after the authorities lifted the four-decade ban on crude oil exports, the U.S. has actually exported less this year than it did over the same period the year before, when the ban was still in place.
According to Clipper Data market intelligence cited by the Financial Times, we’ve seen a 5 percent decline in U.S. crude oil export....more>>>
American Express (AXP) is stuck between a rock and a hard place. As it battles MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V), American Express can either try to match their rewards–which will damage its returns–or stand its ground, which will make it hard to compete. Evercore ISI’s David Togut and team explain:
Credit card rewards continue to spiral skywards asAmerican....more>>>
Leerink’s Geoffrey Porges and Assaf Vestin are attending the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, meeting and came away seeing the “biggest positive impact” forCelgene (CELG), but only a “modest” impact for Amgen (AMGN),Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). They explain:
We see the biggest....more>>>
A steady stream of multi-factor exchange traded funds have been coming to market for over a year now. Multi-factor ETFs offer investors exposure to several investment factors – the idea being that investors don't need to time when a certain factor will perform well and when others will fall out of favor.
The Global X Scientific Beta US ETF (NYSE: SCIU), which is 14 months old,....more>>>
With U.S. oil stockpile inventories at near maximum capacity, one particular subsector of the energy business that looks set to benefit is oil storage. Stockpile inventories have increased over the last several years, driven by record production from shale fields to keep up with demand from a growing economy. Oversupply is a bigger issue in the United States than other countries, with U.S. stockpiles....more>>>
Yes, you can file your 2015 tax return now. You should have received the forms you needyour W-2s and 1099sby the end of January. The tax-filing deadline is April 18, 2016, but it’s a good idea to file as soon as possible, especially if you’re getting a refund. Not only will you get your money faster, but you’re less likely to become a victim of tax identity theft. See Beat the....more>>>
JPMorgan’s Jamie Baker and Nishant Mani argue that “downside risk appears diminutive” in airlines like Delta Air Lines (DAL), Southwest Airlines (LUV), and American Airlines (AAL)–even if there’s a recession. They explain why:
Were over a year into fuels decline, and investor fears concerning a breakdown in discipline havent materialized.....more>>>