Kinder Morgan (KMI) is one of the largest transporters of natural gas in North America. Natural gas is one of, if not the, cleanest fossil fuels. Future demand growth, coupled with Kinder Morgan's massive network of midstream pipelines, make it a fantastic bet for investors looking for both gro
U.S. equity indexes sank Thursday afternoon, pitching sharply lower amid an announcement that President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, raising concerns of protectionists trade policies that could hit U.S. corporations and consumers.
President Donald Trump ran on a ticket of making America great again. While the consensus on that point is very much split, what’s not deniable is the markets’ response. Trump’s pro-business agenda was credited for sparking an impressive rally. With enthusiasm overshooting rationality, however, high-dividend stocks are suddenly looking very attractive to investors.
Think General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has bottomed? Keep dreaming. GE stock has given us so many false bottoms that I’ve lost count at this point. But it makes you wonder whether it’s worth nibbling this struggling conglomerate.
I want to be clear up front: I believe in current CEO John Flannery. Flannery is the one that made GE’s healthcare unit one of the few bright....More>>>
In his seminal paper on portfolio management, Harry Markowitz had identified risk and return as the two most important variables in investment decision making. Any rational investor is supposed to minimize his risks, while maximising his return. However, risk and return go hand in hand. Hence, most of the times, it is extremely difficult to find investments that give superior risk-adjusted....More>>>
U.S. equities moved lower in relatively quiet trading on Wednesday as bank and energy stocks weakened. Bank stocks were hit by worries over trading revenues and the net interest margin pressure for a flattening yield curve. Energy names were pushed lower as crude oil weakened on reports of weakening compliance by OPEC nations in their recently extended output freeze agreement.
U.S. equities were battered in the worst selloff since September 2016 as a series of developments have roiled President Trump over the past week — all related to former FBI director James Comey, Russia and former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
All of this raises the specter of Congressional investigations, a possible appointment of a special prospector and even possible....More>>>
President Trump came out and stated he is considering breaking up the big banks Monday. At first, the entire sector sold off, yet rebounded quickly. At this time, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) shares are trading up over 1%.
This did not surprise me as the “sum of the parts is greater than whole” theory regarding....More>>>
Up through September 7th, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has already had a pretty bad year. Shares had underperformed both other Mega-Banks such as: JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC); as well as the market in general.
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Then on September 8th news broke that the bank had settled with the Consumer Financial....More>>>
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President Donald Trump ran on a ticket of making America great again. While the consensus on that point is very much split, what’s not deniable is the markets’ response. Trump’s pro-business agenda was credited for sparking an impressive rally. With enthusiasm overshooting rat
Favoring large-cap technology stocks proved a winning strategy during the recent bout of volatility that sent the stock market into correction. But the risk of a crowded trade, one that could be ripe for reversal, in tech remains, according to analysts at RBC Capital Markets.
U.S. stocks on Tuesday ended sharply lower, with the S&P 500 index booking its worst single-session drop since early February after the market's buckled following the first public appearance for Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chairman, replacing Janet Yellen. The S&P 500 index
Investors have not been very kind to Oracle (ORCL) as of late. Despite meeting earnings in Q4 and growing net income from 2016, Oracle's shares fell nearly 6% over the five trading days after Oracle released its Q4 earnings on December 14th. Along with this, Oracle's stock has been in a period o
Did you know that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) went skidding into the end of 2017? Some investors may not have noticed the underperformance in Google stock, as it stumbled up to and through the holiday trading periods. On Dec. 18, Alphabet stock leaped to new all-time highs, before d