The market was quick to bring out the knives after Applied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT)released mixed-bag fiscal second-quarter results in mid-May. Investors apparently ignored the company's terrific top- and bottom-line growth, while letting concerns about slowing smartphone sales and the company's te
Given the important role Social Security will eventually play in so many future retirees' lives, you'd think more people would have a basic knowledge of how the program works. But recently, as many as 72% of Americans could not pass a basic quiz on Social Security. That lack of knowledge, however
We spend most of our working lives contributing money to retirement accounts but what about taking it out in retirement? If you have pre-tax, Roth, and taxable accounts, how much should you withdraw from each one? Here are some things to consider:
1) How much can you safely withdraw? The safest option is to only withdraw earnings and not touch any of the principal but....More>>>
China's local stock market has fallen for four consecutive weeks. Investors are spooked. And for good reason… China has been cracking down on speculation and financial leverage. And that has caused turbulence in the market. As Bloomberg reported over the weekend…
The [Chinese government's] tightening campaign has erased at least $453 billion....More>>>
There are a number of great companies in the market today. The ModernGraham valuation model selected some of the most undervalued Canadian companies. Each company has been determined to be suitable for the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.
Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research....More>>>
Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Thursday, May 17.
The economy is running too fast and is getting hotter. Cramer thinks someone will get hurt if the Fed keeps raising interest rates. After weaker than expected nonfarm payrolls, the street expected Fed to not raise rates aggressively. However, after the jobless claims data, the Fed could....More>>>
The popularity of recreational vehicles has been rising, and Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH) has been maneuvering itself toward the front of the pack to take advantage of the trend. Although competition in the RV business is fierce, the space is quite segmented, and Camping World has a golden opportunity to build out its national presence, and begin to unify its retail face under a single corporate....More>>>
Chris Reining isn’t your average retiree. He said goodbye to his working years at 37, and is now financially independent, living his life on his own terms.
Growing up in a middle-class family in Illinois, Reining says he did well in school, earned scholarships, and attended the school that paid him most. Unlike many other young people, he graduated with only $4,500 debt, which he....More>>>
The high-flying Indian IT outsourcing industry has withstood several challenges in the past. However, a recent obstacle has sent the industry into a tailspin, as these firms scurry around to identify strategies to work around the hindrance.
The industry — valued at over $150 billion and comprising companies such as Wipro Limited (ADR) (NYSE: WIT), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp....More>>>
Saving for retirement isnt easy, especially given the cost of basic living expenses and debt payments.
But its even harder when you consider that most people dont have positive financial role models and consider finance topics too taboo to discuss openly, according to a recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch study. And if all that wasnt bad enough, the study, Finances in Retirement: New Challenges,....More>>>
Remember how the Italian banking crisis threatened to bring down the eurozone financial system over the summer?
Fast forward four months and were at it again. This time its not the Italian lenders that are the main concern, but rather how they and the wider European political system will be impacted if Italians vote no in Sunday’s referendum.
The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap chip stock Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NASDAQ: AMD)is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (October 20th). Wehad AMDin our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolioon and off for the past couple of yearswith the last time being as aspeculative takeover candidatedue to itstechnology portfolio. However, Advanced Micro Deviceshas continued....More>>>
When the U.S. dollar is going down, the price of gold goes up. The reason is simple… It's basic math. Gold is priced in U.S. dollars… so if the U.S. dollar is weakening, it takes more dollars to buy the same ounce of gold. That's the logic, anyway. But does the logic actually work in the financial markets? Sometimes it doesn't… As the economist....More>>>
Like the Pope during the Galileo affair, central bankers prefer to deny the facts that contradict their dogma, the Phillips curve and the Fisher equation in this case. The first posits the existence of a trade-off between inflation and the unemployment rate. The second defines the exogenous and stationary velocity of money as the ratio of nominal GDP to the monetary base. If these axioms hold, central....More>>>
AON (NYSE: AON) and CorVel (NASDAQ:CRVL) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.
Wall Street analysts forecast that Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OSBC) will announce sales of $32.15 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Old Second Bancorp’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $34.60 million and the lo
BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 6.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,068 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the period. BB&