Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....more>>>
Now that 2016 has come to an end, it is important to look forward and backwards for the new year. Many investment strategists have been issuing their top 2017 picks and favorites, and that was the same issue from Merrill Lynch to start the year. The firm issued 8 top picks with Buy ratings for the first quarter and most have an implied upside of 15% or more. Just keep in mind that some analyst price....more>>>
September 20, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday as no sector was showing big gains but healthcare stocks the clear leader. Traders and investors are likely trying to position themselves for the markets’ reactions to Wednesday’s announcements from the Fed and the Bank of Japan. WTI crude oil for October delivery settled at $43.44 a barrel, up 0.3% for the day. December gold closed up....more>>>
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed on Wednesday. Overall these results demonstrated continued momentum for this yoga apparel producer in 2016 and beyond. With the stock up already over 10% year to date, this number is practically doubling after this report. Also it helped that guidance was not only in-line with estimates but....more>>>
Its crunch time for embattled Italian lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA.
All eyes are now on the Italian government, after it became clear late Wednesday that BMPS had failed to raise enough money to stave off a collapse. A state bailout is inevitable and could be announced as soon as Thursday, according to media reports.
Unshaken by the rise in US interest rates, Pakistan’s equity markets continue to beat China’s and India’s markets by a wide margin. In the last twelve months, Global X MSCI MSCI +% Pakistan ETF was up 16%, beating India’s and China’s comparable ETF’s, which were in negative territory for the year – see table.
Shares of International Paper (IP) have jumped today on what’s being referred to as takeover chatter by Briefing.com. BMO’s Mark Wilde and team speculate:
International Paper is currently the subject of several reports on Bloomberg around a prospective takeover. The reports have included the suggestion that privately held Koch Industries could be an acquirer of International Paper.....more>>>
Video game retailer GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) has finally revealed the company’s Black Friday advertising brochure for this year. The 12-page brochure contains more than 300 items that will be on sale in stores beginning at 5:00 a.m. local time on Friday, November 25.
Online shoppers may be able to shop on Thanksgiving Day, however. The brochure cover says “All offers valid Thursday....more>>>
BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) — We’ve had a pretty innocuous week so far in the markets, the big indices adding a few dozen basis points between Monday’s open and Wednesday’s close. All the while, stocks sit within striking distance of fresh all-time highs.
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Now seems like a good time to point out the fact that....more>>>
Asian shares started stronger Tuesday after their worst day in two months, but by the sessions end found themselves with modest gains at best as worries about U.S. interest-rate policy persist.
Fears of a rate increase, which have built in recent days, eased overnight following dovish comments from Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard ahead of next weeks Federal Open Market Committee meeting.....more>>>
Thought question: Would you rather purchase a luxury good you to proudly display in your proverbial trophy case forever, or would you rather purchase a great memory you can bring to mind forever, and smile when you do? Two decades ago, young adults would have answered they’ll skip the memory-making event and buy the item. Now, however, the proverbial younger generation is less into buying....more>>>
Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) are getting pounded today on speculation that it could have a harder time getting its Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy approved. Leerink’s Joseph Schwartz and Dae Gon Ha continue to argue that “patience may not be rewarded.” They explain why:
Since the FDA’s seemingly simple request for additional dystrophin data, there has....more>>>
By Rahul Anand, Kalpana Kochhar, and Saurabh Mishra
The expansion of India’s exports of services between 1990 and 2013 has been nothing short of spectacular, putting India on a par with the world’s high-income economies in terms of service-product sophistication and as a share of total exports. This has created unique opportunities for continued growth. By contrast, when it....more>>>