Management teams tend to be very coy about what they’re working on behind closed doors. Energy Transfer Equity’s (NYSE:ETE) leadership, on the other hand, was very transparent about what’s going on behind the scenes during the company’s first-quarter conference call. They openly answered analysts’ questions, which provided investors with an interesting glimpse into....More>>>
Three minutes of frantic trading in Treasuries futures just offered a stark reminder of the danger of betting against the world’s safest asset.
What was shaping up as a second straight day of losses in Treasuries on Thursday, with 10-year yields threatening to hit the key psychological level of 3 percent, turned around in a hurry as turmoil in emerging markets spooked global investors.
SMART Global Holdings(NASDAQ:SGH)stock rose 43.5% in March, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence.
The stock gains correlated with SMART’s announcement that its executive chairman, Ajay Shah, would become the company’s new CEO, replacing Iain MacKenzie after a transitional period. This was followed by a strong second-quarter earnings....More>>>
The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday but acknowledged that inflation is beginning to creep higher.
In a widely expected move, the central bank’s Federal Open Market Committee held the funds rate at a target of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent.
However, there were several tweaks to the post-meeting statement that market participants likely will find....More>>>
Stocks look set for a higher open this morning as they seek to put last week’s losses behind them.
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S&P 500 futures have gained 0.4%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have advanced 0.3%. Nasdaq Composite futures have risen 0.4%.
Goldcorp (GG) has gained 0.8% to$17.25 despite getting cut to Underperform from Sector....More>>>
ChinaRock Capital Management has rewarded investors in its five-year-old venture capital fund with 27 times their initial outlays by scoring huge returns from financing start-ups involved in everything from artificial intelligence to ride sharing.
The $37.5 million CRCM Opportunity fund has distributed more than $1 billion since it was set up in 2013, Toby Zhang, a venture capital partner....More>>>
When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer’s credit score and the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer has been managing debt and the second indicates whether the lender can reasonably expect the borrower to be able to pay back the loan.
As home prices rise, however, mortgage loan sizes typically rise as well,....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockFebruary 21, 2018: The S&P 500 closed down 0.6% at 2,701.33. The DJIA closed down 0.7% at 24,797.78. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 7,218.23.
Wednesday started out as a positive day for the U.S. markets, however everything turned south right before closing. All three major indexes closed down but the Nasdaq was almostlucky enough to escape the end of the day....More>>>
Harrison, NY, based Investment company Mariner Investment Group Llc buys iShares National Muni Bond, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, Deutsche Municiple Income Trust, Deutsche Municiple Income Trust, iShares China Large-Cap, FIRST TRUST SENIOR FLOATING RATE 2022 TARGET TERM , EATON VANCE FLOAT-RATE 2022 TARGET TERM, Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust , Western Asset Municipal....More>>>
Enphase Energy (ENPH) has been making all the right moves, and this past month is no exception. The company continues merrily down the yellow brick road by 1) reducing expenses, 2) deferring debt, and 3) focusing on core product optimization and advancement of its microinverter. In the words of CEO Badri Kothandaraman, Enphase is laser-focused on its direction, but more importantly, the promise....More>>>
While oil exploration and production sector (E&P) has recently been beaten down with the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) down 21.21% YTD, the area seems to be a good place to look for value. The first name that comes to mind for many is Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), but in my experience, when a sector is beaten down, value lies with the smaller companies.....More>>>
Why all the confidence? Well aside from all these pundits coming out saying there is a 100% chance that we are in a recession or that a recession will start before summer the reason is thatthe data doesn’t show it. You can make up indicators that don’t really make sense either in their construction or their interpretations or you can focus on one relatively narrow segment of the economy....More>>>