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
Not many experts would recommend packing investment accounts like 401(k) retirement plans with bitcoin. The digital currency is just too volatile. But there’s nothing wrong with setting a little aside money you can afford to lose for wild bets, like gambling a few bucks at a casino.
Mike Segar | Reuters There are two ways to bet on bitcoin: via a specialized....More>>>
General Motors (NYSE:GM) has gone through a lot over the past 10 years. After suffering during the recession of 2008 and eventually filing for bankruptcy protection, GM was able to get its financial house in order and take advantage of one of the most prosperous periods in auto industry history during the early and mid-2010s. Competitive victories over some of its most important rivals followed,....More>>>
Steve Sjuggerud has been keeping close tabs on oil prices… In recent months, Steve has highlighted several bearish signs for crude oil, including extreme sentiment among oil speculators and persistently bullish behavior in energy stocks. This week, he shared another. As he wrote in his latest True Wealth Systems Review of Market Extremes…
In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the recent accounting woes at WageWorks (NYSE:WAGE). The provider of employee benefit plans has launched an investigation after reporting it inflated some of its profit and revenue figures.....More>>>
Last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released its latest long-term forecast for the electric vehicle (EV) marketplace. The analysts are forecasting that sales of light-duty vehicles (passenger cars, pickups, and SUV/crossovers) will rise from around 1% in 2016 to 54% of all vehicle sales by 2040. By that time, one-third of the entire global fleet will be electrified.
March 8, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher Wednesday following the ADP report of a rise of 298,000 jobs last month. If Friday’s federal report on jobs is near that level, an interest rate high becomes a near certainty next week. A massive increase in the U.S. inventory of crude oil sent prices plummeting and left the energy sector as the day’s big loser. WTI crude oil for April delivery....More>>>
Philadelphia, PA, based Investment company Cooke & Bieler Lp buys Johnson Controls International PLC, Arrow Electronics Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Allergan PLC, NOW Inc, Helen Of Troy, Varex Imaging Corp, MTS Systems Corp, Fox Factory Holding Corp, Williams-Sonoma Inc, sells Axalta Coating Systems, Chevron Corp, Bank of America Corporation, Sally Beauty Holdings Inc, Black Knight Inc during....More>>>
Activist investor Carl Icahn declared five years ago that rival activist investor Bill Ackman would be the victim of the "mother of all short squeezes." Now he appears to be taking steps to make that happen…
On Monday, Icahn snatched up an additional 372,342 shares of Herbalife Lt
I love batting my way through the weeds of "junky companies" (or what the market at least perceives as junk), and Martin Midstream (MMLP) fits that profile. The company's share price has tanked throughout the past several years for a variety of reasons, particularly lackluster management executio