It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
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General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock posted a gain of about 0.7% last week, much better than the 4.5% loss of the prior week, but still not good enough to shake the company’s ranking as the worst performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date.
GE shares have lost about 13.8% of their value in 2018 and have fallen just over 50% during the past 12 months. The second-worst....More>>>
For investors struggling to handicap whether U.S. President Donald Trump will stomach a full-blown trade war, some analysts boil the risks down to this: The dollar stands to lose.
Greenback bulls should enjoy the currency’s seven-week rally while they can, say Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG. Should a spiral of retaliatory tariffs ensue, the threat is diminished global....More>>>
The natural gas market is emerging from winter relatively unscathed despite potentially disruptive Chinese tariffs on U.S. gas. But the ongoing trade dispute is still putting a chill on cooperation between the two energy powerhouses and threatens to sideline billions in investment.
Chinese tariffs on U.S. natural gas have halted Beijing’s purchases of U.S. LNG, a form of the fuel chilled....More>>>
May 10, 2018: Markets opened higher again Thursday following a report that the consumer price index rose just 0.2% in April (only 0.1% excluding food and energy). The gain could indicate that the Fed won’t rush to raise interest rates again. Even Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal is not pushing flows out of equities and into safe havens although 10-year Treasuries....More>>>
Egypt is normally one of the more stable Arab countries in the Middle East. That idea seemed to come apart a few years ago. But now it appears the period of instability has ended. That is good news for Transglobe Energy (TGA). Transglobe has been doing business in Egypt for 20 years. Recently the company also purchased some leases in Canada to diversify. Business is booming with the rising oil and....More>>>
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has gone through some very tough times. Like many other small E&P companies that have struggled during the oil price crash, MRO has had to sell off non-core assets, cut expenses, and focus on higher margin operations. But MRO stock could turn it around.
Indeed, times have been really challenging for MRO, in which revenues were cut by almost two-thirds....More>>>
This weekend's Barron's takes a look at six undervalued energy stocks and five ways to play the new gold rally.
Other featured articles offer the prospects for a medical device maker with a breakthrough product and an underappreciated investment manager.
Also, a top fund manager shares some of his current dividend picks and other thoughts.
Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) has taken great advantage of the shrinking WTI-Bakken differential. Roughly 60% of the upstream company’s current production base comes from its operations in the Dakotas and Montana, which primarily is represented by its Bakken/Three-Forks oil production in North Dakota. By fetching a price for its oil production that is much closer to WTI, Continental....More>>>
SilverBow Resources (NYSE: SBOW) and Earthstone Energy (NYSE:ESTE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
After months of political uncertainty, the American economy is somewhat back on track now. The second estimate for GDP shows that the U.S. economy grew 3.2% in the third quarter, faring better than the first estimate of 2.9% and the second quarter’s 1.4%.
Moreover, inflation is edging toward the desired 2% while the job market is looking up. These factors set the stage for an interest....More>>>
Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Praxair (NYSE:PX) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research currently has $184.00 price target on the basic materials company’s stock.
According to Zacks, “Praxair is expected to gain from strong backlog, new order wins and recovery in the energy and industrial....More>>>
U.S. equities climbed higher on Monday in a continuation of the easy, low volatility conditions that have dominated over the past three months. Large-cap stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, closed above the 2,400 level for the first time, bagging another high.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4%, the S&P wafted up 0.5%, the Nasdaq Composite added 0.5%....More>>>
The chairman of oil & gas major, Mukesh Ambani, started the 41st Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries saying that this is the first AGM as RIL begins its Golden Decade. Most analysts’ feel the same way about the stock price as well, which rose a little over 7 percent in 2018.
As the Golden Decade rolls on, our consumer businesses will contribute nearly as much to the overall....More>>>
Last week, spot gold prices rose by 0.8 percent after downfall in the US Dollar over dovish comments by the FED. However, better than expected U.S. economic data helped Dollar rebound which in turn capped gains for the yellow metal. The U.S. Federa