Tuesday morning brought a bit of a letdown for the stock market, as major indexes pulled back from their big gains from before the holiday weekend. As of 11 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) was down 32 points to 25,851. Elsewhere, the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) lost
What do Aretha Franklin, Kurt Cobain, and Prince have in common? Besides being famous and talented, they all died without a will. Pretty amazing, given they all had the money and lawyers to draft a proper estate plan, but for one reason or another they didn't draft one. While the size of your es
Value investing and GDP growth look primed for a turnaround; out-of-favor value stocks stand to benefit.
Department store operator Kohl's is also showing signs of a turnaround; management's willingness to try new initiatives appears to be bearing fruit.
With almost 30 percent upside and a steady dividend, Kohl's looks attractive ahead of earnings.
The Masters’ tagline has been “a tradition unlike any other” for years. The validity of this claim aside, the first major championship of the year at Augusta National Golf Club is unique to the rest of major sports and golf as a whole for the simple fact that it does not pursue the most money possible.
Augusta keeps many of its financial dealings under wraps, but the Masters....More>>>
President Donald Trump’s decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal and restore sanctions was great for oil bulls. But for natural gas drillers in America’s hottest shale play, it could be a disaster in the making.
The highest oil prices in more than three years are poised to boost output from areas like West Texas’ Permian Basin, the most prolific U.S. reservoir of the....More>>>
Buy and hold Apple’s stock forever. Take a second and ask yourself a very simple question: If the legend that is Warren Buffett wants to hold Apple (AAPL) shares forever, shouldn’t you do the same? The Oracle of Omaha has scooped up an eye-popping 75 million more shares of Apple, according to CNBC. Buffett now owns about 240 million shares of the tech king.
Needless to say, the biotech world has had a volatile 18 months. Some of the biggest and the best companies, many of which trade cheaper than big pharmaceutical companies, are still looking like top plays for investors. However, you can bet that the shrill rhetoric from politicians over drug pricing could pick up as we edge ever closer to the midterm elections.
In Roku’s (NASDAQ:ROKU) quarterly letter to shareholders, the company highlights the fact that if it were a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD), or what most people refer to as a cable company, it would be the third largest in the industry. And with 20.8 million active accounts and rapidly growing, it’s only a matter of time before it surpasses the subscriber count of the....More>>>
Semiconductor giant Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has put its shareholders on a roller coaster in recent months. The stock posted a 58% year-over-year gain in early June, then headed down a steep hill to post a 19% drop in 10 weeks. Today, Intel shares are back to where they were at the start of 2018.
Is the rally really over, or would this be a great time to pick up Intel shares on the cheap?
The agricultural technology (“agtech”) and lithium industries may be two of the most important of the early 21st century. Investors interested in owning both, and who know a good BOGO sale when they see one, will want to take a closer look at FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) this month.
Why? Because FMC Corp. is currently the world’s fifth largest agtech supplier and one of the....More>>>
The American dream of homeownership could become less affordable in the near future. For those lucky enough to afford a home, the purchase is an important milestone. Most Americans will never make a more expensive purchase, and most buyers must borrow money to afford a house — which means applying for a mortgage.
The frequently lengthy process of applying for a mortgage and buying a....More>>>
It’s one of the toughest questions to answer this year: amid all the fears and uncertainties in the broader markets, why haven’t gold stocks jumped in valuation? The traditional safe haven asset hasn’t looked good since collapsing in 2013. And despite some promising developments, every move up is seemingly fiercely contested.
Although it’s a tired sentiment, investors....More>>>
One of my favorite pair trade ideas for 2017 is to short the US market, perhaps via the SPY or S&P 500, and go long an international market which a much cheaper valuation. The S&P500 rose 10% in 2016 while most other markets around the globe had flat or negative returns.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why you should be short the S&P500 in 2017.
Investors are wise to check out the bargain bin of stocks when they can. Many times, fickle investors will offload a company after a few bad quarters without taking a good look at its long-term prospects. That can sometimes lead to great buying opportunities for those who are playing the long game.
We asked a handful of Motley Fool contributors for a few stocks that they think are both cheap....More>>>
AmeriCold Realty Trust (NYSE: ORC) and Orchid Island Capital (NYSE:ORC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and
United Carpets Group plc (LON:UCG) was down 7% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as GBX 4.65 ($0.06) and last traded at GBX 4.65 ($0.06). Approximately 600,100 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 1,438% from the average daily volume of 39,011 shares. T
TransferCoin (CURRENCY:TX) traded 4.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on February 18th. One TransferCoin coin can currently be bought for $0.10 or 0.00002636 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin, YoBit, Bittrex and Up
Montag A & Associates Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Genuine Parts (NYSE:GPC) by 0.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,594 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional