Did you know that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) went skidding into the end of 2017? Some investors may not have noticed the underperformance in Google stock, as it stumbled up to and through the holiday trading periods. On Dec. 18, Alphabet stock leaped to new all-time highs, before d
German luxury automaker BMW said it categorically rejects accusations that itcolludedwith rivals over its diesel practices.Citing media reports, BMW issued a statement that as a matter of principle its vehicles are not manipulated and comply with respective legal requirements. Of course this also applies to diesel vehicles.
On Friday, the German publication Der Spiegelclaimed thatBMW, along....More>>>
The real estate crash in 2007 sent home prices plunging all across the country. The impact was particularly strong in states where prices had ballooned the most and new home building had been strongest: Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California, among others.
Median home prices in the United States have more than recovered their lost ground. The U.S. median rose to $227,000 last year, higher....More>>>
At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.
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Investors across the country are variously cheering and mourning the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. In some cases, they’re pressing their financial planners into double duty as therapists. Or grief counselors.
There's no need to worry yet. But investors should start keeping an eye out for bears. Let me explain… Bear markets start with three common conditions… 1. A sudden, sharp rise in interest rates. 2. A peak in margin debt (the amount of money that investors borrow to buy stocks). 3. ....More>>>
After the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) penciled in an oil production cut of 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) to 32.5 million bpd on 30 November, the crude futures market rallied. Given that it was OPEC’s first move to cut production in eight years, the market response was pretty predictable.
By some measures, the Brent front month contract’s appreciation....More>>>
Let’s be clear: The naming of an acting CEO at such an incisive moment is more than mere coincidence. For those who have thought the future for Cempra (NASDAQ: CEMP) included being acquired as I did I am no longer so sure. Here is why?
The timing is more than interesting, one might suggest it is disconcerting. We sit days from the PDUFA date and an argument can be made Solithromycin....More>>>
More Valeant Pharmaceuticals news broke late yesterday (Tuesday) when the company announced that it’s in advanced talks to sell one of its key drugs.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Valeant is trying to sell its stomach drug business. The buyer is reportedly Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. The price tag is $10 billion. The purchase would include about $8.5 billion in cash and future....More>>>
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett was a sharp critic of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but said in an interview broadcast by CNN Friday that he expects the stock market to continue rising.
The stock market will be higher 10, 20 and 30 years from now and it would have been with Hillary [Clinton] and it will be with Trump, Buffett said. Suggestions by market pundits that stocks....More>>>
Warren Buffet aims to hold stocks forever. Were a bit less patient. But we like playing the long game: picking a few solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can smooth out the risks of buying individual stocks, which may tumble or stay depressed for ages before taking off. A companys innovations may also....More>>>
Investors have not been very kind to Oracle (ORCL) as of late. Despite meeting earnings in Q4 and growing net income from 2016, Oracle's shares fell nearly 6% over the five trading days after Oracle released its Q4 earnings on December 14th. Along with this, Oracle's stock has been in a period o
In July, Boeing (BA) provided its current market outlook for the Indian aircraft market during a briefing in India. The Indian aircraft market is a high growth market and thus important for jet makers. One thing that should be observed, however, is that this new current market outlook for the Ind
Auto part retailers have long been the darlings of the retail industry with consistent earnings growth, the highest margins in the sector, and protection from online players. And as a result, the stocks have been rewarded with a high valuation and market outperformance. However, there's a lo
Viper Energy (NASDAQ:VNOM) is an MLP that owns mineral and royalty interests and is 75% owned by Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG). It is one of the cleanest and easiest to understand MLPs in the energy space. The business model is simple: the company collects royalty checks on