Kinder Morgan (KMI) is one of the largest transporters of natural gas in North America. Natural gas is one of, if not the, cleanest fossil fuels. Future demand growth, coupled with Kinder Morgan's massive network of midstream pipelines, make it a fantastic bet for investors looking for both gro
U.S. equity indexes sank Thursday afternoon, pitching sharply lower amid an announcement that President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, raising concerns of protectionists trade policies that could hit U.S. corporations and consumers.
JP Livingston is a retiree living in New York City. She lives frugally, and she and her husband and dog share a 325-square-foot apartment. There’s just one key factor that separates her from the rest of the retired population of NYC: She retired at 28.
JP (a pen name she goes under on her blog, TheMoneyHabit.org) graduated Harvard in 2009 and went on to work....More>>>
For most of her career, Dorothy Keenan worked with older adults, eventually becoming the supervisor of senior services in Fairfax County, Va. But three years ago, as a retiree, she decided to focus on the younger generation, volunteering at elementary schools that primarily serve lower-income children.
As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and treatments that make health care unaffordable for Americans.
That’s why Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and....More>>>
The prescription-based market for treating constipation and irritable bowel syndrome in the last few years has become a near duopoly for two well-known industry names, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRX) and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD). The former with its lead GI drug Xifaxan, treating OIC and IBS-D, while the latter with its star product Linzess, treating CIC and IBS-C.
Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) is well positioned both geographically and in product terms to reap the benefits of its position, as we go into 2017. CEO Sergio Marchionne has astutely managed the strategic and brand issues involved. The company is better placed than its traditional rivals Ford (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) and the stock market has undervalued its strong position. Recent announcements....More>>>
General Electric (NYSE:GE) has been a solid stock to own, up and to the right. Pushing through to new highs. But at a $280 billion market cap, has it become too big to grow? Certainly, activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Partners don’t think so. Peltz’s presentation put General Electric’s share value at $40-$45 a share, suggesting another 25%-40% of upside.
Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway stock could provide similar diversification as S&P 500 ETF with even better results.
Many investors prefer a diversified low-risk portfolio over theriskier strategy of stock-picking. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEMKT:SPY) is very popular for this purpose since it follows the S&P 500 index of 500 large cap companies listed on the NYSE....More>>>
Scott Tucker has been charged in an alleged payday loan scam. The Justice Department cracked down on two major payday lending empires Wednesday, including one that belonged to race car driver Scott Tucker.
Tucker is a 53-year-old financier who races Ferraris in professional competitions. He was arrested on Wednesday, accused of running an illegal $2 billion payday lending enterprise....More>>>
Recent economic data for the US suggests that the stock market’s hissy fit this year has been a false signal for anticipating a new recession. That’s not surprisingthe short-term noise in equity prices is a constant challenge for business-cycle analysis and so it’s not uncommon that market volatility will lead us astray at times. That’s always been the case and nothing’s....More>>>
For me, Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) is an example of why valuation always matters. Generally well-valued (if not richly-valued) for its high-quality timberlands and wood products operations, Weyerhaeuser has lagged the S&P 500 for total returns for quite some time. Even when you account for the t
It has been a long time since Newfield (NFX) announced it was leaving the Bakken to focus on wells in Utah. While that idea didn't seem to work out, its leasehold in the SCOOP/STACK has interesting potential. Play results have been inconsistent, but we are beginning to figure out what the play
Athersys (ATHX) has had a rough few months on the stock trading front. After hitting a 52-week high of $2.63 in late September 2017, shares have fallen off precipitously, dropping roughly 45% as of the close on Friday, February 16th.
The past few months have certainly had plenty of news
What happens when you as an author begin writing an article with preconceived notions subtly expecting to reaffirm your original thesis and move on to the next one, then realize mid research that you are likely wrong on a key assumption and alter your stance? This article!