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
Using conventional economic thinking, an investor should move some of their money from stocks to bonds as interest rates rise because they are less risky, and the rate of return is better. So as U.S. Treasury rates hit 3%, I’m sure there are some conventional thinkers out there that will start to sell their stocks and move into bonds.
Just because it’s conventional thinking....More>>>
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It’s been a rough ride for gold. Traders and speculators have spent 2018 dumping gold as interest rates have risen. After all, gold won’t ever pay interest or dividends. Some central banks have been expected sellers of gold rather than buyers in 2018. And finding a gold bug who is very enthusiastic about gold is becoming a chore.
With gold having dropped from over $1,350 per ounce....More>>>
Rockville, MD, based Investment company Burt Wealth Advisors buys International Business Machines, Canadian National Railway Co, Microsoft, Amgen, SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF (based on S&P MidC, West Pharmaceutical Services, Charter Communications, Qiagen NV, IQ Hedge MultiIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker, iShares Morningstar Large-Cap, sells PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Trad,....More>>>
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Our newest recommendation offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for a wide range of customers, explains Nicholas Vardy, editor of Vardy’s Alpha Algorithm.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) also provides Medicaid plans, health care programs and health services through a network of one million physicians and healthcare professionals at some 6,000 hospitals and other facilities.
With an end-of-the-month deadline looming, Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) and the Government of Canada struck a deal to keep the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project alive after the pipeline giant agreed to sell the existing line and the planned expansion to Canada for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars ($3.5 billion). The deal will enable Kinder Morgan to walk away from the controversial....More>>>
The stock market has been volatile over the past few months, partly thanks to President Donald Trump’s proposals for new tariffs aimed at China and other trading partners. However, patient investors can ride out the storm with three of my favorite dividend stocks –AT&T (NYSE:T), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), and Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS).
This week, I officially jumped back into the marketplace. It feels like it has been a while and finding great stocks at a value has been difficult (which is part of the reason why Lanny’s portfolio has sky-rocketed over the last few months). If you have been following the blog over the last few weeks, or if you read the title to the article before clicking, the stock I purchased this week....More>>>
Monday June 19: Five things the markets are talking about
Last week saw a plethora of bad economic news stateside, starting with continued weakness in inflation, consumer confidence, housing and manufacturing. The Fed followed their script and removed the expected amount of stimulus on the assumption that inflation and the U.S economy will improve.
Chairman and CEO of The Scotts Miracle Gro Co (NYSE:SMG) James Hagedorn sold 140,477 shares of SMG on 06/19/2018 at an average price of $84.54 a share. The total sale was $11.9 million.
The Scotts Miracle Gro Co is operative in the agricultural industry. It manufactures and sells dry, granular slow-release lawn fertilizers, combination lawn fertilizer and control products. The Scotts Miracle....More>>>
Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.
Canadian factory sales posted strong gains for a second month in March, adding to evidence the economy is building some momentum after a slow start to the year.
The value of manufacturing shipments climbed 1.4 percent, lifted by increases in primary metals and aerospace products. That followed an upwardly revised 2.7 percent gain in February, marking one of the strongest back-to-back gains....More>>>
In March, Gamestop (NYSE:GME)reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 earnings. Fourth quarter revenue came in at $3.5 billion, beating analyst expectations by $230 million, and adjusted earnings per share came in at $2.02, topping the consensus by $0.05.
However, guidance for continued sales declines of 5% to flat in 2018, along with adjusted net income between $3.00 and $3.35 per....More>>>
Please note that all amounts are Canadian dollars in this article, unless otherwise noted. Conifex Timber Inc. (OTC:CFXTF) trades on the TSX Exchange under the more liquid ticker CFF.TO.
The North American lumber industry is a very difficult industry for investors since it has one key attribute that is anathema to many investors – volatility. Most investors widely associate volatility....More>>>
Bread (CURRENCY:BRD) traded 10.1% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on May 6th. Bread has a market cap of $73.13 million and approximately $1.09 million worth of Bread was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Bread token can currently be purch
There is more to learn from Texas Instruments and Central California Electronics situations. When I originally acquired these Texas Instrument shares in the summer of 1995, they were bought for the longest type of long-range investment. It seemed to me the company fully warranted this d
Liberty Broadband Corp Series C (NASDAQ: LBRDK) and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings