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
Stocks squeaked out a gain today to end their three-day losing streak in the wimpiest way possible.
The S&P 500 gained 1.89 points, or 0.08%, to 2,364.87 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 2.46 points, or 0.01%, to 20,858.19. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.25 points, or 0.02%, to 5,838.81.
Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results in the coming week, but one analyst has already weighed in on the apparel giant. As we all know, Nike was the worst performing Dow Jones Industrial Average stock in 2016, but so far in 2017 it has been one of the better performing Dow stocks. According to the analyst’s report, the company stands to run even more....More>>>
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is now the undisputed leader of the cloud. There is no longer any credible evidence to refute this conclusion, but there remains the need to clarify it. The cloud is made up of many segments, with Microsoft participating more often than any other cloud provider. Naturally, that provides the company a computational advantage when all the segments are summed. The focus of this....More>>>
Credit cards can be powerful financial tools in the hands of savvy cardholders. Not only can cardholders avoid interest charges and earnbig credit card sign-up bonuses, but managing credit card spending well can also help to increase your credit score.
Yet, it’s also easy to fall short of budgeting goals and get into hot water as payments come due.
We’ve noted before that for all the attention Macau gets, the real action for casinos these days is in Las Vegas. In a report issued today, Gabelli’s Adam Trivison touts the importance of Nevada for Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), which have large Nevada footprints, and for Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which don’t:
Despite President Donald Trump’s promises, it looks like the Keystone XL pipeline won’t have to be made out of American steel after all.
A White House spokeswoman said Friday that the “buy American” rules in Trump’s order clearing way for pipelines won’t apply to the high-profile Keystone project, which will carry crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf....More>>>
When a company sues its long-time suppliers because of its own mistakes, that company will not have a fighting chance, especially when those suppliers combined have bigger war chest. As Eddie Lampert prepares for that last battle, the Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD) saga on the verge of ending.
Let’s look at the events that have put Sears in the tough spot it is in today and find out how long can....More>>>
Investing in oil can sometimes seem like a daunting task. There’s plenty of money to be made to be sure, but between futures contracts, upstream, downstream, shale, and tight oil, the options are seemingly endless.
That’s why we’re going to show you exactly how to invest in oil and why it’s going to be such a lucrative play this year.
In 2016 Q3, Facebook (NSDQ:FB)reported quarter over quarter and year over year growth in revenue, net income and earnings per share. Following the earnings release, Facebook’s share price is now down over 8%. Some investors may believe the price drop is a buying opportunity (buy the dip); they should not. Even with Facebook’s strong Q3 performance, I believe FB stock is overvalued and....More>>>
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CTRV) as a short-term short swing trade:
This isn’t going to be a long-lived trade, even by swing-trading standards. We’re just looking to jump on board the bearish trade that got rolling in spades today with the 12% stumble. It was pretty much inevitable. The cracks started....More>>>
The S&P 500 is stuck in its narrowest range in nearly half a century and trading volume is plumbing multi-month lows. But by September, investors may be pining for the dog days of summer, with data suggesting that it is historically the worst month for stocks.
Since 1928, the S&P 500 has dropped in September 56% of the time, according to Bank of America Merrill....More>>>
When you buy a stock, how do you decide how many shares you'll buy? Most people don't have a clue how to do this. But it's something you have to get right – it's crucial to your investing performance. So seriously, what's your process for determining how much of a stock you'll buy? Do you say something like this? Well, the stock....More>>>
A pile of rusty pipes and materials are all that remain of Lanzhou New Area’s tram project. Only a year ago it was a flagship public-private partnership for the planned city in Central China, before it fell victim to President Xi Jinping’s debt clampdown.