It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) shares managed to post a gain of 3.3% last week, but it wasn’t enough for the industrial giant to move out of its rank as the worst-performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date. Even with the weekly gain, shares are down 22.7% so far in 2018.
The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), which....More>>>
Beating the market takes more than just being brilliant. Just ask Harvard University, which has the largest endowment (close to $40 billion) of any university in the world.
For the 10 years through the end of its most recent fiscal year, Harvard’s endowment grew at an annualized rate of just 4.4% — despite employing some of the best and brightest the investment advisory industry has to....More>>>
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) shares haven’t gotten much love from investors in recent years. Ford’s abroad operations have struggled due to a combination of weak market conditions and strategic missteps. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Ford was slow to update and expand its lineup of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks as the market shifted away from passenger cars. Rising raw material costs have also....More>>>
U.S. stocks opened firmly higher on Thursday, extending a late-session rally from the prior session, as investors dialed back on fears that a trade spat between the U.S. and China will materialize.
The major equity indexes staged a big turnaround Wednesday after opening sharply lower, as traders struggled to interpret the possible impact of the trade standoff on U.S. corporate earnings and....More>>>
Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ: SHLO) and Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.
Clean energy stocks are still the best energy stocks to own right now, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. In fact, renewable energy production will see over 100% growth by 2025.
To help investors find the right renewable energy stocks, we’re giving Money Morning readers our top clean energy stock pick today…
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>>>
With upward pressure on the pound abating, investors may find more to like in U.K. stocks.
For much of this year, currency appreciation — a drag on the overseas earnings of global stocks that dominate the FTSE 100 Index — has overshadowed the gauge. That burden eased on Friday as the government reported first-quarter growth figures that missed estimates, weakening the case for....More>>>
Most people who call themselves "investors" really aren't. The average "investor" is really a trader. He buys a stock with the hope that at some point in the future, he'll find someone who'll buy it for more than he paid. He's trying to time the market. "Buy low and sell high," right? More often, however, people can't stand the uncertainty.....More>>>
Generally, stocks that have fallen out of favor with the market are cheap for a reason. But, on occasion, savvy investors can scoop up a stock on the cheap and enjoy solid returns when the company proves its doubters wrong. It’s not easy to discern which stocks fall into the pessimistically undervalued category, but here are two to consider: Hostess (NASDAQ:TWNK), which is expanding and adapting....More>>>
Retirees should generally invest in companies with wide moats and solid dividends. In a previous article, I noted that AT&T and Unilever were easy-to-understand companies that were ideal for most retirement portfolios. Today, I’ll add two more companies to that list — alcoholic beverage giants Diageo (NYSE:DEO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).
Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Predict Top Ten “Safer” Dividend Consumer Cyclical Dogs To Net 7.48% to 55.24% Gains By October 2018
Three of the ten top “safer” Consumer Cyclical dogs (tinted gray in the chart above) were verified as also being among the top ten yielders for the coming year based dog metrics. Thus the dog strategy for this group, as....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven tracked fund types as managers capitalized on plunging volatility and activist and special situation strategies.
Nordson Corporation(NASDAQ:NDSN)announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, including an expected decline in organic volume that was more than offset by acquisitive growth.
Thanks to its disappointing forward outlook, shares of the adhesive-dispen