China's local stock market has fallen for four consecutive weeks. Investors are spooked. And for good reason… China has been cracking down on speculation and financial leverage. And that has caused turbulence in the market. As Bloomberg reported over the weekend…
The [Chinese government's] tightening campaign has erased at least $453 billion....More>>>
The global growth outlook faces rising threats from trade tensions and mounting debt despite a strengthening and “increasingly broad-based” expansion at the moment, according to a statement from world finance ministers and central bankers.
“Risks are broadly balanced in the near term, but remain skewed to the downside beyond the next several quarters,” according....More>>>
A quick note: With the 280+ comments I received on my piece published over the weekend about selling a portion of your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, I wanted to further clarify my position as the context is important in reading this piece. Unfortunately, many I fear read the title and glossed over the article before commenting, albeit insightful and informative commentary.
More people each year choose to retire abroad to find a change of scenery, new experiences and a lower cost of living. Even if staying within a tight budget is your biggest retirement focus, safety is likely to be another top consideration.
To help you find the best of both worlds, below are 10 of the cheapest countries for retirement that scored well on the 2015 Global Peace Index, which....More>>>
A recent survey, the 2017 RICP® Retirement Income Literacy Report, by The American College of Financial Services, found that retirement age women lag significantly behind their male counterparts when it comes to retirement income literacy. Only 18 percent of female respondents between the ages of 60 and 75 could pass the retirement income focused literacy quiz, while roughly 35 percent of male....More>>>
Wall Street analysts expect that Tallgrass Energy Partners (NYSE:TEP) will report sales of $210.41 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Tallgrass Energy Partners’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $212.31 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $208.50 million. Tallgrass Energy Partners....More>>>
Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ:AMZN) has begun its descent. Blame it on whomsoever you want. Some use Trump or sector rotation. However, I believe that this market forecasting has gotten out of hand. You need to see what is actually happening in the chart rather than guessing what may or may not happen. What is happening on the chart is a descent. Now how far will it go? No one knows, but we can have key....More>>>
Small cap analytics stock Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ: HMNY) is thethird most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 54.30% according to Highshortinterest.com. Helios and Matheson Analytics is a provider of information technology services and solutions, offering a range of technology platforms focusing on big data, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, social listening,....More>>>
Remember how the Italian banking crisis threatened to bring down the eurozone financial system over the summer?
Fast forward four months and were at it again. This time its not the Italian lenders that are the main concern, but rather how they and the wider European political system will be impacted if Italians vote no in Sunday’s referendum.
As President Trump prepares to address the nation Monday evening to announce his strategy in Afghanistan, it’s worth noting how much the longest U.S. war in the country’s history has already cost Americans financially.
The most current estimate pegs the number at $841 billion. That comes from Anthony Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic....More>>>
Russ Kaplan is a money manager and newsletter advisor who focuses on buying value-oriented stocks with a multi-year investment horizon; here’s his top idea for conservative investors over the coming year.
One of the most under appreciated stocks on Wall Street is Apple (APPL). The stock is among the bluest of blue chips.
Apple has a financial rating of A++. On every measure....More>>>
Recently, legendary hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson exhorted Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings to do an equity offering as soon as possible. This was an unusual open letter written by Tilson, who is friends with and an admirer of Hastings, as well as long Netflix stock.
This is an interesting suggestion that solves certain problems for Netflix but may also create other ones.....More>>>
BB&T Securities LLC raised its holdings in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) by 6.2% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,068 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,352 shares during the period. BB&
US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Aon (NYSE:AON) by 3.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 40,448 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,178 shares during the quart
With three product candidates in the pipeline, at a very early stage, Scholar Rock will need a long time to see the FDA approving them. That said, the company has many patents, a licence with Janssen Biotech, and a fantastic team of professionals. While the risk may be too high for the individua