It doesn’t matter what Trump thinks or says. It matters what he does, and more importantly, what federal regulators do. Such is the patient suffering of AT&T (NYSE:T). Just what am I talking about here? WE learned today that allegedly Trump has expressed reservations and opposition to the AT&T and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) deal. Supposedly Trump contended that the merger would concentrate....more>>>
Retired investors are often looking for core exposure in funds that demonstrate low costs and steady income, explains fund expert David Fabian, editor of The Flexible Growth & Income Report.
One fund company that offers several different options in this arena is the iShares suite of ETFs from BlackRock. Here’s three top BlackRock ETFs for steady retirement income.
U.S. ended a holiday-shortened session with gains on Friday, with major indexes extending their string of record closes and chalking up their third straight weekly advance.
Equities have been in an uptrend since the presidential election earlier this month, with investors betting that President-elect Donald Trumps economic proposalsincluding massive corporate tax cuts and financial and environmental....more>>>
When Costco Wholesale (COST) announced its fiscal first-quarter earnings in December, its shares rose 1.3%, despite initial disappointment. And next month, Costco will release its December sales, which should show whether that reaction was justified. Baird’s Peter Benedict and team offer a preview:
Modeling December “core” comps (ex-gas/FX) of....more>>>
Jiangnan Group (OTC:OTC:JNGHF) is one of the largest manufacturers in China of electricity wires and cables. At first, this seems like a very boring commodity industry that seems heavily exposed to a potential bubble. But taking a closer look reveals an industry with very attractive economics (if you are a large player) where peers tend to get high earnings multiples. And that tends towards consolidation.....more>>>
We went looking for big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some on Wall Street call them YARP stocks, for yield at a reasonable price. With help from research firm Morningstar, we found eight promising YARP stocks for dividend investors, including the three technology companies below.
See Also: 12 Stocks Paying Dividends for 100 Years....more>>>
This article discusses three Canadian Dividend All-Stars that are attractively valued at present levels. For US investors, these stocks are each conveniently listed on one of the major US exchanges. Take note thereof that all values are referenced in Canadian dollars unless the contrary is indicated or reference is made to the US ticker symbol. The Canadian Dividend All-Star list can be found here.
Will healthcare stocks rise under Donald Trump?
With Trump in the White House and Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, an overhaul of Obamacare is a given – and what results will change the trajectory of most healthcare stocks.
Trump often spoke critically of Obamacare, promising to “repeal and replace” it if he won – as have most Republican....more>>>
The dollar firmed against its major rivals on Thursday, extending its recent strength as investors bet that recent economic data made an interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve a near-certainty in the coming months.
The move came one day before the September jobs report, which will be released Friday morning and could be a big driver for currencies and the broader market
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The Fed hawks don’t matter. The doves do!
Doubtlessly, the Fed will flip-flop in its elegant manner about rate increases as it has been for over two years, but this time a reliable dove flipped. That itself is scary to the markets. And the reason he mentioned for flipping sent cold chills down their spine.
He named one of the biggest and riskiest asset bubbles – commercial....more>>>
Stocks look set to end the week with a big drop as oil fell and investors around the world plunged into government bonds.
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S&P 500 futures have fallen 0.6%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have declined 0.5%. Nasdaq Composite futures have dropped 0.7%.
Urban Outfitters (URBN) has tumbled 8.7% to $25.50 after reporting in an SEC....more>>>
After a strong rebound for many value stocks in February, the month closed with a couple of down days, setting the stage for a mild start to the month of March, when many traders traditionally look for a rally. More important, though, is the psychological boost provided by recent action in the stock market. Coming off a scary first month of the year, February gave hope to many who feared that 2016....more>>>
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Despite widespread views that the incoming Trump administration and GOP lawmakers will seek to kill or significantly curtail DOL’s fiduciary rule, along with potential legal rulings to vacate or halt the rule,....more>>>
It has taken Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) some time to close its first deal in 2016, but a certain hiatus was probably needed after last year’s four-deal flurry that culminated in the $610 million purchase of a gold and silver stream on Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:ABX) interest in the Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic.
On September 19, it was finally time to announce another transaction,....more>>>