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
The last few years have been absolutely brutal for Ensco (NYSE:ESV) and every other offshore oil rig company. As oil prices started to crash back in 2014, companies stopped renting rigs for exploration and development in order to conserve cash. To make matters worse, rig companies had spent billions on expanding their fleets in the years before this.
It left all of them with too many rigs,....More>>>
Telecom giant AT&T (NYSE:T) hasn’t exactly been a stellar performer this year, with shares down 17% year to date. I’ve owned AT&T in my portfolio for years now, but after the most recent dip, triggered by the Justice Department’s challenge to the legality of its merger with Time Warner, it became too cheap to ignore.
Shares have rebounded a bit since the stock’s....More>>>
On Dec. 30, Motley Fool writer Leo Sun put out an article with a bold claim against one of the highest performing stocks of 2017, claiming the “Worst is Yet to Come for Micron Technology Inc.” I feel that his assessment of the company is missing context, and relies too heavily on the way the memory technology has historically operated rather than looking forward towards how it will compete.
Q: What does it mean to me as an investor if a stock is “cyclical”?
Cyclical stocks are issued by companies whose businesses and stock prices tend to follow the business cycle. They generally perform very well during economic expansions but typically underperform during recessions as sales drop.
Automakers are a good example of the type of companies that tend to be cyclical.....More>>>
Last week Renewable Energy & Power, Inc. (OTC PINK : RBNW ), a diversified corporation with markets in energy-saving technologies of LED lighting, solar and wind energy, announced a large San Francisco Bay Area electronic assembly corporation has approved the installation of 1,275 LED lights for their entire main campus.
This is the third such announcement in as many....More>>>
ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) is offering investors a 4.3% yield, roughly twice what you’d get from an S&P 500 index fund, backed by 36 consecutive years of annual dividend increases. If that’s not enough to entice you to the name, then consider this: The integrated oil giant’s price to tangible book value of roughly 1.6 times hasn’t been this low since the late 1980s. In other....More>>>
It’s one of the toughest questions to answer this year: amid all the fears and uncertainties in the broader markets, why haven’t gold stocks jumped in valuation? The traditional safe haven asset hasn’t looked good since collapsing in 2013. And despite some promising developments, every move up is seemingly fiercely contested.
Although it’s a tired sentiment, investors....More>>>
October got off to a rough start for Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) investors. Shares of China’s leading search engine took a 10% hit last week, hitting new 52-week lows on Friday. The stock has now plummeted 28% since hitting all-time highs in May.
The past few months have been brutal for investors in Chinese growth stocks, and Baidu shareholders are feeling the pain. The stock is now a few....More>>>
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Unplug. Save energy and recharge your own batteries by spending....More>>>
Investment-grade corporate bonds and related exchange traded funds are options to consider for fixed income investors looking for higher yields and potentially better total returns than what's offered by Treasuries and traditional diversified bond funds.
The Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ: VCIT) is a cost-effective avenue for accessing investment-grade corporate....More>>>
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Edelweiss's research report on Gujarat Pipavav Port
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