At some point in any romantic relationship, this question may arise: "Why do you love me?" The moment is fraught with danger and the answer needs to come quickly and without hesitation. Otherwise, well, who knows. The worst possible answer would be, "Because you're a person."<
Note from the author: I have no prior or existing financial relationship with Joe Lowry or any of his business interests. I have no business relationship with any company mentioned in this interview, nor I do own any shares of any of the companies mentioned here.
This is my fourth interview of “Mr. Lithium,” Joe Lowry. (Do people still call him that?) Following Joe’s advice....More>>>
Healthcare REIT HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) had an eventful 2016. The year started off quite turbulent, with dismal results from the company’s HCR ManorCare properties leading to a surprise loss, but recovered nicely as the company decided to spin off those and other troubled assets. What could be in store for HCP investors in the coming decade?
I’m retired and thinking of buying an annuity to add to my monthly income, but I’m not sure which type of annuity might be right for me. Any suggestions? –Elaine
Confused about annuities? You’re not alone. Lots of people like the concept of devoting a portion of their savings to an annuity in return for the financial security and peace of mind an annuity’s....More>>>
May 12, 2017: Markets opened mixed Friday following lackluster earnings results from two more retailers, Penney’s and Nordstrom. Investors are also concerned that the turmoil in the Trump administration will delay the President’s promised tax cut package. Utilities and tech stocks traded higher while industrials provided the biggest drag. WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $47.84....More>>>
Citigroup (NYSE:C) has been one of my favorite financials for a very long time. The stock has remained cheap – in my view because of stigmas that no longer apply – and for that reason, I’ve stayed the course. That has been painful for the past couple of years as Citi has continued to languish but heading into Q4 earnings, Citi is rallying.....More>>>
More and more, companies issue fixed-to-floating securities, and the public seems to like it. Investors take advantage of possessing these stocks as they are protected from higher interest rates. When holding an issue with fixed-to-floating dividend rate, your yield to worst is your YTC. If rates go higher, when the call date comes it will probably be hard for the company to finance itself on a....More>>>
Over time, most actively managed funds fail to beat Standard & Poors 500-stock index. No one with any sense questions that. But the S&P 500 has been on a tear over the past few years, making it difficult for even first-rate actively managed funds to keep up with the index. That makes it precisely the wrong time to plow money into an index fund that tracks the S&Pwhich millions....More>>>
Corporate America is loaded with companies whose cultures can only best be described as rigid. If the idea of donning a business suit every day and living by an HR manual doesn’t appeal to you, then you may be drawn to apply for a job at a start-up.
As the name implies, start-ups are entrepreneurial business ventures that, if well-executed, have the potential to take off rather quickly.....More>>>
If I were to declare that 99% of all penny stocks are complete and absolute garbage, few would argue the point. Official statistics are hard to come by due to the enormous number of micro-capitalization companies.
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In addition, anyone — and I do mean anyone — can start a publicly traded entity. By their default nature, penny stocks....More>>>
This Top Pick — an auto parts firm involved in seating and electrical systems — scores better than about 99% of the nearly 5,000 companies in our proprietary Quadrix ranking system, explains Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
At nine times trailing earnings, Lear (LEA) has a P/E ratio that is by far the lowest on our Focus List, among the lowest 9% in our universe,....More>>>
NVIDIA Corporation stock has traded lower following its latest earnings report. Can NVDA stock turn around and head higher? Flickr
Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA Corporation(NASDAQ:NVDA) reported its Q4 FY 2017 earnings last week. As reported in our NVIDIAEarnings review, the company reported a strong set of numbers across various metrics while also guiding over Wall Street estimates....More>>>
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had a relatively good quarter. EPS came in at $0.24 beating by $0.03, and revenue for the quarter came in at $2.14 billion (+25% Y/Y), beating by about $20 million. Not only that, but the company is guiding an increase in revenue of about 20% for FY18. Folks, does it get any better than this?
Yet while the stock initially rallied, the rally faded fast. Also, CRM’s....More>>>
Every new generation of wireless networks delivers faster speeds and more functionality for devices. 1G brought us the very first cell phones, 2G let us text for the first time, 3G brought us online, and 4G brought us the speeds we enjoy today. But as more devices come online, 4G networks have just about reached their limit of what they’re capable of, at a time when connected devices....More>>>
Mercer Bullard: Think DOLs Fiduciary Rule Is Too Strict? Blame SEC
Gundlach Sounds Fed Alarm, Warns of Selloff Near Inauguration Day
The U.S. Department of Education has two quite different roles in the lives of indebted former students. The same bureaucracy that must safeguard taxpayer dollars by collecting $1.1 trillion in loans....More>>>
Let me share a couple of news items that offer up two very different views of the burgeoning drones business.
In the first item, France’s Parrot SA (EPA: PARRO), the second-largest maker of civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), said it’s slashing a third of its staff because profit margins on the cheap consumer drone category it pioneered were....More>>>
Shares of Ignyta (NASDAQ:RXDX) have more than doubled over the past year, with news in May that the company received the coveted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for entrectinib providing momentum for the next leg up.
Great technology companies are capable of pivoting. For the past few years, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been attempting - with varying degrees of success - to avoid becoming a dinosaur and transition into the cloud world. Its core on-premise database products have long since stopped growing, and
This Monday and Tuesday, rental car companies Avis (CAR) and Hertz (HTZ) reported earnings for Q2 2017. While both companies admitted that the quarter was a challenge (Avis' earnings declined $33M compared to last year, while Hertz's earnings declined $130M compared to last year), both pointed ah
Why would a baby boy born in Fairfax County, Va., expect to live nearly 18 years longer than one born 350 miles away in McDowell County, W. Va.? This question, prompted by the results of a 2013 study, underscores a disturbing reality: America is a