Monday June 19: Five things the markets are talking about
Last week saw a plethora of bad economic news stateside, starting with continued weakness in inflation, consumer confidence, housing and manufacturing. The Fed followed their script and removed the expected amount of stimulus on the assumption that inflation and the U.S economy will improve.
I have sold my shares in my business as part of my plan to retire at 55. I now have to rely on investments alone for income. Selling a business generates money upfront, but then what? I had taken over my own investments from mutual funds in 2009, and I guess that made me lucky rather than good. Since the crash of oil, investing has been a lot less fun and a lot less profitable.
Investment company Invesco European Growth Fund buys Standard Life Aberdeen PLC, ING Groep NV, Bic, Pernod Ricard SA, Schneider Electric SE, Wood Group (John) PLC, Wolters Kluwer NV, Deutsche Post AG, Paddy Power Betfair PLC, TP ICap PLC, sells Sky PLC, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, UBS Group AG, Publicis Groupe SA, Roche Holding AG during the 3-months ended 2017-10-31, according to the most recent....More>>>
Canadian home sales fell to the lowest in more than five years in April, as tougher mortgage qualification rules deterred buyers.
The number of homes sold last month declined 2.9 percent from March, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday from Ottawa. Declines were recorded in about 60 percent of cities tracked including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
Energy Storage Agreements (ESAs) will upend the coal generating business. I have been traditionally skeptical of the concept pushed by greenies that wind and solar will replace coal and nuclear fuel, and that all we need are windmills and solar panels for as far as the eye can see. Their biggest challenge is the intermittent nature of their generating footprint vs. the grid’s base load requirements....More>>>
I like to allocate anywhere between 5-15% of my portfolio to lottery stocks. Usually they are cyclical or have a lot of leverage. And most of the time there is some sort of catalyst that will unlock value on the horizon. I would not advice large positions in any of these stocks. It is also best not to spend large amounts of time analyzing them as they will be small positions and are depending on....More>>>
Let’s get right to it, Village Farms International (OTCQX:VFFIF or TSE:VFF) has the potential to be the low cost producer in the Canadian medical marijuana industry. This investment is based on stages of development, which I plan to explore with readers and let you know, in likely the most transparent way possible, how I plan to “play” this player in this promising industry.
Do you invest in dividend growth stocks? If you don’t, you ought to consider doing so. These dividend stocks to buy could be your ticket to a better retirement.
Many dividend investors get caught up focusing on yield when the growth is what’s truly important. By utilizing the power of compound interest, investors can achieve higher returns by merely owning the stocks of companies....More>>>
The Athabasca Basin is a region covering around 100,000 square kilometers in the Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan and a small portion of Alberta in Canada that suppliesas much as20% of the world’s uranium. Its also the world’s leading source of high-grade uraniumas10 of the 15 highest grade uranium deposits in the world are found in the region.
Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog and team argue that Starbucks’ (SBUX) partnership withAnheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) to bottle and sell tea will “transform the tea market much like Starbucks did with coffee.” They explain:
StarbucksTo Enter Fast Growing, Premium Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Category withAnheuser Busch Inbev Partnership Starbucks announced....More>>>
These days it seems as if the market doesn’t know whether it wants to break through fears of higher rates and a slowing China or crash lower into a new bear market. The VIX volatility index has jumped to an average 24.1 in the first month of 2016 against an average of just 16.7 in 2015. The S&P 500 tumbled 9% in the first three weeks and triple-digit moves in the Dow are a daily occurrence.....More>>>
DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Corporate insiders sell their own companies’ stock for a number of reasons.
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They might need the cash for a big personal purchase such as a new house or yacht, or they might need the cash to fund a charity. Sometimes they sell as part of a planned selling program that they have put....More>>>
7 Reasons Teslas Stock Should Continue To Appreciate
Tesla (TSLA) reported a wider than expected loss Wednesday after the bell, the biggest in the companys history. Teslas net loss for the quarter amounted to roughly $718 million, a considerable $4.22 cents a share.
We’ve been following second-quarter earnings results since late May. Now the seasonal pivot has shifted, with only a few scattered companies left to release their numbers before we transition to the August cycle. That means the next wave of 10-Q filings I’ll be studying over the next