May 22, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but it’s been a bumpy day ever since, especially for the blue chips. Trading has been mixed all day with the energy sector the day’s biggest loser while financials and utilities have performed best. The FOMC releases the tea leaves, uh, minutes, of its latest meeting tomorrow. A slightly weakening dollar and still-high 10-year yields....More>>>
One of the most asked (and most important) questions in energy has no simple answer: What’s the future of coal-fired power in the United States?
On one hand, recent history hasn’t been very favorable to coal. A little over a decade ago, coal-fired power plants produced more than half of the electricity in the United States. An unprecedented rate of plant retirements cut that share....More>>>
Shares of Nevsun Resources (NYSEMKT:NSU) declined sharply, after the Q4 2016 earnings release. On Friday, shortly after the markets opened, Nevsun’s shares hit a low at $2.34. It is just shy of the multi-year low of $2.27, reached in January 2016. The share price managed to recover slightly and it closed at $2.72, which is close to the support level created during October 2016. Despite the....More>>>
MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 10,859 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,000.
Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their....More>>>
If you’re looking for good Warren Buffett stocks to buy, there’s no better option than Buffett’s former money guy. I’m talking, of course, about Lou Simpson, the long-time Geico portfolio manager, who retired at the end of 2010 after 31 years at the company, more than a third of them spent under Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) ownership.
A funny thing happened with the price of silver early last week. After both silver and gold dropped in the face of surging 10-year Treasury yields and the U.S. dollar, silver parted ways with gold.
Gold prices corrected, then essentially moved sideways.
Silver prices, on the other hand, rose mid-week even as the dollar was gaining and gold wasn’t.
I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria
Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced)....More>>>
Mid cap fabless semiconductor stock Marvell Technology Group Ltd (NASDAQ: MRVL) reported Q2 fiscal 2018 earnings after the Thursday market close with results beating Wall Street expectations. Q2 revenue was $604.750 million (which exceeded the midpoint of the Company’s guidance provided on May 25, 2017) versus $597.346 million. GAAP net income from continuing operations was $165.259 million....More>>>
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Segal Consulting, a benefit, compensation and human resources firm, reported Monday that 65% of more than 200 of its multiemployer clients with 2017 calendar-year plans were in the green zone.
This means that the majority of....More>>>
"I remember when the Dow hit 1,000, and then 2,000," a friend in his 70s told me last month at lunch… "Now the Dow's near 20,000. That's scary." This friend is no dummy… He founded a major corporation that traded on the stock market. He had tens of thousands of employees. His net worth hit nine figures. And he's scared. I get that…....More>>>
September 30, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 40 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday’s session.
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASDAQ: CTSH) dropped more than 17% on Friday to post a new 52-week low of $45.44 after closing at $55.00 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $69.80. Volume was more than 10 times the daily average....More>>>
Equities analysts expect that Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) will report earnings of $0.03 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have made estimates for Zynga’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.02 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.03. Zynga posted earnings of $0.02 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year....More>>>
The headlines have been buzzing these past few days over reports that global tech giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) might be considering moving some of its iPhone production from China to the US. The original report comes from a respectable Japanese publication, and at least on the surface seems somewhat logical in light of Donald Trump’s surprise win in the US presidential election.