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Back in my early 20s, when I was broke and in student-loan and credit-card debt, I started to be able to save a little money. Practically microscopic amounts but it was something.

I was so terrified of losing even those few dollars that I thought I needed to make them as safe as possible. So instead of putting them into vehicles that might actually make me some money, I put my funds into a savings account not even a high-yield savings account and once I started to save slightly more, into the safest mutual fund I could find, an intermediate bond fund.

alternative investments: Tiffany & Co.(TIF)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported its most recent quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company posted $1.45 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.23 billion in revenue, versus consensus estimates of$1.38 in EPS and revenue of $1.22 billion. The fiscal fourth-quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.46 and $1.21 billion in revenue.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) which traded down over 8% at $85.08. The stocks 52-week range is $56.99 to $97.29. Volume was 8.5 million versus the daily average of 1.7 million shares.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report formid cap luxury accessories stock Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) is scheduled for before the market the opens onTuesday (November 29th) as some analystswarn thatthe flagship stores close proximity to Trump Tower could adversely affect sales due to protests and enhanced security in the area. Cowen & Co. Analyst Oliver Chen has warned:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cowen’s Oliver Chen and team explain why they named Tiffany (TIF) one of their best ideas for 2017:


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    We are optimistic on Tiffany’s near- and long-term prospects. In the near-term, we have conviction on achievability of FY16 guidance and return to growth in 2017. Our view is that fundamentals will drive EPS upside–specifically, improved momentum in comp store sales through a combination of traffic and unit improvements. As we look to the longer term, our positive view is driven by: (1) modernization of product portfolio towards self-purchase in addition to Tiffany as a gifting destination; (2) category strength in areas such as bridal & engagement jewelry (29% of total revenue mix); (3) Tiffany’s opportunities to leverage its iconic long-term brand equity; (4) substantial barriers to entry with a highly evolved global supply chain, including in-house diamond operations and mining/manufacturing in Botswana; (5) management’s focus on vertical integration through systems/capital investments to advance global procurement, which is expected to gener ate longer-term cost savings; and (6) ample runway to grow e-commerce (online sales currently an est. ~6% of total revenue mix). Factors under Tiffanys control such as better inventory management and an omni-channel program and strategy are also strong positives.


    Shares of Tiffany have risen 0.6% to $84.87.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Friday. Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued a strong forecast for the current quarter. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) disclosed that it has priced its 1.34 million share common stock offering at $262 per share. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX) disclosed the purchase of 3 million shares by ValueAct — 500,000 shares of March 14, 2017 at $10.88 and the remaining 2.5 million shares at $10.81 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter.

    Tiffany reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share on revenue of $1.23 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $1.38 per share on revenue of $1.22 billion.

alternative investments: LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.(LMAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares rose by just 0.6 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ: LMAT), down 5 percent, and pSivida Corp. (NASDAQ: PSDV), down 3 percent.

alternative investments: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, basic materials shares fell by 1.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), down 12 percent, and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 9 percent.

alternative investments: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

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