The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap extreme-value retailer (for pre-teens, teens and beyond) Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 22nd). In early January, Five Below announced that net sales for the Holiday Period, which includes New Years Day in both periods, increased by 18.0% to $349.3while comparable sales for the Holiday Period increased....More>>>
Falling prices and a drop in Chinese investment are on track to reduce year-over-year spending on new solar energy projects, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). In the first six months of 2018, solar investment has dropped by 19% compared to the first half of 2017, and BNEF expects the downward trend to gather momentum in the second half of the year.
In the first half of this year, investment....More>>>
As some readers may have noticed, this year I started running a conservative portfolio “Conservative PA”. This is in addition and supplemental to the two contrarian (“High Octane”) and value based (“Buy and Hold” other portfolios that I manage. The principle objective is to grow the principal in a conservative and risk adjusted manner (trying to hit a lot of singles).....More>>>
For years, Toys “R” Us was an American success story.
Now the discount toy retailer is in its final chapter. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. On Wednesday, Toys “R” Us told employees that it would close or sell all its stores in the United States.
It’s an ignominious end for the company that was once the toy industry’s powerhouse.....More>>>
Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) has lowered its cash costs to such an extent that even a dip in gold prices will allow the company to enhance its bottom line performance on account of its low cost structure. In fact, even though the outlook for gold prices has weakened of late, analysts still expect Barrick Gold to report strong earnings growth both next year and in the long run.
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A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic found that obesity robs us of more years of our lives than any other preventable health issue. That means that of all the top lifestyle-related killers that are in our power to modify or treat including smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol obesity shortens life the most.
&l;p&g;Most of us have had to try to confront some awkward issues with aging parents. It might be getting them to talk about the need for help at home. It could be about giving up those car keys. Hardest of all, perhaps, is the subject of end of life and advance healthcare planning. Estate planners have documents for that, but no one in healthcare is going to understand them unless families or loved....More>>>
February 27, 2017: Markets opened lower Monday but picked up steam shortly after the bell and rose fairly steadily throughout the day. Energy and real estate were the leading gainers while telecom and consumer staples were the laggards. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $54.05 a barrel, up 6 cents on the day. April gold added 50 cents on the day to settle at $1,258.80. Equities were headed....More>>>
Is it possible to begin with nothing and acquire wealth in America? Is it still possible today? I've been studying that question for almost 20 years. And the answer is unequivocal: It is. It is still possible for ordinary, wage-earning Americans to become wealthy. From my research, I have seen that there are basically three ways to get rich: 1. Slowly (in....More>>>
U.S. stocks are only a few points away from new all-time highs… But not every part of the U.S. market has been thriving. Health care stocks recently fell 12% from their August highs to their pre-election lows… hitting an eight-month low in the process. Have they bottomed? Is it time to buy? Or is this the beginning of a major downtrend? Let's take a closer look....More>>>