Almost exactly a year ago, Micron’s (NASDAQ:MU) CFO, Ernie Maddock, stood up at a Citi investor conference and pre-released earnings. I was there, and the roomful was surprised – at the number and at the new found transparency. Now Micron has just completed what will be another excellent 4th quarter, and I believe Ernie will do another pre-announcement at this week’s Citi conference....More>>>
After Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans held onto a majority of their seats in both houses of Congress, it became a forgone conclusion that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, would soon be no more.
Favorability of Obamacare has begun to shift
Obamacare, which was signed into law by former President Barack....More>>>
The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since the second quarter of 2014 that Macau’s gaming market grew at all. And the signs of life have given new hope to gaming investors with exposure to the world’s biggest gaming market.
But Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) may not have had as strong a quarter as competitors like Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:MPEL) and Wynn....More>>>
Thesis: The threat to enforce federal marijuana laws might backfire by pushing Congress to legalize marijuana on the federal level. While in the short term, marijuana related stocks might suffer, if legislation is passed and signed into law, it would not only ease fears, but also make it more likely that more states will follow along with the pot legalization trend. This will have a long term positive....More>>>
The crowd piled into investment-grade bonds last week as economic worries triggered an exodus out of risky assets. Reviewing the major asset classes for the week just passed through an ETF lens reveals sharply divided results. The safe-haven trade generated handsome gains for several ETFs representing broad measures of the global fixed-income realm for the five trading days through Feb. 5. Even....More>>>
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U.S. stock futures eased Monday as investors shied away from global equities in favor of perceived safe-haven assets such as gold and the Japanese yen and fresh concerns over Brexit hit the pound.
In holiday-thinned trading, there was also increasing nervousness ahead of Fridays inauguration speech from President-elect Donald Trump.
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As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and treatments that make health care unaffordable for Americans.
That’s why Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and....More>>>
Mike Caldwell, of Casascius, displays a Bitcoin that was just made for a photograph in Sandy, Utah, U.S., on Friday, April 12, 2013. Photographer: George Frey/Bloomberg
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Okay, maybe it wasn’t quite that sweet, but it was definitely that broad. Last week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed paperwork....More>>>