Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell:
Xerox Xerox abandoned its planned $6.1 billion deal with Japan’s Fujifilm, in which Xerox would be combined with the Fuji Xerox joint venture. The move is part of a settlement with major investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who felt that Xerox was significantly undervalued in that deal. Fujifilm said it was considering its....More>>>
Amazon.com Inc. (NYSE: AMZN), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) are now making their combined health care plan a reality with the appointment of a new chief executive officer. The trio originally set out to subvert the current health insurance system and create a company of their own that could better handle the needs of their employees, and it seems....More>>>
President Trump took credit Tuesday for “the safest year on record” for U.S. air travel, touting zero deaths in 2017. But there actually haven’t been any deaths on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly nine years.
Still, the president took credit for the safety record in a tweet.
“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news....More>>>
Nothing is more frustrating to me than stingy dividend stocks.
I have a well-deserved reputation as a cheapskate. (I prefer to think of myself as frugal, but my friends and family have other choice words for me.) Yet as miserly as I am, I know when Im beaten. I once had a friend that was tired of paying for lawn service. So he bought a baby goat at a flea market, had the goat eat his grass,....More>>>
There are numerous trading techniques to consider for each and every options trade, so Fred Oltarsh at Options Strategy Network details five of the ones he considers extremely vital for trying to put the percentages in the trader’s favor.
The key to trading options contracts successfully (individual stocks and futures as well) is to put the percentages in your favor. This involves....More>>>
Sometimes I discuss stocks which sit out of my comfort zone, simply because they have a few characteristics which could be of interest to any kind of investor but don’t necessarily fit my portfolio. For example a blue chip stock which has features of positive capital gains combined with interesting dividend. In this case I am talking about Accenture (NYSE:ACN). A little bit more than a year....More>>>
Recent economic data for the US suggests that the stock market’s hissy fit this year has been a false signal for anticipating a new recession. That’s not surprisingthe short-term noise in equity prices is a constant challenge for business-cycle analysis and so it’s not uncommon that market volatility will lead us astray at times. That’s always been the case and nothing’s....More>>>
Last week, women’s clothing retailer The Limited announced it was closing down all of its stores. It’s yet another casualty in the war on shopping malls and highlights the further transition of clothing retail to “fast fashion” and online formatting. It has been an ominous year for brick-and-mortar stores, but another one down could be good news for the survivors.
We’ve noted before that for all the attention Macau gets, the real action for casinos these days is in Las Vegas. In a report issued today, Gabelli’s Adam Trivison touts the importance of Nevada for Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), which have large Nevada footprints, and for Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which don’t:
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen