At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.
The S&P 500 Index took a slight breather this week as investors digested a mixed jobs report, tensions in Syria and minutes from the Federal Reserve that showed officials are open to cutting back the Fed’s balance sheet later this year, further reducing monetary stimulus. Despite some of the uncertainty, a handful of dividend stocks delivered clear messages with payout raises.
Shares of Gap (GPS) have jumped nearly 5% today but it’s hard to find anyone who’s excited by its same-store-sales beat (Gap reported that sales at stores existing for at least 13 months had dropped 6%, less bad than the 7.2% drop forecast by analysts). This take from Guggenheim’s Howard Tubin and Paola Duguet is typical:
Two initial public offerings (IPOs) made it into the public markets last week, with insiders taking about two-thirds of the shares on offer. Next week’s action includes a cable TV operator, three REITs, and three blank-check companies.
Biotech firm Athenex Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNX) raised $66 million selling 6 million shares at $11, the low end of the expected price range. The shares got....More>>>
A December interest rate hike is on the table and investors have been frantically reallocating their portfolios in anticipation of the announcement. The probability of an interest rate hike at the December 14th FOMC meeting, according to action in the futures market, is currently implied at 95.4%. The image below shows the latest probabilities from CME Group’s Fed Watch Tool
If you have the choice between making a major purchase on a credit card or a personal loan, your first choice should be neither.
Your first choice – if you will not be able to pay back the purchase by the end of the month – should be cash. If you do not have the cash, then you should consider skipping the purchase until you have saved enough money.
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewslettersuggested smallcap electrical power conversion product stock Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ: IPWR)as a long trade:
We’re taking a bit of a flyer with Ideal Power, but the upside is worth the risk. While it’s in the red today, if you look closely you’ll see all it took was a brush of all the recently-hurdled moving average lines to....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins