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>>>
With the collapse in Teva (TEVA) stock and other generics last week, I have reviewed my articles and find that the last time I commented on it and the generic industry was over a year ago. Before commenting on the values inherent in today’s lower prices for generics, here are the first two bullet points from my May 11, 2016, Seeking Alpha article, Generic Stocks Down; Are....More>>>
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If you’re a fan of Shark Tank, then you may remember Jamie Siminoff.
In September 2013, he pitched his company, then called DoorBot, in hopes of raising $700,000 for his revolutionary video doorbell.
However, the sharks were not biting and Siminoff walked away without an investment. Kevin O’Leary even delivered his signature “you’re....More>>>
Maybe the election is over and maybe we all have to get back to work. What is not over is that the current Powerball jackpot has reached a massive $320 million. Maybe this is a lower amount at $202 million for the cash value lump-sum payment, but either way it is empire making money that can create multi-generational wealth.
With the drawing set for Saturday, November 19, the reality is that....More>>>
Consolidation in the refining sector is a clear signal towards the expected fall in crack spreads. Although crack spreads were already falling, M&A activity in the sector cements this belief that the time of low oil prices might be coming to an end. Tesoro’s (NYSE:TSO) acquisition of Western Refining (NYSE:WNR) serves a number of purposes for the company. The issue of weakening crack spreads....More>>>
Prenuptial agreements can make a world of difference in a divorce. Two very different stories follow and highlight the difference.
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married in February 2015. Their marriage lasted approximately 15 months. They did not have a prenuptial agreement.
See Also: A Primer on Prenups
Heard filed for a divorce in May 2016 and sought spousal support....More>>>
American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) stock was down on Wednesday following a poor earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2016.
American International Group Inc reported losses per share of $2.72 for the fourth quarter of 2016. This is down from the company’s losses per share of $1.07 for the fourth quarter of 2015. It also failed to meet Wall Street’s....More>>>
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq tumbled this week as investors dumped tech stocks and investors looked ahead to the Italian referendum on Sunday.
The S&P 500 fell 1% this week after finishing little changed at2,191.95 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 0.1% this week after dipping 21.51 points, or 0.1%, to 19,170.42. The Nasdaq Composite dropped....More>>>
Citigroup’s Kate McShane and team ask if the bull markets in Nike (NKE) andUnder Armour (UA) are over. Their answer: No. They explain why:
Since their respective analyst days last fall (Under Armour – Sept; Nike – Oct),Under Armour and Nike stocks are down ~17% and 5%, respectively. The pullback in both names appears to be driven primarily by....More>>>
Conventional wisdom suggests rising rates are bad for real estate investment trusts. In fact, that’s not always true. REITs have historically done well when the cost of money is increasing, asserts Keith Fitz-Gerald, editor of Total Wealth.
Between 1994 and 2013, for example, there were nine time periods when interest rates rose by more than 1% (or 100 basis points in trader speak)....More>>>