Amazon.com’s (NSDQ:AMZN)double digit growth story continues to stay in trend despite the companys top line increasing in the tens of billions each year. Amazons annual revenue has grown around the 20% level in the last three years, and during the first nine months of fiscal 2016, Amazons total revenue has shot up from $71.259 billion last year to $92.246 billion this year, a growth of 29.45%.....More>>>
Wheat futures rallied Monday as concerns surrounding low U.S. crop plantings and dry weather sent prices up a fifth session in a row to their highest settlement in nearly two years
U.S. wheat futures continued very strong with the Chicago wheat futures trading limit up during the session, Steve Kahler, chief operating officer at Teucrium Trading LLC, told MarketWatch.
It may be high time for stock-market bears to throw in the towel. All the pundits and prognosticators side-eyeing (that means, a sidelong glance or gaze, especially when expressing scorn, suspicion, disapproval, or veiled curiosity, according to Merriam-Webster) record-breaking equity indexes must be feeling awfully close to the point of capitulation, right about now.
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This time of year, taxpayers are bombarded with advice about maximizing deductions to reduce tax bills. By now, most of us know that we can donate to charity, pay off medical expenses, and pre-pay our mortgage interest to boost deductions. But what if instead of focusing on increasing deductions, taxpayers checked out ways to reduce taxable income? In other words: what could....More>>>
Investors are pouring money into index funds. According to the Wall Street Journal, index funds received a record $400 billion-plus in new assets in 2016. Almost all index funds simply own stocks in proportion to their size. Is there a better way?
Investing in a market capitalization-based index is perfectly reasonable, but it means that a small number of stocks with the highest market capitalization....More>>>
DOL Wins Fiduciary Rule Case in Texas
DOL Will Need Time to Deliver on Trumps Order
DOJ Tells Texas Judge to Postpone Ruling on Fiduciary Rule
No matter what happens to the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule, RIAs have the opportunity to expand into 401(k) market, primarily for small businesses.
(Related: What’s Next for DOL Fiduciary Rule)
If you’re interested in getting into the S&P 500, it seems like a good time to do so. Earnings are rising, GDP growth is strong, the unemployment rate is falling, and wages are heading upward.
There’s just one problem: as I wrote a few months ago, the S&P 500 is a lousy bet.
There are a couple reasons why, the biggest being the income problem. If you buy....More>>>
U.S. equities rebounded on Thursday on renewed hopes of a healthcare reform compromise and tax reform in Washington — thus, reinvigorating the “Trump-flation” trade.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, the S&P 500 added 0.8%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9% and the Russell 2000 put on 1.3%. Treasury bonds were weaker, the dollar....More>>>
While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying some beginner’s luck as a trader, it’s important not to have it turn into a rookie mistake, so Yael Warman of Leverate highlights the most common errors that novice traders tend to make and suggests several ways on how to avoid them.
New traders typically go into the market full of confidence and optimism. If their first few....More>>>
Its another record day for big U.S. stock indices. The Dow closed above 19,000 for the first time ever, and the other major benchmarks all ended at new record highs for the second straight day.
The Dow closed up 67.22 points, or 0.35%, at 19,023.87.The Blue Chip index broke through 19,000for the first time ever earlier in the trading session.