Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
Your emergency fund can help you cover the cost of lifes unpleasant surprises like medical bills, car repairs or even job loss. Without one, these unfortunate situations could be even worse, as you could face some tough decisions when things dont go according to plan.
Do you turn to credit card debt that carries a high interest? Do you dip into your 401(k)?....More>>>
Investment company FPA Capital Fund buys Allegiant Travel Co, SM Energy Co, Foot Locker Inc, Rowan PLC, sells Western Digital Corp, Aaron’s Inc, Dana Inc, Avnet Inc, ARRIS International PLC during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, FPA Capital. As of 2017-06-30, FPA Capital owns 22 stocks with a total value of $360 million. These....More>>>
Our top growth-oriented pick for 2017 is a company that is a collection of tech businesses, the largest of which is Google, explains Ingrid Hendershot, money manager and editor of Hendershot Investments.
In addition to the search engine operations, Alphabet (GOOGL) also includes businesses known as the “Other Bets”.
These operations are currently unprofitable but making....More>>>
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On the same day that the Dow Jones industrial average topped 21,000, reaching a new intraday and closing record, Vincent Reinhart, chief economist of Standish Mellon Asset Management, told a luncheon gathering focused on....More>>>
The casino sector offers a lot of color beyond the characters one expects to find as their customers according to the movies. Local nuances in Macau, Las Vegas, online gambling, and new areas lead to industry-wide changes and company-level opportunities for investors.
Recent headlines have focused on headwinds in Macau – with revenue down for its third consecutive year but perhaps bottoming....More>>>
As finance ministers and central bankers from 189 countries converge on Washington this week for the International Monetary Funds semiannual meetings, the group faces a wave of anti-globalism from the U.S. and other large members that threatens to undercut its very mission.
Experts say the shift toward populism and nationalism — underscored by President Trumps election and the United....More>>>
February28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks....More>>>
Kelli Williams, a market researcher by day, was looking for a little side hustle. The 38-year-old from Oak Park, Ill., cruised Craigslist and found what seemed like a great moonlighting gig. “It seemed like it would be perfect. You could work as many or as few hours as you wanted and it was all done from your computer, remotely,” she said.
The S&P Dividend Aristocrats is a list of S&P 500 stocks that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Typically around 50 stocks make the list, which is updated at the beginning of each year, observes Harry Domash, editor of Dividend Detective.
Since its 2005 inception, the Aristocrats have produced more or less the same annual returns as the S&P....More>>>
If one is to truly allege that the digital asset is little more than a massive ploy to defraud unwitting investors of their money, la Bernie Madoff, then one must admit that the entire stock market itself is one giant hustle, too.
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures