April 24, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but soon sank to losses and just kept falling throughout the trading session. The yield on 10-year Treasury bonds finally topped 3% early this morning and combined with lackluster earnings and cautious guidance from some blue chippers, stocks never had a chance to fly higher. Home prices rose sharply again and sales of new homes also posted a solid....More>>>
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China considers the South China Sea its own sea. All of it, including the artificial islands Beijing has been building in disputed waters and the riches that are hidden below the vast sea area. And it is prepared to use its old and new naval powers to make sure that no other country is reaching for these riches without its permission.
Earlier this week, JPMorgan detailed plans to return a whopping $27 billion in cash to shareholders over the next twelve months, after the Federal Reserve signed off on the plan as a part of it annual stress test for banks (see Fed Clears Capital Plans Of All U.S. Banks Subject To Stress Tests For The First Time In Seven Years). The capital return plan is easily the largest by any bank this year....More>>>
Closed-end fund (CEF) investors are going crazy again. This time, theyre grossly overpaying.
Today well discuss five incredibly popular funds that are not likely to become more celebrated, and should be sold immediately.
Yes, first-level income hounds can be as greedy as they are fearful. In January 2016, they wanted nothing to do with CEFs. Exactly when many funds....More>>>
The first major high-tech Silicon Valley firm was founded in Palo Alto in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard, notes Harry Domash, editor of Dividend Detective.
Their company split into two separate firms in November 2015. HP Inc. (HPQ) retained the slow growth computer and printer businesses, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), took over the sexy networking, security....More>>>
During his campaign for Rhode Island General Treasurer, investment newbie Seth Magaziner (31 year old son of Bill Clinton policy advisor Ira Magaziner) promised greater transparency regarding the state pension’s high-risk, costly opaque alternative investments gamble than his predecessor, Governor Gina Raimondo.
Promises, promises. When was the last time a politician followed through....More>>>
BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) — Which stocks should I buy? It’s the eternal question that most investors spend most of their time wondering. But is it the wrong question?
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More so than any other year since 2008’s market crash, 2014 has been a year for stock pickers. That’s because, as the end of the calendar....More>>>
Much of what the Bank of Japan announced today had been largely leaked. While there was a sizable response in the asset markets, the dollar’s knee-jerk gains against the yen were quickly unwound.
The BOJ lifted its self-imposed restrictions on its asset purchases and shifted the focus of policy from the monetary base to the yield curve. It is not clear that this shift increases....More>>>
Ascena (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a retailer of apparel clothing for women and teen girls with numerous brands. Its operating segments are Premium, Value, Plus and Kids fashion, and some of its brand names are Maurices, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor and LOFT. Together it owns around 8 brand names.
Ascena is a mid-cap company, part of S&P 400, with current market capitalisation of $988 million and share....More>>>