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From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
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Investors across the country are variously cheering and mourning the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. In some cases, they’re pressing their financial planners into double duty as therapists. Or grief counselors.
Stocks have inched positive after the minutes from July’s FOMC meeting showed the Fed in no apparent rush to hike interest rates.
The S&P 500 has ticked up 0.1% to 2,179.41 at 2:20 p.m. today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 8.87 points, or 0.1%, to 18,560.89. The Nasdaq Composite has declined 0.1% to 5,224.62.
Warren Buffett famously made billions of dollars investing in Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) because he recognized the intangible value of its brand. Coke’s brand not only drew customers and enticed them to pay premium prices over generic brands for what is mostly flavored sugar-water but the brand also acts as a “moat” around the company, as it would be extremely difficult for a new entrant....More>>>
NewmontMining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings after markets closed Tuesday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.25 on revenues of $1.79 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported a loss per share of $0.03 on revenues of $1.82 billion. Fourth-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus....More>>>
Genworth (NYSE:GNW) has agreed to be acquired by China Oceanwide and partners for $5.43 per share. Genworth trades at a huge discount to the announced merger price because of doubt that the deal will succeed. If the merger is successful, it offers 65% upside from the current price, or approximately 130% annualized.
Genworth is currently an orphan equity with no clear shareholder base. The....More>>>
More than two years after a government crackdown on corruption sent Macau gaming stocks tumbling, The Chinese government has unveiled yet another new regulation on the Macau gaming industry that has hit gaming stocks hard. The latest new law cut the daily ATM withdrawal limit in Macau from 10,000 patacas to 5,000 patacas, or roughly $626.
Unfortunately, transparency and predictability has....More>>>
Markets rose slightly on Wednesday, taking the Dow and S&P 500 very close to all-time highs. The banking and energy segments were the most benefited from the recuperating oil prices, which rose more than 3.15 percent today.
The S&P 500 Index closed up 0.08 percent, with Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), up 8.14 percent on its earnings, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen