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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>>>
I don't know about you, but I'm fascinated by "world champions" – folks who have literally reached the top of their game. I've been fortunate to meet a lot folks like this (in a variety of fields… namely sports, business, and music). A lot of my own success comes from learning directly from them, and mimicking things they do. I'm SO curious....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins