Stocks fell for a second consecutive day but still remain within one good day of an all-time high.
The S&P 500 dropped 0.3% to 2,368.38 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 29.58 points, or 0.1%, to 20,924.76. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.3% to 5,833.93. The S&P 500 is still just 1.4% off its all-time high.
2016 was a surprising year… It was the eighth year of this bull market. But that didn't slow things down. U.S. stocks jumped 12%. Oil prices soared by 45%. And gold had a wild ride, eventually ending the year up 9%. With all that happening, you might have missed the major boom that happened in our neighbor to the north… Canada. Canadian stocks had a fantastic....More>>>
When Shutterfly Inc. (NASDAQ: SFLY) released its fourth-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday, the company said it had $2.63 in earnings per share (EPS) and $561.2 million in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $2.84 in EPS and revenue of $586.4 million. In the same period of last year, it posted EPS of $3.57 and $548.1 million in revenue.
Closed-end funds (CEFs) are often completely ignored by investors. Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) get all the love. That’s a shame — especially if you’re looking high income. CEFs have some inherent advantages when it comes to getting a high yield.
Source: 401(K) 2012 via Flickr (Modified)
CEFs trade throughout the day on exchanges just like ETFs....More>>>
As American consumers flock to big vehicles, Toyota is suddenly flat-footed with its lineup full of historically stalwart compact cars, mid-size sedans and hybrids.
After years of resilience, the Japanese automaker lost U.S. market share in 2016 for the second-straight year, as low gasoline prices led buyers to snap up crossovers, pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
Warren Buffett has remained quiet, despite being the largest Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) shareholder. Why so quiet? I feel he likely doesn’t agree with WFC’s practices (or doesn’t care), but what’s he really to do? He can’t sell, and buying isn’t a sound idea – this isn’t a generational buying opportunity for WFC.
One sound long-term investing strategy is to buy stocks that offer up high dividend yields.This strategy has become particularly enticing in today’s low interest rateenvironment, since it offers investors a chance to generate a lot of income from their portfolio. However, justbecausea stock offers up a high yield doesn’t make it an automatic buy, especially....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2016. Outside of WarrenBuffett being one of the richest men alive and being considered the greatest investor of modern times, there have been many key changes in the Buffett stocks over recent quarters.
The Berkshire Hathaway quarterly SEC filing for earnings showed that the total equity securities....More>>>
Beating Alzheimers is going to be a team sport. We now have our new quarterback. Referencing billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announcement today to join the fight to cure Alzheimers, George Vradenburg, chairman, president and co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimers - a movement bent on stop
Sales Trends A Bit Soft, But Nothing To Worry About
I have been a bit disappointed by Nordstroms (NYSE:JWN) recent results. Not because it was a bad quarter per se, but because it broke the sequence of constant overperformance compared to other peers in the
It's been a bad month for Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), with investors running for the exits after a huge top-line miss in Q3. For an enterprise software company, there's probably nothing worse. Pegasystems sold off from all-time highs near $65 and now trades nearly 20% lower, in the low $50s.
I have previously written some articles where I have tracked Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) construction and purchases of property, plant, and equipment (P,P & E), as well as Tesla's payments for them. The reason Tesla does not have to pay for all its equipment up front was explained in