June 5, 2017: Markets opened lower Monday following a report that several Middle East oil producing nations have cut ties with Qatar due to that country’s support for terrorism. The energy sector ended up being the best performer for the day, but that was not enough to offset poor performers like the utilities and materials sectors. WTI crude oil for July delivery settled at $47.40 a barrel,....More>>>
The Q4 2016earnings report for small cap prepaid payment network and card stock Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK) is scheduled forafter the marketcloses on Wednesday (February 15th). In the past, Blackhawk Network Holdingshas citedtheregulatory-mandated introduction of EMV chips for card issuers and store processors as a hazard for its current business model.
When we compare the long-term performance of Apple’s (AAPL) stock price with the performance of the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the NASDAQ Index (QQQ), we can see Apple has strongly outperformed the market index in the last 12 years, delivering over 3,400% return.
Since the beginning of this year, AAPL has continued....More>>>
AT&T‘s DirecTV Now streaming TV service will be available to customers from November 30, marking the carrier’s most important launch since its 2015 acquisition of satellite TV behemoth DirecTV. The service, which is targeted at cord cutters and other households without pay TV services (a market estimated to be as large as 20 million), could be poised for a strong launch given its....More>>>
With a surprising last-minute surge, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 finished at record highs on Friday, extending the 11th straight session-ending record for the Dow. The Dow ended up 0.96% for the week with the S&P 500 not far behind with its own 0.69% gain. However, some companies made news this past week, so without further ado, here are some of the markets’ biggest....More>>>
This is part of a 2016 gift guide series. Read about the Gift of the Year and Gifts for Geeks.
Americans, for all our gluttony and flaws, are a generous people. We as individuals gave away nearly $260 billion in 2014, even more than the year before. That’s why in a world where 80% of the people live on less than $10 a day and most Westerners think nothing of paying $6 for a fancy....More>>>
At the Bloomberg Intelligence Cannabis Trends & Legalization Implications Conference yesterday up on Park Avenue, there was a lot to talk about regarding the future of the cannabis industry. Given the recent state-level victories for cannabis legalization, as well as Donald Trump’s top pick for Attorney General, many industry attendees shared the same....More>>>
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are captivating investors and even non-investors the world over right now. New cryptocurrency wallet accounts have seen a significant increase over the last 3 years. But even with this being the case, one of the biggest barriers to entry has