Since the New Year, I have been doing some research – when I could find time in the post-holiday crush – on Sprints (S) market position in the wireless consumer space. While I have written several recent articles on Sprints immediate financial needs and the tactical approach of its parent company SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) its been a while since I took a look at the consumer side of the....More>>>
A strong early rebound in Asian equities cooled by midday, with large-cap Chinese stocks turning lower and gains crimped in markets such as Hong Kong.
There are concerns about the lack of liquidity in Chinas market, said Daniel So, a strategist at CMB International Securities in Hong Kong. The countrys central bank took no action in money markets for a 10th straight day Wednesday, but local....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockUntil about 2008 or so, discussion about the future price of crude oil was directed by the concept of peak oil. That is, when does the world reach peak production, after which the price of crude will skyrocket. In less than a decade, the discussion is now focused on the concept of “peak demand,” the point at which global demand for crude begins to decline.
The last time I wrote about Alibaba (BABA) was in June 2015 in the article titled:
Alibaba: Turnaround in Play, Current Stock Strength Will Continue
At the time the article was written, the stock was trading at about $90, since then the price increased about 88%. Alibaba is achieving strong year-over-year revenue and earnings increases. I see plenty of further growth ahead for the....More>>>
Whats Next for DOL Fiduciary Rule
What the Biggest BDs Are Saying About Trump’s Fiduciary Order
Sen. Warren: Fiduciary Rule Delay Would Hurt Financial Services Firms
The House Financial Services Committee will zero in this Congress on Dodd-Frank Act implementation, with a likely rollback of the law with the reintroduction this week of Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s Financial....More>>>
Some experts think it will be the trigger for the next financial collapse. Others call it a “national crisis” of unprecedented proportions.
But what all of them agree on is that there’s no way US pension funds can keep their promises to the next wave of retirees.
Right now, millions of Americans are hard at work believing their pensions will be....More>>>
AMD remains our favorite semiconductor stock despite market volatility sending shares lower for the past week. Notwithstanding the discrepancy in valuation, we like the underlying fundamentals of AMD and expect the share price to trade higher upon confirmation of solid Q2’17 and Q3’17 earnings results.
Furthermore, the stock price likely exhibits momentum from here, assuming asset....More>>>
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>>>
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap secure technologies stock Document Security Systems (NYSEMKT: DSS):
This one’s been on our watchlist for a while, but finally gave us the clues we’ve been waiting on. One of them is the upside-down hammer-shaped bar from Wednesday, and the follow-through — to the downside — since then. Today’s....More>>>
Why Do the Pundits Hate Annuity Commissions?
Senate prepares to vote on skinny ACA change proposal
Vice President Breaks Health Bill Debate Tie
U.K. regulators set out plans for ensuring senior staff of financial-services firms can be held to account for misconduct on their watch, extending rules already in place for banks to almost all firms.
The Senior Managers and....More>>>