January 10, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Tuesday as the blue chips got off to a slow start. The DJIA peake in the middle of the day and slid back into the red with about an hour left this afternoon. The Nasdaq even posted another all-time high at 5,564.25 early this afternoon. Healthcare and financials were leading sectors while real-estate and energy lagged. WTI crude oil for February delivery....More>>>
Did you panic? Were you afraid? Last month, on Wednesday, May 17, stocks got beaten up. After starting the week at new highs (around 2,400 on the S&P 500 Index), stocks fell nearly 2% – their worst one-day fall this year. Anytime investors are reminded that stocks can go down as well as up in value, our mailbag "lights up." Subscribers suddenly want to have constant....More>>>
U.S. equities drifted lower in quiet trading on Monday, an anticlimactic start to the week after Friday’s trading nearly took the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the 20,000 threshold. Although the bulls came within one point of the hurdle there was simply no follow through today.
In the end, the Dow lost 0.4%, the S&P 500 Index dropped 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite wafted....More>>>
This article was originally published Sept. 28 and has been updated.
Europes problems with some of its largest financial institutions could spill over into the rest of the global market.
Deutsche Banks shares tumbled on Friday, before paring losses somewhat, on a report that a group of hedge funds were reducing their exposure to the giant financial institution
Here’s what Jim Cramer had to say about some of the stocks during the Mad Money Lightning Round:
Visteon (VC) : “You need to let this one come down a little, then pull the trigger.”
American Tower (AMT) : “This is the best in the business and is worth owning, even if the chart looks terrible.”
Mattel (MAT) : “I think you’re OK but I....More>>>
Doug Hughes is a specialist in regional banking stocks; the editor of Bank Newsletter focuses on well-positioned small cap banks with strong managements, solid financials and potential attraction as takeover candidates.
Pinnacle Bankshares (PPBN) is a 100 + year old bank in Virginia; it is also growing like crazy, loan quality also very strong, great market share and a wealthy market....More>>>
Recently, SA contributors have looked at the issue of whether Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) battery pack is sized appropriately for the car. I had some thoughts along those lines but decided to consider the broader question of whether Tesla is making the right battery for its products. In this article, I’ll address the questions related to battery capacity and lifetime. In a second article,....More>>>
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Related CR Earnings Scheduled For April 25, 2016 Benzinga's Top Initiations
While Canaccord Genuity, referring to Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), stated the potential drivers for growing interest in the stock are the increased contribution from the payment and merchandising technologies (PMT) and aerospace & electronics (A&E)....More>>>
Someone emailed me this question:
“How do you feel about good businesses in poor industries? Are there any industries that you just won’t even consider?”
No. In theory, I do not think there is any industry where I would not consider a good business worthy of investment just because it was part of that industry. But, this question is not that simple to answer.....More>>>