Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Like its larger peers Macy’sand Kohl’s, Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS) experienced a rebound in sales and earnings growth beginning in late 2017. Comps rose 3% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and 2% the next quarter.
In thisIndustry Focusvideo, the cast discusses the sustainability of this turnaround. Dillard’s has spent the vast majority of its cash flow on share buybacks....More>>>
Family and friends lend out about $89 billion in cash each year. More than a third of that total is used to help finance a new business while 6% of first-time home buyers get help from (usually) their parents. About a quarter of those loans were never paid back at all and more than 40% were only paid back partially.
The moral here is not to lend more than you can afford to lose. Sort of like....More>>>
Ladenburg Thalmann’s Adolfo Rueda explains why he’s feeling bullish about shares of Lululemon Athletica (LULU):
We highlight the daily chart for LULU and rate the stock Outperform. We would add/buy at current levels as well as on slight weakness. We are using a technical target of $72.00 while using a stop of $58.75.
LULU reclaimed its slowly deteriorating moving average....More>>>
We just released a study that looks at the relationship between children and retirement security. Kids are expensive. Parents divert considerable resources to their children both time out of the labor force when the kids are young and direct expenditures on food, clothing, education, etc. as they grow.
But those child-related expenditures do not mean that parents will end up less well prepared....More>>>
Blue-chip companies rightfully make up the bulk of most people’s investment portfolios. These large-cap firms possess considerable industry leverage, as well as a vast sum of financial resources. Their status and importance to the underlying economy means that they are the least likely to crumble, regardless of external pressures. Ultimately, blue chips provide the confidence and stability....More>>>
Don’t give up the ship. Those were Jim Cramer’s words to his Mad Money viewers Wednesday, as he pleaded with those looking to sell to hold onto their shares for a little while longer. Cramer said there are a number of great companies that investors gave up on, and that lack of conviction ended up being very costly.
First up, PPG Industries (PPG) , a stock that was seemingly caught....More>>>
May 23, 2017: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but have not moved much higher as the session went on. The blue chips performed best with particular strength in financials. Tech stocks and consumer discretionaries are on track for a down finish. WTI crude oil for July delivery settled at $51.47 a barrel, up 0.7%. June gold dipped 0.5% for the day to settle at $1,255.60. Equities were headed for....More>>>
Who knows what is going on with health care legislation? I am still interested in how any potential changes could affect older workers.
The need for medical care rises sharply after age 50. Obamacare the Affordable Care Act of 2010 increased the coverage of these older adults by expanding Medicaid, restructuring the insurance market, and offering subsides. The repeal and replace legislation....More>>>
Technology stocks have historically been slow to embrace dividends, and until recently, Apple’s(NASDAQ:AAPL) dividend history was no exception to that rule. After discontinuing a token payout in the mid-1990s, Apple went more than 15 years without making any dividend payouts at all. Yet now, the tech giant has not only started paying dividends but has increased them regularly, giving it a....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen