Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.
Kanye West, the headline-grabbing entrepreneur and rapper, shared with his 14.9 million Twitter followers this weekend just how much he loves his Tesla. He even garnered the attention of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who returned the love in retweet form and reignited the "bromance" be
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>>>
Wall Street on Monday didn’t just cash in on one winner, or a daily double, or even a trifecta. It notched astock market-style superfecta, with all four major U.S. stock indexes — representing blue chip names, technology stocks, small caps and large-company stocks — all closing at record highs on the same day for the first time in 17years.
Active money management is alive and well, at least at T. Rowe Price Group Inc.
The firm attracted $11.3 billion in client cash in the first quarter, the biggest inflow in six years and the second biggest quarterly haul in the company’s history, spokesman Brian Lewbart said in an em
Indonesian equities dropped the most in Asia, with the benchmark gauge sinking to its lowest level since Dec. 15, on concern that Bank Indonesia may raise interest rates for the first time since 2014 to defend the currency, which is already hurting economic growth.
The financial sector was a major part of the Great Recession, and it has been a major part of the recovery and raging bull market since then. Generally speaking, the major financial institutions in the United States are a good barometer of the current state of U.S. markets.
HDFC Bank (HDFCBK) posted strong and in-line with expectations results for Q4FY2018. The bank reported healthy operational performance, as seen in its net interest income (NII) growing by 18% y-o-y to Rs. 10,657 crore and non-interest incom
Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders sketched out the company’s plans for the next generation of European fighter aircraft and warned that Brexit means the U.K. could miss out on future production.
Airbus’s German operation is working with French warplane specialist