Monday was a mixed day on Wall Street, as gains for major benchmarks contrasted with a decline in indexes tracking smaller companies. Many market participants focused on the White House’s support of Chinese mobile device maker ZTE, which lifted several of the biggest stocks of Chinese technology giants that trade on U.S. exchanges. In general, investors seem to be pleased with the health of....More>>>
The number of people working or looking for work in the U.S. is near a four-decade low, and some experts believe that the opioid epidemic has played a key role in keeping a lid on participation.
According to Jeff Korzenik, chief investment adviser at Fifth Third Bank, the abuse of painkillers that has gripped the nation could be at the heart of a weaker reading of labor-force participation....More>>>
When fear and volatility rear their ugly heads, investors will traditionally turn to more conservative investments — such as gold. Presumably, this is what happened during the bitterly fought presidential campaign. In 2016, the price of gold, which ended the year up about 8%, had climbed as much as 28% at one point.
Similarly, many gold stocks enjoyed quite the ride last year —....More>>>
Last week Renewable Energy & Power, Inc. (OTC PINK : RBNW ), a diversified corporation with markets in energy-saving technologies of LED lighting, solar and wind energy, announced a large San Francisco Bay Area electronic assembly corporation has approved the installation of 1,275 LED lights for their entire main campus.
This is the third such announcement in as many....More>>>
Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.
AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto,....More>>>
“Real estate is an imperishable asset ever increasing in value. It is the most solid security that human ingenuity has devised.” — Russell Sage
Walt Disney (1901-66), the singular visionary genius who — more than anyone — transformed the business of entertainment in the 20th century, had legions of admirers over the decades. Among them is Steve Wynn, founder,....More>>>
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There is something to be said about Target (NYSE:TGT) being undervalued and awaiting a catalyst to put their stock in an upward motion. Looking at their operating margin or sales per share doesn’t show any reason for them to trade at a discount to peers. Some shoppers have stopped going to....More>>>
The Hackett Group Inc (NASDAQ:HCKT) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. The Hackett Group Inc is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. It has one operating segment of business and technology consulting services. The Hackett Group Inc has a market....More>>>
President Trump took credit Tuesday for “the safest year on record” for U.S. air travel, touting zero deaths in 2017. But there actually haven’t been any deaths on a U.S. passenger airline in nearly nine years.
Still, the president took credit for the safety record in a tweet.
“Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news....More>>>
Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.
Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.
The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....More>>>