Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
We’ve been following second-quarter earnings results since late May. Now the seasonal pivot has shifted, with only a few scattered companies left to release their numbers before we transition to the August cycle. That means the next wave of 10-Q filings I’ll be studying over the next few days will reflect mixed signals: four weeks that capture the second quarter that’s already....More>>>
” Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.” /Fyodor Dostoevsky
The newly legislated entry into the global gaming market by Japan has raised prospects of a $30 billion market forming within the first five years of operation. As the implications of this game changing development....More>>>
Weddings can be both happy days for brides, grooms, and their families, and days filled with an enormous amount of stress.
In addition to any pre-marriage jitters, concerns over who’s upset about where he or she might be sitting, and worries that Uncle Jack may have a few too many at the reception, many marrying couples carry the burden of worrying about cost. Weddings can be expensive,....More>>>
As North America’s bull market continues to see extended gains following Donald Trump’s presidential victory, many investors are beginning to question current valuation levels in the face of increased global uncertainty. When attempting to rebalance one’s portfolio in order to preserve capital, companies like Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), J&J (NYSE:JNJ), and General Mills (NYSE:GIS)....More>>>
A rising tide lifts all boats, and that appears to be true even for Wisconsin-based Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) despite significant headwinds. The $29 billion asset bank’s strategy has been all over the place the last couple years, and rather than specialize on one type of service, the “diversification” bug has earnings reeling. On the valuation front, I don’t think shareholders....More>>>
In 2011 Scott’s Investments began tracking a momentum portfolio which ranks a basket of ETFs based on price momentum and volatility. In 2014 I also introduced a pure momentum system, which ranks the same basket of ETFs based solely on 6 month price momentum. The first portfolio was previously called the “ETFReplay.com Portfolio” but at the beginning of 2016 was renamed “Conservative....More>>>
Its Black Friday, that day of the year where Americans are bombarded by sales, deals, and things that look like sales and deals. Well, as my grandfather once said, 75% off $1,000 still costs $250. Instead of spending money, why dont you take steps to making some money this Black Friday? Roll into the holiday season inspired by your productivity!
Get a clear step-by-step Lightpost plan. Looking....More>>>
SolarEdge (NASDAQ:SEDG) is a Photovoltaic Solar Systems and Equipment company based in Israel. They offer a wide range of products and solutions including the SolarEdge Power Optimizer, SolarEdge Inverter, SolarEdge Solutions and SolarEdge Monitoring Software. Their products fall under four
DNA sequencing pioneer Illumina(NASDAQ:ILMN)typically takes advantage of the annualJ.P. MorganHealthcare Conference to make its most important hardware announcements of the year. Investorsare hoping for news that foreshadows revived growth of sequencer sales.