While a massive exit from global stocks isn’t around the corner just yet, investors should prepare for an uncomfortable summer as the focus turns to economic concerns, according to Commerzbank AG.
“It’s time to get out of equities now, not in,” Max Kettner, a cross-asset strategist at Commerzbank, said by email. “The earnings season is behind us in the U.S.....More>>>
One of the most famous passages in American literature occurs in Chapter 13 of Ernest Hemingways The Sun Also Rises. It takes place in a caf茅 in Pamplona, Spain during the running of the bulls.
Bill Gorton, a friend of the protagonist, Jake Barnes, has just arrived from New York. Bill is in the caf茅 talking with Mike Campbell, an upper-crust Englishman, now fallen on hard times but keeping....More>>>
It looks all but certain that the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates when it concludes its two-day meeting on March 15. Bank stocks are traditional beneficiaries of higher interest rates, but they have already rallied sharply since the presidential election in November because investors are giddy about potential corporate tax cuts and financial deregulation. If the central bank....More>>>
Walmart (WMT) was already on my “Best Short Ideas” list, and I added Kohl’s (KSS) and Target (TGT) to the roster on Thursday morning.
Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:
Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for....More>>>
There doesn’t seem to be much that’s spooking investors these days. Ever-rising geopolitical tensions loom over a roiling White House and stymied Congress. Yet, the markets remain eerily calm. Volatility continues to be low and consumer sentiment is high. The market is widely considered to be pricey, but the extended bull market seems to be keeping investors pretty upbeat.
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According to the IRS, U.S. taxpayers received $264.5 billion in total refunds in 2016. That makes the average refund total about $2,993.
That may feel like nearly $3,000 of “extra” money, but keep in mind a refund is what you overpaid to Uncle Sam during the last tax year. It’s your money you earned, so it benefits you to make the most....More>>>
U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 9:40 a.m. ET.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 67 points to 24,890.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 4.60 points to 2,734.00. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 17 points to 6,977.00.
Oil prices traded....More>>>
Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.
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As cryptotraders watched their portfolios deteriorate Wednesday, Turkish-born American economist, Nouriel Roubini took to social media to reiterate his stance on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the decentralized technology that underpins digital currencies.
Roubini, who famously predicted the collapse in the U.S. housing market and banking system, has been just as bearish on digital currencies....More>>>
You know how boring the healthiest food can sometimes be. It’s a similar case with dividends stocks, where some of the most simple and most boring businesses have turned out to be dividend champions over the years. When it comes to dividend investing, slow and steady wins the race.
So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they....More>>>