The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude inventory of 425.9 million barrels. The commercial c
There are roughly 56 million eligible Americans that count on Medicare (or Medicare Advantage plans) to help maintain their physical and financial well-being each and every month. Of these 56 million, about five in six are aged 65 and up. Without Medicare to step in and cover a lion’s share of their eligible medical costs during retirement, it’s possible....More>>>
U.S. Treasuries suffered their worst month since 2009 as investors fret President-elect Donald Trump’s policies will spell bad news for debt investors and also brace for hikes in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve.
The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond fund, which tracks the broad bond market, has dropped 2.7% this month in its worst monthly performance since the....More>>>
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>>>
If you’re engaging in a little financial spring cleaning this year, consider scanning your records and storing them electronically. Specific rules may vary depending on the asset, transaction or expense but generally, you want to make sure that your electronic records are as accurate (and legible) as your paper records and easily accessible.
It’s coming down to the wire if you haven’t filed your federal income tax return (like me). Fortunately, there are still some easy ways to trim your tax bill.
If you do it right, some of the tax breaks offered will allow you to save more for retirement — in addition to cutting your federal taxes. That means it’s not too late to make a contribution to your 401(k) or....More>>>
MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) is a business development company specializing in equity, acquisition financing, and mezzanine financing, The company invests in the form of preferred and common equity, and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests; bridge loans; term loans; debt; cash flow loans; senior and subordinated loans; convertible securities;....More>>>
Our Top Pick for conservative investors for the coming year is a company that went through a management overhaul in 2015, leaving investors uncertain about the company’s future, observes Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.
Mattel (MAT) markets toys globally under the brand names Mattel, Fisher-Price, RoseArt, Barbie, AmericanGirl and many more, including strategic....More>>>
A few weeks ago we discussed how you can make 12% annually, forever, from stocks. Now let’s apply those lessons to 2017, and highlight five that should do even better (17%+ returns) this year (and likely beyond).
Remember, projecting our returns from any given stock is simple. We simply add together the three ways it can pay us:
The Wheel of FORTUNE just concluded an interview, part of SA partnership with Cheddar TV to produce a Seeking Alpha "Idea of the Month" slot. These interviews are always a challenge because i) they are very short in nature (only 4-5 minutes), and ii) since it's live TV we are dealing
Pico Far East Holdings (OTC:PCOFF) [HKG:752], Asia's largest exhibition services provider, trades at an ex-net cash trailing P/E of just 10 times. This represents attractive valuations for a market leader which has generated 15-20% ROEs in the past decade and also has been profitable and free c
Have you ever "unplugged" from your cell phone? If you have, you've likely experienced the phenomenon of phantom vibrations -- the perception that your phone is ringing or vibrating when in fact it's not. (In the 1990s, people reported incidences of "phantom pager syndrome.")