Two years ago, I wrote about why I disliked regional bank stocks using Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) as a glaring example. Two years later, the stock is 18% lower since despite slow but noticeable improvements in the U.S. economy and repair in the financial sector. Most banks have had enough time to adapt to the regulatory environment. So why the poor performance?
Don’t look now, but the S&P 500 is having its third-best year in the past decade, which is amazing when you consider we’ll be entering the tenth year of the bull market in March. It’s a big indication the 2008 financial crisis is clearly in the rearview mirror, making it very difficult to find cheap stocks to buy.
With the S&P 500 up 16% year-to-date, it’s....More>>>
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Source: ThinkstockNovember 17, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.3% at 2,578.79. The DJIA closed down 0.4% at 23,358.21. Separately, the Nasdaq was down 0.2% at 6,782.79.
Friday was a down day for the three major U.S. exchanges after posting an incredible Thursday. Thursdays massive win was propelled by the House passing its tax bill, but it seems that wasnt enough to end Friday positively.....More>>>
August 21, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 237 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by about 15 to 3 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by about 16 to 13.
Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: VIPS) dropped about 7.2% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $9.15 after closing at $9.86 on Friday. The....More>>>
U.S. equities hovered near the unchanged line on Monday as investors and traders seemed more enamored by the solar eclipse than anything happening on Wall Street.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.1%, the S&P 500 gained 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 0.1% and the Russell 2000 finished the day down 0.1%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar was weaker,....More>>>
It’s been three trading days since the U.S. Federal reserve hiked interest rates–and the stock market has been moribund ever since.
The S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,373.47 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 8.76 points to 20,905.86. The Nasdaq Composite finished little changed at 5,901.53. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dipped44.24....More>>>
Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
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