Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Activision-Blizzard (ATVI) is up 54% since we initiated our bullish coverage on the video game giant back in March 17th 2017. ATVI is currently trading at a P/E of 42 by GAAP standards while the S&P 500 index is trading at an P/E of 26. This leads many investors to believe that ATVI is overvalued. However, GAAP P/E is a deceitful measurement....More>>>
What a silly stock market. There I was on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. waiting for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to crash 1,700 points as Trump verbally ripped Iran to shreds (and pulled out of the Iran deal). The Dow instantly tanked 80 points one sentence into Trump’s latest global spectacle. But then the Blue Chip index rallied back as Trump continued to hit Iran, and actually finished the....More>>>
First, two quick notes about Nota bene #4. There’s a small correction, for starters: The sums done by Rebecca Goldin at George Mason (thanks again, Rebecca!) were based on children under 6, not children 6 and under.
Secondly, I got quite a lot of feedback about lead incidence over time, saying essentially that the levels of lead which we’re very worried about today were commonplace....More>>>
A number of years ago, Warren Buffett referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Since then, Wall Street has tried to pooh-pooh this description, but the facts speak for themselves.
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What is a derivative? Basically, it’s a bet couched as a complex financial instrument. Investopedia defines....More>>>
Bond guru Bill Gross is pulling a Flavor Flav. He’s telling people to not believe the Trump hype.
Gross, formerly one of the top dogs at fixed income powerhouse PIMCO and now a fund manager with Janus, wrote in his most recent monthly outlook that investors are too excited about Trump. He thinks Trump’s economic promises are too grand.
bebe stores’ (NASDAQ:BEBE) fiscal second-quarter report had something for the bulls and the bears. A -10.5% comparable sales figure in the key holiday quarter lends support to the “what are you thinking buying this declining business?” bear case. But a few green shoots – most notably positive free cash flow for the first half – give some comfort to BEBE bulls. And,....More>>>
We’ve noted before that for all the attention Macau gets, the real action for casinos these days is in Las Vegas. In a report issued today, Gabelli’s Adam Trivison touts the importance of Nevada for Boyd Gaming (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM), which have large Nevada footprints, and for Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Las Vegas Sands (LVS), which don’t:
Wednesday’s sudden jump in oil prices caught most traders off guard. While all traders were aware that OPEC was holding a meeting in Algiers, few actually believed that this dysfunctional cartel of oil producers, whose members have a long history of violating their promised production limits, would actually reach a consensus. Because two key OPEC members, Saudi Arabia and Iran, have been at....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:LTXB) by 289.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 536,333 shares of the financial services provider’s stock
First Allied Advisory Services Inc. reduced its position in AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) by 5.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 69,867 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,983
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,007,174 shares of the business services provide
Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its stake in L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) by 20.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 87,847 shares of the aerospace company’s s