&l;p&g;The Consumer Cyclicals sector currently earns an unattractive rating based on the market-weighted aggregation of the 443 stocks I cover in the sector. The Amazon (AMZN) impact and slow growing economy has led to declining profits and even &l;a href=&q;https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/23/here-are-the-retailers-that-filed-for-bankruptcy-protection-in-2017.html&q; target=&q;_blank&q; rel=&q;noopener....More>>>
Things are moving fast in renewable energy. Really fast. Consider that in 2008 wind farms supplied just 1.5% of all electricity in the United States. But by 2019 wind power is expected to contribute 6.9% of American electricity and overtake hydropower as the top renewable energy source.
The rise of wind power wouldn’t have been possible without two companies in particular, which combine....More>>>
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Satellite data service sounds like something that might have a lot of potential. However, a bet on Intelsat....More>>>
It has never happened before…
The benchmark S&P 500 Index closed 2017 at 2,673.61. This was good for a gain of roughly 1% in December. But it also marked an unprecedented feat…
You see, 2017 was the first year in history where U.S. stocks ended every single month in the green. Only three other years – 1958, 1995, and 2006, which each had....More>>>
The owner of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the paper to a local biotech billionaire, the latest twist in a chaotic few months for the nation’s largest metro newspaper, sources familiar with the matter told CNNMoney.
Michael Ferro, who controls the paper’s parent company Tronc, is negotiating with Patrick Soon-Shiong, a Tronc investor and physician who has been dubbed....More>>>
“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil” – J. Paul Getty
I must confess to feeling kind of lonely at times this year being one of a handful of observers of the casino space, (and at times, the only one,) standing firm on my undiminished faith that Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) valuations were dead wrong. Now, after the Macau Parisian has opened and LVS Q3 results....More>>>
The stock market dealt with continued volatility on Tuesday, with investors uncertain how to react to a mix of earnings and geopolitical news. Throughout most of the day, market participants were trying to predict whether the Trump administration would move forward with its plans to withdraw the U.S. from the nuclear deal with Iran, and major benchmarks stayed in a relatively tight range with a....More>>>
Blockbuster corporate profits that are even better than Wall Street anticipates will help steady the recent bout of market volatility and boost share prices, according to J.P. Morgan Chase.
Earnings season is getting into full gear and will accelerate as big financial institutions this week and next report first-quarter activity and their expectations ahead.
The forecast already is....More>>>
No one likes paying any kind of taxes, so you might think that in any ranking of the most hated tax Americans have to pay, every tax you have to pay would all tie for first. That said, we’re in the middle of income tax season, and there’s been plenty of political and tax policy discussion about the negative impacts of the estate tax, which many call the death tax. Yet neither the income....More>>>
The legal marijuana industry has expanded to 28 states and the District of Columbia, and there is one clear winner: U.S. workers.
In Oregon alone, the positive economic impact is especially apparent.
According to the “Cannabis Employment Estimates” from Whitney Economics, the average wage of cannabis workers (who directly touch the plant) is $12.13 an hour as of Feb.....More>>>