The technicians love the biotech sector–and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB)–today. Earlier today, we discussed Cornerstone Macro’s Carter Worth, who predicts big upside for the health-care sector generally, and some biotech stocks specifically, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) and Amgen (AMGN) among them. Now, the folks at Bespoke Investment Group have published their....More>>>
Paying generous dividends is a classic way for companies to attract stable investors. But just because a company can afford to pay big dividends doesn’t mean that it ever will. Let’s take a look at three companies that have low payout ratios but still pay paltry dividends that are lower than the S&P 500’s yield of 2%.
Disney (NYSE:DIS) is one of of my....More>>>
Small cap diabetes stocks Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: ORMP), Senseonics Holdings (NYSEMKT: SENS) and Cell MedX Corp (OTCQB: CMXC) might not immediately come to mind when you think of the disease. However, theres plenty of room in the market place for players of all sizes. Just consider some quick statistics about diabetes compiled by Cell MedX Corp:
In 2016, 415 million adults....More>>>
The Earnings Surprise Isn’t That Exciting
McDonald’s investors (NYSE:MCD) are celebrating a Trump victory that will usher in an administration far more friendly to businesses. A Republican government may do its part in avoiding things like the golden arch being liable for independent contractor violations or in voiding the penalties faced by employers under the Obamacare mandates.....More>>>
Any time a growth stock like Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) comes under pressure, value investors come out in droves citing the company’s ridiculously high earnings multiple as reason enough to stay clear of the stock. Growth investors and value investors are two entirely different breeds. One looks for deeply discounted fundamentally strong companies whereas growth investors concentrate a lot on growth....More>>>
The travails and triumphs of the market visited two of its mavens this week, when a PR fiasco sunk Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) stock United Airlines and an unlikely burst occurred in one of Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio)’s most stubborn stocks, BlackBerry.
Shares of United Continental Holdings dropped 4.29% on Monday and Tuesday, shaving $88.9 million off of Buffett’s holding....More>>>
The September U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.72, up 0.62.
The U.S. dollar index is trading at the highs of the session.
Market chatter about a military coup in Turkey has caused modest disruptions in forex trading .
In other Forex Markets;
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1028, down 0.0077.
GBP/USD is trading at 1.3174, down 0.0175.
USD/JPY is trading at 104.65, down....More>>>
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewslettersuggested smallcap electrical power conversion product stock Ideal Power Inc (NASDAQ: IPWR)as a long trade:
We’re taking a bit of a flyer with Ideal Power, but the upside is worth the risk. While it’s in the red today, if you look closely you’ll see all it took was a brush of all the recently-hurdled moving average lines to....More>>>
Wells Fargo Credit Card Applications Plunge 55%
Wells Fargo is having a hard time getting Americans to sign up for credit cards these days. Credit card applications at Wells Fargo plunged by 55% in February, the sharpest decline since the bank’s fake account scandal erupted last September. In addition, consumers opened 43% fewer checking accounts than a year ago and interactions with....More>>>
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For decades, the business world has been guided by something called SWOT analysis to evaluate new ventures, ideas and opportunities. SWOT, you say? By identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, executives have made decisions that helped to shape directions of entire companies.