May 23, 2017: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but have not moved much higher as the session went on. The blue chips performed best with particular strength in financials. Tech stocks and consumer discretionaries are on track for a down finish. WTI crude oil for July delivery settled at $51.47 a barrel, up 0.7%. June gold dipped 0.5% for the day to settle at $1,255.60. Equities were headed for....More>>>
Gainers Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate. Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) is an American conglomerate with investments in a variety of businesses from American Express to Coca-Cola. It reported Q3 earnings last week, which were in line with analysts expectations, as the group revealed a 7% increase in operating profit compared to the same period last year.
Althoughthe group revealed mixed performance from its various subsidiaries,....More>>>
This summer has been arguably the quietest and least volatile for the U.S. markets, but that hasn’t kept investors from making money. Ask the fund managers who study precious metals and emerging markets, they are sure to agree.
During the fourteen-week period between the Memorial Day and the Labor Day, better known as the “sell in May and go away” period, mutual funds from....More>>>
On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Here’s what you need to know about the history, tradition, and rules surrounding Inauguration Day, including who picks up the tab.
Despite all of the pomp and circumstance of modern inaugurations, there’s only one thing that actually has to happen on Inauguration Day. The Constitution....More>>>
Wall Street, the alleged culprit of the financial meltdown that started eight years ago, has become the whipping boy for the 2016 presidential race. Does the intense animosity of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump explain the dive in the share prices of investment banks, private-equity firms and managers of hedge funds?
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As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and treatments that make health care unaffordable for Americans.
That’s why Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and....More>>>
One of the biggest challenges for investors is filtering out bad, useless or even costly “information.” I have a method for screening out the noise and using my time more effectively. Part of it is keeping the TV on mute and using TIVO to check out anything that is really significant. You can also just skip articles that obviously do not meet the test.
Here is a good starting....More>>>