Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
I don't know about you, but I'm fascinated by "world champions" – folks who have literally reached the top of their game. I've been fortunate to meet a lot folks like this (in a variety of fields… namely sports, business, and music). A lot of my own success comes from learning directly from them, and mimicking things they do. I'm SO curious....More>>>
If data is the new oil, then semiconductors are the new rigs. Back in 2000s, millions of us were users of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), and in 2017, billions of us are using Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). What would trillions of devices use in 2035 is anybody’s guess. But one thing is certain that whatever data those devices consume,....More>>>
"We're not there yet, but we're close"… So says our colleague Ben Morris about a potential breakout in precious metals. Ben recently noted that both gold and silver, as well as their related mining stocks, had reached critical "resistance" levels. Gold, gold stocks, and silver stocks were still testing these levels, while silver had just broken....More>>>
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) reported first-quarter earnings of $1.60 per share, notably higher than analysts’ expectations for $1.27. Revenues beat expectations, too, growing 28.1% year-over-year to $1.07 billion. Comp-store sales were up 17.8%. These results helped fuel the 2017 rally, but Chipotle shares only saw an ephemeral push above $500 in the after-hours session.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 44%of workers participate in defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s. If you have a 401(k) retirement savings plan available at your workplace, you might be wondering how safe it is and whether you should participate.
The answers to those questions are yes, 401(k)s are rather safe, and yes, you should probably be making the most of....More>>>
There is no doubt change is in the air across the U.S. after our recent historic election. And one of the likely first changes — or, at least, one of the first to be discussed — will be how to modify, dismantle or eliminate the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.”
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The ACA was an unwieldy monster when it....More>>>
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a global technology consulting company that has been in the news a lot over the last month. On March 23, 2017, the company released its Q2 2017 results and revised full-year 2017 guidance, which were widely viewed as "disappointments" by the financial community. In Ap
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) is by no means a healthy company. Investing in them is by no means for the faint of heart. Since hitting highs of $259.98 on August 4th, 2015, VRX has been a deathtrap for investors, losing 95% of its market value. There are many reasons for that decline, but I
Small cap RepliCel Life Sciences (OTCQB: REPCF; CVE: RP) is focused on regenerative medicine - a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs. According to Wikipedia, the term wasfirst used in a 1992 article on hospital administration by Leland Kaiser