When Weatherford International (WFT) announced that it had named Halliburton (HAL) CFO Mark McCollumits new CEO, its shares jumped as some observers contended itincreased the odds of an acquisition by the oil-services giant. It looks like they picked the wrong oil-services giant, however, as Weatherford and Schlumberger (SLB) announced a joint venture late Friday, one that has sent Weatherford’s....More>>>
Many developing and new traders struggle with comprehending the difference between the trades that will work from the trades that will not work, so veteran trader Mike Bellafiore of SMB Capital suggests they spice up their smart trade ideas with these four extra ingredients.
Here’s what I see from my seat as the managing partner of a proprietary trading desk in NYC with underperforming....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
We have been fans of DNB (OTCPK:DNHBY) (OTCPK:DNBHF) for quite a long time now. It is the largest financial services group in Norway, and, more importantly, one of the safest banks in the world. A little less than a year ago, we said that DNB was offering a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ buying opportunity. Our high-conviction contrarian call was based on the fact that DNB was trading at a very....More>>>
Most investors think that the time to begin planning for the tail end of the year is in August, when traders return from their vacations and get back to business…
But actually, the best time to begin planning ahead is… now.
While you have the opportunity to protect yourself and cash inbefore it’s too late to change course.
BMO’s Gary Nachman contends that the sale of Salix “could be a good strategic move” for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). He explains why:
News reports from WSJ have indicated that Valeant is in advanced talks to sell the Salix business for ~$10bn (may include $8.5bn cash and future royalties). If true, we believe this could potentially be a strategically smart....More>>>
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The American alcohol market has shown impressive growth rates, especially over other countries where drinking beer and spirits is engraved in its culture, Berenberg’s....More>>>
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was worried about this, and so was traditional media. Bogus news sites had more traffic than legitimate ones late in the election cycle, according to a survey done by BuzzFeed:
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.
Today’s column examines how spousal benefits are calculated, the ability to switch to a spousal benefit after taking a retirement benefit, the effect of collecting a spousal benefit on the other spouse’s retirement benefit, submitting an application....More>>>
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Tech titans Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are cheap on a price-to-earnings basis and they generate buckets of free cash flow (FCF). Their FCF generation combined is about as much asthe GDP of Uganda’s38 million people. Even if all they did was grow earnings and FCF in line with inflation, they would be raging buys.....More>>>