Over time, most actively managed funds fail to beat Standard & Poors 500-stock index. No one with any sense questions that. But the S&P 500 has been on a tear over the past few years, making it difficult for even first-rate actively managed funds to keep up with the index. That makes it precisely the wrong time to plow money into an index fund that tracks the S&Pwhich millions....More>>>
As if there wasn’t already enough pressure.
Reviews for Samsung’s latest, greatest, and hopefully non-exploding Galaxy S8 are starting to hit the web, and there’s universal praise among the tech press. After years of shamelessly copying Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) designs (and getting sued for it), Samsung has truly come up with an innovative and unique design that looks....More>>>
American families can afford bigger helping of Thanksgiving dinner this year.
A classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost$49.87 for a gathering of 10, just under $5 per person, according to figures out this week from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The total is a step back from 2015s all-time high of $50.11.
If you adjust for inflation, the price is lower this year than when we first....More>>>
Call of Duty is going back to its roots. Image source: Activision Blizzard.
On its latest conference call, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) confirmed that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare fell short of expectations, yet the company turned in a great quarter. The top video game publisher posted growth in revenue and earnings, and increased its annual dividend by 15%.
For decades, financial advisers have recommended putting 60% of your money in stocks and 40% in bonds. The conventional wisdom is that the safety and stability of bonds will protect you when stock prices fall. Too many people believe stock and bond returns correlate negatively, meaning they reliably move in opposite directions. But taking this tired advice could ruin you… ....More>>>
The rally in equities had stolen much of the speculative demand from gold, and any pullback promised to send investors running back into gold. This is happening at this very moment, explains Brien Lundin, editor of Gold Newsletter.
Coincidental to all of this, we’ll soon see the end of two events — the Chinese New_Year and the currency illiquidity crisis in India — that....More>>>
History has been made.
After last week’s primary victories in California, New Jersey and New Mexico, Hillary Clinton has all but clinched a history-making presidential nomination from a major political party when Democrats convene next month.
On a smaller scale, Clinton’s journey from her first widely known role as First Lady 20 years ago to seeking the Oval Office....More>>>
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap restaurant stock Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ: PBPB) is scheduled forafter the market closes on Tuesday (February 14). In mid December, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedthe small cap as along/bullish trade for our long term portfolio:
Normally we’d hate restaurant stocks for the same reason we’d hate being in the restaurant business.....More>>>
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Our new silver price forecast for 2017 shows prices moving higher, despite headwinds in the short term. In fact, we see silver prices climbing by double digits in the next six months…
Some of these headwinds include a rallying dollar and an inflated stock market, according to Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth.
“The investing herd has been flocking to these....More>>>