Investors hoping that tax cuts and aggressive government spending plans will add another leg to the bull market likely are going to be disappointed, Morgan Stanley argues in an analysis that contends the end of big returns is near.
Family and friends lend out about $89 billion in cash each year. More than a third of that total is used to help finance a new business while 6% of first-time home buyers get help from (usually) their parents. About a quarter of those loans were never paid back at all and more than 40% were only paid back partially.
The moral here is not to lend more than you can afford to lose. Sort of like....More>>>
Friday was a mixed day for the stock market; the Dow Jones Industrials fell slightly even as the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Nasdaq Composite finished higher. The S&P 500’s gains of about a fifth of a percent were propelled in part by favorable economic data showing that retail sales climbed by 0.6% in December, driven by strong performance in the automotive sector. Solid bank earnings....More>>>
Saddle Brook, NJ, based Investment company Bulldog Investors, LLC buys Japan Smaller Capitalization Fund, Great Elm Capital, Putnam Highome Securities Fund, Central Securities, Clough Global Equity Fund, Delaware Enhanced Global Dividend of Beneficial In, Credit Suisse Asset Mgmtome Fund, New Ireland Fund (The), Delaware Investments Dividend &ome Fund, Liberty All-Star Equity Fund, sells First....More>>>
If you were paying attention yesterday, the newsletter made mention of the quiet resurgence of gold as a rally commodity since the beginning of the year, and also touched on mining exploration that was picking up in the West African country of Burkina Faso. And then, as if on cue, Small Cap Network featured stock, Nexus Gold Corp. (OTCBB: NXXGF) (NXS.V), released news today that....More>>>
Who knows what is going on with health care legislation? I am still interested in how any potential changes could affect older workers.
The need for medical care rises sharply after age 50. Obamacare the Affordable Care Act of 2010 increased the coverage of these older adults by expanding Medicaid, restructuring the insurance market, and offering subsides. The repeal and replace legislation....More>>>
For year end 2016, the Seeking Alpha Marketplace held a three part roundtable that was attended by its authors. The questions asked to each of the participating authors were about a look back at 2016, a look forward to 2017 and a top pick for 2017 by each author. The three parts are below:
路 Marketplace Roundtable: Looking back at 2016, December 26, 2016
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) is one of the many biotech stocks that has been beaten down in the last one and a half year. In this article I will indicate 4 reasons why I think the company and the stock can perform well in the future.
Reason #1: Diversified sources of revenue and rich pipeline
One of the characteristics that I like in Allergan is its rich portfolio of drugs. As we can see....More>>>
After the company reported positive results from a mid-stage study evaluating its novel approach to tackling blood cancer, shares in Kite Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:KITE) surged 34.6% higher in February, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Kite Pharma’s lead product candidate is axicabtagene ciloleucel, a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell....More>>>
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (NYSE:EEP) had its target price lowered by Barclays from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.