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%.
We just released a study that looks at the relationship between children and retirement security. Kids are expensive. Parents divert considerable resources to their children both time out of the labor force when the kids are young and direct expenditures on food, clothing, education, etc. as they grow.
But those child-related expenditures do not mean that parents will end up less well prepared....More>>>
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE) as a short/bearish trade:
This downtrend just firmed up with the “second wind” effort evidenced in just the past couple of trading days. After finding support for the better part of September and October, the floor finally broker in late October. A bounce started to take shape....More>>>
April is Financial Literacy Monththe perfect opportunity to teach kids about money as we inch towards summer. They’ll want to go to waterparks and baseball games with friends and enjoy other activities, and they should learn now how they can afford to do all those things. In teen lingo, I understand that kids are all about “swag,” and I agreekids really do need SWAG. However, the....More>>>
The OPEC deal and two new pipelines to be built in Western Canada saw my favorite oil & gas stocks tick higher – much higher in some cases. And, this should be just the beginning!
As supply and demand come back into balance, Western Canadian producers should find prices sufficient to fund growth without adding to debt. At the same time, the Trans Mountain pipeline will provide access....More>>>
Investment company Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc. buys VanEck Vectors Gold Miners, iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures TM ETN, Vanguard Short-Term Government ETF, sells Comcast Corp during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc.. As of 2017-03-31, Ausdal Financial Partners, Inc. owns 241 stocks with a total....More>>>
By now, it should be apparent to anybody with a functioning cerebellum that our political and economic policy leaders are abject failures. After years of impotent monetary policy at the hands of the Fed, decades of incompetent foreign policy by several administrations, a dormant and corrupt Congress, and an activist Supreme Court rewriting the Constitution, the world....More>>>
If you have the choice between making a major purchase on a credit card or a personal loan, your first choice should be neither.
Your first choice – if you will not be able to pay back the purchase by the end of the month – should be cash. If you do not have the cash, then you should consider skipping the purchase until you have saved enough money.
If one is to truly allege that the digital asset is little more than a massive ploy to defraud unwitting investors of their money, la Bernie Madoff, then one must admit that the entire stock market itself is one giant hustle, too.
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures