The allure of the largest U.S. technology companies is understandable given significant returns last year, but their sheer size is the reason for their eventual downfall and long-term stock underperformance, according to Rob Arnott, founder of Research Affiliates.
The Dow Jones today jumped 200 points in pre-market trading, as bullish investors reacted to stellar earnings reports from Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Markets are likely to continue to rise on what is expected to be the strongest earnings season in seven years – largely due to strong consumer confidence and the recent tax reform law.
In our last article, we noted that the middle market for privately held businesses in the United States has about 350,000 firms. Of those, only about 20% are “ready for sale.” And, we mentioned that there are consultants who assist business owners prepare their companies for sale. Just to be clear, these are value enhancement consultants as opposed to investment....More>>>
The Q4 2016earnings report for small cap prepaid payment network and card stock Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK) is scheduled forafter the marketcloses on Wednesday (February 15th). In the past, Blackhawk Network Holdingshas citedtheregulatory-mandated introduction of EMV chips for card issuers and store processors as a hazard for its current business model.
Are Berkshire Hathaways best days behind it? Warren Buffett seems to think so. In an essay to mark the firms 50th anniversary, the Oracle of Omaha wrote in 2015 that Berkshire Hathaways future long-term gains will not come close to those achieved in the past 50 years. (The words in italics are reproduced exactly as they appeared.) The numbers have become too big, Buffett goes on to say about....More>>>
It is official: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is, slowly but surely, taking effect. As of June 9, 2017, all financial professionals who provide guidance on retirement plans are considered fiduciaries and must ensure they act in accordance with their clients’ best interests. The rule will impact the industry as a whole, but perhaps....More>>>
The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (December 7th). Shares tend to move in tandeem with Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) who accounts for more than 30% of sales and were falling in September on concerns about WFM’s weakness with Wolfe Research’s Scott....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) extolled many of his portfolio holdings for repurchasing their shares, “some quite aggressively,” in his 2016 annual letter. Buffett, who is price-conscious and won’t repurchase his own companies’ shares at more than 1.2 times book value, a statement he last made good on in 2012, approved of his investees’....More>>>
When will retailers learn thatAmazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN)is not their friend? Over and over again, retailers think that by partnering with the e-commerce king they’ll benefit through some sort of halo effect that will allow the tremendous traffic Amazon drives to trickle down to them and boost their own sales. Rarely, though, does it seem to ever happen, and Amazon continues to undermine its competition....More>>>
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.
When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer’s credit score and the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer has been managing debt and the second indicates whether the lender can reasonably expect the borrower to be