The last twenty years or so have been a mixed period for financial stocks, and for big banks like Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). WFC stock had, like most other stocks, vastly overshot its intrinsic value during the dot-com bubble. Wells Fargo stock fell by about a third in late 1999.
But then came the good times — from then until the mortgage....More>>>
Deere (NYSE:DE) is back (not that it ever really left, but it’s been stagnating until recently). One of a small number of companies that’s over a century old that maintains both its original name (or nearly so) and its same business focus, this icon of field and farm has outlasted numerous competitors. It’s often compared to Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), but look....More>>>
Investment company Cable Hill Partners, LLC buys iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, Enbridge, Devon Energy, Hawaiian Holdings, National Grid PLC, Novartis AG, Occidental Petroleum, Ares Capital, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond, CSX, sells Vanguard Short-Term Bond, SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate, Guggenheim MSCI Global Timber, Vanguard Total World Stock Index, Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF –....More>>>
It’s a good time to buy a home. Accordingto the Mortgage Bankers Association, getting approved for a home loan is easier than it has been at any time in this past decade, with lenders recently approving 77% of loans, up from 71% in mid-2015. On top of that, interest rates are still extremely low, historically speaking.
You might want to act relatively quickly, though, as interest rates....More>>>
In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts.
On top of this, dividends do two important things:
First, a generous dividend payment often lowers a stock’s volatility. I’d much rather own a stock that’s....More>>>
The casino sector offers a lot of color beyond the characters one expects to find as their customers according to the movies. Local nuances in Macau, Las Vegas, online gambling, and new areas lead to industry-wide changes and company-level opportunities for investors.
Recent headlines have focused on headwinds in Macau – with revenue down for its third consecutive year but perhaps bottoming....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins