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.
The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) did well in 2016, producing another winning year and extending the bull market in stocks. Even though the index had some troubled times, strength in the U.S. economy and in fundamental business prospects for the index’s constituent stocks helped the market overcome challenges and continue its generally upward path. Technically, the S&P 500’s best....More>>>
The traditional February lull in initial public offerings (IPOs) enters its second and final week, but a much anticipated offering is on tap for the following week. Last week also saw several new filings that we’ll take a quick look at here.
First, of course, is the scheduled March 2 IPO of Snap, parent of Snapchat, a camera app that wipes the photo or video after the receiver of the....More>>>
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to serve as a financial expert witness in a variety of divorce cases. I’m usually hired for a couple of reasons. To either investigate a claim that a former spouse may have moved or hidden assets before or during the divorce, or they misrepresented the value of their retirement account to avoid splitting the assets.
The Coca-Cola Co (KO) manufactures, distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. This dividend king has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1893 and increased payments to common shareholders every for 55 years in a row. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.‘s (BRK.A,BRK.B) is the largest shareholder of the world’s largest....More>>>
Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman gives a press conference in the Technion Institute of Technology in the northern port city of Haifa on October 05, 2011. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
I don't recall being more stunned by a major move of a company I owned than I was by Cincinnati Bell's (CBB) announcement Monday morning that it was acquiring two companies for a total of about $850 million. The bull case for CBB was predicated mostly on a deleveraging/cash-flow-compounding scena
Sprints (NYSE:S) exclusive talks with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Charter (NASDAQ:CHTR) have again brought a lot of speculation to the industry. The merger with T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) was a good combination but it has been put on hold until Sprint concludes its negotiations with the two cable
Africa Oil Corporation (OTCMKTS: OTCPK:AOIFF) is a Canadian oil and gas company that operates out of Africa, with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. The company is also listed on the Canadian stock exchange and believes it holds significant amounts of high potential acreage. As we will see throughout