My investment thesis on American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) for a while now has suggested the market was overlooking the new profit focus on the airline. The theory was further backed by the recent large-scale investments by Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) and backed by Warren Buffett.
The stock though has struggled to gain much traction since the peak back in 2015. Is the market so....More>>>
Americans nearing and in retirement don’t know enough about retirement income planning according to a new survey by The American College of Financial services, as roughly 75% of survey respondents failed the 38-question retirement planning quiz. (The quiz can be taken here.) The research surveyed a total of 1,244 Americans between February 16, 2017 and March 1, 2017. The literacy rate survey....More>>>
Over the years, we have witnessed many investment trends come in and out of fashion. But investments in private equity funds have been the financial equivalent of first-growth French Bordeaux reds, which means they are consistently strong and reliable. According to The Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® (publicly available here), private equity investments....More>>>
2017 was said to be the year of the buyout, and so far, it appears that the M&A prediction is coming true. Last year’s market saw several industries struggling and left some solid companies beaten down. That put them in a vulnerable position as some of their more stable competitors looked for ways to profit from the challenging environment.
Congress has another reason not to roll back Obamacare too quickly: New research suggests that repealing two major provisions of Obamacare without replacing them right away could cost the nation 3 million jobs and trigger negative economic impacts that would extend far beyond the health care industry.
The report was released Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund and George Washington University’s....More>>>
Shares of Nevsun Resources (NYSEMKT:NSU) declined sharply, after the Q4 2016 earnings release. On Friday, shortly after the markets opened, Nevsun’s shares hit a low at $2.34. It is just shy of the multi-year low of $2.27, reached in January 2016. The share price managed to recover slightly and it closed at $2.72, which is close to the support level created during October 2016. Despite the....More>>>
2016 was a surprising year… It was the eighth year of this bull market. But that didn't slow things down. U.S. stocks jumped 12%. Oil prices soared by 45%. And gold had a wild ride, eventually ending the year up 9%. With all that happening, you might have missed the major boom that happened in our neighbor to the north… Canada. Canadian stocks had a fantastic....More>>>
A rising tide lifts all boats, and that appears to be true even for Wisconsin-based Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE:ASB) despite significant headwinds. The $29 billion asset bank’s strategy has been all over the place the last couple years, and rather than specialize on one type of service, the “diversification” bug has earnings reeling. On the valuation front, I don’t think shareholders....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