Its practically an article of faith that, just as investors need to have both large- and small-company stocks in their portfolios, they must own both domestic and foreign shares. A widely cited paper by economists Haim Levy and Marshall Sarnat made the case for overseas diversification 46 years ago by looking at the performance of markets from 1951 through 1967. But Europe and Japan were growing....More>>>
Investors have plenty to be concerned about these days. Global stocks around the world have surged in 2017, sending frothy valuations even higher. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and several central banks around the world have signaled expectations for tightening monetary policy going forward.
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Shares of Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG) gained 19.9% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The company reported first-quarter results on April 26, sending share prices nearly 12% higher the next day. Rogers saw 27% year-over-year sales growth and 79% higher earnings, leaving analyst estimates far behind in both cases.
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Tuesday posted total October U.S. sales of 258,626 vehicles, a decrease of 1.7% compared with October 2015. Retail deliveries rose 2.5 points for the year to date to 208,290 units, and fleet deliveries slipped 3.7 percentage points for the year to date.
GMs new vehicle sales for October were forecast at 246,512 by analysts at Edmunds.com. WardsAuto had estimated....More>>>
At $257,200.00 a share, investing in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) is simply not an option for most retail investors like us. But the nearly 50 other “Warren Buffett stocks” that Berkshire invests in come at a much lower price point.
While we at Money Morning don’t recommend all of Warren Buffett’s stock picks for retail investors, our experts do like....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett, agreed Wednesday to buy a stake in the troubled Canadian mortgage lenderHome Capital Group in a $1.8 billionrescue plan.
Berkshire will pay $300.7million for a 38.4% stake of the Toronto-based company and extend a $1.5 billion line of credit.
“This investment from Berkshire not only addresses Home Capitals....More>>>
Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 0.74 percent to 20,842.08 while the NASDAQ rose 0.56 percent to 5,931.37. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.66 percent to 2,375.73.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Envirostar....More>>>
A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.
Visa (NYSE:V) has declined by more than 5% since the company announced changes to its debit transaction routing rules for merchants and acquirers.
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On November 2, the Federal Reserve published a clarification of Regulation II. The regulator confirmed that the set of rules prohibits all payment networks from restricting the number of networks....More>>>
Uber driverless Ford Fusions sit in the Uber Technical Center parking lot on September, 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
The self-driving car craze seemed to come out of left field. In just the last few years, the idea that cars could pilot themselves around cities and along freeways went from science fiction to a genuine possibility.