With Social Security funding issues around the corner, uncertain market conditions, long-term low interest rates and skyrocketing medical costs, American retirees are facing a laundry list of retirement challenges. The only certainty is that retirement is going to be dramatically different than the retirement previous generations encountered. In order to retire with financial security and dignity,....More>>>
U.S. equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday, with large caps stronger and small caps weaker, following the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.5%, the S&P 500 gained a fraction, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.2% and the Russell 2000 lost 0.6%. Treasury bonds were stronger, the dollar weakened notably, gold lost....More>>>
HCA(HCA) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the failure of the Republican health-care bill boosted shares of hospital stocks. HCA was also upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho.
HCAgained 5.2% $90.49, while the S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 2,341.59.
Credit Suisse analyst Scott Fidel and team explains why the failure of the Republican health-care bill....More>>>
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For many student loan borrowers, student loan forgiveness seems like an elusive golden ticket to financial freedom.
For those that qualify, student loan forgiveness programs can be confusing and difficult to navigate.
What student loan forgiveness programs are available? How do you apply? Will you qualify? Will your student loans really be forgiven?
Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about....More>>>
I’ve made a career in spotting trillion-dollar themes in the market, first as an equity analyst and more recently as a pre-IPO investor.
Any analyst can create a cash flow model — it’s as simple as working through a company’s financial statements to scrutinize the true cash-generating power of the investment. Every broker, research firm and fund manager has....More>>>
It’s coming down to the wire if you haven’t filed your federal income tax return (like me). Fortunately, there are still some easy ways to trim your tax bill.
If you do it right, some of the tax breaks offered will allow you to save more for retirement — in addition to cutting your federal taxes. That means it’s not too late to make a contribution to your 401(k) or....More>>>
Sometimes I discuss stocks which sit out of my comfort zone, simply because they have a few characteristics which could be of interest to any kind of investor but don’t necessarily fit my portfolio. For example a blue chip stock which has features of positive capital gains combined with interesting dividend. In this case I am talking about Accenture (NYSE:ACN). A little bit more than a year....More>>>
The Chinese game of Go is one of the simplest, yet most complex games in the world. The objective of the game is to surround empty spaces or your opponent’s pieces (called stones) with your own, and remove surrounded pieces from the board. The complexity arises from the 19 by 19 grid containing 361 squares. The number of possible moves in a game exceeds the number of atoms in the universe.