Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico and upended the lives of millions of Americans. It’s also left billions of dollars in damage that will wreak havoc on the island’s economy, according to initial estimates.
AIR Worldwide, which calculates the financial toll of natural disasters, predicts that losses in the Caribbean covered by insurance will be between $40 billion and....More>>>
I like to allocate anywhere between 5-15% of my portfolio to lottery stocks. Usually they are cyclical or have a lot of leverage. And most of the time there is some sort of catalyst that will unlock value on the horizon. I would not advice large positions in any of these stocks. It is also best not to spend large amounts of time analyzing them as they will be small positions and are depending on....More>>>
A number of years ago, Warren Buffett referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Since then, Wall Street has tried to pooh-pooh this description, but the facts speak for themselves.
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What is a derivative? Basically, it’s a bet couched as a complex financial instrument. Investopedia defines....More>>>
With the current bull market entering its eighth year and the S&P 500 trading wellabove its historic average, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find and buy cheap stocks today — challenging, but not impossible.
In fact, some of businesses’ biggest names trade at significant discounts to the market, including companies like Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway....More>>>
A few weeks ago we discussed how you can make 12% annually, forever, from stocks. Now let’s apply those lessons to 2017, and highlight five that should do even better (17%+ returns) this year (and likely beyond).
Remember, projecting our returns from any given stock is simple. We simply add together the three ways it can pay us:
As I’m sure you’re well aware, the Fed raised interest rates by one quarter point yesterday, stating that the economy is doing well.
Now this decision is certainly good news for Wall Street and the big banks, as they’ve been wanting higher interest rates for some time. But Yellen forgot about (or neglected) one particular industry that was already....More>>>
There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham Valuation Model, I’ve screened the 650 companies reviewed by ModernGraham to select five large-cap undervalued companies for value investors.
Each company has been determined to be suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Defensive....More>>>
After pausing briefly late last week, the bulls resumed a long-standing rally early Tuesday, carrying stocks deeper into new record-high territory. After the closing bell rang, the S&P 500 was at 2,365.38, up 0.60% and above a minor ceiling at 2,353 that had developed last week.
It could have been worse though — you could have owned Trevena Inc (NASDAQ:TRVN), Unilever plc (ADR)....More>>>
Chesapeake Energy’s (NYSE:CHK) decision to reduce its preferred shares is another attempt at making the capital structure simpler and more efficient. The company is converting a total of 328,977 preferred shares of different issues into around 18.8 million common shares. The news does not come alone. It is paired with the decision from the board to reinstate preferred dividend which was discontinued....More>>>
The second quarter of 2017 was a wild one for blockchain companies and investors, with nearly 60 initial coin offerings (ICOs) closed in the quarter for more than $750 million, and it looks like this is just the beginning. It s
The Athabasca Basin is a region covering around 100,000 square kilometers in the Canadian Shield of northern Saskatchewan and a small portion of Alberta in Canada that suppliesas much as20% of the world's uranium. Its also the world's leading source of high-grade uraniumas10 of the 15 highest gra
The cruise industry has enjoyed significant growth in the past few years, aided by positive economic outlook in North America and Europe and increased penetration into the Asia Pacific markets. The three main industry players, Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE: RCL), Carnival