Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) (+98%, +4.21%, +14%, +0.44%), the U.S. and Macau gaming company, was the largest contributor to the Fund’s 2017 performance with strong earnings growth in Macau and Las Vegas. Industry gross gaming revenues (GGR) in Macau accelerated in the second half of 2017 well beyond full year GGR growth expectations. With major infrastructure projects moving closer to completion,....More>>>
The S&P 500 Index took a slight breather this week as investors digested a mixed jobs report, tensions in Syria and minutes from the Federal Reserve that showed officials are open to cutting back the Fed’s balance sheet later this year, further reducing monetary stimulus. Despite some of the uncertainty, a handful of dividend stocks delivered clear messages with payout raises.
By Sherri Snelling, Next Avenue Contributor
It all started with a fifth-grade class project. Scott Tarde, CEO of George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, which has operated dementia day care facilities in California’s San Diego county for 35 years, was amazed at his 12-year-old daughter’s enthusiasm over her Junior Achievement “BizTown” field trip.
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
Donald Trump’s win has done something extraordinary to the financial sector. Just look at this one-month chart for the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF):
Banks Love Trump
This is unexpected on two levels.
First, of course, Trump’s very election came as a shock to many. Second, there was no shortage of people saying stocks would tank if the real estate mogul....More>>>
Whats the secret to retiring with $1 million? Its simple: Save early and often.
See Also: 10 Reasons You Will Never Be a Millionaire
The sooner you start to save, the easier it will be to amass a comfortable nest egg thanks to the power of time and the magic of compounding.
A 25-year-old who saves $450 a month in a tax-deferred retirement account and earns an average....More>>>
This isn’t my first relationship with Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:RBPAA). A decade or so ago, I bought shares in this regional bank when it paid a 4% dividend and churned out steady, if not spectacular earnings. For a number of years, I was content to toss my dividends back to Royal in return for more shares. My share count grew as did my comfort level with this cozy little investment.....More>>>
Stocks discussed on the Lightning Round segment of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money Program, Wednesday, December 7.
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK): Cramer called this one a “Trump stock.” The company is sitting on a lot of gas, “and I think can go much higher.”
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM): Cramer likes this stock. This company and others in....More>>>
The holiday shopping season isnt just a favorite time for retailers, but also for scammers who are hoping to take advantage of all that extra spending youre doing.
Thats why I want to urge you to use caution this year. Its easy to be focused on trying to find everything on your list and miss some of the risky behaviors you might be engaging in.
Here are some things you can do to protect....More>>>
Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech (NASDAQ: BIS) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYSEARCA: LABD) as ways to short biotech onshort termweakness in the sector, but our suggestion comes with a long termcaveat:
We’ve done well with our individual small biotech plays over the last several months. However, depending....More>>>