Between social media and all the talking heads on television, investors put up with a lot of useless noise when it comes to stock market.
The information flows thick and fast. Dramatic headlines that spew from financial websites (uh, even this one at times) make it tough for investors to keep their eyes on the prize. Unless youre a trader, youre better off tuning it all out, says Nick Maggiulli,....More>>>
Heres something worth remembering: Forgetfulness is a normal part of getting older. So-called senior momentssuch as having trouble recalling an acquaintances name at a party, misplacing your keys and other small lapsesarent necessarily cause for concern. Some people start to recognize changes to their memory as early as their mid-50s. More will notice a change in their 60s. By the time theyre in....More>>>
The price of crude oil topped out in June 2014, then bottomed in February 2016 and has since partially recovered. During this period, the price of oil plunged by 76% and reached historic proportions, even in relation to other energy boom and bust cycles of the past. Let’s update the energy sector’s present status and use historical trends to anticipate what the future holds for investors.....More>>>
AMD remains our favorite semiconductor stock despite market volatility sending shares lower for the past week. Notwithstanding the discrepancy in valuation, we like the underlying fundamentals of AMD and expect the share price to trade higher upon confirmation of solid Q2’17 and Q3’17 earnings results.
Furthermore, the stock price likely exhibits momentum from here, assuming asset....More>>>
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is an incredibly well-run business with impressive fundamentals as a direct result. That’s it; no need to discuss about the atmosphere in the stores, rewards programs, Pokemon Go, or even Chinese market penetration. That is the job of the management. The company has proven its worth year after year through its strong fundamental growth.
Consumers across the nation know Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) from its Wonder bread, Tastykake snack cakes, and Nature’s Own bakery brands. Yet the truly novel thing about Flowers is how it has done such a good job of building up a national presence in an industry that is typically dominated by local competition. Coming into Monday’s fourth-quarter financial report, Flowers investors were....More>>>
On November 10, super-independent ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) hosted its annual analyst day and gave investors some guidance on what the firm plans on doing. After a solid Q3 report, the company was coming in with a strong hand to play. Last quarter, ConocoPhillips generated enough cash flow to cover both its capital expenditures and its dividend. Cash flow neutrality means its outspend headache is....More>>>
Small cap sensor film stock UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) is sinking by a double digit percentage in after-hours and pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings. The problem for UniPixel is that only a few analysts cover the small cap stock and the bottom line loss was a bit worst than the 10 cent loss they were expecting. The stock also had a slight uptick ahead of earnings:
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Less than 40% of workers said they have recovered financially from the recession that started in December 2007, according to a report from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Thirteen percent said their recovery hasn’t....More>>>
Fannie Mae (OTCQB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC), ultra-profitable titans of the American real estate industry, continue to tease investors with stellar financial results.
Fannie’s annual revenue, TTM, is around $20 billion. Full-year net income totals $12.3 billion, and comprehensive income hits $11.7 billion. Fourth quarter net income tops $5 billion, and comprehensive....More>>>
Oil prices are coming back to life. Global demand is soaring on the back of booming global GDP growth and oil inventories are plummeting even during winter which is a historically slow period for demand. As oil prices and the cash flow of oil companies rise, oil producers will inevitably return