Bonds and stock markets are sending conflicting signals about the outlook for the U.S. economy.
Treasury yields, which move inversely to prices, declined to their lowest levels in more than five weeks on Friday. Meanwhile, U.S. stocks remain just below their record highs, and the CBOE Volatility Index, colloquially known as the fear index has remained relatively subdueda sign that investors....More>>>
International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) reported its Third Quarter 2017 Results on Tuesday, November 14th, much to the delight of investors. Shares ended the day up 15% as the company reported earnings of $0.40/share vs. expectations of $0.24/share. The casino equipment maker’s stock was having a lackluster year but is now nearing its 52-week high of $32.07.
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When fear and volatility rear their ugly heads, investors will traditionally turn to more conservative investments — such as gold. Presumably, this is what happened during the bitterly fought presidential campaign. In 2016, the price of gold, which ended the year up about 8%, had climbed as much as 28% at one point.
Similarly, many gold stocks enjoyed quite the ride last year —....More>>>
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Boston, MA, based Investment company North Tide Capital, Llc buys Impax Laboratories, Allergan PLC, Accuray, sells Community Health Systems, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Mylan NV, Perrigo Co PLC, Select Medical Holdings during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, North Tide Capital, Llc. As of 2016-12-31, North Tide Capital, Llc....More>>>
In the world of investing, many ideas are so widely accepted that they go unquestioned. But conventional thinking is often wrong. Here's one piece of conventional investing wisdom we often hear: In times of panic, gold is a safe haven. Gold in your portfolio can help insure against losses when the stock market falls. As it turns out, this piece of conventional wisdom is correct.....More>>>