Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.
Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.
The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....More>>>
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AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) shares are trading higher by $0.14 (4.6 percent) at $4.24 in Monday's session. Investors took note....More>>>
Pasadena, CA, based Investment company Poplar Forest Capital LLC buys Signet Jewelers, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Abbott Laboratories, St Jude Medical, Weatherford International PLC, Keysight Technologies, sells Intersil, Allstate, Lincoln National, Bank of Americaoration, Microsoft during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Poplar Forest Capital....More>>>
Following past boom/bust cycles, the oil business appears to have bottomed in February 2016 at $27 a barrel. The bruising multi-year bust in crude oil prices was the biggest reason for the world stock market sell-off from late 2015 to early 2016 of roughly 15% overall. The cruel irony of ultra-low prices is its disruptive effect on regular exploration activity. A short-term oil market depression....More>>>
Chesapeake Energy’s (NYSE:CHK) shares have fallen off of 52-week highs lately on the back of profit taking. However, recovering crude oil prices and Chesapeake Energy’s more aggressive capital program for 2017 suggest that the oil and natural gas company is much more optimistic about its future than it was just a short while ago. Further, after selling more than $2 billion in assets....More>>>
On Wednesday evening President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate himself on reports of rising holiday spending and increased consumer confidence. But as some animal spirits rev up in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, new data indicates the so-called Trump rally in interest rates may cloud the U.S. economic outlook at the outset of 2017.
Since Trump won the election,....More>>>
Pick a small-cap biotech company, any small-cap biotech company, and you could be picking the winning lottery ticket if its cutting-edge research pans out. And if it doesn’t? Well, then you could end up like StemCells (STEM), which reported lackluster trial data and announced that it would be winding down. Maxim’s Jason Kolbert and Jason McCarthy explain:
Surprising news came....More>>>
Compounding is amongst the most fascinating concepts when it comes to financial gains. One of the greatest human minds ever, who else but Albert Einstein, once famously said, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.”
While many of you may be familiar with....More>>>
Looking at 2017 as a whole, Barclays Brandon Oglenski sees plenty of reasons to be optimistic about cyclical and US centric stocks in general, and the commodity-exposed railroads specifically.
He writes that growing demand, higher interest rations, and inflation all create a compelling case for transports, especially as these companies, which book full domestic US taxes, would see great benefit....More>>>
On Tuesday, Chenier Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) (“LNG” or “Cheniere”) filed a Form 8-K and Form 424B7 announcing that certain shareholders were selling LNG stock to the public. The stock sale stems from LNG’s recent acquisition of additional shares in its subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) (“CQH”), and any weakness in LNG’s....More>>>