American Express (NYSE:AXP) helped pioneer the charge card industry, and even now, the company’s brand carries an aura of affluence that rivals have struggled hard to try to duplicate. Yet American Express has fallen back from all-time highs over the past couple of years, and the loss of its branded-card partnership with retail giant Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) was a high-profile setback....More>>>
The remarkable rally continues for one Stansberry Venture Technology holding… Shares of semiconductor firm Nvidia (NVDA) surged to a fresh record high recently after the company's latest earnings report. The stock is up about 100% so far this year. Nvidia reported third-quarter earnings of $1.33 per share, up 41% year over year, and well above the $0.94 per share Wall....More>>>
October 12, 2017: Markets opened lower Thursday, bounced higher at midday, and then sank again. Unimpressive earnings from two of the country’s largest banks didn’t help and a move higher on the producer price index was attributed to higher energy prices due to hurricanes in the Gulf. Utilities and real estate were the big sector winners today, while telecom and financials lagged. WTI....More>>>
Investors have plenty to be concerned about these days. Global stocks around the world have surged in 2017, sending frothy valuations even higher. The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates, and several central banks around the world have signaled expectations for tightening monetary policy going forward.
Industrial stocks, materials stocks and stocks of companies that work on major infrastructure projects have also been on a tear since the U.S. election, observes Chloe Lutts Jensen, editor of Cabot Dividend Investor.
Donald Trump has cleared the way for two major oil pipelines, promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and reiterated his pledge to reduce environmental regulation....More>>>
As a wealth manager, I sometimes encounter clients who operate under the assumption that portfolio principal should never be touched for the purposes of supplementing their lifestyle. That is, they are hard-wired to believe that only portfolio income, such as dividends and interest—and never their principal — is available. I strongly disagree with this....More>>>
Rising tensions with North Korea and the recent threat to Florida from Hurricane Irma contributed to the slight decline in the S&P 500 Index last week. While news was otherwise slow, a handful of leading dividend stocks rewarded shareholders with news of higher dividends.
Five notable dividend stocks increased their payouts over the last two weeks, including two financial....More>>>
I was having dinner with friends recently, and someone asked the question, “Stocks are expensive. How should I protect myself in case the market crashes? Should I short something, or maybe use options?”
For most investors, an exotic strategy like one of these isn’t necessary. Instead, you can protect yourself from a stock market correction or crash by keeping some defensive....More>>>
For now, the only certainty is continued uncertainty. Given Trump’s unpredictable management style, it seems reasonable to expect increased market volatility ahead, asserts Carla Pasternak, contributing editor to Dow Theory Letters.
In searching for a steady-return ETF to add to our income portfolio ahead of potential volatility, we required four criteria:
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
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Upon turning 60 recently, I came to the realization that other than family, work and community service, I was living for my next pilgrimage. Ive been taking pilgrimages since high school. Im not talking about a religious journey