U.S. equities mostly finished lower on Thursday as the bulls cooled their heels after a multi-day push to new record highs. Hopes for a bipartisan deal on taxes dimmed slightly after President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats differed on whether border wall funding would be part of the agreement.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.2%, the S&P 500 lost 0.1%,....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockAugust 2, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,477.51. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 22,016.04. Separately, the Nasdaq closed relatively flat at 6,362.65.
Wednesdays session saw the Dow hit a new all-time high almost solely on the back of Apple, which had a gain of more than 5% on the day. Although Apple did not make the biggest percentage gain in the S&P 500....More>>>
If you want to make big gains in the market, you need to invest in growth. Just consider the gains you could have made during the U.S. consumer boom in the 1950s… From 1950 to 2015, U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) per capita rose 690%, adjusted for inflation. During that time, the S&P 500 soared 11,700% (not including reinvested dividends). Over the course....More>>>
August 29, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.08% at 2,446.29. The DJIA closed up 0.26% at 21,865.89 and the Nasdaq closed up 0.30% at 6,301.89.
Following a lower opening on concerns related to the North Korean missile launch and the continuing impact of tropical storm Harvey on the nation’s core energy center around Houston, equities recovered somewhat on an improved reading on consumer....More>>>
QI’ve been contributing to my 401(k), and my employer matches a portion of my contributions. Does the $18,000 maximum for contributions include the employer match, or does it apply only to my individual contributions? Is it too late to increase my contributions to get the full employer match by the end of the year?
AThe $18,000 maximum (or $24,000, if you’re age 50 or older)....More>>>
Shale oil producer Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) is all set to benefit from an improvement in oil prices going forward as the company has managed to reduce its losses even in a challenging environment due to its cost control. In fact, driven by its focus on reducing costs, Whiting was recently upgraded by Stifel to “Buy” from “Hold” with a price target of $15. This implies....More>>>
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) remained focused on reducing its cost base when oil prices were going south. But, the good part is that the price of the commodity is now picking up pace, with Brent crude now consistently trading above $55 per barrel after the production curtailment decision by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries.
This is great news for Petrobras investors since the company’s....More>>>
Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) has been on a seemingly never-ending slide. After plunging 77.3% in 2016, the offshore oil developer picked up right where it left off in 2017, falling another 22.8% last month. While the company released some good news last month, investors continue to focus on its precarious financial position.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 240 points and the S&P 500 dropped 1.2% with financials falling over 2.5%. I think the selloff was due to concerns about Trump’s policies not having the magical effects the markets are counting on. I also think it had a lot to do with Rep. Kevin Brady’s....More>>>
Until 2013, Prudhoe Bay was the largest oil field in the United States. It spans over 213,000 acres, and it contained around 25 billion barrels of oil when production started back in the late 1970s, observes Brit Ryle, editor of The Wealth Advisory.
So far, BP has pumped over 12 billion barrels of oil out of the ground in this prolific field, but there’s still over half of the....More>>>
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.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins