San Francisco, CA, based Investment company Boltwood Capital Management buys iShares Core S&P Small-Cap, Allergan PLC, AmerisourceBergen, Abbott Laboratories, Schwab US Aggregate Bond, Philip Morris International, SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate, Moody’soration, PACCAR, Fortune Brands Home & Security, sells St Jude Medical, McKesson, Merck, Conduent, Bioverativ during the 3-months....More>>>
The S&P 500 is up nearly 7% year-to-date, but the average stock in the index is up just 5.70%. This means the largest stocks in the cap-weighted index are outperforming the smallest names. Even still, two-thirds of the stocks in the S&P are up year-to-date, while 35% of stocks are up more than 10%. Seventy stocks are up more than 20%, while just 25 are up more than 30%.
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Operators who have a large store concentration in B & C type shopping malls are getting crushed, and The Gap (NYSE:GPS) is exposed to these exact locations. In aggregate, monthly mall traffic declines are still averaging mid-single-digit territory so apparel retailers have two options: sustain their store footprint or downsize.
The question is, which is the better long term alternative?....More>>>
When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.
The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming....More>>>
One popular approach to investing based on Benjamin Graham’s methods is to use the so-called “Graham Number.” There are some important differences between the Graham Number and the Graham Formula, but using the Graham Number is definitely useful even if the investor only uses it as a screening tactic.
I have selected the best companies trading below their Graham Number.....More>>>
As the competition in the payments industry heats up with new technologies and competing platforms, companies in this sector must use laser-like focus to develop products that customers want and will use. In the payments industry, this usually means one of two things:
1) Ensuring all transactions are secure and safe; and
2) Removing friction from the payments process so that making....More>>>
Prenuptial agreements can make a world of difference in a divorce. Two very different stories follow and highlight the difference.
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married in February 2015. Their marriage lasted approximately 15 months. They did not have a prenuptial agreement.
See Also: A Primer on Prenups
Heard filed for a divorce in May 2016 and sought spousal support....More>>>
When will retailers learn thatAmazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN)is not their friend? Over and over again, retailers think that by partnering with the e-commerce king they’ll benefit through some sort of halo effect that will allow the tremendous traffic Amazon drives to trickle down to them and boost their own sales. Rarely, though, does it seem to ever happen, and Amazon continues to undermine its competition....More>>>
With the holiday season around the corner,consumers are busy searching for the products to buy while investors are busy searching for the companies whose products consumers are buying. Just a couple of week back GoPro (NSDQ:GPRO) was one such company on which investors were willing to bet as its products were likely to fly off the shelves of retail outlets. But then the things changed. While GoPro’s....More>>>
August Soybeans are trading at 1087 3/4, down 13 3/4 cents/bushel. September Soybeans are trading at
1070 3/4, down 14 cents/bushel. November Soybeans are trading at 1061, down 12 1/4 cents/bushel. August Soymeal is trading at 378.5 down 4.9 $/ton. August Soybean Oil is trading at 30.34, down 0.02 cents/lb.
Soybean futures are trading lower during early trading Thursday morning after....More>>>