Don’t look now, but the S&P 500 is having its third-best year in the past decade, which is amazing when you consider we’ll be entering the tenth year of the bull market in March. It’s a big indication the 2008 financial crisis is clearly in the rearview mirror, making it
This Thanksgiving, I had a lot to be thankful for, particularly in regard to my grown children. Im proud that my daughter and son, both in their mid-20s, have grown into smart, conscientious, good-hearted young adults. Im grat
Non farm payroll numbers certainly disappointed Friday with the USD selling off following the report. Nonetheless, it is important to note that after revisions, an average of 232,000 jobs have been created over the last three months which is a very healthy pace of hiring.
Whilst hiring has been healthy over the last three months, low wage growth and underemployment continues to suggest the....More>>>
Parents looking to plan for their childrens college costs may need to go back to school themselves to choose among the potential options for saving money. From 529 plans to Roth IRAs to Coverdells and life insurance, there are numerous ways to save for school costsand each savings vehicle has its own ins and outs.
Did you know, for example, that the much-heralded 529 plans come in two different....More>>>
In this segment fromMarket Foolery, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool analystDavid Kretzmann as they break down how coffee-and-pastry focused JAB Holding Company will fit a fast casual brand into its privately held portfolio. With the acquisition, the JAB is expected to give thePanera Bread(NASDAQ:PNRA)team even more autonomy than usual.
And all the other polls. Brexit tried to teach us about foregone conclusions, but the market is the student at the back of the class, throwing spitwads and doodling. And so here we are, with a losing day ahead for Wall Street, and panic buying of gold and the Japanese yen.
Near term, of course, we know what to expect market-wise, both from polls....More>>>
Investment company Cable Hill Partners, LLC buys iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, Enbridge, Devon Energy, Hawaiian Holdings, National Grid PLC, Novartis AG, Occidental Petroleum, Ares Capital, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond, CSX, sells Vanguard Short-Term Bond, SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate, Guggenheim MSCI Global Timber, Vanguard Total World Stock Index, Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF –....More>>>
As if tax time werent tough enough, scammers are doubling down efforts to steal more of your hard-earned money. According to the Internal Revenue Service, theres a spike in online tax scams and an aggressive phone scam is making the rounds again, too.
Here are the top telltale signs to help you spot a scam in your email, Facebook, or on your phone before it can do any real damage.
Hedge-fund billionaire David Tepper joins Warren Buffett on the list of high-profile investors who are bullish on equities. Tepper told CNBC on Monday that he remains optimistic stocks will continue their ascent.
Teppers continued upbeat stance comes despite a record run for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ....More>>>
The FOMC meeting announcement was just released following the two-day December Fed meeting. Here’s what we know so far…
As widely expected, the Fed raised its benchmark lending rate 0.25% to a new range of 0.50% to 0.75%. That makes a new midpoint of 0.625%. Market odds heading into today’s FOMC meeting announcement were 95%, according to CME Group’s FedWatch....More>>>
Russia has a history of creating both huge profits and huge losses for private investors and the market today offers more opportunities than ever to invest in the country. Two recent catalysts, the election of Donald Trump and rebounding oil prices, have pushed Russian stocks higher and could cause many investors to give the country a new look.
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) shares have been under pressure since March. The downside was very significant -- a stock that traded around $12 at its highs traded below $6 a few days ago. However, it appears as if the downside momentum has finally ended and Cliffs is able to return to the previo
A rather unusual thing has just happened with Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF). The company issued a press release which stated that Barron's and Axiom Capital Management issued materially misleading statements regarding Cliffs' CEO share purchases. Cliffs stated that it believed that the
I'm getting questions from readers about Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF), and I guess it's high time for pre-earnings update. CLF stock has recently been dragged down by major downside in iron ore prices. Technical factors (the successful downside breakout of the $8.30 level) also contri
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) stock simmered out of the gate today, but surged after President Trump signed a directive for an investigation into any adverse effects foreign steel has had on domestic producers.