January 10, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Tuesday as the blue chips got off to a slow start. The DJIA peake in the middle of the day and slid back into the red with about an hour left this afternoon. The Nasdaq even posted another all-time high at 5,564.25 early this afternoon. Healthcare and financials were leading sectors while real-estate and energy lagged. WTI crude oil for February delivery....More>>>
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>>>
Dr. Kent Moors
As the market price for crude oil again flirts with $50 a barrel in New York and $53 in London, there’s a much more important oil price bellwether that’s being ignored.
It’s crucial to predicting where oil prices are headed.
Whenever this number is high, oil prices tend to surge.
And it’s not been this high in two years…
The collapse of GOP efforts to repeal Obamacare will cut across many sectors. Whether it’s good news or bad news depends on which stocks you own. Some parts of the health care industry would have been hurt by the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican alternative. But no group of stocks has rallied in relief like hospital operators. Here are two hospital stocks to....More>>>
Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan, of PwC
Martha Ruiz knows how to keep a secret. For each of the last few years, the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tax partner has kept one of the most highly guarded secrets in the entertainment world: the winners of the Academy Awards.
Ruiz will take the stage again this year for the 89th Academy Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars. She is only....More>>>
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On Tuesday, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) announced an acquisition expected to yield about 3.4 billion barrels of oil in the Permian Basin.....More>>>
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has renewed his threat to scrap a potential deal to buy fighter jets from Boeing.
Trudeau called the U.S. plane manufacturer’s trade action against Canadian company Bombardier “unwarranted” and added that if Boeing (BA)continues the dispute, Canada won’t be buying Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. The deal could....More>>>
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1114, up 0.0009.
The pair is trading choppy and some of the early session gains have eroded.
Market talk about European headline news is constant.
Market chatter about U.S. economic data and some positioning talk ahead of the weekend is making the rounds.
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Investors have a lot to choose from when picking stocks to buy. But many are honing in on a handful of larger than life blue chips.
The 10 biggest companies in the S&P 500 index are collectively worth $4.36 trillion. The entire S&P 500 recently topped $20 trillion in value for the first time.
So the top 10 companies, a mere 2% of the 500 stocks in the index, make up almost....More>>>
Shares of optical component companies have dropped today, includingOclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA), Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), whose shares were down 11%, 11%, 6%, and 3%, respectively, as of 3:30 p.m. EDT, after the U.S. broadened its investigation regarding compliance with sanctions programs.
The New York Times reported....More>>>