Investors and economists are increasingly at odds over the outlook for the world economy.
Those trading money worry the low-inflation, solid growth of the past year is coming to an end, leading to nervous equities and bonds. By contrast, economists and policy makers wager the first-quarter slowdown was a blip and that a decent expansion will soon resume.
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Scores of companies generate huge returns for their investors withoutmaking splashy financial headlines. That’s why it can make a great deal of sense to look for stocks to buy that Wall Street is currently ignoring.
So, which stocks are potential hidden winners that can be safely purchased today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSogou (NYSE:SOGO), TJX Companies....More>>>
Yum China Holdings (NYSE:YUMC) can boast of many superlatives in the Chinese eating-out market. It’s the largest restaurant chain in China. With over 8,000 locations, it has more than 2.5 times the units of its next-largest competitor, Starbucks Corporation. It claims the mantle of being the biggest restaurant delivery system in China. And it counts 160 million people in its loyalty programs....More>>>
U.S. stock futures are trading broadly higher this morning. The major market indices are gaining ground following their worst weekly performance in more than two years.
Helping to improve sentiment on Wall Street are reports that the U.S. and China are holding talks to avoid a trade war. Leading these talks are Liu He, China’s economic czar, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin....More>>>
Big, bold and fully updated, the new Ford Expedition has the goods to take the sales crown away from the Chevrolet Tahoe.
Just as minivans replaced the family station wagon in the 1980s, so too did big SUVs vanquish those vans in the 1990s. Since then, however, the Great Recession and occasional gas price shocks have returned the largest SUVs to their original role in the market: expensive....More>>>
China just moved a step closer to acquiring one of America’s oldest stock exchanges, despite security concerns raised by some in Congress.
This week a U.S. panel that examines foreign deals for potential national security concerns cleared the purchase of the 134-year-old Chicago Stock Exchange by a China-led group of investors.
The Chicago Stock Exchange said the Committee....More>>>
Over the years, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has made the most of the opportunities presented by China’s mobile and online gaming market, and has also diversified into fast-growing verticals like ecommerce to supercharge its prospects. Not surprisingly, NetEase investors have been a happy lot, as their investment in the Chinese internet specialist has experienced fivestraight years of double-digit....More>>>
The “x”citement might be over for the iPhone X.
Shares of Apple and its suppliers tumbled this week after multiple industry analysts predicted weak demand for the new flagship iPhone. Apple’s (AAPL) stock slid by as much as 4% in premarket trading Tuesday.
The radically redesigned iPhone X was supposed to give Apple a boost following a couple years of sinking....More>>>
In a prior article, we discussed the rationale for significantly discounting a possible acquisition of GNC (NYSE: GNC) by a suitor from China. However, significantly discounting a possibility does not mean eliminating it entirely, and even if the majority of the China acquisition argument is a mirage, there remains water in the proverbial desert oasisalbeit in this case a rather shallow puddle.
Chinese developers may have had a stellar 2017 compared with recent years but bond investors are increasingly concerned their windfall won’t be enough to withstand the tighter funding conditions this year that could lead to cash crunches.
Last year saw a broad based improvement in finances for China’s property sector, helped by fast-rising property prices. Profit margins rose....More>>>