One of the problems with investing in companies, says Nassim Taleb in his book Antifragile, is that the interests of investors and company executives aren’t always aligned.
Because executives earn a salary and bonuses that often dwarf the value of stock that they own in the company, they generally benefit more from the upside of taking risk without suffering as much downside. The harm....More>>>
The rise and fall of Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) – the company and the stock – was largely in step with an incredible buzz stemming from the introduction of the company’s wares followed by the revelation that the wrist-worn devices don’t always take accurate pulse rates. The whole matter has raised one overarching question….what will it take for any company to get cardiac....More>>>
In Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) most recent quarter, the company reported some interesting results for its Data Center Group (DCG) business, which supplies processors and other components for use in applications such as cloud and enterprise servers and networking appliances, among others.
Intel’s 10-core Ivy Bridge server processor. Image source: Intel.
The company reported $4.67....More>>>
Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?
Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.
Investors don’t seem to be getting tired of the Donald Trump stock market rally as it rages into its third-straight week.
Stocks blasted higher into new high ground during the week as the reality of Donald Trump being the next president sinks in following the Nov. 8 election. As long as investors stuck with U.S. stocks and avoided shares of European companies or those in emerging markets....More>>>
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Shares of Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.LN) suffered their biggest percentage-point drop in nearly seven years after the company reported sluggish sales growth and falling margins in 2017.
The consumer goods company said like-for-like sales were flat for the year. Its hygiene business grew 2% in the fourth quarter and the....More>>>
Our Top Pick for conservative growth in 2017 has more than 50% of the global volume in credit and debit cards, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Service.
Slower growth with an elevated P/E ratio held back Visa (V) last year. But with growth returning to Visa’s normal levels, we feel it is time to highlight its shares once again.
Visa’s high operating....More>>>
It’s been a busy week for the folks at Patriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF) (TSX VENURE: PAT.V), and the way the stock is moving this morning, it doesn’t look like anyone is going to be leaving early today to get a jump on the weekend, either. On Tuesday of this week Patriot One announced a big bump in sales over the past three months of their award winning PATSCAN....More>>>
Dont fight the trend is an oft-used expression on Wall Street. It may be truer now than ever. Casting a dubious eye on what has amounted to a spectacular rise for equity markets since Donald Trump became president-elect in November is proving a costly enterprise.
Whether the advance for equities can sustain itself over the next month and into 2017 is anyones guess, but for now investors who....More>>>
Short interest in many of the leading solar stocks shrank in the most recent period. Two solar companies in particular led that trend in late January. Analysts on average recommend buying shares of both of them.
While short sellers shied away from many of the leading solar stocks between the January 15 and January 29 settlement dates, two companies in particular led that trend. The number....More>>>