The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
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%.
Matchpool, the incentive-based community platform that is touted as allowing anyone to open their own “matchmaking pool”, is to launch a crowdfund campaign later this month in a move described by the blockchain start-up’s CEO and co-founder Yonatan Ben Shimon, a former hedge fund manager, to disrupt the dating scene on a “global scale.”
We went looking for the greatest companies outside the U.S. and came up with eight proven picks. Here’s one of them: Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD). To make the list, the businesses had to have U.S.-traded shares and be industry leaders. They also had to possess substantial financial resources to weather rough economic times. Finally, we sought companies that had significant catalysts to drive....More>>>
Morgan Stanley’s David Risinger and team give their thoughts on one of the most pressing questions for investors in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX)–when will it be safe to invest? The answer is unclear:
When will it be safe to go back into the water? Over the last few months, it seems every time investors thought that there....More>>>
The Q4 2016 earnings report of mid cap cancer stock Juno Therapeutics Inc(NASDAQ: JUNO) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 1st).Juno Therapeutics was inour SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio in the past because thecompanywas well capitalized and had promising novel cellular immunotherapies based platforms (Immunotherapy involves engineering a patient’s....More>>>
SOFIA, Bulgaria The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threating it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade but not at gun-point.
In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on impo
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
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If you're not familiar with how Social Security works, you might assume that there's a single age at which eligible recipients have to file for benefits. Not so. You actually get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age 62 and carries through until age 70. (Technically, you're no
The biopharma and drug supply chain sectors outperformed the market last week, even as Trump administration officials pressed the president's blueprint to lower drug prices, with tough rhetoric for drugmakers and public shaming of pharmaceutical firms for supposedly blocking competition.