Despite its many criticisms, the Affordable Care Act has arguably been the closest thing to universal healthcare that Americans have ever seen. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell from 16% in the quarter immediately preceding the implementation of the ACA, which is more affably known as Obamacare,....More>>>
July data included new home sales, up to a new post-recession high; existing home sales, which declined; and durable goods orders, which increased. In the rear view mirror, Q2 corporate profits increased or decreased depending on whether or not inventory adjustments were included (but in either case were higher than Q4 2015).
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Our lasted featured recommendation is a tech name with a storied past — Texas Instruments (TXN), notes Nicholas Vardy, editor of Vardy’s Alpha Algorithm, a data-driven system.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Texas Instruments is one of the top 10 semiconductor companies worldwide. It is also one of the world’s leading designers and suppliers of digital signal processors....More>>>
Markets rose slightly on Wednesday, taking the Dow and S&P 500 very close to all-time highs. The banking and energy segments were the most benefited from the recuperating oil prices, which rose more than 3.15 percent today.
The S&P 500 Index closed up 0.08 percent, with Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), up 8.14 percent on its earnings, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation....More>>>
If youre bullish on oil, then Continental Resources (CLR) is the stock for you. I believe the company will likely significantly grow its earnings in 2018 due to higher realized prices and around 20% production growth. Meanwhile the company, which burned cash flows in 2017, will likely report str
Value investors get a bad rap. Sometimes, value investing is referred to as "cigar butt" investing, in that picking up cheap, undervalued stocks is equivalent to picking up mostly smoked cigars off of the sidewalk. A good friend and colleague of mine used to call me a "dumpster diver". Guilty.
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Large cap memory stockMicron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) reportedfiscal Q1 2018 earnings after the Tuesday market close with results beating expectationsbenefited from a chip boom fuelled by demand from personal computer, server and smartphone makers.
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Transocean (RIG) is definitely one of the best offshore drillers with a record backlog of over $14 billion - as of 2/21/17 not including options that could add over $8 billion - after the acquisition of Son