Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
When Warren Buffett, a guru I emulate on Validea, purchased his first shares of GEICO back in 1951, there were no funny commercials or talking lizard mascots to entice him. It was Buffett’s limitless curiosity about the company’s then-chairman Benjamin Grahamone of Buffett’s professors at Columbia University as well as his mentor and “hero”–that led Buffett to....More>>>
It was a mixed day for stocks as blue chips managed to squeak out a gain and small-caps got crushed ahead of tomorrow’s Fed announcement.
Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal
The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 2,015.93 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 22.40 points, or 0.1%, to 17,251.53. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 4,728.67. The Russell 2000 tumbled....More>>>
Tesla is down nearly 20% in the past 2 weeks. (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Yesterday, Tesla closed at $308, down almost 20% in just 2 weeks. Sharp drops like this often scare lots of people out of the stock. But one of our top managers, Gorden Lam, is not selling. The best defense against making a bad decision is to take the emotion out of it.
The Q4 2016 earnings report forsmall cap Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) is scheduled forafter the market closes onThursday (February 9). Yelp Inc was last inour SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolioin August 2015with our SCN EO newsletterhaving this to say:
There’s no question YELP has recently fallen out of Wall Street favor, but if you consider they’re the still the biggest....More>>>
Jimmy Buffett has restaurants, a line of beer, adventure vacations, casinos, clothing, resorts, radio and television assets as well as salad dressings, margarita salt and spicy frozen shrimp. Up next? Retirement communities.
It was just a matter of time until the man who built an empire on Margaritaville, a song about drinking too much and bumming around in a beach town, would figure out....More>>>
The solar industry had another busy week with a number of announcements and earnings reports from some of the largest companies in the business. It was so eventful, in fact, that I can’t cover everything in this week’s roundup, but I can hit the items investors most need be aware of.
As the solar industry evolves into a more mature market and players define where they think they’ll....More>>>
The recent announcement that Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE:PPC) will be acquiring GNP Company is a welcome reprieve to those of us that see the value in the company. As investors likely already know, accusations of price index manipulation of the Georgia Dock index continue to swirl in the media, and the interest from the press doesn’t seem to be waning. Why should it? It has all the trappings....More>>>
With the US dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) tipped to strengthen considerably under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, we feel stocks with largely domestic operations will outperform those with significant international operations over the next 12 months due to currency headwinds. With 4,712 stores based across 45 U.S. states, O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ:ORLY) is a stock we believe....More>>>
Russians created an anti-Hillary Clinton video game called "Hilltendo" and tried to make it go viral in the weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, CNN has determined through a review of internet records and computer code.
It's one of the strangest ways yet discovered that Russians t
Investors in Asia-Pacific stock markets began shaking off their earlier caution ahead of the latest U.S. reading on inflation, which is likely to give some idea about whether the Federal Reserve will accelerate its pace of interest-rate increases.
Rolling Stone journalist and Griftopia author Matt Taibbi famously called Goldman Sachs a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.
But what if this generations biggest blood-sucker isnt Wall Street