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%.
Surviving the onslaught of Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN), yet alone thriving under its thumb, requires brick-and-mortar retailers to have one or more of the following characteristics: products that consumers do not purchase online, strong brand loyalty and in-store expertise that Amazon can’t provide in its online environment. And the following five companies are all Amazon-proof stocks.
Investors are buying more government bonds right now than at any time in the last year… Should you join them? "Bonds drew in money for the 26th straight week," Reuters reported last week, "as investors hungry to earn a return rushed into U.S. Treasury funds, which enjoyed their biggest inflows in 62 weeks." Before you follow the crowd and rush into....More>>>
Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of S&P 500 companies that have raised their payouts for a minimum of 25 consecutive years. To make it on to this list, you must operate your business efficiently over almost three decades — a feat that’s not easy for any company.
Income investors love buying Dividend Aristocrats....More>>>
As far as bad news goes, it’s the best bad news one could ever hope for. In September, the number of IT jobs in the United States “only” grew 0.17% from August’s total, reaching almost 5.2 million. That’s the word from TechServe Alliance anyway… an association of IT and engineering staffing companies. While not a huge number, it’s another step forward at....More>>>
Stocks rose this week after tax reform returned to the fore and geopolitical tensions appeared to ebb.
The S&P 500 rose 0.8% this week after dropping 0.3% to2,348.69 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.5% this week after declining 30.95 points, or 0.2%, to 20,547.76. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.8% this week after dipping 0.1% to 5,910.52....More>>>
If one is to truly allege that the digital asset is little more than a massive ploy to defraud unwitting investors of their money, la Bernie Madoff, then one must admit that the entire stock market itself is one giant hustle, too.
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures