The allure of the largest U.S. technology companies is understandable given significant returns last year, but their sheer size is the reason for their eventual downfall and long-term stock underperformance, according to Rob Arnott, founder of Research Affiliates.
This is part of a series of stories that comprise TheStreet’s Blue Chip Studio, which will illuminate issues related to corporate board performance, activism, dealmakers and personalities revealed by analysis of data generated by BoardEx, a business unit of TheStreet.
BlackRock (BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, said it will be putting pressure on companies to address boardroom....More>>>
It’s been three trading days since the U.S. Federal reserve hiked interest rates–and the stock market has been moribund ever since.
The S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,373.47 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 8.76 points to 20,905.86. The Nasdaq Composite finished little changed at 5,901.53. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dipped44.24....More>>>
SAN FRANCISCO Hyperloop One, the startup trying to create a tubular form of high speed transportation, has settled a lawsuit brought by its former chief technology officer and three other employees.
A letter from Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd to staff Friday, which was obtained by USA TODAY, does not provide settlement terms but instead urges employeesto “focus on achieving our Q1 milestones....More>>>
I cannot say that much has changed in the stock market over the last week, and our bullish bias will be maintained for 2017 as long as the S&P 500 remains over 2,205.
As I noted last week:
All year long, I have been telling anyone who has been willing to listen that the market is set up to rally this year, with an ideal ultimate target between 2,537 and 2,611 for 2017. And, even....More>>>
Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday, February 28.
When Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) crushed earnings and Target (NYSE:TGT) got hammered, Cramer is convinced that the stay-at-home economy is getting strong. The comparisons between these two stocks are perfect metaphors for the current environment. Stocks such as Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN),....More>>>
Want to beat the stock market? Consider stocks of midsize companies, which are all too often neglected by both professional and individual investors.
The numbers are striking. From December 31, 1979, through August 31 of this year, the Russell Midcap index returned an annualized 12.8%. That beat Standard & Poors 500-stock index, which tracks large-capitalization stocks, by an average....More>>>
Yesterday, ExxonMobil (XOM) reported earnings that didn’t do much to excite investors, and today its shares are falling again, making my bearish call from Jan. 14 look better and better. Strategas Research Partners’ Chris Verrone and team note that Exxon–the largest stock in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) with a 16% weighting–continues to weigh on the energy sector:
Conventional wisdom suggests rising rates are bad for real estate investment trusts. In fact, that’s not always true. REITs have historically done well when the cost of money is increasing, asserts Keith Fitz-Gerald, editor of Total Wealth.
Between 1994 and 2013, for example, there were nine time periods when interest rates rose by more than 1% (or 100 basis points in trader speak)....More>>>
When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer’s credit score and the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer has been managing debt and the second indicates whether the lender can reasonably expect the borrower to be