Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) is a gold streaming company that operates in the niche precious metals industry, which includes fellow giants Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) and Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD). While it’s the youngest of this gold and silver streaming stock trio, it’s also the biggest. However, relative size isn’t the only factor that separates Franco-Nevada....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockFebruary 15, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.2% at 2,731.22. The DJIA closed up 1.2% at 25,200.65. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.6% at 7,256.43.
Thursday was yet again another positive day for the U.S. markets. All three major indexes reached over 1% on the day, after briefly dipping into the red this morning. Crude oil continued its comeback adding another 1%. The S&P....More>>>
President Trump could soon kill a major trade deal with Mexico and Canada if huge compromises aren’t made this week.
Round 6 of the renegotiation of NAFTA, the pact between Mexico, Canada and the U.S., starts Tuesday in Montreal, Canada.
No major progress has been made on key issues through the first five rounds. Only one more round after this week is scheduled, and Trump....More>>>
The stock market lost ground on Thursday, but declines in the major benchmarks were relatively modest as low levels of volatility continued to prevail. The Dow had been down as much as 145 points earlier in the day as investors weighed the possibility that the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey could set back the Trump administration’s domestic agenda for tax cuts, health reform,....More>>>
Westlake Village, CA, based Investment company West Oak Capital, LLC buys Amazon.com Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, iRobot Corp, Equity Residential, Comerica Inc, Cannae Holdings Inc, Vornado Realty Trust, Avery Dennison Corp, Owens-Corning Inc, Dollar Tree Inc, sells Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, General Electric Co, AbbVie Inc, Schwab U.S. Large-Cap, Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight during....More>>>
Social media outlets are currently awash with claims that 2016 was arguably a “dumpster fire year” for many folks – but it certainly was not bad financially for famed investor Warren Buffett.
Shares of Buffett’s firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) skyrocketed 20% in 2016, helping to boost the “Oracle of Omaha’s” personal fortune....More>>>
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A little over a year ago, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the first time in almost a decade, indicating it would raise them four more times in 2016. But it didn’t raise rates again until last week, up 0.25%.....More>>>
Back in 2014, I wrote this article arguing that the House of Saud’s main motivation for allowing oil prices to fall was not economic but power based, concluding:
“So, when we investors consider how long oil prices are likely to stay at current levels, we should not just think about monetary influences. In this case, the maintenance of political power by the House....More>>>
A few days ago, an article about Nike (NYSE:NKE) argued that “Nike’s shares aren’t priced to buy.” The reasoning was that “Nike is, at best, fairly valued. And it certainly isn’t trading hands at fire-sale prices.” The question is: should you expect (and wait for) fire-sales prices? Most value investors know the maxim that it is better to buy a great business....More>>>
Since the US election the major US banks have risen significantly in stock value. In the graph below we can see the performance for the major US banks (C,BAC,WFC,JPM) starting from November 2016.
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Citigroup (NYSE:C) is up 21%, bringing its year-to-date return for 2016 to 17%. This performance is nice, but it is rather....More>>>