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To the question Does working past the traditional retirement age keep you mentally sharp? the answer was a qualified yes among several scholars attending the recent 2017 Age Boom Academy at Columbia University in early June. (Ill get to the caveats later.)
Intriguing evidence that work helps boost cognitive health among older....More>>>
Gold is unlikely to mount a sustainable rally anytime soon just as it failed in June to build on its strong May performance.
Thats because there remains too much bullish enthusiasm in the gold market ....More>>>
Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results exceeding Wall Street expectations. Net revenues grew 3.7% to $1.202 billion versus $1.159 billion with comparable brand revenue growth of 2.8% on top of 0.6% in Q2 2016:
2 nd Quarter Comparable Brand Revenue Growth by Concept*
Small cap closeout home decor retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) reported Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday. Q4net sales were $223.6 million versus $222.8 million as the Company’s sales comparison to the prior year is impacted by the net closure of 20 stores during the current fiscal year.Comparable store sales increased 1.8% compared....More>>>
This Top Pick — an auto parts firm involved in seating and electrical systems — scores better than about 99% of the nearly 5,000 companies in our proprietary Quadrix ranking system, explains Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
At nine times trailing earnings, Lear (LEA) has a P/E ratio that is by far the lowest on our Focus List, among the lowest 9% in our universe,....More>>>
June 26, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 49 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by more than 2 to 1 and on the Nasdaq, advancers led decliners by about 4 to 3.
Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) dropped about 1.1% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $11.40 after closing Friday at $11.53. The 52-week....More>>>
A good friend of mine loves to cite this quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “It’s not what you know for sure that gets you in trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
Retirement saving and investing are similar. It’s easy to fall into retirement strategy beliefs that “seem” to be true. Be sure not to....More>>>
Snap’s CEO didn’t exactly make investor concerns disappear during his big Wall Street debut.
Evan Spiegel, the secretive 26-year-old CEO of Snapchat’s parent company, participated Wednesday in his first earnings call since Snap’s blockbuster IPO in March. The long-awaited moment came just as the building was lit on fire.
Snap’s (SNAP) stock plunged....More>>>
The S&P 500 Index took a slight breather this week as investors digested a mixed jobs report, tensions in Syria and minutes from the Federal Reserve that showed officials are open to cutting back the Fed’s balance sheet later this year, further reducing monetary stimulus. Despite some of the uncertainty, a handful of dividend stocks delivered clear messages with payout raises.
Auto part retailers have long been the darlings of the retail industry with consistent earnings growth, the highest margins in the sector, and protection from online players. And as a result, the stocks have been rewarded with a high valuation and market outperformance. However, there’s a looming technology that could disrupt the industry that I don’t think is being accounted....More>>>