Credit card companies give away billions of dollars in cash back and travel rewards to new customers every year. Many banks are even willing to lose money on new sign-ups for the first year of their relationship with customers in order to establish a good long-term credit card holder. Smart consumers can take advantage by signing up for new credit cards with lucrative bonuses, then ensuring they....More>>>
Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills.
A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government body said in an emailed statement....More>>>
In a junior sector that has become quite a stock-picker’s market over the past nine months, I find some of the safest and lowest risk opportunities come when a company is undergoing a major change. Atlantic Gold (OTCPK:SPVEF) was one such idea I highlighted last year, as the company was set to transform itself into Canada’s newest junior gold producer. The stock has since moved from....More>>>
Related AAPL PC Shipments Fall Below 63 Million Units For First Time Since 2007 19 Stocks Moving In Wednesday's Pre-Market Session How China And Apple Could Thwart Optical Industry Consolidation (Investor’s Business Daily)
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One of the joys of investing in stocks is watching dividend payments roll in quarter after quarter. Giant capital gains from growth stocks may be more exciting, but a reliable and growing stream of dividend payments, reinvested in more stocks, unleashes the true power of compounding. Dividends have accounted for nearly half of the total return of the S&P 500 Index over the past 25 years. You....More>>>
In 1960, John B. Armstrong made a $5.4 trillion misjudgment. Armstrong was the father of the modern mutual fund. Today, most people know that mutual funds pool money to manage a portfolio. But at the time, few people had even heard of them. The entire industry only had about $2 billion in assets under management ("AUM") – roughly 1% of total American savings. Back....More>>>
After years in the doghouse, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has become a hot stock again. BAC stock doubled from its low last summer to its recent high at $25. It seems investors are finally starting to forgive the firm for its grave errors during the financial crisis.
Investors had almost certainly undervalued BAC stock previously. However, by the time....More>>>
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blasted the U.S. Federal Reserve and Fed Chair Janet Yellen for being more “political” than his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton in Monday night’s heated presidential debate.
Is he right? Is the Fed political in any way, shape, or form?
Fed officials, the vast majority of political analysts,....More>>>
Big banks have gotten a boost today from JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) dividend increase, and the hawkish Fed minutes, because higher rates are still expected to help banks out despite what happened last time. In a note previewing Wells Fargo’s (WFC) investor day on May 24, Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin and team write that “higher rates help, but other items weigh on longer-term net-interest-margin....More>>>
RBC’sRich Moore andJames Bambrick explain why Sears Holdings’ (SHLD) decision to cancel the leases on 17 stores could be good news forSeritage Growth Properties (SRG), the real-estate investment trust spun out of the beleaguered department-store chain:
On September 16, Seritage announced that Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) has exercised its right....More>>>