The world economy rebounded from the 2008 crisis by relying on emergency Central Bank programs of ZIRP, NIRP and QE. The stated goal of the emergency measures was to inflate asset prices with the hope the effects would spill over and drive Main Street growth. Well, the Fed certainly succeeded in inflating asset prices, the question now becomes can they remove the emergency measures without destroying....More>>>
The GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) brand is synonymous with action cameras as the Nick Woodman-led company essentially createdthis market by launching the first commercially available action camera back in 2002. GoPro has come a long way since then as its technology has grown by leaps and bounds.
For years, a smart marketing strategy that relied on user-generated contentto boost customer engagement....More>>>
Wall Street landlords are back in action.
Institutional investors bought more single-family rental homes in 2017 than in previous year, the first increase since 2013, according to data compiled by Amherst Holdings LLC.
Wall Street firms such as Blackstone Group LP and Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital Inc. rushed into the single-family rental business when U.S. housing markets were....More>>>
When it comes to status symbols, the dressed-up luxury pickup truck is fightingits way back to the top in the automotive world.
Driven by cheap fuel, a surging economy and a rising stock market, more buyersare willing to pay as much for a richly appointed truck as they would a fancy Mercedes-Benz or Lexus sedan.
The latest evidence of the luxe-truck phenomenoncomes from Ford, which....More>>>
You should never take a job for the money, borrow from friends or date someone based solely on their bank account.
Similarly, you should never reach for just any high-dividend stock.
In recent years of low rates and paltry returns, yield-hungry investors have been drawn to dividend stocks which, at one time, traded at discounts to the rest of the market. However,....More>>>
An upstart airline just snubbed the owner of British Airways.
Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday that it has rejected two takeover offers from British Airways parent IAG (BABWF) because they undervalued the airline and its prospects.
IAG, which also owns Iberia and Aer Lingus, confirmed that it had approached Norwegian. But the industry giant said that talks had “ended without....More>>>
There’s a seeming contradiction when it comes to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Apple stock now sits just off an all-time high. Last Thursday, its market capitalization hit $934 billion — the highest ever for a U.S. company. The iPhone is the most profitable product ever created — and it’s driven huge returns in AAPL stock, which has nearly tripled over the past five years and....More>>>
I’m retired and thinking of buying an annuity to add to my monthly income, but I’m not sure which type of annuity might be right for me. Any suggestions? –Elaine
Confused about annuities? You’re not alone. Lots of people like the concept of devoting a portion of their savings to an annuity in return for the financial security and peace of mind an annuity’s....More>>>
If you’re in your late 50s or early 60s, you probably already know thatbuying health insurance isn’t an easy process. Not only do you need to navigate the complexities of different policies, but you also must be prepared to pay big premiums.
Unfortunately, those premiums are going to be even bigger next year, especially for pre-retirees.A 60-year-old buying a standard Obamacare....More>>>
I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. Salvador Dal铆
Today, we are going to look outside the biotech space at a small cap name in the energy sector. This E&P concern was a stellar performer this week after its blowout first quarter earnings report it delivered on Wednesday. For the week, this energy producer’s stock was up just under 35% and yet the stock is still cheap on a forward....More>>>