The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.
For years, Toys “R” Us was an American success story.
Now the discount toy retailer is in its final chapter. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. On Wednesday, Toys “R” Us told employees that it would close or sell all its stores in the United States.
It’s an ignominious end for the company that was once the toy industry’s powerhouse.....More>>>
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Leading economists at U.S financial firms don’t expect the final tax cut plan will have much impact on U.S. economic growth, according to SIFMA’s economic outlook survey for 2018. Eighty percent of the 25 chief and senior....More>>>
March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April....More>>>
AQR Capital Management’s Cliff Asness has launched a healthy discussion about the trials and tribulations of factor timing with a new essay (“The Siren Song of Factor Timing”). He’s recommends that investors steer clear, which is good advice because the crowd’s record, in the aggregate, to successfully engage in market-timing activities generally is overwhelmingly poor.....More>>>
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) is scheduled report FYQ4 results on 8/30, after the market close. After reading some of the publicly available earnings previews out there, which I think are highly dissatisfactory, I decided to write my own for the benefit of the retail investor. I hope this preview will help you gain more insight into the key debate points going into PANW’s earnings and also....More>>>
Buffett sold a large portion of his stake in Munich Re (HAM:MUV2) in 2015 citing a terrible outlook for the reinsurance business. A year and a half later, it’s clear he would have made continued to profit on the stock if he had held it, but it is unclear how long that will last and whether his vision is still to come true.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) held more than....More>>>
Making an investment case for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not that difficult. One only needs to look toward the future. Autonomous vehicles, connected cars, and cleaner/renewable energy are expected to be strong growth drivers in the years ahead. And those are two of Tesla’s main business segments. TSLA stock, then, should be in good hands.
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is a compelling growth story. The stock is currently hovering around $46, but new growth drivers can send it above $60 this year. The age-old surround-sound provider that develops sound for almost everything related to entertainment, right from movie theaters to TV sets to computers and to your car, generates income by earning royalties via licensing its surround-sound....More>>>
Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.
The Dow Jones today jumped 200 points in pre-market trading, as bullish investors reacted to stellar earnings reports from Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Markets are likely to continue to rise on what is expected to be the strongest earnings sea
Pico Far East Holdings (OTC:PCOFF) [HKG:752], Asia's largest exhibition services provider, trades at an ex-net cash trailing P/E of just 10 times. This represents attractive valuations for a market leader which has generated 15-20% ROEs in the past decade and also has been profitable and free c