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.
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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.)
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"Short Sellers Retreat Amid Rally," ran the headline in the Wall Street Journal. Curious readers stopped and stared. It was the premise of the headline that arrested them. Who knew that there was even one bear left to give ground at the 100-month mark of the post-2008 levitation? El toro is the topic at hand. It's a most unusual bull market (we count as one the updrafts....More>>>
Dollar General (DG) marked its 27th consecutive year of same-store sales growth in fiscal 2016. It followed this milestone up with a beat on both the top and bottom lines during its first quarter of 2017, with comps once again growing – but by only about 0.7%. As I was sifting through the retail carnage, Dollar General was one of the companies that stood out as above average, so I decided....More>>>
QI signed up for Medicare Part A when I turned 65, but I didnt enroll in Part B because I was still working and had health insurance from my employer. But now Im 68, and I plan to retire later this year. What do I need to do to enroll in Medicare Part B, and when do I need to do it?
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Many people who are still working just sign up....More>>>
July 7, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher Friday buoyed by a better-than-expected jobs report. The tech and consumer discretionary sectors led the gainers while the energy and telecom sectors were the laggards. WTI crude oil for August delivery settled at $44.23 a barrel, down 2.8% on the day and down 3.9% for the week following another increase in the oil and gas rig counts. August gold dropped....More>>>
Friday was a mixed day for the stock market; the Dow Jones Industrials fell slightly even as the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Nasdaq Composite finished higher. The S&P 500’s gains of about a fifth of a percent were propelled in part by favorable economic data showing that retail sales climbed by 0.6% in December, driven by strong performance in the automotive sector. Solid bank earnings....More>>>
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) is the largest offshore drilling company by market cap at $3 billion. The company, like most offshore drillers, are unable to sign many new contracts for its rigs and jackups as Brent is now sitting around $56. However, the company’s financial situation is strong enough to remain without liquidity trouble for at least three more years of current....More>>>
President and CEO of Semgroup Corp (NYSE:SEMG) Carlin G. Conner bought 3,824 shares of SEMG on 06/08/2017 at an average price of $26.18 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $100,112.
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HDFC Bank (HDFCBK) posted strong and in-line with expectations results for Q4FY2018. The bank reported healthy operational performance, as seen in its net interest income (NII) growing by 18% y-o-y to Rs. 10,657 crore and non-interest incom
Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders sketched out the company’s plans for the next generation of European fighter aircraft and warned that Brexit means the U.K. could miss out on future production.
Airbus’s German operation is working with French warplane specialist
Picking stocks in a bull market is so easy the GEICO caveman could do it. After all, when the broader market indices, like the S&P 500, trade at average price-to-earnings (P/E) and price-to-sales ratios (P/S) of 24.4 and 2.2, respectively, just about every stock in the index is rising.