The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....More>>>
A big reason that Twitter (TWTR) is in turnaround mode was the move last year to increasingly focus on what the social site is good at and not try to be another social network. The focus on breaking news and live video has let the service shift the focus onto the influential aspect of the user base.
The stock continues to fight the recent weakness in the technology sector highlighting the....More>>>
July was another tough month for U.S. automakers.
Ford (F)’s sales dropped 7.5% last month compared to 2016, while Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) posted a 10% decline and General Motors (GM) reported a 15% decrease.
U.S. vehicle sales have trailed behind 2016 levels every month this year, but it’s a tough comparison since last year’s car sales hit record highs.
We are reiterating our buy rating on Morgan Stanley (MS). Global bank valuations have improved substantially, reflecting prospects for reduced financial regulation, including the rollback of various Dodd-Frank rules and lower capital requirements, under the Trump administration, notes Stephen Biggar of Argus Research.
That said, we have not included the impact of specific regulatory....More>>>
There are a record number of states voting on marijuana legalization this election cycle, and that is a massive boon to the fast-growing marijuana industry.
There are five states voting on marijuana legalization when voters trek to the polls on Nov. 8. Those five states include Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.
On Election Day 2016, voters in Arkansas, Florida,....More>>>
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Graph 1: Teslas annual gross profit and SG&A expenses as percent of revenue, excluding Energy....More>>>
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Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in mid-March, for the second time in three months, U.S. bond yields have declined, and despite expectations (until last Friday) for repeal of the Affordable Care Act,....More>>>
One of the most difficult aspects of trading is timing the market. Odds are if you have been in the market over the past nine years, most likely you made some money. This bull market began in March of 2009, and 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to see how some major blue chip stocks compared to the broad markets over this time.
Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and....More>>>
On the surface, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) has an intrinsic value of over $50 a share but very recently, the market is considering more bearish scenarios. Instead of pointing to the debt reduction ahead of schedule, revenue improvements at both Salix and B+L, shareholders should consider the upcoming catalysts ahead.
Valeant launched SILIQs (brodalumab) in July. The drug, which treats....More>>>
Retirement investing is not what it used to be. In the old days, one could just invest in the safe stocks to buy, in blue chips, in a nice ladder of bonds, and do just fine.
Alas, the market has significantly changed. Much of this is due to the historically low interest rates weve had.
The problem with the Federal Reserves attempt to goose the economy is that it killed bond yields,....More>>>