Small cap prepaid payment network and card stock Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed Wednesday with results beating Wall Street expectations. Operating revenues increased 18% to $463.1 million due to an 8% increase in commissions and fees driven primarily by international growth, including the addition of Grass Roots which was acquired....More>>>
It’s no surprise right now that the brick-and-mortar stores are on their last legs – all you have to do is follow the endless stream of upcoming store closures to know that.
The real problem is that the media heads are scaring everyone into thinking they need to dump their retail stocks.
But not all retailers are suffering…
After Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans held onto a majority of their seats in both houses of Congress, it became a forgone conclusion that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, would soon be no more.
Favorability of Obamacare has begun to shift
Obamacare, which was signed into law by former President Barack....More>>>
In my last article, I pointed out that the S&P 500 is far from overpriced right now. All you have to do is dig a bit deeper than first-level investors to see that this is true.
And while I do think it’s a good idea to buy stocks right now, I don’t think the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) or Vanguard 500 ETF (VOO) are good ways to do it.
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We have been waiting for an attractive entry point to buy Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) for a couple of months now as the stock has continued its impressive climb upwards. And, after the stock’s recent sell-off over the past few weeks, we believe that now is a great time to buy.
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Fabrinet is a high-tech contract manufacturer for some of the....More>>>
The big speculation is whether there will be a bidding war for Whole Foods (WFM) now that Amazon (AMZN) has made a play for one of the nations leading organic foods grocers. That is, do whatever it takes to prevent Amazon from landing Whole Foods.
The case can be made that other retailers, such as SuperValu (SVU) or Albertsons, need to come in and prevent Amazon from buying up Whole Foods.
There are numerous trading techniques to consider for each and every options trade, so Fred Oltarsh at Options Strategy Network details five of the ones he considers extremely vital for trying to put the percentages in the trader’s favor.
The key to trading options contracts successfully (individual stocks and futures as well) is to put the percentages in your favor. This involves....More>>>
Related A Tempting Tilt In Emerging Markets FlexShares Enters Currency Hedged ETF Fray
A plethora of diversified emerging markets exchange-traded funds are soaring this year, including some smart beta strategies. That includes the FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt....More>>>
Oil prices haven’t gotten off to the fast start many expected, falling around 6% on average during the first quarter of the year. That slump came despite OPEC’s best efforts since producing nations have achieved fairly good compliance on their planned output cuts. That said, despite the lackluster oil market, we still see some interestingopportunities in the oil market. Three stocks....More>>>
Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) on April 4, 2016, officially announced the acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) for $57.00/share in an all-cash offer. At that time, the companies reported that the deal was expected to close by January 1, 2017.
From April 4, 2016 until September 21, 2016, Virgin America’s stock traded in the $55-$56/share range, at a slight discount to the offer of $57/share.....More>>>