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>>>
The global market for alternative energy soared to $1.35 trillion last year, and that’s just the beginning of this explosive industry growth.
For savvy investors, right now is the perfect time to get in early on alternative energy investments as renewable energy begins overtaking the energy market.
You see, the need for energy is a constant across the globe. And demand for....More>>>
Royal Mail Plc, which traces its origins back five hundred years has been a member of the FTSE 100, the UKs index of blue chip companies, since shortly after being privatized in 2013, only narrowly escaped relegation in the most recent quarterly review this June. But could it now be relegated? Some pundits have ventured as much.
Todays British postal that was founded in 1516 when Henry VIII....More>>>
With almost daily political drama in the U.S. and the prospect of easy-money policies soon coming to an end, traders could be forgiven for struggling to figure out where to invest next.
But BlackRock, which manages $6 trillion in investor money, says there is still a sweet spot left in the market that tunes out the noise of both U.S. politics and central bank tightening: Emerging-markets....More>>>
Thieves used the international payment system SWIFT to steal $6 million from a Russian bank last year.
The attack on the unnamed bank, which Russia’s central bank described as successful, is the latest in a series of thefts that have exploited SWIFT.
“The SWIFT payment system was used exclusively as a channel to withdraw the stolen funds,” the central bank said....More>>>
Eight men now control as much wealth as the world’s poorest 3.6 billion people, according to a new report from Oxfam International.
The men — Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Amancio Ortega, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg — are collectively worth $426 billion, the anti-poverty group said on Sunday.
Late Saturday, bitcoin traded near $15,600 according to Coindesk. About 12 hours later it traded around $12,900, a drop of 17%. Since last Monday bitcoin was down about 30%.
The good news is that since Saturday’s low, bitcoin has regained about 11% of its loss since Sunday. Watching the price of bitcoin could give a person whiplash.
If bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies were....More>>>