The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
There will be a buying opportunity in Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), but it isn’t today. I’m looking at a live feed of the futures market right now and crude oil, via the WTI is down about 4%, with the Brent showing a similar plunge. At the end of the day, Exxon’s strength comes from high crude oil prices and while they’re one of the best companies in the space – and a heavily....More>>>
Investment professionals like to joke that the so-called carry trade is akin to picking up pennies in front of a steamrollera reference to how leverage can quickly and dramatically magnify losses, transforming even a mild selloff into a painful loss.
For those unacquainted with investing jargon, the carry trade is a popular strategy that involves borrowing in a currency with low interest....More>>>
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On the same day that the Dow Jones industrial average topped 21,000, reaching a new intraday and closing record, Vincent Reinhart, chief economist of Standish Mellon Asset Management, told a luncheon gathering focused on....More>>>
Check out the 10 super savers with health savings account balances that top $200,000 at HealthEquity. What’s their secret? “You have to contribute in the good times!” says Jon Kessler, president and chief executive of HealthEquity. “Think of the accounts like self-insurance.”
The reality is that most health savings account owners use HSAs more as specialized....More>>>
Last week, Canadas announced a suite of bills to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout Canada making good on a campaign promise. The pending legalization bills are widely expected to pass (the goal is to get the regulatory regime off the ground by July 1, 2018) with Abovethelaw.com having an article with the following good summary of the proposedrestrictions and standards:
Source: Google Images, if I could edit this picture, the jack would be breaking…
Moody’s most recent credit markets review and outlook has no expectation for a rate increase this upcoming week. I like the title “Rate Hikes Will Be The Least of Market Worries,” although the markets are definitely worried. This was my theme this past week – despite emotional....More>>>
Citigroup’s Wendy Nicholson and Beth Kite argue that the once “untouchable” Avon Products (AVP) “has become intriguing.” They explain why:
After Avon was the worst performing stock in the HPC group in 2015 (down nearly 60%), Avon has been the best performing stock in our coverage universe year-to-date in 2016 (up ~65%). While we have....More>>>
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $79.75 and last traded at $78.53, with a volume of 3296451 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $77.31.
In late July, I published Volaris: Entering Bumpier Airspace. Since then, shares of Mexican discount carrier Volaris Aviation (NYSE:VLRS) are down 22%, falling from $19 to $14.80. It's time to take profits on that short position, if still involved, and consider switching to the bullish side of th
Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its position in National Instruments (NASDAQ:NATI) by 1.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 188,355 shares of the technology company’s stock after