After eight-straight losing sessions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) might draw support Friday from stronger overseas markets overnight. Without much data or earnings news on the calendar, the focus sits squarely on OPEC amid talk that a crude oil production increase might be in the card
Retirement is a milestone most of us will someday reach, because few people work until the end of their lives. But only around one-third of Americans are very confident they'll have enough money to live comfortably -- and some may actually be too confident, because we tend to overestimate how lo
Half of the American workforce can’t fight discrimination at work. Not because they don’t have rights, but because they signed them away.
More than 60 million Americans are bound by forced arbitration agreements, which state that an employee can’t sue the company or participate in a class action. Instead, the employee would have to bring a complaint to an arbitration forum....More>>>
For a company sailing the headwinds of technological era since 1911, there will be certain legacy issues. The company’s bets on cognition and analytics are paying off finally, which is much evident in the revenue growth bifurcation (although overall the revenue doesn’t impress much).
The artificial intelligence system helps customers in a wide range of business analyze massive....More>>>
Ross Stores (ROST) is an interesting story in retail space. At the time when most of the US retailers are under pressure from increasing online competition, Ross is posting strong sales and earnings growth. The companys stock price has gained 172% over the last five years easily outperforming S&P Retail ETF (XRT) and S&P 500 (SPY). Despite strong fundamentals and impressive out-performance,....More>>>
Portland, OR, based Investment company Portfolio 21 Investments buys Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp, Danaher Corp, FedEx Corp, S&P Global Inc, sells General Mills Inc, United Parcel Service Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, General Electric Co during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Portfolio 21 Investments. As of 2017-06-30,....More>>>
Oil prices have continued their volatility after news broke that the EIA (Energy Information Administration) released generally mixed oil-related data for the prior week and after an interesting rig count update. In what follows, I will go over the data released by both the EIA and Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and give my own thoughts on what it means for investors in companies like Memorial Production....More>>>
Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported during the last earnings call an inventory increase, however the increase was lower than expected. The company invests heavily in customer diversification, which will help to stabilize revenues and reduces the dependency on a single client. The guidance for the next quarter is considered weak, but we believe that from the first quarter of 2018 the....More>>>
With Social Security funding issues around the corner, uncertain market conditions, long-term low interest rates and skyrocketing medical costs, American retirees are facing a laundry list of retirement challenges. The only certainty is that retirement is going to be dramatically different than the retirement previous generations encountered. In order to retire with financial security and dignity,....More>>>
The tech world is dominated by some of the most powerful brands in the world. Companies like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) and others are featured in the mainstream and business media as much, if not more, than the industrial giants of old. In fact, they’ve....More>>>
One popular approach to investing based on Benjamin Graham’s methods is to use the so-called “Graham Number.” There are some important differences between the Graham Number and the Graham Formula, but using the Graham Number is definitely useful even if the investor only uses it as a screening tactic.
I have selected the best companies trading below their Graham Number.....More>>>
Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (NYSE:PWE) has been to the financial cliff and back again. The achievements of the last two years are probably top 1% in many areas. There was a little trepidation as the latest announcement saw more changes in senior management. For many shareholders, those senior manage
Havven (CURRENCY:HAV) traded 9.4% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on June 11th. Havven has a market cap of $29.29 million and approximately $969,776.00 worth of Havven was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Havven has tr
About a month ago, Tesla(NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk did investors a disservice when he dismissed very legitimate questions from sell-side Street analysts. Musk incorrectly thought that the analysts were trying to justify their short theses, which wasn't the case and later conceded that it was "fo
Despite a growing economy and the lowest U.S. unemployment rate in 16 years, things arent looking up for many Americans financial fragility is especially an issue for people with low incomes and for minorities, according to the new 2017 Prosperity Now Scorecard.
Shares of Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) were down 2.3% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.41 and last traded at $0.42. Approximately 26,000 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 2,172,783 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.43.