How to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy
Investing in emerging markets always has a heightened amount of risk associated with it. However, large and mid-cap stocks can help mitigate the heightened amount of risk. This is why I believe that the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is the safest way to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy. The MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index is designed....More>>>
An extended bout of low prices and tepid wage growth are showing signs of ending and that has government-bond investors bracing for a new inflation regime.
Rising inflation is anathema to bonds because it can erode the securitys fixed value, which is a notable headwind for longer-dated government paper.
Contributing to the anticipation of higher inflation are climbing commodity prices,....More>>>
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Your emergency fund can help you cover the cost of lifes unpleasant surprises like medical bills, car repairs or even job loss. Without one, these unfortunate situations could be even worse, as you could face some tough decisions when things dont go according to plan.
Do you turn to credit card debt that carries a high interest? Do you dip into your 401(k)?....More>>>
When Congress changed Social Security spousal benefit provisions in November 2015, it grandfathered anyone 62 or over 62 as of January 1, 2016. The grandfathering permitted anyone meeting this birth deadline to file just for a spousal benefit starting at full retirement age, while waiting till 70 to collect their own retirement benefit, when it would start at its largest possible....More>>>
Heading into the third quarter, the share price of Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI) looks incredibly depressed. As of the time of this writing, shares of the business are going for $27.80 which, although are 6.4% above their 52-week low, are still trading about 40% lower than their 52-week high. In what follows, I intend to go over some of the data regarding the company, detailing what analysts....More>>>
It was an unusual research project… Not one in 1,000 investment advisors or newsletter writers would ever consider it. My research partner and I read every shareholder letter issued by companies in the S&P 500 Index. I got the idea from billionaire superinvestor Warren Buffett. Several years ago, Buffett talked about a one-page fax he got from the CEO of a potential....More>>>
Small cap natural andorganic foods stock United Natural Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: UNFI) reported fiscal Q4 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with shares closing up 5.29% after better-than-expected earnings results in a space thats facing deflation especially after the Amazon-Wholefoods deal was announced. Q4 net sales increased 5.7% to $2.34 billion as sales were positively impacted....More>>>
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) had a relatively good quarter. EPS came in at $0.24 beating by $0.03, and revenue for the quarter came in at $2.14 billion (+25% Y/Y), beating by about $20 million. Not only that, but the company is guiding an increase in revenue of about 20% for FY18. Folks, does it get any better than this?
Yet while the stock initially rallied, the rally faded fast. Also, CRM’s....More>>>
Verizon has a had a relatively difficult year thus far, with its stock price declining by close to 13% year-to-date, making it one of the worst performing names in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Below, we take a look at some of the reasons for Verizon’s recent under performance.
We have a price estimate of $53 for Verizon’s stock, which is over 10% ahead of the current market....More>>>
Cobalt may not be a familiar metal to most investors, but its an increasingly important strategic mineral for the modern economy (Think high performance alloys andlithium batteries) with small cap mining stock Cobaltech Mining(OTCMKTS: BNCIF; CVE: CSK) focused on developing new sources in more stable locations.
Why Should Investors Care About Cobalt?
Most cobalt is obtained by reducing....More>>>