The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.
U.S. equities drifted lower in quiet trading on Monday, an anticlimactic start to the week after Friday’s trading nearly took the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the 20,000 threshold. Although the bulls came within one point of the hurdle there was simply no follow through today.
In the end, the Dow lost 0.4%, the S&P 500 Index dropped 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite wafted....More>>>
The U.S. stock market extended its rally Tuesday, with the Dow jumping by triple-digits and the Nasdaq closing above 6,000 for the first time ever, as investors welcomed upbeat earnings and the possibility of corporate tax cuts.
The stock market has spent much of the early summer months “melting higher” as investors have been hesitant to push their cash into a market that refuses to budge from all-time highs. Of course, we know there are always quality stocks to buy out there, regardless of what the market is doing.
Breakout stocks, comeback stocks, you name it....More>>>
Investors and the public still seem to be enthralled by Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Many of those same people still know Bill Gates as well. Many people forget about the close ties between the two billionaires. A filing with the Securities andExchange Commission (SEC) on Monday should only serve to remind how deep the ties between Gates and Buffett go.
Why oil’s plunge is freaking out the stock market The latest plunge in oil prices is putting a smile on the faces of millions of Americans. But should it?
Sure, the stunning crash in oil prices below $27 a barrel seems great for consumers because it’s driven gas at the pump to nearly $1 a gallon in some places. And the thinking is that it should help boost the U.S. economy,....More>>>
Tech titans Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are cheap on a price-to-earnings basis and they generate buckets of free cash flow (FCF). Their FCF generation combined is about as much asthe GDP of Uganda’s38 million people. Even if all they did was grow earnings and FCF in line with inflation, they would be raging buys.....More>>>
The health care sector was in trouble over the past year, coming under fire from congressional hearings and politicians on the campaign trail. At first 2017 seemed like it could be different for this sector, but after President-elect Trumps recent comments that this industry was getting away with murder, the future is uncertain. In Thursdays trading session health care stocks were somewhat muted,....More>>>
Fannie Mae (OTCQB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC), ultra-profitable titans of the American real estate industry, continue to tease investors with stellar financial results.
Fannie’s annual revenue, TTM, is around $20 billion. Full-year net income totals $12.3 billion, and comprehensive income hits $11.7 billion. Fourth quarter net income tops $5 billion, and comprehensive....More>>>
Airbus SE Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders sketched out the company’s plans for the next generation of European fighter aircraft and warned that Brexit means the U.K. could miss out on future production.
Airbus’s German operation is working with French warplane specialist
Although markets were somewhat shaky for the first big week of the new earnings reporting season, they ultimately closed up for the second week in a row. This is only a small step, but it has proven that solid fundamentals can stabilize this market.
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