Latest Articles in Stocks

  • Salesforce.com Won't Be Running Out of Steam Anytime Soon
    on May 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Salesforce com s NYSE CRM hold over the customer relationship management CRM space over the years has been instrumental to the company s terrific growth What s impressive is that the company has managed to keep up its momentum despite competition from bigger players suc […]

  • The Long-Term Trend That Makes Netflix an Awesome Buy
    on May 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    The traditional cable and satellite business keeps shrinking Consumers have been cutting the cord in numbers that have steadily gone up since 2013 the first year the industry posted a year over year subscriber drop That s exceptionally good news for Netflix NASDAQ NFLX […]

  • Orlando's Airport Authority Just Leaked JetBlue's Growth Plan
    on May 20, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Investors not to mention the traveling public just got a sneak peek at some of JetBlue Airways NASDAQ JBLU plans for future growth In approving an expansion to an ongoing terminal project the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority revealed that JetBlue plans to offer mor […]

  • This Cannabis-Based Drug Is On the Verge of Making History
    on May 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Every time we turn around the marijuana industry seems to be making history Earlier this year Cronos Group 160 became the very first over the counter listed pot stock to uplist to a more reputable exchange the Nasdaq In January Vermont became the ninth state to OK t […]

  • Guess Who's Taking on More Student Debt Than Ever Before
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    We tend to think of student debt as a mostly millennial problem But new data reveals that the number of seniors 60 and over with student debt quadrupled between 2005 and 2015 As such an estimated 2 8 million older Americans are now on the hook for outstanding loans and they […]

  • What Alibaba Can Do With Ele.me
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Alibaba NYSE BABA 160 took time during its latest earnings call to get investors excited about its recent 160 decision to fully acquire 160 online food delivery company Ele me 160 The deal gave Ele me an enterprise value of 9 5 billion The purchase however could b […]

  • 3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Stocks barely budged last week to keep both the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJINDICES DJI and the S amp P 500 SNPINDEX GSPC 160 in just modestly positive territory for the year DJI data by YCharts First quarter earnings […]

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Airline Miles
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    With all the travel credit cards and other mileage harvesting opportunities available it s not too hard to rack up a large balance of miles with one or more airlines The tricky part is getting a good value when you redeem them Travel rewards take you farther when you know how […]

  • 3 Reasons You Should View Your Online Social Security Statement Before You Retire
    on May 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Nearly 39 of Americans say that they don t have any money saved for retirement according to Social Security Administration SSA data With so many retired Americans leaning heavily on Social Security it s easy to assume that most of us should know how much we ll receive in benefits […]

  • Craftsman Tools at Lowe's: Bad News for Sears Holdings
    on May 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    In early 2017 Sears Holdings NASDAQ SHLD sold the rights to its storied Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black amp Decker NYSE SWK Stanley Black amp Decker agreed to pay 525 million upfront plus supplemental payments with an estimated present value of at […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • The Earnings Beat: Four Stocks To Watch For the Coming Week (HPE, LOW, NTAP, BBY)
    on May 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    The macroeconomic environment from the earnings season were once again on the radar of investors and traders. Despite impressive financial results from Dow titans Home Depot ( HD ), Cisco ( CSCO ) and Walmart ( WMT ), equities declined last week, leaving them 5.5% below their January highs. The glass-half-fu […]

  • A Tale of Two Earnings Reports, Deere Misses and Rallies Anyway
    on May 19, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Three weeks ago heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar CAT reported the strongest quarter in its history and raised full year 2018 guidance by a full 2 share and the shares were punished by the market Read our April 24th article on the reaction here gt gt The culprit seems […]

  • Will Entry of New Players, Regulations Hurt Health Insurers?
    on May 18, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    While health insurers have managed to stand tall thesepast fewyears and the performance so far in 2018 has been commendable some disruptive forces are underway in the industry that might alter the functioning of the organization and pose new challenges Let s take a look at some of t […]

  • Resurgent Economy, Buyouts to Keep Health Insurers Buoyant
    on May 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Health insurance is one of the few industries that have been able to hold up their outperformance for the past several years irrespective of economic uncertainty and regulatory changes With the U S economy on firm footing now and regulations slowly abating the industry is on another […]

  • Sherwin-Williams Shares Cross Above 200 DMA
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Sherwin Williams Co Symbol SHW crossed above their 200 day moving average of 385 65 changing hands as high as 388 79 per share Sherwin Williams Co shares are currently trading up about 2 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of […]

  • Equity Commonwealth Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for EQC
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Equity Commonwealth Symbol EQC crossed below their 200 day moving average of 30 26 changing hands as low as 30 21 per share Equity Commonwealth shares are currently trading off about 0 1 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of […]

  • ASIX Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of AdvanSix Inc Symbol ASIX crossed above their 200 day moving average of 38 87 changing hands as high as 39 44 per share AdvanSix Inc shares are currently trading up about 2 6 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of ASIX shares versus […]

  • SBA Communications Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for SBAC
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of SBA Communications Corp Symbol SBAC crossed above their 200 day moving average of 158 88 changing hands as high as 159 45 per share SBA Communications Corp shares are currently trading trading flat on the day The chart below shows the one year performanc […]

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Crosses Above 5% Yield Territory
    on May 18, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc s 7 00 Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Symbol ARE PRD were yielding above the 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 75 with shares changing hands as low as 34 91 on the day This […]

  • iStar Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares Cross 7.5% Yield Mark
    on May 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of iStar Inc s 7 50 Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Symbol STAR PRI were yielding above the 7 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 875 with shares changing hands as low as 24 80 on the day This compares to an average yield […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Salesforce.com Won't Be Running Out of Steam Anytime Soon
    on May 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Salesforce com s NYSE CRM hold over the customer relationship management CRM space over the years has been instrumental to the company s terrific growth What s impressive is that the company has managed to keep up its momentum despite competition from bigger players suc […]

  • The Long-Term Trend That Makes Netflix an Awesome Buy
    on May 21, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    The traditional cable and satellite business keeps shrinking Consumers have been cutting the cord in numbers that have steadily gone up since 2013 the first year the industry posted a year over year subscriber drop That s exceptionally good news for Netflix NASDAQ NFLX […]

  • Orlando's Airport Authority Just Leaked JetBlue's Growth Plan
    on May 20, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Investors not to mention the traveling public just got a sneak peek at some of JetBlue Airways NASDAQ JBLU plans for future growth In approving an expansion to an ongoing terminal project the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority revealed that JetBlue plans to offer mor […]

  • This Cannabis-Based Drug Is On the Verge of Making History
    on May 20, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Every time we turn around the marijuana industry seems to be making history Earlier this year Cronos Group 160 became the very first over the counter listed pot stock to uplist to a more reputable exchange the Nasdaq In January Vermont became the ninth state to OK t […]

  • Guess Who's Taking on More Student Debt Than Ever Before
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    We tend to think of student debt as a mostly millennial problem But new data reveals that the number of seniors 60 and over with student debt quadrupled between 2005 and 2015 As such an estimated 2 8 million older Americans are now on the hook for outstanding loans and they […]

  • What Alibaba Can Do With Ele.me
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Alibaba NYSE BABA 160 took time during its latest earnings call to get investors excited about its recent 160 decision to fully acquire 160 online food delivery company Ele me 160 The deal gave Ele me an enterprise value of 9 5 billion The purchase however could b […]

  • 3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Stocks barely budged last week to keep both the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJINDICES DJI and the S amp P 500 SNPINDEX GSPC 160 in just modestly positive territory for the year DJI data by YCharts First quarter earnings […]

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Airline Miles
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    With all the travel credit cards and other mileage harvesting opportunities available it s not too hard to rack up a large balance of miles with one or more airlines The tricky part is getting a good value when you redeem them Travel rewards take you farther when you know how […]

  • 3 Reasons You Should View Your Online Social Security Statement Before You Retire
    on May 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Nearly 39 of Americans say that they don t have any money saved for retirement according to Social Security Administration SSA data With so many retired Americans leaning heavily on Social Security it s easy to assume that most of us should know how much we ll receive in benefits […]

  • Craftsman Tools at Lowe's: Bad News for Sears Holdings
    on May 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    In early 2017 Sears Holdings NASDAQ SHLD sold the rights to its storied Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black amp Decker NYSE SWK Stanley Black amp Decker agreed to pay 525 million upfront plus supplemental payments with an estimated present value of at […]

Basics of Investing

  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
    on May 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financial choices are providing them with a sound financial foundation. […]

  • Saving Isn't Enough, You Need to Invest Too
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    By Herbert Kyles, AWMA® Recent surveys have demonstrated that 20- and 30-somethings are excellent at saving money. In fact,  38% of respondents  said they saved half their paychecks. Half of the respondents reported cutting back on the money they spend on nights out to make that happen, and 42% said they wer […]

  • Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett
    on May 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    By Levi Sanchez, CFP® Every year since 1977, Warren Buffett has  written a letter  to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that captures more than the shareholder's attention. Anyone who is interested in understanding the thought process of a genius businessman and investor has tuned in over the years, and t […]

  • Think You're a Good Investor? Not So Fast...
    on May 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Shutterstock photo If you were asked to give a range of weights for a fully loaded 747 jumbo jet, such that you were 90% confident that the actual weight fell into your range, what would you say?  What if you were similarly asked to give a 90% confidence range for the length of the Nile River - how would you […]

  • 2 Not So Obvious Investment Management Lessons
    on May 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® Aside from controlling spending and saving, how you invest is the most important factor in meeting your financial goals. You can spend a great deal of time and effort refining your investment process and beliefs and managing your portfolio. Much of the standard advice holds […]

  • Understanding Treasury Yields
    on April 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Anybody who watches the financial channels on T.V. or follows the markets in any way is now aware that rising bond yields, and in particular the yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note, are the big story right now. Over the last couple of days, we have moved above a 3% yield on the 10-Year and then retraced back under t […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Stocks Often Drop On Good Earnings
    on April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Earnings season got underway in earnest this morning, with releases from three big banks, Citigroup ( C ), JP Morgan Chase ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo ( WFC ). Reports of Q1 2018 results will come thick and fast from hereon out and, by the time things start to slow down a few weeks from now, there will inevitably be som […]

  • 7 Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    By Daniel Ruedi Millennials  often think they are too young to get serious about investing for retirement. The truth is, with the majority of their earning and saving years ahead of them, young people actually have the most at stake when making investment decisions. Any mistakes are compounded over a long […]

  • The Unique Retirement Planning Needs of Women
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    By Katie Moore When it comes to planning for retirement, there is no one-size-fits-all option. While the retirement goal of being able to live comfortably may be the same, the path to reach that goal can be very different for men and women. There are some unique issues that women need to account for that don’t […]

  • What Is A Market Correction?
    on April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    During the latest bout of market volatility, you may have heard at least once that the Nasdaq, S&P or Dow has slipped into “correction territory”. It is usually said with an ominous tone and is therefore often scary for investors, but many aren’t aware that it has a specific meaning and has implications for t […]