Discussing whether it's time to buy gold, with Joseph Greco, Meridian Equity Partners, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.
Discussing whether it's time to buy gold, with Joseph Greco, Meridian Equity Partners, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.
Last Friday, as President Trump left Washington for his first trip abroad, an editorial in Der Spiegel, one of the largest and most influential magazines in Europe, made it clear just how monumental a task the new president had ahead of him in convincing European leaders to trust their new ally. The magazine didn’t just call for Trump to moderate some of his more controversial policies. Instead, the editorial demanded, “Trump has to be removed from the White House.
Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street, and he has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as “all hell” to break out. Singer, who runs $33 billion hedge fund Elliot Management, wrote in a recent letter to investors that a bout of protracted low volatility and a tendency of stocks to levitate higher is likely to lead to near-term carnage in financial markets: Here’s how Singer puts it: The hedge-fund manager has raised some $5 billion in recent weeks, according to Reuters, that he says will be put to work when investor confidence finally gets brought to its knees. He raised the sum in about 24 hours, the report indicated. Lately, the
Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.
Everyone knows the free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016, right? That's when Microsoft officially ended the Get Windows 10 program and, to the relief of many, stopped forcing the GWX tool onto the PCs of unsuspecting users who were perfectly happy with their current version of Windows and had no desire to upgrade. As of July 30, 2016, the upgrade notifications stopped and the GWX app began disappearing. In theory, that means the only way to get a Windows 10 upgrade is to pay for it. The funny thing is, no one told the folks who run Microsoft's activation servers. Which means today, nearly a year after the free upgrade offer supposedly ended, you can still upgrade to Windows
Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris weighs in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s push for universal basic income, and President Trump’s budget.
By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared himself 'devastated' on Saturday after failing to qualify his Mercedes in the top half of the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix. The disappointment of setting only the 14th fastest time, even if he will start the race in 13th place, was crushing on a sunny afternoon when the Briton's Ferrari rivals swept the front row. "I get over things relatively quick but I was devastated after the session," the triple world champion, who is six points behind Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel after five races, told reporters.
Who doesn't like a stock that pays you to own it? That's exactly what dividend stocks do. It only makes sense that investors would like high-yield dividend stocks, because they pay even more to own them. There are some potential pitfalls with investing in some high-yield dividend stocks, though. Here are three questions to ask before you take the plunge. 1. Why is the stock's yield so high? If a stock has a sky-high dividend yield, it's smart to know why. Because the yield is a simple ratio of the annual dividend divided by the stock price and then multiplying by 100, there are two basic reasons it could be high. First, the dividends paid could be really strong. Second, the stock price could
Speeding toward financial independence is easier when you know which financial choices can slow you down. "At first blush, buying the latest and greatest version of the ultimate driving machine may seem like a value worthy of your hard-earned money," says California financial advisor Anthony M. Montenegro of Blackmont Advisors.
Although it has won accolades for fuel savings, the CSeries has not received a substantial order since the sale of 75 CS100 jets to Delta Air Lines nearly a year ago. The CS300's delivery also comes as planemakers are bracing for another bout of softer sales this year after a prolonged order boom peaked in 2014. The 130-seat CS300 is larger than Bombardier's 110-seat CS100 plane.
While the coffee giant has recently launched an initiative to improve customer service and better support in-store staff, many baristas say Starbucks has refused to address underlying issues. Business Insider spoke with a dozen current and former Starbucks workers on condition of anonymity in an attempt to get to the bottom of what in-store employees think Starbucks needs to fix. Starbucks says it's talking with partners, the company's term for retail employees, to improve work conditions.
Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move whetting marketing appetites while fueling privacy worries. A product called "Google Attribution" was unveiled at a marketing conference this month in San Francisco by the internet giant. Google has long been able to determine when users click on an ads and make a purchase, but linking online and offline habits takes its analytics a step further.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is spending between $100 million and $150 million to build an enormous blimp, which will be the biggest aircraft in the world when finished, according to a new report in The Guardian. The blimp, as first reported by Bloomberg, is under construction at a giant hangar in the Nasa Ames airfield near Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Google signed a 60-year lease for $1.1 billion in 2014, through a subsidiary called Planetary Ventures, and is working with an engineer named Alan Weston, who's employed by a company controlled by Brin's family known as LTA ("lighter than air") Research and Exploration.
Warren Buffett is known as one of the best stock pickers of all time, and many of the stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio have performed extremely well for the company. In fact, over the past year alone, nine of Berkshire's stocks have generated nearly $20 billion in returns. As of this writing, Berkshire Hathaway owns nearly four dozen stocks, but there's a massive variety when it comes to the size of these investments, ranging from just a few million dollars to more than $30 billion for Kraft Heinz, Berkshire's largest stock investment. Because of this, some of Berkshire's stocks have the potential to contribute more to Berkshire's bottom line than others.
No one likes to pay any more in taxes than they have to, and for those who don't have upper-class salaries, it's even more important to preserve every dollar you can. For those who make more than $90,000 a year in income, tax deductions can be extremely valuable. But for those of more modest means, tax credits often offer more bang for the buck. In particular, the three tax credits below offer helpful ways for many taxpayers to reduce their tax bills. American Opportunity Tax Credit The American Opportunity Tax Credit offers big tax breaks for those who have kids in college. For up to four years of higher education, the provision offers a 100% credit on the first $2,000 in educational expenses
Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, has procured 2.9 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers since the harvest began in mid-April, the Supply Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The local procurement season runs until July and the ministry has said it is targeting between 3.5 million to 4 million tonnes of local wheat this year. Egypt consumes 9.5 million tonnes of wheat to make its subsidised bread, 4 million tonnes from the local harvest and 5.5 million tonnes from imports.
Jim Cramer hasn't recommended bonds ever since the Great Recession because interest rates are so low. "In general, for the last few years, even when the stock market has been getting absolutely pounded, bonds simply haven't represented very good values versus equities," the " Mad Money " host said. Cramer has always had the notion that excessive prudence can be one of the most reckless strategies of all.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) could be the next Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Gene Munster, co-founder and managing partner of Loup Ventures, told CNBC on Friday. The former Piper Jaffray tech analyst turned venture capitalist is best known for his accurate predictions on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).
California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of state government, and leaders have vowed to resist Trump administration policies at every turn. Immigration is among their key issues, but most legislation so far has been aimed at limiting what police can do to help immigration authorities and providing additional state services and support to immigrants in the country illegally.
OK, so how close are Iraqi Kurds to establishing their own independent state in Northern Iraq? In February 2016, Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, announced his desire to hold a referendum among Iraqi Kurds on the issue of independence. While he did not promise that the results would dictate an immediate declaration of independence, he did state that such a referendum will reveal the wish of the people, and will be realized “at the appropriate time and circumstances.”1 An informal referendum already took place in 2005, in which 99 percent of those who voted supported independence, and the idea for a formal referendum surfaced in 2014.
It almost the end of May, and that means one thing for biotech investors. The king of biotech and pharma events is about to take place. The 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is set to run from June 2 to June 6 in
Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district. Located on the affluent Orchard Road, the new shop -- easily distinguished by its iconic glass facade -- is expected to be one of the most popular Apple stores in the world according to the US tech giant. First in the queue was Xiang Jiaxin, a twenty-five-year-old Chinese national working in Macau who had queued for more than 12 hours overnight and planned a holiday to Singapore specially to coincide with the opening.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/2qn8Vxm )
Bank stocks shot up in the immediate wake of the presidential election on hopes that the unexpected victory of a pro-business candidate Donald Trump would spur profitability in the industry. But with the controversies swirling in Washington, D.C., combined with legislative paralysis, investors have begun to reconsider how much banks will actually benefit under the new administration. The optimism around bank stocks was spurred by two things, in particular. First, Trump vowed on the campaign trail to reduce the top corporate tax rate from 35% down to 15%. That would help banks more than any other industry, as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and Citigroup all rank among
Himax Technologies' (NASDAQ:HIMX) fiscal 2017 first quarter failed to meet Wall Street's revenue and earnings targets, thanks to lower orders from its augmented reality (AR) and smartphone customers. Nevertheless, shares initially jumped more than 12% after the report as the semiconductor and sensor specialist has potentially landed an important design win with a major smartphone customer. Why Himax can land a spot at Apple As it turns out, Himax has received a large order commitment from an unnamed customer for its wafer-level optics (WLO) sensors. Rumors suggest that this could be Apple as the next iPhone is expected to feature 3D sensing technology, so Cupertino could be tapping Himax to supply