The energy sector has been whipsawed by headlines lately, and many investors can’t decide whether to buy or sell oil stocks. When oil (CLX8) raced up to a new 52-week high of more than $76 to start October, many thought things looked great. Then as U.S. oil supplies rose and as OPEC production rose, things didn’t look so hot.
Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah
Last week, global markets were hit with a widespread shock that weighed on nearly all asset classes, encompassing even the cryptocurrency space, once viewed as a type of "safe haven" bet unrelated to the broader market. In a note to clients on Thursday, JPMorgan equity strategist Dubravko Lakos-Bujas and team forecasted for U.S. equities to make a comeback as fundamentals come back into play, highlighting stock buybacks as a key driver of the nine-year-bull market, as reported by CNBC.
“Bulls & Bears” panel discusses how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is proposing a new tax credit, which would provide families making less than $100,000 a year with an extra $500 a month.
As shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fall back toward earth, investors have the opportunity to decide whether the current trade war climate had impinged upon the chip maker’s ability to capitalize of the misfortunes of its main rival. AMD (AMD) is scheduled to report earnings after the market close on Wednesday. AMD’s stock approached its peak for the year in September following AMD’s launch of its Radeon Pro V340 server card in late August and a slew of price upgrades from analysts, and have since fallen into a correction.
Larry Culp, the former CEO of Danaher and the first outsider to lead General Electric Co., will revitalize GE with the same powerful system he used to quintuple revenue at Danaher: the Toyota Production System, or TPS. TPS is a system that attacks waste and exposes employees to end-customer demand, so production is pulled by demand, not pushed by capability.
When the media and investors turn negative on stocks but the “smart money” is bullish, it’s a good time to think about buying. After all, exactly what is the smart money, and how do you know? Lately, several fund managers who pass this test have been pounding the table on Chinese internet names.
If you’re planning for retirement, you’re probably thinking about how much you’ll need, how long the money will last, and how much you can safely take out each year. You recognize that in retirement there will be a balancing act between spending on current needs while also preserving enough for your later years. Instead, all-too-often, retirees use simplified rules of thumb to determine how much to take out each year.
Marijuana presents a tremendous opportunity for investors over the next few years. Naïve investors are excited. The reality is that professionals will pick their pockets, and many naïve investors who are excited now will end up losing 90% of their investment.
More than a year ago, the biotech Endocyte Inc. was backed into a corner. The West Lafayette, Ind.-based company (ECYT) announced a “strategic restructuring,” that dreaded corporate-speak, including about a 40% cut to its workforce, leaving it with just 47 employees. The company was also making major changes to its clinical trials, not the best sign as those power a biopharmaceutical company’s entire business.
Investors expect volatility to increase into earnings reports, a fact that is readily observable by looking at implied volatilities on front-month call and put options for companies that are due to report earnings. and Netflix have already peaked for this economic cycle. Maybe Amazon really was peaking when it closed above $2,000 per share for a few days in early September and we just didn't realize it at the time.
Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement. One of the most troubling stats comes from the National Institute on Retirement Security, which found nearly 40 million households have no retirement savings at all. Apparently, a 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $280,000 to cover health care and medical expenses throughout retirement.
Walmart Inc. has found a new way to save millions of dollars: Switch the floor wax it uses in its stores. According to the retail giant’s Chief Financial Officer Brett Biggs, Walmart (WMT) switched to a new floor wax that’s both cheaper and more effective, reducing the number of times the floors have to be buffed. “That one change in floor wax will save us over $20 million a year,” he said, according to a FactSet transcript of the company’s Tuesday investment community meeting.
Following on the Mega Millions madness, the traders give you stocks that could make you a billionaire. With CNBC's Frank Holland and Melissa Lee, and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Steve Grasso, Brian Kelly and Dan Nathan.
OUTSIDE THE BOX Early retirement is all the rage these days in personal finance circles. And when I say “early”, I mean really early. I retired at 52 and today’s crowd makes me feel like a slacker. People are retiring in their
Inversion is a mental model that involves flipping your outlook to prevent the opposite of what you want to happen from happening. Warren Buffett and his business partner Charlie Munger employed inversion as a business strategy to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse. In a recent podcast with Brandon of the Mad Fientist, who retired early at 34, productivity expert James Clear said the same strategy Buffett used can help set someone on the path for early retirement.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a major pot producer, but if its bets on other cannabis companies continue to pay off, it may be able to stop actually growing weed on its own. Aurora (ACBFF)(CA:ACB) said recently its investments were worth more than C$700 million ($540 million) as of Sept. 21, bolstered in part by demand for pot stocks ahead of full legalization of marijuana in Canada on Wednesday. As the entire sector has benefited, so has Aurora’s portfolio, boosting the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit to C$79.9 million, after a loss of $20.8 million the year earlier.
For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty of negatives I’ve come to discover since I permanently left my job in 2012. As a result, you’re repeatedly forced to will yourself into action.
My current company has a 401(k) plan. Should I roll all my other 401(k) plans into my current plan, leave them where they’re at, or move them to an IRA or other investment? The differences between 401(k)s and IRAs come in a variety of forms and there are a lot of angles to this issue.
Sharp-eyed investors are always on the alert for pricey fees on mutual funds. ‘If fund companies open up their plans to competing products, that creates a business problem. Employees at big fund companies say they’re being charged excessive fees on their 401(k) plans and that the plans are loaded with expensive, underperforming funds, Barron’s reported.
OUTSIDE THE BOX We’re faced with a host of thorny retirement issues: Keep Social Security solvent. Make Medicare affordable. Many Americans aren’t saving enough. They want to retire earlier than they can reasonably afford. They’re
Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. fell more than 6% Friday after Chief Executive Lourenco Goncalves slammed analysts during the mining company’s earnings call earlier in the day, accusing them of failing to understand numbers and targeting a Goldman Sachs analyst for most of his angry remarks. Cleveland Cliffs (CLF) stock hovered at its lowest since Sept. 11 and was on pace for its largest percentage loss since late June. Goncalves fired his first salvo soon after the conference call’s first remarks wrapped up.
Micron Technology Inc. said late Thursday it plans to buy out Intel Corp.’s share of a flash memory joint venture that the two chip makers have participated in for more than a decade. Micron (MU) agreed to pay Intel $1.5 billion for its stake of their IM Flash Technologies joint venture, and expects to close the deal in six to 12 months after it is able to exercise call options on Jan. 1. On a conference call, Chief Financial Officer Dave Zinsner said Micron will pay for the buyout from free cash flow while continuing with its plan to buy back its own shares.
After two consecutive off-the-mark quarters, falling short of its own forecasts for subscriber growth, Netflix Inc. hopes to put an end to the big swings in its stock price with some changes to its accounting. In kicking off tech’s earnings season Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX)reported better-than-expected subscriber growth in the quarter, leading to an 11% jump in its shares in after-hours trading. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day.
The following article is part of a package of stories that MarketWatch is publishing to mark the start of full legalization of cannabis for adult use in Canada on Wednesday. Smith Falls, Ontario–based Canopy Growth Corp. made headlines and drove cannabis stocks to new heights over the summer when it announced that Corona brewer Constellation Brands Inc. was going to invest an additional $4 billion in the company. Billed by both companies as a strategic partnership, the additional $4 billion investment adds to the 9.9% stake that Constellation bought in October of last year and sets the company up to either be bought outright by Constellation — via warrants that could increase its stake to more than 50% — or continue to work with the beverage company to create a range of consumer-focused cannabis products that may one day appear in markets in dozens of countries.