• MarketWatchyesterday

    Should I sell my $565,000 duplex and invest the money — or continue to collect rent?

    The main question is whether I would get a better return by selling the duplex and investing the money or by keeping the property and collecting rent. What if the rental is vacant for a period of time?

  • Qualcomm is moving to decide how to price NXP deal to lure in enough shareholders
    CNBC.com14 hours ago

    Qualcomm is moving to decide how to price NXP deal to lure in enough shareholders

    Qualcomm and its advisors have been working to reassert control over the company's deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors this weekend, by trying to figure out what price will be enough to garner the 80 percent of shares needed to close the deal, sources tell CNBC. On Friday, Qualcomm's advisors at Goldman Sachs began contacting large holders of NXP to ascertain at what price those holders would be willing to sign voting agreements stipulating their support for a deal, according to people familiar with the conversations. While no specific price was offered, Qualcomm's advisors were said to have broached "the low $120's" as a possibility for a deal. This is Qualcomm's first effort in months to see what price large holders of NXP Semi would be willing to accept in order for Qualcomm to close the all cash deal, which is worth more than $40 billion.

  • MarketWatchyesterday

    This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable

    More than 77% of people consider credit-card debt unattractive, according to a survey released Monday by personal-finance site Finder.com. On average, people say $11,525 in credit-card debt is enough of a red flag to swipe left or walk away. Payday loans, which can have astronomical interest rates as high as 400%, are the second most unacceptable forms of debt for daters.

  • MarketWatch23 hours ago

    There’s another option when the answer to ‘can I retire’ is ‘not yet’

    You need to estimate health-care expenses, your lifespan, taxes, future investment returns, interest rates and inflation over decades to make an informed retirement decision. Miscalculation in any of these areas can cause drastically divergent retirement outcomes.

  • Job hunting mistakes you’re probably making, warns Korn Ferry CEO
    Fox Business Videos2 hours ago

    Job hunting mistakes you’re probably making, warns Korn Ferry CEO

    He’s an executive recruiting guru and best-selling author of “Lose the Resume, Land the Job,” Korn Ferry International CEO George Burnison says you are job hunting all wrong. From key resume tips to the best way to interview, Burnison lays out some must-hear advice for job seekers.

  • David Tepper's Appaloosa Portfolio Jumped Nearly 50%: 13F
    Investopedia15 hours ago

    David Tepper's Appaloosa Portfolio Jumped Nearly 50%: 13F

    Billionaire David Tepper, the head of Appaloosa Management, recently filed his quarterly 13F report. According to the SEC filings, Appaloosa's value increase by almost 50% in the last quarter of 2017. As of the start of 2018, Appaloosa Management's largest holdings were Micron Technology Inc. (MU), Facebook Inc. (FB), and Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ). $10.5 Billion Portfolio Stocks in Appaloosa's portfolio which were represented on the 13F filings totaled $10.5 billion as of December 31, 2017. The list value for those stocks was up an astonishing 47.5% as compared with the previous quarter, according to Value Walk. By comparison, the S&P 500 was up just over 6% over the same period. At a time

  • Amerisource shares jump on Walgreens buyout report
    Associated Pressyesterday

    Amerisource shares jump on Walgreens buyout report

    Shares of AmerisourceBergen soared Tuesday on reports that Walgreens is pursuing a complete takeover of the huge drug distributor. The Wall Street Journal reported late Monday that Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. reached out to AmerisourceBergen Corp. about a potential deal several weeks ago. Walgreens already owns about 26 percent of the company, according to data provider FactSet.

  • Iran Fails To Comply With OPEC Deal
    Oilprice.com2 days ago

    Iran Fails To Comply With OPEC Deal

    The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report is out production data for January 2018. All data, unless otherwise noted, is through January 2018 and is in thousand barrels per day. OPEC crude only production has held steady for three months.

  • Walmart, Home Depot — What you need to know for the week ahead
    Yahoo Finance19 hours ago

    Walmart, Home Depot — What you need to know for the week ahead

    The tech-heavy Nasdaq, which was the only losing among the major averages on Friday, paced gains for the week, rising 5%. Fourth quarter earnings season is winding down, but a couple of premier reports are expected on Tuesday morning as both Walmart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD) will report results. Walmart earnings on Tuesday morning will give investors a read on the U.S. consumer.

  • MarketWatch23 hours ago

    For richer or poorer — how ‘the money talk’ really means ‘I love you’

    If things go well with the investments, the conflict lies dormant. The firm manages retirement accounts with portfolios built by its Investment Advisory Board: Burt Malkiel (Princeton professor who wrote “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”), Charles Ellis (past chair of Yale’s Endowment) and Jay Vivian (ran IBM’s retirement funds).

  • Market Corrections: Preparing for the Inevitable
    Investopedia4 hours ago

    Market Corrections: Preparing for the Inevitable

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  • MarketWatch23 hours ago

    Wells Fargo auditors could soon deliver another blow to the bank

    Wells Fargo investors have learned a lot about the bank’s worsening issues recently, but they should be watching carefully over the next couple of weeks for possibly more bad news — from the bank’s auditors, KPMG. KPMG must opine on Wells Fargo’s(WFC) internal controls by around March 1, and investors might not like the answer: the very real possibility of an adverse opinion from the auditors identifying material weaknesses in the bank’s controls.

  • Schlumberger (SLB) Down 13.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
    Zacks6 hours ago

    Schlumberger (SLB) Down 13.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

    A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Schlumberger Limited SLB. Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts. Schlumberger’s fourth-quarter 2017 earnings of 48 cents per share (eliminating charges and credits) surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 44 cents and the year-earlier figure of 27 cents.

  • A $470 billion investment chief at JPMorgan tells us the one thing that could turn a healthy market correction into a deeper slump
    Business Insideryesterday

    A $470 billion investment chief at JPMorgan tells us the one thing that could turn a healthy market correction into a deeper slump

    Bob Michele, chief investment officer for fixed income, currencies and commodities at JPMorgan Asset Management, tells Business Insider inflation expectations are key to the market's fortunes. Michele believes equity markets can absorb rising bond yields — barring an inflation spike that makes Treasury rates jump more quickly than foreseen. Ongoing monetary easing from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan could provide some downward pressure on bond yields.

  • Biggest Risk From U.S. Trade Tariffs on Metals Is Retaliation
    Bloomberg11 hours ago

    Biggest Risk From U.S. Trade Tariffs on Metals Is Retaliation

    While U.S. steel and aluminum producers surged Friday after the Commerce Department released its recommendations for restricting imports, a muted reaction among the biggest Asian metals stocks suggests the international impact will be spread thinly -- unless U.S. action prompts retaliation from its biggest suppliers. Japan’s top steelmakers, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. and JFE Holdings Inc., and its largest maker of aluminum products, UACJ Corp., all rose in Tokyo, while Posco, South Korea’s biggest steel mill, was unchanged. The proposals risk a chain effect under which restrictions on U.S. imports encourage other nations to impose duties -- top producer China has already warned as much -- or divert shipments to alternative markets, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. said in a note.

  • MarketWatch21 hours ago

    Cisco turns corner in tough transition to a new era

    Cisco Systems Inc. has turned the corner in a painful transition, with the first quarter of revenue growth since 2016 showing success in the networking giant’s quest to become a subscription-based business. Cisco (CSCO) reported better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter revenue and adjusted earnings Wednesday, excluding the impact of a charge related to the changes in the U.S. tax law, and its shares rose 7% in premarket trading Thursday. Cisco shares jumped to levels not seen since the dot-com boom went bust, and were already up nearly 10% this year, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) , which counts Cisco as a component, is up less than 1% early in 2018.

  • MarketWatch21 hours ago

    People are walking into glass at the new Apple headquarters

    Silicon Valley is known for moving fast and breaking things, but Apple Inc. may want its employees to slow down in order to not break themselves or the company’s new $5 billion headquarters. According to documents and sources, Apple (AAPL) has run into a problem at Apple Park: Because so much of the interior is made from glass — the walls and doors, for example — people are walking into the panes, sometimes painfully. The company famous for its innovative design experienced at least two incidents of men walking into glass and causing injuries serious enough to warrant calls for local emergency services in the early days of its new “spaceship” campus, according to documents MarketWatch obtained via a public-records request.

  • JPMorgan's Ramakrishnan Doesn't Expect Yield Curve to Steepen Further
    Bloomberg Video5 hours ago

    JPMorgan's Ramakrishnan Doesn't Expect Yield Curve to Steepen Further

    Feb.19 -- Nandini Ramakrishnan, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses the U.S. 10-year yield, the shape of the yield curve and the correlation between the bond market and stocks. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

  • MarketWatchyesterday

    Forget the stock market’s roller coaster — many Americans struggle with income volatility

    The stock market’s up-and-down ride has grabbed breathless news coverage this month, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average(^DJI)  suffering its biggest one-day drop since 2008 followed by a rebound this week. It’s not an issue that gets a lot of attention in news about the country’s economic health, but it’s common: More than one-third (34%) of households experienced a 25% or more change in income year-to-year between 2014 and 2015, according to an analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a Philadelphia-based think tank. “When we think about how the economy is doing broadly, there are big topline numbers we see, whether it’s GDP or the unemployment rate, that may not explain what’s happening at the household level,” said Clinton Key, a research officer at Pew.

  • Is Africa The Next Big Market For Cryptocurrencies?
    Investopediayesterday

    Is Africa The Next Big Market For Cryptocurrencies?

    Africa is rarely mentioned among the largest markets for cryptocurrencies. But it may be set to steal a march over other markets. (See also: The Rise Of Africa.)  The surge in popularity of cryptocurrencies spurred the opening of at least 15 trading venues there within the past year alone. Peer-to-peer marketplaces also recorded a spike in trading volumes as bitcoin’s price skyrocketed last year. For example, trading volumes in Kenya on localbitcoins.com increased to $8.1 million in December 2017. Luno reported 2000 BTC worth of transactions in November 2017, when the cryptocurrency’s price was hovering in the $10,000 range. Approximately 37% of those transactions occurred in South Africa.   

  • 60 Seconds: Here's How Your Paycheck Will Change Thanks to the New Tax Law
    The Street2 days ago

    60 Seconds: Here's How Your Paycheck Will Change Thanks to the New Tax Law

    Thanks to the new tax law there are new lower tax rates - that means there also need to be different withholding rates -- and THAT could that your paycheck is going to change. But give us 60 seconds and you'll tell you why you shouldn't get too excited yet.  The withholding tables tell your employer how much to withhold from your paycheck each pay period so that you pay in enough tax throughout the year. Come February, many of you will have less money withheld and watch your paychecks go up. Or not. So watch our video to see if you are one of the lucky ones. (Fingers crossed for your sake.)  For more 60 second tips, subscribe to our YouTube channel here:

  • Bitcoin Prices Will Double in 2018: 'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec
    The Street3 hours ago

    Bitcoin Prices Will Double in 2018: 'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec

    Bitcoin prices have been all over the map (per the usual), but don't think another rally isn't in store. Bitcoin surged as high as $10,293.44 in Friday trading, according to Coindesk, before dipping into the red in early afternoon action below $10,000. In the last week, bitcoin dropped as low as $7,931.10 on Sunday, Feb. 11. The cryptocurrency broke above the important $10,000 psychological barrier on Thursday, Feb. 15. The overall cryptocurrency market made strong gains this week, reaching a market cap of more than $480 billion by Friday. Gains came despite increasing talk of crypto regulation in the U.S. 'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec, CEO of Herjavec Group, thinks bitcoin prices have further

  • MarketWatch21 hours ago

    Amazon passes Microsoft to become the 3rd-largest U.S. company

    Amazon.com Inc. knocked Microsoft Corp. off the podium on Wednesday, to take over as the third-largest U.S. company by market capitalization for the first time. Meanwhile, Microsoft shares (MSFT) climbed 1.6% to increase its market cap by $10.78 billion, but only to $699.22 billion.

  • Few Wealthy Investors Deployed Cash in Meltdown, UBS Survey Says
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    Few Wealthy Investors Deployed Cash in Meltdown, UBS Survey Says

    Only about 10 percent to 15 percent of investors took advantage of the recent market pullback to boost their equity allocations or put cash to work, according to UBS Group AG. “We believe that this bull-market correction provides an opportunity,” Michael Ryan, Americas chief investment officer, and Justin Waring, Americas investment strategist, wrote in a report discussing a UBS survey of more than 1,000 high-net-worth individuals and business owners. The survey was taken the week of Feb. 5, in the middle of the market meltdown.

  • Many people spend their tax refund on this immediately
    MarketWatch23 hours ago

    Many people spend their tax refund on this immediately

    Forget vacations, new wardrobes or money toward a new car — when people get their tax refunds, health care spending rises 60% immediately in the week following, according to a recent study. Health care continues to be the top expenditure with these tax refund payments over the next 100 days, according to the report “Deferred Care: How Tax Refunds Enable Healthcare Spending” by J.P. Morgan Chase Institute. Cash-strapped families are more likely to use the money towards health care — out-of-pocket medical expenses on debit cards increased 83% following a tax refund check, instead of no real change to credit card spending, suggesting the people who needed the money were the ones making the transactions