For decades, Saudi Arabia was the voice of moderation within OPEC, pushing back against the urging of members like Venezuela and Iran for higher oil prices. That role seems to be shifting. Thanks to OPEC-led production cuts, crude prices are double their level two years ago and bloated oil stockpiles are almost back to normal. Yet Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih wants to go further. Producers should keep cutting for the whole year, even if it causes a small supply shortage, Al-Falih said. “If we have to overbalance the market a little bit, then so be it,” he told reporters in Riyadh last week. Source: IEA Saudi Arabia faces unprecedented pressures as Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman embarks
Go big or go home. That’s the motto of one mysterious investor who put his chips on the table, buying close to $400 million of the No.1 digital currency, bitcoin. The purchase comes as cryptocurrencies are making a comeback after a dreadful start to 2018. Major digital currencies lost as much as 50% to start the year as growing regulation and security fears crippled the market, seeing traders bail on their positions. However, the tide has turned. The price of bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.61% has increased more than 60% since trading under $6,000 on February 6, pushing back above $10,000, helped by signs of growing recognition of digital currencies from officials in Washington. “Not sure who that big buyer
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?
Buffett and Munger have been critics of fees charged to investors by fund managers. Warren Buffett’s right-hand man, Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B), said they had an “easier world” than the young investors of today face. “I don’t think you’re going to get the kind of results we got by just doing what we did,” Munger, 94, said at the Daily Journal’s (DJCO) annual meeting in Los Angeles last week.
U.S. stock futures were trading lower on Monday, reversing Friday’s mostly upbeat action, though analysts warned against reading too much into the moves, given traders are off for Presidents Day. American stock markets and the bond market are closed for the holiday, and there are no economic releases expected, as federal agencies are shuttered. Check out: Which markets are closed on Presidents Day? What are the main benchmarks doing? Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMH8, -0.52% shed 133 points, or 0.5%, to 25,103, while S&P 500 futures ESH8, -0.46% gave up 12.50 points, or 0.5%, to 2,722.50. Nasdaq-100 futures NQH8, -0.29% fell by 19.75 points, or 0.3%, to 6,767. Last week, the Dow DJIA,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“There are allegedly 6 million jobs available,” Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, told FOX Business.“This is the time to be proactive. “If that’s all you’re doing, you might as well go to 7-Eleven and a buy a lottery ticket, scratch it off and see if you win,” he said.
Should you really quit your job? George Burnison, author of “Lose the Resume, Land the Job,” and Korn Ferry International CEO shares insight on the job market and advice for job seekers.
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.
Latvia's anti-corruption agency says it suspects the nation's central bank chief of demanding and receiving bribes of at least 100,000 euros ($125,000) and has started a criminal investigation against him. The agency said Monday that no formal charges have so far been filed against Ilmars Rimsevics, who is also on the top policymaking council of the European Central Bank. Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after an extraordinary Cabinet meeting Monday that the central banker will face "restrictions" to be announced later.
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).
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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.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation CHK is slated to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 22, before the opening bell.In the trailing three months, the company reported a positive earnings surprise of 20.00%. Chesapeake beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate
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.
Asian markets mostly rose on Monday after the U.S.'s S&P 500 extended its winning streak on Friday to six days. Markets in the Greater China region remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 428.96 points, or 1.97 percent, to 22,149.21, while the Topix index added 37.78 points, or 2.17 percent, to 1,775.15. South Korea's Kospi index added 20.99 points, or 0.87 percent, to 2,442.82. Meanwhile, Australia's ASX 200 reversed early losses to finish up 37.6 points, or 0.64 percent, at 5,941.6. The heavily weighted financial subindex rose 0.56 percent, while the energy sector fell 1.26 percent and the materials subindex reversed losses to climb 0.23 percent. Oil stocks in
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.
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process. A key metric that value investors always look at is the Price to Earnings Ratio, or PE for short.
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.