164.71 +0.69 (0.42%)
Pre-Market: 5:24AM EST
|Bid||164.73 x 1700|
|Ask||164.75 x 3200|
|Day's Range||163.53 - 166.41|
|52 Week Range||122.57 - 166.42|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.23|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.20%|
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre discuss the news that Berkshire Hathaway is adding Greg Abel and Ajit Jain to its board of directors, as well as making them co-Vice Chairman alongside Charlie Munger.
US-based (SPY) software giant Microsoft (MSFT) recently unveiled a plan to redevelop its headquarters campus in Redmond, Washington. The headquarters refresh project, which is scheduled to begin late this year, will see the company tear down 12 old buildings and replace them with 18 new, taller ones equipped with more open workspaces. Microsoft’s Redmond campus currently has 125 buildings, so once the headquarters expansion project is complete, there will be 131 buildings at the campus after taking into account the 12 old buildings to be pulled down to create room for modern ones.
In about six months, Facebook’s photo-sharing app, Instagram, doubled its active advertiser base to 2.0 million. Facebook’s chief marketing officer, Gary Briggs, spoke at a recent technology (QQQ) summit hosted by Wells Fargo. According to Briggs, the number of business pages on Facebook is more than ten times the number of advertisers on the platform today.
Facebook’s (FB) marketing department has identified three priorities in its initiative to establish itself as the go-to online advertising platform. Speaking at a recent Wells Fargo technology summit, Facebook’s chief marketing officer, Gary Briggs, shed some light on these priorities, which span video, platform integrity, and data privacy. Since launching its original video platform (Watch) in August 2017, Facebook has been working to develop a system around this product, Briggs revealed.
U.S. stock index futures posted sharp gains ahead of Friday's open, as Wall Street pored over strong quarterly results from major companies.
The new year started with scientists warning that the cocoa plant may disappear in the coming decades as a result of climate change, making cocoa ETFs the most popular topic. Second on the list is the Nasdaq 100 Index, followed by the Dow Jones and emerging markets. The indices trended, thanks to a great start to the year on the back of investor optimism about the Republican tax plan and a booming global economy. Last on the list is the embattled leveraged volatility. Check out our previous Trends edition at Trending: Artificial Intelligence Dominated Investors’ Minds in 2017.
This article is a part of InvestorPlace’s Best ETFs for 2018 contest. The readers’ choice for the contest is the Powershares QQQ Trust ETF (NASDAQ:QQQ). For years, InvestorPlace has been running its annual Best Stocks contest, where we ask investing experts to pick the stock they think will perform the best in the coming year.
Every segment of the global financial markets began 2018 on a positive note. The global equity rally of 2017 extended into the first week of the year. Commodity indexes (DBC) moved higher with the help of strong crude oil prices, and the high-yield bond markets moved higher.