• Dow Jones Futures: After China Trade Deal, Which Sectors Will Lead Stock Market Rally?
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Futures: After China Trade Deal, Which Sectors Will Lead Stock Market Rally?

    Futures: The China trade deal is good news for the stock market rally. But which groups will join Apple, and chip stocks like AMD as market leaders?

  • ETF.com

    Key Trends In ETF Issuer Growth

    The ETF market is growing, and the rising tide lifts all boats—but not evenly.

  • Urbem's 'Wonderful Business' Series: Craneware
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    Urbem's 'Wonderful Business' Series: Craneware

    An annuity SaaS opportunity Continue reading...

  • 3 Stocks With Fast-Growing Earnings
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    3 Stocks With Fast-Growing Earnings

    Analysts expect that these companies will continue performing very well Continue reading...

  • These Are The 5 Best Tech Stocks To Buy And Watch Now
    Investor's Business Daily

    These Are The 5 Best Tech Stocks To Buy And Watch Now

    The best tech stocks to buy and watch are strong price performers with healthy fundamentals, thanks to a new product or service that's driving growth.

  • Financial Times

    Goldman Sachs’ commercially driven plan for sustainability

    If business in partnership with government cannot adapt the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and generate inclusive growth that lifts people out of poverty and expands the middle class, the negative consequences will be vast. Companies have traditionally treated sustainability as a peripheral issue, focusing narrowly on the way they manage their impact on the environment. The evidence of climate change is clear.

  • One of the Best Hedge Fund Managers of 2019?
    Insider Monkey

    One of the Best Hedge Fund Managers of 2019?

    I read an article on Bloomberg about Holocene Advisors. According to Bloomberg Holocene Advisors tripled its assets to $5.3 billion since its inception in 2017. That's probably because Holocene is a beta neutral hedge fund (I will explain what that means in a bit) and returned 9% in 2017, 3% in 2018, and 14% in […]

  • Barrons.com

    A Charles Schwab-TD Ameritrade Combination Will Dominate the Brokerage World. What Comes Next.

    When Charles Schwab announced its deal to acquire TD Ameritrade, it shook up the brokerage world. But the forces that led to the proposed marriage had been building for a long time—and have inalterably changed the landscape.

  • Microsoft tries to stay out of Amazon’s JEDI appeal while continuing to improve Azure
    MarketWatch

    Microsoft tries to stay out of Amazon’s JEDI appeal while continuing to improve Azure

    Microsoft has deftly counter punched by sticking to tightly-scripted comments and side-stepping an ugly dispute between AWS and the federal government.

  • What Amazon is really accusing Trump of doing in JEDI deal
    MarketWatch

    What Amazon is really accusing Trump of doing in JEDI deal

    The conspiracy theory at the heart of Amazon.com Inc.’s lawsuit over its loss of the $10 billion JEDI contract is another example of more possibly unethical tactics by the Trump administration.

  • Benzinga

    Bulls And Bears Of The Week: Disney, Macy's, Netflix, Tesla And More

    Benzinga has examined the prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included the electric vehicle leader and the result of a re-merger. Bearish calls also included entertainment ...

  • Investing In Stocks: Timely Tips From Rudolph, Frosty And Scrooge
    Investor's Business Daily

    Investing In Stocks: Timely Tips From Rudolph, Frosty And Scrooge

    Using Nvidia, Netflix and Facebook, see timely tips on investing in stocks hidden within the holiday classics featuring Rudolph, Frosty and Scrooge.

  • Americans keep gorging on debt, thanks to the Federal Reserve
    MarketWatch

    Americans keep gorging on debt, thanks to the Federal Reserve

    Even only a slight increase in interest rates creates millions more in interest payments for consumers.

  • Why Is Nvidia (NVDA) Up 6.8% Since Last Earnings Report?
    Zacks

    Why Is Nvidia (NVDA) Up 6.8% Since Last Earnings Report?

    Nvidia (NVDA) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

  • The next decade belongs to Africa as technology ripples through the continent
    MarketWatch

    The next decade belongs to Africa as technology ripples through the continent

    Now get ready for Africa. Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted about his plans to move to Africa in 2020, saying he wants to live there for up to six months. Africa may be the last continent to undergo rapid economic development, but Dorsey nevertheless believes it has a lot of potential.

  • Financial Times

    Beijing’s patriotic PC shift spells trouble for foreign tech groups

    Tech spats between China and the US have encompassed smartphones and social media apps — and now the humble office keyboard. The new directive, nicknamed “3-5-2”, aims to increase China’s reliance on homemade technology and could deal a blow to foreign technology groups such as HP, Dell Technologies and Microsoft.

  • Bloomberg

    Palantir Wins New Pentagon Deal With $111 Million From the Army

    (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Army will spend $111 million next year in a new contract with Palantir Technologies Inc., deepening ties between Peter Thiel’s data analytics company and the Pentagon.The new Defense Department deal will represent about 10% of Palantir’s revenue next year, according to people familiar with the company’s finances. It’s the first step in what could be a four-year, $440 million deal with the Army.The Silicon Valley company will provide software to connect human resources, supply chains and other Army operations systems into a single dashboard. The Army considered earlier proposals for related work from Accenture Plc, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Microsoft Corp.“We started Palantir in 2004 to help the war fighter and solve difficult problems,” Doug Philippone, head of Palantir’s global defense business, said in an emailed statement. “In helping the Army make better use of its own data, we accomplish both goals.”The Defense deal solidifies a relationship between the U.S. government and the Palo Alto, California-based company, which was co-founded and partly bankrolled by Thiel. The billionaire venture capitalist and adviser to President Donald Trump has chastised other technology companies, in particular Alphabet Inc.’s Google, for their reluctance to work with the Defense Department. After Google abandoned a Pentagon effort known as Project Maven, Palantir stepped in to help develop video recognition software as part of the project, a move reported earlier by Business Insider.On Saturday, a company spokeswoman said Palantir will run its first-ever commercials, which will air during the Army-Navy football game, in a bid to show its support for the U.S. military.In recent years, Palantir has sought to work more with companies and be less reliant on government contracts. Airbus SE and Merck KGaA are among its customers, but government clients still make up a significant portion of revenue.To contact the reporter on this story: Lizette Chapman in San Francisco at lchapman19@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Mark Milian at mmilian@bloomberg.net, Anne VanderMeyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • 3 Stocks to Consider as Retail Spending Slows
    Zacks

    3 Stocks to Consider as Retail Spending Slows

    The stock market saw tepid movement Friday after the US struck a phase one deal with China.

  • PayPal sues Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over rules around prepaid cards 'arbitrarily' applied to digital wallets
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    PayPal sues Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over rules around prepaid cards 'arbitrarily' applied to digital wallets

    The San Jose payments giant says a rule around prepaid cards shouldn't apply to digital wallets.

  • American City Business Journals

    Modern Workplaces: GitHub’s magic staircase, mammoth library table and the gigantic lighted 'Amoeba'

    Creating community and providing workspaces for a range of employee needs were core to the design GitHub put together when it moved into its Bayside Village headquarters six years ago.

  • GuruFocus.com

    Leading US Indexes Close Higher Friday and for the Week of Dec. 13

    S&P; 500 up 26.25% for the year Continue reading...

  • Barrons.com

    The First Real Effort To Regulate Tech Is About to Begin. It Could Get Messy.

    To get a taste of what’s coming, head to California. On Jan. 1, two new California laws will try to address some of the thorniest issues created by tech companies’ mounting power. Let’s start with AB (Assembly Bill) 5, which focuses on improving working conditions for “gig” economy workers at places like (UBER)(ticker: UBER), (LYFT) (LYFT), DoorDash, Postmates, and Instacart.

  • Dow Jones Today: A Trade-Induced Hangover
    InvestorPlace

    Dow Jones Today: A Trade-Induced Hangover

    Stocks surged Thursday on the back of movement on Phase I of a trade deal between the U.S. and China, but the party may have been a little too raucous because there was some hangover today as equities barely budged.Source: Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 added just 0.01% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a gain of 0.01% * The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.20% * For the second time this week and again on light news, American Express (NYSE:AXP) was in the spotlight, leading the Dow on what appears to be a technical breakoutSo here's where we're at with trade: Phase I appears to be a go and the tariffs that the U.S. was set to impose on Chinese imports on Sunday will be averted, explaining why Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) ascended to a record high today.Explaining why Thursday's ebullience waned today, the White House is leaving in place some of the tariffs it previously levied on Chinese goods.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China," said President Trump on Twitter. "They have agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more. The 25% Tariffs will remain as is, with 7 1/2% put on much of the remainder."In speaking with the press today, Trump mentioned desire on China's part to get to work on Phase II of a trade package, but investors should not expect much action on that front over the near-term. * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade With just 13 of the 30 members higher in late trading, the Dow was likely reflecting expectations that Phase I is as good as gets for the time being. Fighting Off DataThe Commerce Depart said today that U.S. retail sales rose 0.2% last month, well below the 0.5% increase economists were expecting, a scenario almost universally blamed on Thanksgiving arriving a week later than usual. Taking some of the sting off that result was the October number being revised up to growth of 0.4%."The data suggest a slowdown in business investment and weakness in manufacturing is weighing more broadly on Americans' willingness to spend, which could mean a soft holiday-shopping season despite a relatively strong labor market, improved wage gains and record stock prices," according to Bloomberg.That's a somewhat gloomy take, the accuracy of which is challenged by the fact that on a day in which a weaker-than-expected retail sales number was revealed, Home Depot (NYSE:HD), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Dow stocks with significant exposure to consumer spending, all traded higher. Speaking of the Consumer…Nike (NYSE:NKE) was another one of the Dow's consumer discretionary names trading modestly higher today. Nike is a name to watch over the next several days because the athletic apparel giant reports fiscal second-quarter results on Dec. 19.Wall Street is expecting year-over-year earnings per share growth of 10.5% on sales growth of 7.5%. Investors appear to be betting on a solid report from Nike because the stock is up more than 9% just this month. Gaming UpdateMicrosoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) added nearly 1% today after the company revealed plans for the Xbox Series X, the next generation of its popular video game console. As I've recently noted, 2020 is setting up to be a big year on the hardware upgrade front in the video game industry where Microsoft is one of the dominant players.Microsoft "said it will run 4K graphics at 60 frames per second, though the system has the capabilities to hit up to 120 FPS, with support for Variable Refresh Rate and 8K capability," reports Barron's.Both the Xbox Series X and the rival PlayStation 5 will be available during the 2020 holiday shopping season. Financial FunAs noted above American Express was a Dow leader today, but the same can't be said of fellow Dow financial components JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). * 7 ETFs That Investors Charged Into This Year However, it's worth noting that the broader financial services sector is breaking out to multi-year highs and that the group remains attractively valued. More upside could be in store next year. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayAlthough Nike reports next week, there's some time between now and the true start of fourth-quarter earnings season, but there are some data points for investors to mull in that regard."The estimated (year-over-year) earnings growth rate for CY 2019 is 0.3%, which is below the 10-year average (annual) earnings growth rate of 9.1%," notes FactSet. "If 0.3% is the actual growth rate for the year, it will mark the lowest annual growth rate for the index since CY 2015 (-0.6%). Six sectors are projected to report year-over-year growth in earnings, led by the Utilities and Health Care sectors."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * These 7 S&P 500 Stocks Will Deliver a Repeat Performance in the Next Decade * 7 Tech Stocks to Stuff Your Stocking With * 7 Sinfully Good Casino Stocks That Could Win the Jackpot in 2020 The post Dow Jones Today: A Trade-Induced Hangover appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Stocks Mixed As Trump Reveals Trade Deal Details; Apple, Visa, Amex Shine On Dow
    Investor's Business Daily

    Stocks Mixed As Trump Reveals Trade Deal Details; Apple, Visa, Amex Shine On Dow

    The stock market took another roller coaster ride in late-session trading Friday, a day after the White House agreed to a trade deal with China.

  • Goldman Sachs bets on women entrepreneurs through year-old investment program
    Yahoo Finance

    Goldman Sachs bets on women entrepreneurs through year-old investment program

    Goldman Sachs' Launch With GS has already invested nearly $100 million dollars in its first year.