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Charlie Munger answers a question about how he determines whether a company is undervalued.

  • Bank of America Earnings: Better Margins, Strong Asset Quality, and an All-Around Good Quarter
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    Motley Fool

    Bank of America Earnings: Better Margins, Strong Asset Quality, and an All-Around Good Quarter

    Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is the last of the "big four" U.S. banks to report its third-quarter earnings. Not only did Bank of America beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines, but the business looks pretty solid all around. First, looking at the top and bottom lines, Bank of America did quite well in the third quarter.

  • Sears bankruptcy could make these 5 big companies multi-million-dollar losers
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    Yahoo Finance

    Sears bankruptcy could make these 5 big companies multi-million-dollar losers

    Signs advertising store closing sales are seen on the doors of a Sears in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Being an unsecured creditor of Sears (SHLD) right now is not a good place to be. The 125-year old former

  • Finance
    Bloomberg

    Tesla Skeptic Surprised by How Much He Enjoyed the Model 3

    In a broader note about positive electric-car momentum, Jonas said he observed workers at Tesla’s lone auto plant in Fremont, California, who were “extremely busy cranking out Model 3s” for delivery in the U.S. He also drove the dual-motor performance version of the vehicle, which he sees as having better value-for-performance than the Model S sedan. “Frankly, our enjoyment of the high-spec version of the Model 3 took us by surprise,” Jonas said, adding that it’s “hard to say how much this matters.

  • 2 Hot Marijuana Stocks Listing Soon on U.S. Exchanges -- Are They Buys?
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    2 Hot Marijuana Stocks Listing Soon on U.S. Exchanges -- Are They Buys?

    Two marijuana stocks that are currently listed on Canadian stock exchanges soon plan also to list on U.S. stock exchanges. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) expects to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the end of October and Aleafia Health (NASDAQOTH: ALEAF) should soon trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Are these hot marijuana stocks that are coming soon to U.S. stock exchanges smart picks to buy now?

  • This Is the Average American's Salary. How Does Yours Compare?
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    Motley Fool

    This Is the Average American's Salary. How Does Yours Compare?

    In an age of oversharing, many of us are remarkably tight-lipped when it comes to talking salary. But in reality, knowing where you stand can help you determine whether you're in a good place or whether you should be taking steps to boost your earnings

  • Here’s How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Will Change the Line Of Succession
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    Time

    Here’s How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Will Change the Line Of Succession

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting a baby in spring 2019, Kensington Palace announced Monday morning. Harry and Meghan married in May, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Now, the question is where the new arrival will fit into the line of succession of the British royal family.

  • Textron, NetJets strike aircraft deal for more than 300 p...
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    CNBC Videos

    Textron, NetJets strike aircraft deal for more than 300 p...

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from the National Business Aviation Association annual convention on Textron and NetJets's new aircraft deal.

  • 2 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy With Dividends of 3% or Better
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    2 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy With Dividends of 3% or Better

    During a tough week for the overall market, pharmaceutical stocks across the board fell a few notches despite a lack of significant news for the industry itself. Over the past five years, Pfizer has been able to raise its dividend 42% despite declining sales for aging blockbusters that lost patent protection and a sterile injectibles business that suffered major product shortages after it was acquired. Now that the worst is over, a strong product lineup and bulging pipeline could allow America's largest pharmaceutical company to direct a ton of cash toward its shareholders.

  • Microsoft Earnings: Mark Your Calendar
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    Motley Fool

    Microsoft Earnings: Mark Your Calendar

    Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has continued to impress investors in 2018 amid its ongoing progress becoming a more cloud-centric company. Microsoft reports its first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2019 on October 24. Ahead of Microsoft's earnings release, here's an overview of some of the key areas investors will want to watch. Core to Microsoft's momentum recently is the company's rapidly growing commercial-cloud revenue.

  • Will PayPal Continue Its Winning Streak When It Reports Earnings This Week?
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    Motley Fool

    Will PayPal Continue Its Winning Streak When It Reports Earnings This Week?

    Since it began its second turn as a public company, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has had a remarkable run, nearly tripling the gains of the S&P 500. Investors will be looking for insight into what lies ahead for PayPal when the company reports the results of its third quarter after the market close on Thursday, Oct. 18. For the second quarter, PayPal reported revenue of $3.86 billion, up 23% year over year and topping the high end of its guidance as well as analysts' consensus estimates.

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    CNBC

    He retired at 34. Here's how many people are enjoying a very early retirement

    Retiring in your 60s and 70s can seem a challenge to pull off. A few early retirees break down how they did it. Retiring comfortably in yours 60s or 70s can seem a high-wire act, so how are some people pulling it off without a wrinkle in their face?

  • Ford Escape sales are down — here’s how it compares with other small SUVs
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    American City Business Journals

    Ford Escape sales are down — here’s how it compares with other small SUVs

    Sales of the Ford Escape aren't what they used to be. The Escape, made at the Louisville Assembly Plant, saw sales decline by 20 percent in September 2018, compared with the same month last year. Ford and its Lincoln Motor Co. subsidiary have been successful in increasing sales of larger SUVs, such as the Navigator and Expedition this year.

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    Benzinga

    Bulls & Bears Of The Week: GE, Netflix, Nike, Twitter And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included an old-school conglomerate and a social media pair. Bearish calls included an electric car maker and a pharmaceutical firm. Another major hurricane

  • If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP), PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), and ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) are all high yielding dividend payers with long histories of increasing their dividends on a regular basis. Magellan has long been one of the most conservative midstream partnerships, focusing on self-funding as much of its growth as it can to avoid dilutive unit sales -- a model which peer and industry bellwether Enterprise Products Partners L.P. is starting to mimic. This conservative approach, however, doesn't mean the company is skimping on growth.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. Aphria Inc.
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    Better Marijuana Stock: Canopy Growth Corporation vs. Aphria Inc.

    Recreational marijuana sales begin on Oct. 17 in Canada, and investors convinced the program will be a hit have pushed shares of Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) and Aphria Inc. (NASDAQOTH: APHQF) up by 60% or better over the past few months. In just two short years, Canopy Growth Corporation's market cap has exploded from just $476 million two years ago to $10.1 billion at recent prices, and it looks like there could be more fireworks ahead. Canopy Growth has secured contracts that will require it to provide at least 67,000 kilograms of cannabis annually to Canadian provinces and territories.

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    Reuters

    Carl Icahn boosts stake in Dell IPO standoff

    Dell Technologies in July said it would pay $21.7 billion in cash and stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in software company VMware Inc. Icahn and other hedge fund investors have resisted the plan, saying the proposed deal massively undervalues the tracking stock. Dell said earlier this month that it had met with some investment banks to explore an initial public offering if its plan to buy the tracking stock of VMware falls through.

  • BofA Stung by Shadow Banks as Investment-Banking Fees Slip
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    Bloomberg

    BofA Stung by Shadow Banks as Investment-Banking Fees Slip

    While analysts had expected the firm to lose share to rivals in advisory fees, BofA also posted a 29 percent decline in debt-underwriting revenue, almost twice the drop that had been estimated. BofA’s income from leveraged finance was pinched by regulatory constraints and increased competition from nonbank lenders, sometimes known as shadow banks, Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio said on a call with journalists Monday. The firm’s investment bank has also been grappling with a string of senior-level departures this year, including the exit of the business’s head, Christian Meissner.

  • Tesla Model 3 hits major milestone
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    Fox Business Videos

    Tesla Model 3 hits major milestone

    FBN's Cheryl Casone on Tesla reaching a milestone of 100,000 Model 3 vehicles and Tesla CEO Elon Musk filing the paperwork to create a Tesla brand tequila called 'Teslaquila.'

  • This $372 Million Windfall for Aurora Cannabis Could Be Just the Beginning
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    This $372 Million Windfall for Aurora Cannabis Could Be Just the Beginning

    Investors have never been more excited about the prospects for marijuana stocks, and many of the best-known first movers in the industry call Canada their home. Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) is one of the major companies in the cannabis industry looking to cash in on the impending legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, and it's put together an impressive set of resources designed to let it take maximum advantage of growing consumer interest in cannabis products. Like most up-and-coming companies, Aurora Cannabis isn't consistently profitable, and the marijuana producer is spending freely to ramp up its production capabilities to stay ahead of competitors.

  • 3 Top Small-Cap Stocks to Buy in October
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    3 Top Small-Cap Stocks to Buy in October

    This fall, think small. To be more specific, think about buying small-cap stocks. Why? Small-cap stocks have the most growth potential. It's hard for a stock with a market cap of $500 billion to double. But it's a different story for stocks with market

  • Will Procter & Gamble Start Its New Fiscal Year on the Right Foot?
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    Will Procter & Gamble Start Its New Fiscal Year on the Right Foot?

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) is less than a week away from its first earnings report of a new fiscal year, and shareholders are hoping for better results than what it delivered the previous two quarters, which were marked by sluggish sales growth that missed management's targets. P&G has been working to end a stubborn period of modest market share losses for several of its core franchises. Organic sales growth, which measures core revenue growth by factoring out exchange rate shifts and brand acquisitions, slowed to a 1% rate over the prior 12 months from 2% in fiscal 2017.

  • It’s Official -- These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019
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    It’s Official -- These 5 Social Security Changes Are Coming for 2019

    For workers, Social Security's maximum taxable earnings are increasing, and more income will be required to earn a Social Security "credit." Beneficiaries who claimed Social Security early and still work will be happy to learn they'll be able to earn more without a benefit reduction in 2019, and for high earners, the maximum possible Social Security benefit is also on the rise. With all of that in mind, here are the recently released details of these five 2019 Social Security changes. As I mentioned, Social Security beneficiaries are getting a 2.8% COLA starting with their January 2019 benefit payment.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Auxly Cannabis Group
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Auxly Cannabis Group

    One is market cap: Aurora's market cap is nearly 18 times bigger than Auxly's. Then there's stock performance. Here's how Aurora Cannabis and Auxly Cannabis Group stack up against each other in the areas that do matter.

  • Why I’m Not Worried About Being Behind on Retirement Savings
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    GoBankingRates

    Why I’m Not Worried About Being Behind on Retirement Savings

    This is why I find it funny that we spend most of our lives “retirement planning” or planning for our deaths. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not shouting in the face of retirement planning or being prepared. Although I’ve gotten my life back on track since then, I’m still not worried about being behind on retirement savings, the magical “$1 million saved” for retirement number or all the “what ifs.” Why?

  • Is This High-Flying Marijuana Stock the Next Tilray?
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    Motley Fool

    Is This High-Flying Marijuana Stock the Next Tilray?

    Since then, Tilray's share price has skyrocketed to well over six times its opening-day level. At one point, Tilray was up a whopping 856% -- in just two months of trading. Now there's another marijuana stock that is beginning to turn heads.