Trump 2020 National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on the president’s coronavirus recovery, recent polls and the Biden and Trump campaign.
Trump 2020 National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley on the president’s coronavirus recovery, recent polls and the Biden and Trump campaign.
It’s been more than 25 years since Bill Bengen, a financial adviser in southern California, created the so-called “4% rule.” Bengen called his rule “Safemax”—the maximum amount you could withdraw each year and still say “safe.” If you want to make sure you don’t outlive your savings, goes modern financial advice, budget on withdrawing no more than about 4% of your portfolio in your first year of retirement, and then only adjust upward in line with inflation.
Shares of General Electric Co. charged up 5.2% in afternoon trading Thursday, putting them on track to close at the highest price in more than four months, amid a Bloomberg report that the industrial conglomerate could sell off its majority stake in a steam power business in China. Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter, that state-owned Wuhan Boiler Group Co. is considering buying GE's 51% stake in Wuhan Boiler Co., in a deal that could value GE's stake at a few hundred million dollars. GE's stock, which is headed for the highest close since June 9, has now soared 23.6% in October, making it the best month-to-date performer among the SPDR Industrial Select Sector ETF's components. Meanwhile, the industrials ETF has gained 4.9% this month and the S&P 500 has tacked on 2.7%.
A former waitress for a North Carolina-based restaurant chain is suing the company after enduring months of alleged sexual assault and harassment including one instance when she received an anonymous threat after reporting that her private sex tape had been circulated amongst coworkers.
Investors added $134.3 billion to Vanguard ETFs in the first nine months of the year, up 73% from a year earlier. But much of that money has come from Vanguard’s own mutual funds.
While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global economy, Zoom Video, Netflix, Nvdia and AMD are among 24 fastest-growing companies expecting up to 603% growth in 2020
Jim Cramer discussed Tuesday on CNBC's "Mad Money" his "basket of winners" if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election.Cramer believes if Biden wins the election, the Democrats will be eager to throw money at the solar industry. Two solar stocks he likes: First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). Infrastructure is another industry Cramer believes will be a winner if Biden wins. If there is a democratic sweep, we could see an infrastructure package. Cramer likes these two infrastructure stocks: Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Deere & Company (NYSE: DE).See Also: Trump, Biden To Have Microphones Muted In Final Debate When Rival Makes Opening RemarksCramer says the main difference between President Donald Trump and Biden is trade. He believes if Biden wins, there will be no more trade war with China. Cramer likes these Chinese play stocks: 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), Emerson Electric Co (NYSE: EMR) and Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS).The biggest winners are the China consumer plays, which are Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) according to Cramer. He believes Nike will hit the $135 price range due to the company's Chinese business.See more from Benzinga * Options Trades For This Crazy Market: Get Benzinga Options to Follow High-Conviction Trade Ideas * Container Store Surges On Big Q2 Sales Beat, Marie Kondo Partnership * Jason Snipe Gives His Bullish Thoughts On Wayfair, AutoZone(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Joe Biden has pledged to not raise taxes on any American who earns less than $400,000, but a new analysis published this week found that the Democratic presidential nominee's tax increase proposals could indirectly fall on the middle class.
The Justice Department’s lawsuit alleging that Google parent company Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) operates an illegal monopoly has revealed a potential threat to fellow tech giant Apple’s bottom line.
The telecom company reported better-than-expected earnings, and its stock is bouncing back big time.
Home price gains continue to outpace wage growth, and low interest rates aren’t helping a whole lot.
Only a small handful of U.S. oil producers will be worth investing in over the next few years, absent a major increase in oil prices, Pioneer Resources CEO Scott Sheffield told energy investors Tuesday. Sheffield said he hopes his company will be one of the winners. “I just think that there’s only going to be three or four really survivors, independents, and that’s going to be probably most likely (COP) EOG and Pioneer and maybe Hess long term,” he said on a conference call announcing Pioneer’s decision to buy (PE) (ticker: PE).
(Bloomberg) -- Polyus PJSC, Russia’s largest gold producer, said its untapped Sukhoi Log deposit in Siberia holds the world’s biggest reserves.An audit showed Sukhoi Log has 40 million ounces of proven reserves as measured by international JORC standards, with an average gold content of 2.3 grams per ton, Chief Executive Officer Pavel Grachev said. That means the field -- accounting for more than a quarter of Russian gold reserves -- is bigger than Seabridge Gold Inc.’s KSM Project in Canada and Donlin Gold in Alaska.“The estimate of the reserves is an important milestone in development of the field,” Grachev said in an interview in Moscow.Sukhoi Log, located in the isolated Irkutsk region of Siberia, was discovered by Soviet geologists in 1961 and studied in the 1970s. The government had long considered offloading the deposit, and in 2017 sold the field in an auction to Polyus and a state partner, which the mining company later bought out.Polyus said earlier this year that it would focus on smaller projects and reducing its debt ratio in the coming years before developing the field. The company plans to announce details on expected production and investment at Sukhoi Log once a pre-feasibility study is ready by year-end. It previously said that costs could reach $2.5 billion, with annual output totaling about 1.6 million ounces.While developing giant deposits is typically a lengthy and costly process, the field may allow Polyus to boost annual output by at least 70%. Gold prices have rallied about 60% since the company purchased it, and reached a record in August as vast amounts of stimulus were pumped into economies to curb the damage from the coronavirus pandemic.“We want to show that a project of this quality and scale can and should be carried out, taking into account the best environmental standards, despite the hard-to-reach location,” Grachev said.More on Sukhoi Log:The audit shows that as well as economically mineable reserves, the deposit has 67 million ounces of total resources, up from 63 million ounces previously estimated.That figure may rise after more drilling and studies.Main investment is due to start in 2023. Polyus has already started spending on infrastructure for the project. There is also a plan on co-investing with the government on the reconstruction of a local airport.(Updates with details on deposit and development project from fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Furthermore, the Federal Reserve is giving the cryptocurrency a nice tailwind, he said, with unprecedented quantitative easing that’s setting the stage for inflation. Gold (GOLD) , copper (COPPER) and the long end of the yield curve are the more traditional inflation options, but they won’t keep up with bitcoin, according to Jones, who has lofty expectations for returns along the lines of Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) . The stock market was also on the rise, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) , Nasdaq Composite (COMP) and S&P 500 (SPX) all gaining ground.
Separate the lump sum into three purposes: past, present and future. That will make your decisions easier.
Markets have shown two themes in recent weeks, a combination of uncertainty and an upward trend. Day to day, it’s impossible to predict just what will happen, but the larger scale movement has been upwards. Looking ahead, all we know is that current events will reinforce the uncertainty.Earnings season has started. As the market’s publicly traded companies report their Q3 results, we’ll get a clearer idea as the nature of the economic recovery. Q1 was a disaster, the second quarter was better than expected; while Q3 is also expected to beat the expectations, no one will be surprised if it belly flops. So far, our first hint was the September jobs report, which fell short of the forecast but nevertheless showed some 661,000 new jobs last month.The big wild card, of course, is the national election, now just weeks away. President Trump is fighting for his political life and the Democrat opposition is fighting to regain control of the levers of government. It’s an environment that practically screams for investors to take protective action for their portfolios. And it’s possible; even in an uncertain time, there are dividend stocks that promise reliable returns and risk mitigation. Using the TipRanks database, we’ve pulled two stocks with Strong Buy ratings and high dividend yields. Wall Street’s analyst corps sees them as ripe for investment returns, while the dividend yield of 9% or better promises relief from today’s low-rate regime. Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP)Hoegh operates floating gas services, including storage facilities and regasification units that can act as LNG import terminals in the absence of shore-based infrastructure.Late this past summer, Hoegh announced a new CEO, part of a normal transition of leadership in the company. The remarkable aspect was that the transition occurred during the COVID outbreak – and that the company showed positive revenues and earnings during that time, avoiding the heavy losses that have plagued some of its competitors. Hoegh’s EPS has varied quarter to quarter over the past two years, but the Q2 numbers were in-line with the long-term average, and the Q3 outlook, to be reported next month, is in the same range.Steady earnings usually mean a steady dividend, and HMLP delivers. The company has a 6-year history of dividend reliability, and the payment, of 44 cents per common share, has been held stable through 2020. The $1.76 annualized payment gives an impressively high yield of 15.5%. This is more than 7x the average found among S&P listed dividend payers.Liam Burke, of B. Riley FBR, counts himself as a fan. He writes, “Despite near-term decline in global LNG consumption caused by the coronavirus, there is solid underlying demand for LNG, which is estimated to grow by more than 3% to 5% annually until 2030, which sets the stage for consistent demand for high return floating storage and re-gasification units (FSRU) beyond current contract periods. We continue to believe in the long-term strength of the LNG market and HMLP's underlying charters despite the inherent counter-party risks created by a near-term decline in LNG consumption related to COVID-19.”Burke rates HMLP shares a Buy, and his $17 price target indicates confidence in a 45.5% upside potential. (To watch Burke’s track record, click here)Overall, Wall Street has given HMLP 3 Buys and 1 Hold recently, for a Strong Buy consensus rating. The average price target is $13.67, suggesting a 19% upside from the current trading level of $11.41. (See HMLP stock analysis on TipRanks)Hess Midstream Operations (HESM)Next up on today’s list of dividend champs is Hess Midstream, a player in the US oil and gas industry. Hess provides infrastructure services for gathering, processing, storing, and transporting both crude oil and natural gas products in the Bakken formation of North Dakota.Production companies have kept the product flowing despite the coronavirus, which is one reason for the low prices in the oil markets – but it has also kept the midstreamers in demand. Hess has benefited from the continuing need for its technical knowledge of pipeline network, and the result has been that, while much of the oil industry had to retrench recently, Hess saw only modest losses in revenues while earnings remained in-line with their 2-year recent history. Second Quarter EPS was 29 cents; that was lower than Q1, but higher than 4Q19.Hess has turned its steady earnings to shareholders’ advantage, with a dividend that has been increased every quarter for the past 2 years. The last payment, sent in August, was 44 cents per common share. This gave a yield of 9.86%, strong by any standard.JPMorgan analyst Tarek Hamid says of Hess, “The unique pricing model underpinning core profitability remains unmatched and further helps to eliminate (to an extent) DAPL uncertainty overhang relative to peers. Longer-term growth prospects could come in the form of asset level acquisitions and potentially a framework tied to Hess’s GOM position, but management has conveyed a conservative approach with respect to corporate M&A… HESM will burn cash this year, though our modeling indicates a flip to FCF generation in FY21 on lower capital intensity and higher y/y profitability.”To this end, JPMorgan rates HESM an Overweight (i.e. Buy) along with a $23 price target. This figure suggests a 40% upside for HESM shares in the months ahead.Overall, this stock’s Strong Buy consensus rating is supported by 4 Buys and 1 Hold. Shares are selling for $16.46, and the average price target of $19.75 indicates a 20% upside potential. (See HESM stock analysis on TipRanks)To find good ideas for dividend stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the featured analysts. The content is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is very important to do your own analysis before making any investment.
The 'Zoom Effect' powers a big quarter from Invisalign maker Align Technology.
The Dow Jones Industrial fell more than 150 points amid stimulus talks Thursday, while Tesla stock surged 5% on earnings.
American Airlines and Southwest on Thursday reported huge Q3 losses, but cut daily cash burn as airline stocks try to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
The current day trading boom will end as these frenzies always do: in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not only why day traders are doomed…
(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. admitted its role in the biggest foreign bribery case in U.S. enforcement history, conceding that its officers helped spread $1.6 billion in illicit payments across Malaysia and the Middle East in a scheme that diverted money from a development fund into an international spending spree on mansions and lavish parties.A small Malaysian unit of the U.S. bank pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge on Thursday. Goldman agreed to billions of dollars in new payments to authorities in the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong and Singapore, bringing its overall tab to more than $5 billion to resolve probes into its fundraising for the Malaysian vehicle known as 1MDB.Goldman’s parent company avoided a criminal conviction to resolve the investigations, as part a deal that allows the bank to put off any prosecution as long as it cooperates with ongoing U.S. investigations and submits compliance reports. The deferred-prosecution agreement is a win for Goldman Sachs, because a conviction might have risked losing some institutional clients that are restricted from working with financial firms with criminal records. The bank’s shares were up 1.3% for the day at 2:27 p.m.The Wall Street giant will cut the pay of Chief Executive Officer David Solomon and other current leaders and claw back compensation from his predecessor Lloyd Blankfein and several other former executives, the bank said Thursday.The global resolutions announced Thursday conclude more than a half decade of investigations into Goldman’s role in raising $6.5 billion for 1MDB in three bond offerings. To smooth the way for those bond deals, Goldman officials conspired with a 1MDB official to bribe Malaysian officials and officials of a sovereign wealth vehicle in Abu Dhabi, the U.S. Justice Department said.U.S. authorities said that Goldman’s scheme rose to the bank’s highest ranks, despite its insistence for years that rogue employees were responsible. “The scheme was principally carried out by senior officials in Goldman,” Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme said.In all, some $2.7 billion of the money raised for 1MDB was stolen by people connected to the country’s former prime minister and diverted for bribes, a luxury yacht, fine art and even funding for the Hollywood movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”The Justice Department settlement concludes one of the biggest bank probes inherited by the Trump administration. The bank will pay more than $2.3 billion in the plea deal, U.S. prosecutor Alixandra Smith said, the largest penalty in U.S. history for a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Airbus SE paid $2.09 billion earlier this year to settle global bribery probes.The U.S. penalty credits more than $1 billion in fines paid to other U.S. agencies and foreign authorities. That includes $400 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission, $150 million to New York’s Department of Financial Services and $154 million to the Federal Reserve. After disgorgements of Malaysia profits, the Justice Department places the total U.S. penalty at roughly $2.9 billion.Goldman Sachs units will also pay $350 million to Hong Kong’s financial regulator, $122 million to Singapore’s government and 96.6 million pounds ($126 million) to the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, those bodies announced Thursday.Goldman reached a settlement in July with Malaysia, which included a payment of $2.5 billion and an unusual provision that the bank would guarantee that the Asian nation would recoup an additional $1.4 billion from 1MDB assets seized around the world. Malaysia dropped criminal charges against the bank as part of that deal.The case against the Wall Street firm focused on its fundraising work in 2012 and 2013 for the state-owned 1MDB, formally known as 1Malaysia Development Bhd. From about 2009 to 2014, the bank’s Malaysia unit “knowingly and willfully agreed to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by corruptly promising, and paying bribes to foreign officials in order to obtain and retain business for Goldman Sachs,” the bank’s general counsel, Karen Seymour, told U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn in a video hearing on Thursday.Goldman’s investment-banking group, led at the time by Solomon, collected $600 million from the bond sales.Much of the case centered on Jho Low, a Malaysian financier whom prosecutors accused of orchestrating the theft. Low, who has professed his innocence, remains at large.But the probes drew in several Goldman Sachs employees. The bank’s former Southeast Asia Chairman Tim Leissner pleaded guilty in the U.S. to conspiring to launder money. He told a judge he bribed foreign officials to get bond deals and conspired with “several other employees of Goldman Sachs” to hide the theft, bribe payments and money-laundering from others at the bank. He’ll be sentenced in January.A Leissner subordinate, Roger Ng, was charged with conspiring with Low to launder money. He has denied wrongdoing.U.S. documents referred to other top Goldman officials, though not by name. At least one top Goldman executive met with Low after the bank’s compliance department had raised flags about him, according to the U.S. government.Another executive, Leissner’s boss in Asia at the time, was briefed on a plan to pay bribes and kickbacks to ensure 1MDB’s fundraising proceeded, according to previous government filings. That executive matches the description of Andrea Vella, who has since left the bank. Vella agreed to a lifetime ban from banking by the Federal Reserve without admitting or denying wrongdoing.Goldman Sachs will seek U.S. Labor Department permission before the Malaysia unit’s December sentencing to continue handling retirement funds for Americans, its lawyers said. Banks must secure a waiver from the department to continue handling such funds after an admission of criminal conduct.The 1MDB saga devolved into a plot to pressure the U.S. to go easy on some of the alleged looters, casting a wider web that has embroiled a prominent Republican fundraiser, an official in the Justice Department and even a former Fugees rap star.MORE:Inside Goldman’s Five-Day Race to Seal a 1MDB Deal With MalaysiaGoldman’s 1MDB Charges Dropped by Malaysia After SettlementHow Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal Shook the Financial World: QuickTakeEx-Trump Fundraiser Broidy Pleads Guilty to Illegal LobbyingNajib Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail in Former 1MDB Unit Case(Updates with U.S. penalties totaling $2.9 billion)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.