A young woman is celebrating her college graduation with a wild photo shoot: posing with a 14-foot-long alligator.
It was a punishing start for stocks Tuesday as investors reacted negatively to earnings from some blue chips and a two-day rebound for China’s stock market fell prey to renewed selling, reviving questions about global economic growth prospects. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell more than 400 points after the opening bell and remained down 328 points, or 1.3%, at 24,982. The S&P 500 (SPX) fell 42 points, or 1.5%, to 2,714, while the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) slid 134 points, or 1.8%, to 7,334.
Suze Orman did a smackdown of the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement on Paula Pant’s podcast. Coach Carson posted a balanced, informative response, appreciating Suze’s admonition to be sure you have enough for a risk-free retirement. Suze enumerated a string “what can go wrong” scenarios as evidence that early retirement (on less than $10 million) leaves you vulnerable when life hands you lemons — a whole tree of lemons.
Tech stocks have taken a beating recently, sending the Nasdaq 100 Index (NDX) plummeting by 8.6% from its all-time high on Oct. 1 to its low on Oct. 10, based on intraday prices. Counter to growing skepticism about the outlook for tech stocks, Piper
October has been a wake-up call for investors that the stock market won't go up in a straight line, even if we'd like it to. Sure, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has seen its stock catapult higher from its Great Recession lows, but its forward P/E of 9.8 would represent a more-than-decade low for the stock.
The stock market may have bounced back from its sharp sell-off at the beginning of October, but Morgan Stanley says the selling will pick back up soon. The firm expects the S&P 500 to slide back below the 200-day moving average, a key technical level. Tread carefully in tech and consumer discretionary, Morgan Stanley warns.
Aurora Cannabis, one of the largest Canadian marijuana producers, is going public on the New York Stock Exchange. Aurora is joining a select list of Canadian cannabis producers, including Tilray and Cronos, that are able to list on US-based exchanges.
It’s still unclear how Trump will propose to reduce the tax burden on middle-class Americans, but one of the most straightforward ways would be to lower rates by 10 percent for single filers making up to $82,500. U.S. income tax rates are graduated and income dollars get taxed in chunks as they move up through the brackets -- which means wealthy Americans would also get to apply the reduced rate on their first dollars of income. “A millionaire gets the same size tax cut,” said Kyle Pomerleau, an economist at the conservative Tax Foundation.
With earnings season hitting a crescendo this week, investors are looking closely at the specific prospects for certain corners of the market, and that's contributing to disparities among the various major benchmarks followed most often by investors. Amid the crosscurrents, marijuana stocks took particularly hard hits, and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV), Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY), and Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) were among the worst performers on the day. All three of these stocks have given back some of their gains following the long-awaited legalization of recreational cannabis in the Canadian market last week. In the month leading up to the Oct. 17 start date for legal cannabis sales, New Age Beverages tripled in value, while Tilray had more than doubled since the end of August, and Canopy Growth had seen more modest gains of between 10% and 20%.
Jim Cramer says the escalation in the United States' trade war with China could end in an outright cold war that debilitates parts of the stock market.
Last week, Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET) emerged on the scene after the former Energy Transfer Equity completed the acquisition of its affiliate Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit exchange that simplified this complex midstream franchise. The transaction also created a much stronger company that has the financial resources to fund a significant slate of expansion projects. The new Energy Transfer is a behemoth in the midstream sector.
While some companies both extract the stuff and ship it, the job of transporting and storing petroleum -- along with its various refined versions and by-products -- usually falls to pipeline and terminal operators like Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and NuStar Energy (NYSE: NS). As master limited partnerships (MLPs), the rules for Buckeye and NuStar are a bit different than for ordinary stocks. Buckeye and NuStar are both in the pipeline-and-terminal business, which means their business models are largely similar: charge customers for the products they move through your pipelines and store in your tanks.
US equities took a nosedive Tuesday, extending a rout in global stocks. The Dow (^DJI) slid 2.08%, or 526.84 points, as of 10:17 a.m. ET, as major manufacturers Caterpillar and 3M posted disappointing financial results. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) fell 2.28%,
Fidelity, the nation's largest retirement-plan provider, recommends having the equivalent of six times your annual salary saved. To get to that number, Fidelity recommends saving 15 percent of your annual income. Make sure to invest these funds instead of leaving them in a traditional low-interest savings account.
Jim Cramer and technician Larry Williams inspect the charts of IBM, which seem to show the beleaguered tech stock on the cusp of a rally.
After delivering a disappointing update on NKTR-214 in cancer patients this summer, Nektar Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: NKTR) shares have been struggling. The company didn't report any news today, so a negative report issued by Plainview LLC this month may be to blamed for its 17.2% tumble today. In February, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) inked a blockbuster deal to license rights to NKTR-214 following positive data last year for NKTR-214's use alongside Bristol-Myers' Opdivo.
Later this week, the long-awaited 34-mile sea bridge connecting mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau will finally open. In a ceremony on Tuesday that Chinese president Xi Jinping will reportedly attend, the bridge will officially open. Some critics see the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge as an attempt by mainland China to tighten its grip on Hong Kong, which is an autonomous region.
The largest U.S. wireless carrier knocked up to $750 off the price of some of Apple's new phones, launched in September, as it looks to gain more share in a saturated market. Verizon shares rose slightly to $55.20 in pre-market trading. The company said it added a net 295,000 phone subscribers who pay a monthly bill during the third quarter, beating the estimate of 161,000 provided by research firm FactSet.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s equity and quant team say market signals from the ever-flattening yield curve are clear as day: stock markets are due to begin a new era of elevated price swings. “A flattening yield curve signaled a withdrawal of liquidity and over the last three cycles has preceded rising volatility by a few years,” the team, including Savita Subramanian, wrote in research this week. Bank of America’s call -- echoing others -- comes as investors scramble to judge whether the current turmoil in equity markets represents a blip or fundamental shift in regime.
UnitedHealth Group’s Stock Price Movement in October (Continued from Prior Part) Revised guidance On October 16, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) announced its revised earnings guidance for fiscal 2018. The company expects to report net EPS of $12.10 for fiscal
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Australia’s nine-year, $200 billion boom in liquefied natural gas still has a final debut in the works: Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Prelude, floating 200 kilometers (124 miles) off its northwest coast. It’s the last project in that investment cycle to start production after Japan’s Inpex Corp. shipped its maiden cargo from Ichthys LNG on Monday. Shell’s Prelude is among seven export projects in gas-rich Australia sanctioned since 2009 by global energy giants including Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp., as well as regional big hitters such as Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd. and Malaysia’s Petroleum Nasional Bhd. The Pacific nation now rivals Qatar as the world’s biggest seller of LNG, a form of natural gas super-chilled into a liquid that can be shipped on tankers.
Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) has sought to make it even easier for U.S. investors to buy its shares by arranging to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 23, Aurora will join the elite group of cannabis companies whose shares trade on major U.S. exchanges. Getting ready for the increased exposure that a NYSE listing brings takes time and effort, and Aurora Cannabis hasn't wasted any time.
Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) can't seem to catch a break these days. Despite its completing what management dubbed a "momentous" quarter, shares of the natural gas pipeline giant barely budged this week. It was a head-scratching outcome considering that its financial results came in well above its guidance, which the market seems to have completely missed.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a deeply negative open Tuesday morning as corporate results from 3M and Caterpillar disappointed investors. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a decline of 450 points at the open while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also fell sharply. After its fourth straight daily decline on Monday, the S&P 500 sits less than 2 percent away from the low hit earlier this month during this ongoing sell-off.
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