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  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Can Investors Learn From 2018 Forecasts?
    on December 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

    By Jeff Miller ByJeff Miller The economic calendar is loaded especially with reports on housing Despite this the calendar and recent events will stimulate pundits to get out their crystal balls I expect many to be asking The economic calendar is loaded especially with reports on […]

  • Most Americans Made Poor Financial Decisions This Holiday Season
    on December 17, 2017 at 3:06 am

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy but for countless Americans they re nothing more than a period of stress and regret And part of the reason is that many of us make poor financial decisions this time of year Nearly one third of Americans took on credit card debt to […]

  • 4 Ways to Save More in Your 401(k) in 2018
    on December 17, 2017 at 1:06 am

    It s estimated that 79 of Americans work for employers that sponsor a 401 k If you re one of them then the upcoming year is a great time to get moving on your savings efforts That s because come 2018 the annual 401 k contribution limits are increasing to 18 500 for workers under […]

  • How 1 Senator Got a Bigger Tax Break for Families
    on December 17, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Lawmakers finally appear to have agreed to a tax reform package that they believe will get through both the House and the Senate in the coming week Yet even up until the final hours before Republicans released their agreement there was considerable uncertainty about whether […]

  • Crude Oil Prices Went on a Wild Ride in 2017
    on December 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Heading into the year most analysts expected that 2017 would be a tamer one for oil prices because OPEC had finally stepped in to 160 support the market by pledging to limit its production Because of that most analysts expected oil to be between 50 and 55 per barrel this […]

  • CSX CEO Hunter Harrison Has Died
    on December 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    CSX CSX announced Saturday that CEO Hunter Harrison has died from severe complications from an undisclosed illness CSX said late Thursday that Harrison a widely revered industry veteran was taking medical leave ibd display video id 3025896 width 50 float […]

  • Here's How Big the U.S. Marijuana Market Could Be in 2018
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The groundswell of optimism surrounding marijuana stocks may be warranted given the latest estimates for the marijuana market in 2018 According to GreenWave Advisors the opening up of recreational markets in California and elsewhere next year will drive retail marijuana sales to 14 […]

  • Like Dividends? I Bet You'll Love These 3 Stocks
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Famed industrialist John D Rockefeller once quipped to his neighbor that the only thing that gave him pleasure was to see his dividends coming in If you re like Mr Rockefeller and enjoy seeing dividend payments drop into your brokerage account then I bet you ll probably […]

  • Spirit Airlines Plots Its Next CEO Transition
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    In early 2016 long serving Spirit Airlines NASDAQ SAVE CEO Ben Baldanza resigned abruptly He was immediately replaced by Spirit board member and former AirTran Airways CEO Robert Fornaro However it was clear from day one that Fornaro would be more of a […]

  • Orbital ATK Will Guide Hitchhikers to the Galaxy
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Sometimes you find the darnedest things buried in the Pentagon s daily digest of contract awards Take Oct 30 s list for example Among nearly 600 million in defense contract awards described there was a brief mention 160 of Orbital ATK NYSE OA winning 34 million to […]

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  • Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - HLF
    on December 15, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Herbalife Ltd Symbol HLF crossed below their 200 day moving average of 67 26 changing hands as low as 66 44 per share Herbalife Ltd shares are currently trading down about 4 2 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of HLF shares […]

  • RSI Alert: Owens-Illinois (OI) Now Oversold
    on December 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index or RSI which measures momentum on […]

  • Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - ZBRA
    on December 15, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Zebra Technologies Corp Symbol ZBRA crossed below their 200 day moving average of 101 87 changing hands as low as 101 49 per share Zebra Technologies Corp shares are currently trading off about 2 2 on the day The chart below shows the one year […]

  • Friday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Services
    on December 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    In afternoon trading on Friday Healthcare stocks are the best performing sector up 1 6 Within the sector Patterson Companies Inc Symbol PDCO and Cardinal Health Inc Symbol CAH are two large stocks leading the way showing a gain of 6 3 and 5 2 respectively Among healthcar […]

  • Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Utilities
    on December 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    The worst performing sector as of midday Friday is the Energy sector not showing much of a gain Within that group Range Resources Corp Symbol RRC and Chesapeake Energy Corp Symbol CHK are two of the day s laggards showing a loss of 3 9 and 2 9 respectively Among energy ETFs […]

  • Daily Dividend Report: ABT, CPG, AMAT, POT, APA, MAS
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Abbott ABT increased the company s quarterly common dividend to 28 cents per share from 26 5 cents per share The cash dividend is payable Feb 15 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan 12 2018 Crescent Point Energy CPG confirms that the dividend to […]

  • CenturyLink, Frontier, Windstream Left Hanging on the Line
    on December 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    It s been a tough year for traditional wireline stocks CenturyLink CTL has fallen 28 year to date Windstream WIN is down 71 9 and Frontier Communications FTR is down 83 4 It s been a tough year for traditional wireline stocks CenturyLinkCenturyLink CTL has fallen […]

  • Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust's 7.25% Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares About To Put More Money In Your Pocket
    on December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    On 12 19 17 Ramco Gershenson Properties Trust s 7 25 Series D Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares Symbol RPT PRD will trade ex dividend for its quarterly dividend of 0 9062 payable on 1 2 18 As a percentage of RPT PRD s recent share price of 57 50 this dividend works out […]

  • Citigroup Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Series J Ex-Dividend Reminder
    on December 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    On 12 19 17 Citigroup Inc s 7 125 Fixed Rate Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock Series J Symbol C PRJ will trade ex dividend for its quarterly dividend of 0 4453 payable on 1 2 18 As a percentage of C PRJ s recent share price of 29 35 this dividend works out to […]

  • Friday Sector Leaders: Textiles, Banking & Savings
    on December 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    In trading on Friday textiles shares were relative leaders up on the day by about 2 3 Leading the group were shares of Crocs CROX up about 14 9 and shares of Under Armour UA up about 8 7 on the day Also showing relative strength are banking amp savings shares up on […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Weighing The Week Ahead: What Can Investors Learn From 2018 Forecasts?
    on December 17, 2017 at 9:07 am

    By Jeff Miller ByJeff Miller The economic calendar is loaded especially with reports on housing Despite this the calendar and recent events will stimulate pundits to get out their crystal balls I expect many to be asking The economic calendar is loaded especially with reports on […]

  • Most Americans Made Poor Financial Decisions This Holiday Season
    on December 17, 2017 at 3:06 am

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy but for countless Americans they re nothing more than a period of stress and regret And part of the reason is that many of us make poor financial decisions this time of year Nearly one third of Americans took on credit card debt to […]

  • 4 Ways to Save More in Your 401(k) in 2018
    on December 17, 2017 at 1:06 am

    It s estimated that 79 of Americans work for employers that sponsor a 401 k If you re one of them then the upcoming year is a great time to get moving on your savings efforts That s because come 2018 the annual 401 k contribution limits are increasing to 18 500 for workers under […]

  • How 1 Senator Got a Bigger Tax Break for Families
    on December 17, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Lawmakers finally appear to have agreed to a tax reform package that they believe will get through both the House and the Senate in the coming week Yet even up until the final hours before Republicans released their agreement there was considerable uncertainty about whether […]

  • Crude Oil Prices Went on a Wild Ride in 2017
    on December 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Heading into the year most analysts expected that 2017 would be a tamer one for oil prices because OPEC had finally stepped in to 160 support the market by pledging to limit its production Because of that most analysts expected oil to be between 50 and 55 per barrel this […]

  • CSX CEO Hunter Harrison Has Died
    on December 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    CSX CSX announced Saturday that CEO Hunter Harrison has died from severe complications from an undisclosed illness CSX said late Thursday that Harrison a widely revered industry veteran was taking medical leave ibd display video id 3025896 width 50 float […]

  • Here's How Big the U.S. Marijuana Market Could Be in 2018
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    The groundswell of optimism surrounding marijuana stocks may be warranted given the latest estimates for the marijuana market in 2018 According to GreenWave Advisors the opening up of recreational markets in California and elsewhere next year will drive retail marijuana sales to 14 […]

  • Like Dividends? I Bet You'll Love These 3 Stocks
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Famed industrialist John D Rockefeller once quipped to his neighbor that the only thing that gave him pleasure was to see his dividends coming in If you re like Mr Rockefeller and enjoy seeing dividend payments drop into your brokerage account then I bet you ll probably […]

  • Spirit Airlines Plots Its Next CEO Transition
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    In early 2016 long serving Spirit Airlines NASDAQ SAVE CEO Ben Baldanza resigned abruptly He was immediately replaced by Spirit board member and former AirTran Airways CEO Robert Fornaro However it was clear from day one that Fornaro would be more of a […]

  • Orbital ATK Will Guide Hitchhikers to the Galaxy
    on December 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Sometimes you find the darnedest things buried in the Pentagon s daily digest of contract awards Take Oct 30 s list for example Among nearly 600 million in defense contract awards described there was a brief mention 160 of Orbital ATK NYSE OA winning 34 million to […]

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  • 2017 Year in Review: A Look at Americans' Financial Habits
    on December 15, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    2017 was a momentous year for Americans and their finances, specifically in regards to household debt. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt reached a new high of $12.96 trillion in the third quarter of 2017. That was $280 billion higher than the previous record set in 2008. What does this […]

  • Warren Buffett's Failures: 15 Investing Mistakes He Regrets
    on December 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Warren Buffett is quite possibly the greatest investor of all time. For decades, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway — nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha" — has shown his ability to read Wall Street like a book. He has a net worth of nearly $82 billion, according to Forbes — making him one of the richest people on the planet. […]

  • Orbotech Ltd., Interview with Asher Levy, CEO
    on December 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Asher Levy, CEO of Orbotech Ltd. ( ORBK ). Asher Levy, CEO Biography: Mr. Asher Levy has been the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech (Nasdaq ORBK) since January 2013. Prior to this, for over 2 decades he served in various senior management positions at t […]

  • DNA Plc, Interview with Jukka Leinonen, CEO
    on November 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Jukka Leinonen, CEO of DNA Plc. Jukka Leinonen, CEO Biography: Jukka Leinonen: With DNA since 2010 CEO Education: M.Sc. (Tech) Main work experience: - DNA Ltd, CEO since 2013 - DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business 2010–2013 - TeliaSonera Ltd, […]

  • 5 Money Decisions You Might Regret Later in Life
    on November 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    By Herbert Kyles The room for error in most money decisions can leave you feeling pressured to make all the right moves now. The good news is we can learn from other people’s experiences to help us make better choices today so we don’t end up saddled with regrets about how we used our money in the past. Her […]

  • The 3 Unbreakable Rules for Financial Success
    on November 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    By  Paul Sydlansky, CFP® I recently had a friend ask me what the three most important pieces of advice you could give someone about their finances. I thought this was an excellent question and one that many others likely had as well. This really made me think, “If I could only provide three pieces of advice, what […]

  • Verona Pharma (VRNA), Interview with Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO
    on November 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO of Verona Pharma ( VRNA ). Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO Biography: Jan-Anders Karlsson, PhD, has served as Verona Chief Executive Officer and on the Company’s board of directors since June 2012. Prior to his time at Verona, he was CEO of […]

  • How to Achieve Real Diversification in Your Portfolio
    on November 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    By Chris Cook Many investors make a simple, yet correctable mistake in their portfolios—they believe they hold diversified investments when in actuality they don’t, leaving them unnecessarily exposed to  market volatility . So how does this problem happen, and why do so many investors build a narrowly or poorly […]

  • TherapeuticsMD (TXMD), Interview with Robert G. Finizio, CEO
    on November 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Robert G. Finizio, CEO, Founder and Director of TherapeuticsMD ( TXMD ). Robert G. Finizio, CEO Biography: Robert G. Finizio is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Director of TherapeuticsMD. Mr. Finizio has 20 years of healthcare experience and […]

  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Better Investor
    on November 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    By  Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® Do you feel knowledgeable about where you invest your money and how you do it? You might be a good investor right now but what could your portfolio look like if you were even better? If you want to take your financial performance and ability to grow wealth to the next level, take a look […]