Latest Articles in Stocks

  • Two-Thirds of Retirees Rely Too Heavily on Social Security. Don't Be One of Them
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    While it s not a pleasant thought many Americans are not prepared for retirement In fact 46 of baby boomers have nothing at all saved for retirement according to a study from the Insured Retirement Institute Despite so many soon to be retirees falling short on their savings […]

  • The Best Airline Stock to Own if Fuel Prices Stay High
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Entering 2018 airlines expected to face significant profit headwinds from higher fuel costs after oil prices soared nearly 50 in the second half of 2017 Unfortunately oil prices have continued to move higher in 2018 particularly since March This has already forced […]

  • 12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Most of us look forward to retirement imagining that we ll get to relax more and do lots of things that we haven t had sufficient time for such as traveling reading and exercising How pleasant and secure our retirements are depends to a great deal on how well we prepare and on […]

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday Morning
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips Friday marked a quiet day on Wall Street as the price of oil declined and tensions between North Korea and the U S eased a bit With the stock market closing Monday for Memorial Day we re looking ahead to a […]

  • Why Investors Are Paying a Premium for NVIDIA Corporation
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    NVIDIA Corporation NASDAQ NVDA has been a darling of Wall Street for a few years now and investors have pushed the company s share price up by a staggering 1 000 over the past three years But the company s phenomenal share price gains mean its stock now trades at about 41 times […]

  • Don't Get Greedy Yet With Check Point Software Technologies Stock
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies NASDAQ CHKP have been underperforming for the past year As cyberattacks have gained notoriety lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company s market share Even with an attractive valuation […]

  • Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: Ant Financial's $200M Motion Sensor Bet
    on May 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    By VCDeals ByVCDeals Welcome to Seeking Alpha s Venture Capital Deals of the Week Follow this account and turn on the e mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings Welcome to Seeking Alpha s Venture Capital Deals of the Week Follow this account and turn on the […]

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now
    on May 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Everyone has their investing preferences and people have studied the efficacy of various investing methods over the years Unsurprisingly all of those types of investing growth value income etc share one common trait Buying and holding over long time periods If you […]

  • 6 Unusual Things You Probably Didn't Know About Alibaba
    on May 26, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Alibaba NYSE BABA 160 is widely known as the Amazon 160 of China simply because it s the largest e commerce company in China But Alibaba is much more than an online retailer The company has been aggressively diversifying its revenue sources in an effort to becom […]

  • Who's Ready for a 15% Increase to Their Health Insurance Premium in 2019?
    on May 26, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    When Donald Trump won the electoral vote 1 1 2 years ago the American people knew change was coming Topping President Trump s list of things to do once in office was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ACA which is more commonly known as Obamacare Of course things didn t […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • Armstrong World Up 47% in a Year: What's Behind the Rally?
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Shares of Armstrong World Industries Inc AWI have surged around 47 in the last year The company has also outperformed its industry s growth of roughly 19 as well as S amp P 500 s gain of 13 The price surge can be attributed to strong repair and remodel activity along wit […]

  • BA or LMT: Which Aerospace/Defense Stock to Invest In?
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    U S aerospace and defense is one of the nation s key industries given the increasing demand for defense equipment and commercial jets The industry benefits from the volatile and uncertain geopolitical global backdrop characterized by terrorist threats civil wars and border disputes […]

  • Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - L
    on May 25, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Loews Corp Symbol L crossed below their 200 day moving average of 49 69 changing hands as low as 49 50 per share Loews Corp shares are currently trading off about 0 9 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of L shares versus its 200 […]

  • How Do Large Recalls Affect Auto Companies' Stock Prices?
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    On Friday morning Fiat Chrysler FCAU announced a recall of 4 8 million vehicles to repair a defect that can cause cruise control to remain engaged even after the driver has used the brake to disengage it 160 The company describes the series of events necessary to cause the problem […]

  • Is the Coal Industry's Trump-Induced Revival Short-Lived?
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    The coal industry is faced with numerous challenges from domestic and international markets In the U S strong competition from natural gas stringent regulations and additional impetus to solar and wind power generation through the extension of tax credits are steadily luring away […]

  • 3 Reasons to Buy American Public Education (APEI) Right Now
    on May 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Shares of American Public Education APEI have rallied 65 3 so far this year outperforming the 21 2 gain of the industry it belongs to Also the company has outperformed the industry in the 12 week and 52 week frame giving the stock a Momentum Score of A Strategic Initiatives new […]

  • 5 Reasons to Add Webster Financial (WBS) in Your Portfolio
    on May 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Webster Financial WBS seems to be a profitable pick now based on its underlying strength and earnings growth prospects The factors that indicate upside potential in the stock include an impressive organic growth story improving credit quality and capital strength Further with the eas […]

  • Friday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Services
    on May 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    The best performing sector as of midday Friday is the Utilities sector higher by 0 5 Within that group PG amp E Corp Symbol PCG and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc Symbol PEG are two large stocks leading the way showing a gain of 2 2 and 1 0 respectively Among utilities […]

  • Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Materials
    on May 25, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    The worst performing sector as of midday Friday is the Energy sector showing a 2 7 loss Within that group Helmerich amp Payne Inc Symbol HP and Newfield Exploration Co Symbol NFX are two of the day s laggards showing a loss of 5 3 and 5 2 respectively Among energy ETFs on […]

  • Friday 5/25 Insider Buying Report: EVOP, CNNE
    on May 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    As the saying goes there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock but only one reason to buy they expect to make money So let s look at two noteworthy recent insider buys At Evo Payments a filing with the SEC revealed that on Tuesday David L Goldman purchased 25 […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Two-Thirds of Retirees Rely Too Heavily on Social Security. Don't Be One of Them
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    While it s not a pleasant thought many Americans are not prepared for retirement In fact 46 of baby boomers have nothing at all saved for retirement according to a study from the Insured Retirement Institute Despite so many soon to be retirees falling short on their savings […]

  • The Best Airline Stock to Own if Fuel Prices Stay High
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Entering 2018 airlines expected to face significant profit headwinds from higher fuel costs after oil prices soared nearly 50 in the second half of 2017 Unfortunately oil prices have continued to move higher in 2018 particularly since March This has already forced […]

  • 12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid
    on May 26, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Most of us look forward to retirement imagining that we ll get to relax more and do lots of things that we haven t had sufficient time for such as traveling reading and exercising How pleasant and secure our retirements are depends to a great deal on how well we prepare and on […]

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday Morning
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    InvestorPlace Stock Market News Stock Advice amp Trading Tips Friday marked a quiet day on Wall Street as the price of oil declined and tensions between North Korea and the U S eased a bit With the stock market closing Monday for Memorial Day we re looking ahead to a […]

  • Why Investors Are Paying a Premium for NVIDIA Corporation
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    NVIDIA Corporation NASDAQ NVDA has been a darling of Wall Street for a few years now and investors have pushed the company s share price up by a staggering 1 000 over the past three years But the company s phenomenal share price gains mean its stock now trades at about 41 times […]

  • Don't Get Greedy Yet With Check Point Software Technologies Stock
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Shares of cybersecurity outfit Check Point Software Technologies NASDAQ CHKP have been underperforming for the past year As cyberattacks have gained notoriety lots of competition has cropped up and taken a bite out of the company s market share Even with an attractive valuation […]

  • Venture Capital Deals Of The Week: Ant Financial's $200M Motion Sensor Bet
    on May 26, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    By VCDeals ByVCDeals Welcome to Seeking Alpha s Venture Capital Deals of the Week Follow this account and turn on the e mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings Welcome to Seeking Alpha s Venture Capital Deals of the Week Follow this account and turn on the […]

  • 3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now
    on May 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Everyone has their investing preferences and people have studied the efficacy of various investing methods over the years Unsurprisingly all of those types of investing growth value income etc share one common trait Buying and holding over long time periods If you […]

  • 6 Unusual Things You Probably Didn't Know About Alibaba
    on May 26, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Alibaba NYSE BABA 160 is widely known as the Amazon 160 of China simply because it s the largest e commerce company in China But Alibaba is much more than an online retailer The company has been aggressively diversifying its revenue sources in an effort to becom […]

  • Who's Ready for a 15% Increase to Their Health Insurance Premium in 2019?
    on May 26, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    When Donald Trump won the electoral vote 1 1 2 years ago the American people knew change was coming Topping President Trump s list of things to do once in office was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ACA which is more commonly known as Obamacare Of course things didn t […]

Basics of Investing

  • How to Uncover Hidden Investment Fees
    on May 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    By Rick Kahler, CFP®, ChFC Before you put money into an investment, you need to know how the fees associated with the investment will affect your returns. Unfortunately, discovering what those fees are isn't always easy. Here are some suggestions for how to research and be prepared to talk to your financia […]

  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
    on May 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financial choices are providing them with a sound financial foundation. […]

  • Saving Isn't Enough, You Need to Invest Too
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    By Herbert Kyles, AWMA® Recent surveys have demonstrated that 20- and 30-somethings are excellent at saving money. In fact,  38% of respondents  said they saved half their paychecks. Half of the respondents reported cutting back on the money they spend on nights out to make that happen, and 42% said they wer […]

  • Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett
    on May 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    By Levi Sanchez, CFP® Every year since 1977, Warren Buffett has  written a letter  to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that captures more than the shareholder's attention. Anyone who is interested in understanding the thought process of a genius businessman and investor has tuned in over the years, and t […]

  • Think You're a Good Investor? Not So Fast...
    on May 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Shutterstock photo If you were asked to give a range of weights for a fully loaded 747 jumbo jet, such that you were 90% confident that the actual weight fell into your range, what would you say?  What if you were similarly asked to give a 90% confidence range for the length of the Nile River - how would you […]

  • 2 Not So Obvious Investment Management Lessons
    on May 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® Aside from controlling spending and saving, how you invest is the most important factor in meeting your financial goals. You can spend a great deal of time and effort refining your investment process and beliefs and managing your portfolio. Much of the standard advice holds […]

  • Understanding Treasury Yields
    on April 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Anybody who watches the financial channels on T.V. or follows the markets in any way is now aware that rising bond yields, and in particular the yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note, are the big story right now. Over the last couple of days, we have moved above a 3% yield on the 10-Year and then retraced back under t […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Stocks Often Drop On Good Earnings
    on April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Earnings season got underway in earnest this morning, with releases from three big banks, Citigroup ( C ), JP Morgan Chase ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo ( WFC ). Reports of Q1 2018 results will come thick and fast from hereon out and, by the time things start to slow down a few weeks from now, there will inevitably be som […]

  • 7 Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    By Daniel Ruedi Millennials  often think they are too young to get serious about investing for retirement. The truth is, with the majority of their earning and saving years ahead of them, young people actually have the most at stake when making investment decisions. Any mistakes are compounded over a long […]

  • The Unique Retirement Planning Needs of Women
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    By Katie Moore When it comes to planning for retirement, there is no one-size-fits-all option. While the retirement goal of being able to live comfortably may be the same, the path to reach that goal can be very different for men and women. There are some unique issues that women need to account for that don’t […]