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Women are opening up new small businesses at a faster pace than men. But they’re facing higher hurdles to making them successful than their male counterparts.

About one in five small businesses majority female-owned, and the number of such firms also grew by 22% between 2007 and 2015, according to a recent report published by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City.

More than 970,000 small firms now have majority female ownership. The Fed defines a small business as a company with 500 or fewer employees. That’s far fewer than the 3 million male-run firms, a number that grew by about 6% over the same period.

Compared to male-owned companies, startups owned by women “face different sets of challenges in terms of operating and growing,” said Dell Gines, senior community affairs advisor at the Kansas City Fed.

The report continues to beat the drum on the topic of female participation in the economy. It’s a subject that Fed Chair Janet Yellen has championed.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Levine]

    As January and the new year settle in, many of us are wondering what 2017 will have in store. Even more interested are investors in Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), who are eager to see how the company performs after having completed its separation fromAdient and merger with Tyco. Fortunately, investors have the opportunity to gain some insight, as the company recently held its annual Analyst Day. Let’s take a look to see what it anticipates in 2017.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE: JCI) posted a new 52-week low of $38.65 on Monday, down about 2.5% from Friday’s closing price of $39.64. The stock’s 52-week high is $50.65. Volume totaled around 15.9 million shares, about 20% above the daily average of around 4.9million. The company had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Johnson Controls International Inc. (NYSE: JCI) posted a new 52-week low of $38.75 on Thursday, down about 10.5% from Wednesday’s closing price of $43.32. Volume totaled around 14.5 million shares, more than 3 times the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company met profit expectations when it reported results this morning. SG&A expenditures rose sharply as did overall cost of sales. Perhaps that and flat revenues weighed on the shares in Thursday’s session.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: region(DGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN (NASDAQ: DGLD) seeks to provideshort exposure to three times (3x) the daily performance of theS&P GSCI Gold Index. As with UGLD, DGLD would be doing this viafutures contracts.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CEB Inc. (NYSE: CEB) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $74.90 after Gartner Inc (NYSE: IT) announced plans to acquire the company for $2.6 billion in cash and stock.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap energy transportation and distribution stock Enbridge Inc (NYSE: ENB):

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Not to be outdone, rival Canadian oil pipeline giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) announced a transformational gas-focused deal of its own, agreeing to acquire U.S. pipeline company Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE) for $28 billion. That transaction will catapult Enbridge past TransCanada and create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. Further, the deal will bolster Enbridge’s near-term capital project backlog to $20 billion, while enhancing its inventory of longer-term investment opportunities to $37 billion. This pipeline supports Enbridge’s view that it can increase its dividend by 10% to 12% annually through 2024.