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If you hear the words “Irrevocable Trust,” you probably think of an estate planning tool designed to protect assets from inheritance tax. Or maybe to protect assets for Medicaid planning purposes. But Trusts can be used in a surprising variety of ways, especially during your lifetime.
Take NBA player Michael Carter-Williams. Instead of....More>>>
Our Top Pick for conservative investors for the coming year is a company that went through a management overhaul in 2015, leaving investors uncertain about the company’s future, observes Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.
Mattel (MAT) markets toys globally under the brand names Mattel, Fisher-Price, RoseArt, Barbie, AmericanGirl and many more, including strategic....More>>>
It was a great year for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) in 2016 as the stock was up nearly 13%. Moreover, the stock is off to a decent start this year as it is up approximately 4% year to date.
Over the past few years, the retailer has relished substantial competitive benefits on the back of its enormous scale.Things are gradually changing with the rise of e-commerce sales, however, where....More>>>
The fear of running out of money after you retire is common among both workers and retirees. How do you know if you’ll be able to do all the things you want to do and still have plenty left over for your kids to inherit? If most or all of the following statements apply to you, then you’re on track to have ample funds when you retire.
1. You know your “retirement number”
In a recent Seeking Alpha article comparing two upstream producers (see: EOG Resources Or ConocoPhillips?), there were several comments regarding Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY). This article will take the winner of my first article, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), and compare its valuation with that of OXY.
Before we look at some valuation metrics, it should be noted that this comparison is not....More>>>
The Under Armour stock ticker is changing, and shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) jumped following the news.
The company announced on Monday that it will change its Class A and Class C stock tickers. At the start of trading on Dec. 7, Under Armour Class A shares will change from “UA” to “UAA.” Also on that day, the company’s Class C common stock will....More>>>
Poor Caterpillar (CAT). Everything had been looking up for the company, and then suddenly it wasn’t. Does that make it a perfect time for an upgrade?
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Caterpillar had rebounded with the global economy and as part of the Trump trade, helping to push its shares up 25% over the past 12 months. Its shares, however, have dropped 5.3% during the past....More>>>
Welcome back, geopolitical risk.
It would be an overstatement to say panicky investors are dumping stocks and other risky assets, but traditional havens are certainly getting a boost as potential flashpoints from Europe to the Middle East to East Asia suddenly return to the top of investors worry list.
Geopolitical concerns have clearly been on the rise over the last week or so with....More>>>
December 29, 2016: Markets opened higher Thursday but were unable to hold onto early gains, probably due to some selling as traders get their ducks in a row for the new year. Equities have bounced around the break-even line most of the day. Utilities is the best performing sector while financials is the worst. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $53.77 a barrel, down about 0.5% on the....More>>>
Gold prices finished in negative territory Monday as the dollar strengthened and as investors favored assets perceived as risky over so-called havens.
Gold has been plagued by a downbeat tone in the wake of recent signals from the Federal Reserve for at least one more increase to interest rates this year in what has been interpreted as an upbeat outlook on the worlds No. 1 economy. That view....More>>>