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[ May 25, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 98954 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Related CBSH Earnings Scheduled For April 13, 2016 Earnings Scheduled For October 14, 2015 Commerce Bancshares beats by $0.02, revenue in-line (Seeking Alpha) Related SNY Medivation Surges On Reported Pushback Of Sanofi Takeover Effort After-Hours Recap: Medivation, Valeant, CSX & More Wall Street Breakfast: Verizon Gets Hit With Major East Coast Strike (Seeking Alpha) Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are: Best Integrated Utility Stocks To Buy For 2016: Rovi Corporation(ROVI) Rovi Corporation provides digital entertainment technology solutions for the discovery and management of entertainment content. It offers interactive program guides; embedded licensing technologies, such as recommendations and search capability; media recognition technologies; licensing of the company?s database of descriptive information about television, movie, music, books, and game content; and analog content protection technologies and services. The company?s interactive program guides technology is an interactive listing of television or video program information that enables viewers to … Continue reading

[ May 23, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 85535 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There’s been a lot of hand wringing about the dismal performance of department stores like Kohl’s (KSS), Macy’s (M), TJX Cos. (TJX), and Sears Holdings (SHLD) and what it says about the state of consumer spending. Yardeni Research’s Ed Yardeni argues that U.S. consumers are shopping, but that “Amazon (AMZN) is taking all the fun, and some of the profits, out of retailing…” He explains: Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Amazon is taking all the fun, and some of the profits, out of retailing for the big box department stores. Their stock prices dropped sharply last week on disappointing earnings reports. The S&P 500 Department Stores stock price index, which peaked at a cyclical high on April 8, 2015, was down a whopping 53% through the end of last week, when it lost 16.4%. Debbie and I think its still possible that much of the weakness in earnings reflected unusually warm weather … Continue reading

[ May 22, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 92705 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Can I take a tax deduction for my long-term-care insurance premiums? Take Our Quiz: Is It Tax Deductible? Maybe. If you have a tax-qualified long-term-care insurance policy, you may be able to deduct a portion of your premiums as a medical expense. (Most traditional long-term-care policies qualify, but ask your insurer.) You can deduct eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses only if you itemize your deductions, and then only the portion of medical expenses that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (7.5% if you are 65 or older). For example, if you’re 50 years old and your adjusted gross income is $50,000, you can deduct eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses above $5,000. The amount that counts toward the deduction for long-term-care policies is based on your age. If you’re 40 or younger, you can count up to $380 you paid in qualified long-term-care premiums in 2015. You can count up … Continue reading

[ May 22, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 21589 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Why all the confidence? Well aside from all these pundits coming out saying there is a 100% chance that we are in a recession or that a recession will start before summer the reason is thatthe data doesn’t show it. You can make up indicators that don’t really make sense either in their construction or their interpretations or you can focus on one relatively narrow segment of the economy but none of that actually means we are entering a recession. If you want to gauge the probability of a recession it might be helpful to really study the business cycle and how we enter and exit recession as well as how we do not. You then want to build a battery of models to help you interpret what is happening and what is likely to happen going forward. If you do this, and don’t focus on just one indicator, you … Continue reading

[ May 21, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 89088 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

For months, strategists warned that high valuations in the U.S. could leave stocks vulnerable to a correction. But valuations seemed to have had little hand in guiding investors during this year’s steep declines across global markets. Equity markets that were relatively more “expensive”those with higher valuationsdidn’t suffer any more than their “cheaper” counterparts from the recent turbulence, data suggest. That speaks to the host of other factors guiding January’s sharp moves, from oil to central banks. It also underscores what many market observers have known for some timevaluations are a poor predictor of short-term market moves. A comparison of one-year forward price-to-earnings ratios for major bourses in the U.S., Japan, Europe and emerging markets shows little relation between the indexes’ valuations at the start of the year and the extent of their falls. Top Life Sciences Companies To Watch In Right Now: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)   SodaStream International Ltd. develops, … Continue reading