Although the S&P 500 closed slightly lower Thursday, the index is still near its all time high as investors continue to enjoy an 8-year bull market.
However, many equity analysts remain cautious as stocks appear to be trading at inflated multiples. Goldman Sachs even went on record saying that they believe the U.S. bull market is in its last few innings.
Just because an industry is growing — it doesn’t mean you should try to enter it.
This comes to mind in considering the market for flash storage which IDC estimated was worth $15 billion in 2016 and would grow to nearly $20 billion by 2020. This growth suggests that customers want the product — but publicly traded vendors of flash are losing buckets of money. That’s....More>>>
Media headlines about Hilltop (NYSE:HTH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hilltop earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on....More>>>
Russias Putin has never taken his eye off the ball. His ambition is not global hegemony or European conquest. Putin seeks what Russia has always sought: regional hegemony and a set of buffer states in eastern Europe and central Asia that can add to Russias strategic depth.
In Syria, Russia has the warm water port of Tartus which is important when you consider that most Russian ports are....More>>>
Activision-Blizzard (ATVI) is up 54% since we initiated our bullish coverage on the video game giant back in March 17th 2017. ATVI is currently trading at a P/E of 42 by GAAP standards while the S&P 500 index is trading at an P/E of 26. This leads many investors to believe that ATVI is overvalued. However, GAAP P/E is a deceitful measurement....More>>>
Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Thursday, May 17.
The economy is running too fast and is getting hotter. Cramer thinks someone will get hurt if the Fed keeps raising interest rates. After weaker than expected nonfarm payrolls, the street expected Fed to not raise rates aggressively. However, after the jobless claims data, the Fed could....More>>>
Wells Fargo & Co. is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Friday before the start of trading, and investors will expect earnings to be weaker than the year-earlier period as the embattled lender fights to restore its reputation after a bruising scandal erupted over its sales practices, costing its CEO his job.
Early last month, the giant San Francisco-based lender was slapped....More>>>
Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised its position in Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 42.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,154 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $381,000 as of its most....More>>>
Few topics raise the ire of money managers more than the benefits of active versus passive investing. And while this war continues unabated, passive investing is gaining the upper hand.
You see, roughly 20% of assets in the U.S. were in passive investments at the start of the financial crisis in 2007. That number grew to more than one-third by 2018. But in the next two years, passive investments....More>>>
Press coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale
After a whirlwind week of new schedule reveals, surprise cancellations and buzzwords, the 2018 upfronts are done. It was an interesting week, and perhaps one of the more unpredictable ones in recent years. Now though, it's up to the advertisers to ultimately de