For loyal fans and shareholders of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), Thursday was a vindicating day. The company’s gigafactory that will make all the lithium-ion batteries that power the popular electric vehicle began production yesterday, silencing critics that had said Tesla would never be able to get that far. It did. The cells of the right size and shape for the ballyhooed Model 4 will begin....More>>>
Stop making it so complicated! A friend said to me yesterday, "I was thinking about selling stocks now – ahead of the election – and then buying them back afterward." Hey, that's fine, whatever makes him happy. But that's not an investing strategy… that's a speculation. It's not based on an understanding of the markets. Today, I....More>>>
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is battling a crude oil price environment that is far more volatile in Q2 than it was in Q1. While lower realizations will likely be the core story of the Q2 earnings report, this company is still in a great position to continue to generate free cash flow and return value to shareholders in the form of buybacks and a growing dividend. Additionally, weakness from lower realizations....More>>>
Wednesday was an up-and-down day for the stock market, which lost substantial ground early in the day only to climb back toward the unchanged mark by the end of the session. A slight rise for the Dow Jones Industrials led to yet another record-high close, and although other major market benchmarks weren’t quite as lofty, they nevertheless finished with only modest losses on the day. Generally....More>>>
When it comes to their retirement plans, what investors don’t know definitely can hurt thema lot.
That’s why the U.S. Department of Labor thought it was necessary to step in recently with new rules that will require all financial professionals to adhere to the fiduciary standard when they’re doling out recommendations to their clients about how to handle their qualified....More>>>
April 4, 2017: Markets opened lower Tuesday following some indifferent results in Monday’s session. Utilities and energy paced the sector trading with financials and healthcare dragging equities lower. The political winds are blowing investors first one way, then another, as President Trump prepares for a first meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping and we all prepare for the non-farm....More>>>
The passive vs. active question has raged lately, amid new data showing that index funds (passive investing) deliver better and cheaper. The ever-wise Rick Kahler, who heads Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City, S.D, informs us what the best choice is:
When it comes to investing, it’s a losing proposition to try and be anything better than average. I was recently reminded of this....More>>>
When Box (NYSE:BOX) went public at the start of 2015, the stock surged on opening day. Typical of the period, the cloud-based software company that helps businesses with data collaboration and management quickly fell from those highs.
Now down nearly 50% from the highs and two years later, Box offers a completely different valuation proposition. The recent pick as a top stock for 2017 by....More>>>