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Upon turning 60 recently, I came to the realization that other than family, work and community service, I was living for my next pilgrimage. Ive been taking pilgrimages since high school. Im not talking about a religious journey
After four weeks without a single IPO, the US IPO market is back from its annual August pause. Four deals are on the IPO calendar to raise $690 million in the week ahead, including:
The first energy IPO in over a year, an MLP with a 7.5% annualized yield A VC-backed tech company (2016’s tech IPO class is up over +100% on average) A large Bermuda bank and wealth manager with....More>>>
Since the presidential elections in November 2016 we have observed strong impact on the financial markets. The equity markets have risen strongly (SPY +6.3%), especially the financial stocks have done well (XLF +18%). There have been numerous articles on the large US banks and their current financial position and their potential for the future. One group that is a bit overlooked....More>>>
Perhaps I should reduce my equity allocation… (BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Its not in our nature to make big changes in our lives when things are going well. Our brains are wired to naturally conserve energy, and without the shadow of stress or danger, were likely to stick with whatevers working. In many ways, theres nothing wrong with that. Why make the effort to fix what....More>>>
Around a month ago, I published an article on Seeking Alpha where I looked at the oil production trends of the Permian Basin, one of the largest oil and natural gas producing regions covered by the EIA (Energy Information Administration) in its monthly Drilling Productivity Report (the largest for oil to be specific). After seeing fresh data come out regarding the region, I figured it would be a....More>>>
This trading week has been shorter than most with Thanksgiving taking place on Thursday. As a result not too many companies have released news, updates or earnings this week, despite the markets hitting new highs across the board. However, a few companies did hold back the Trump rally.
24/7 Wall Street has picked out a few companies posting some of the largest losses for the past week, up....More>>>
Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) sure sawa pop on Thursday, just a day ahead of earnings from General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). These two companies might not be tied together on normal days. This time it’s because of merger rumors. Varian shares were up as much as 10% on Thursday after a report that GE might be acquiring the medical devices and equipment company.
The US Treasury market’s implied inflation forecast has surged in recent days, albeit after reaching unusually low levels last month. Nonetheless, the rollercoaster of revising expectations rolls on, and this time there’s an upside bias bubbling. The spread between the nominal 10-year yield and its inflation-indexed counterpart reached 1.48% yesterday (Mar. 1), based on daily data from....More>>>
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) held its first analyst day in two years yesterday–and it has many analysts feeling much better about the company than they were just a few days earlier. As we noted this morning, Nomura upgraded Chesapeake to Neutral from Reduce, while BofA Merrill Lynch raised its rating to Neutral from Underperform. But even analysts who left their ratings unchanged had kind words....More>>>
While most income investors are reaching for big yields right now, a small group of “hidden yield” stocks are quietly handing smart investors growing income streams plus annual returns of 12%, 27.1% and even 54% or more per year.
Why wouldn’t U.S. stocks rally, surging to the biggest weekly gain in a year, amid earnings euphoria like this? With no hint of fatigue, the S&P 500 Index spent the holiday-shortened week rolling past 2,700, while the Dow Jones Industria
January 8, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 45 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by less than 3 to 2 and on the Nasdaq, advancers and decliners finished roughly even.