Unlike the financial sector that dominated Crescent’s 2016 returns, there wasn’t any one sector that was an unusual driver of performance year to date. However, Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) was one company that did stand out, increasing 42.41% in the quarter, which added 0.73% to the Fund’s first-quarter return.
Arconic’s recent stock price performance was neither a function....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>>>
Never a boring day — that’s been the de facto mantra of the administration of President Donald Trump. But over the weekend, he may have taken things a bit too far. In a series of tweets, Donald Trump accused his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, of wiretapping his phones. A day later, the White House called for a congressional investigation as to whether Obama meddled in last....More>>>
It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down. – Warren Buffett
What is a wonderful company, and what is ‘quality’ from an investing standpoint? The most constructive definition to address these questions....More>>>
UBS analyst Michael Lasser and team ask when the acquisition of Jet.com will be profitable for Wal-Mart Stores (WMT):
To size the impact to Wal-Marts P&L, we assume Jet achieves $1b in GMV over the next 12 mos & its 3P commissions are ~10%. This implies ~$400m in rev. Also, we est. a gross margin of 20% (assuming a ~10% GM on 1P & ~75% on 3P). News reports....More>>>
Smallcap home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware orRH (NYSE: RH) reportedQ3 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday that beat expectations and sent shares to near all time highs in after hours trading.Net revenues increased 8% to $592.473 millionon top of a 3% increase last year des
December 8, 2017: Markets opened higher Friday following a very solid report on non-farm payroll gains. Next week’s FOMC meeting is expected to raise the federal funds rate again. Telecom and healthcare were sector leaders today while materials and defensive stocks lagged. WTI crude oil fo
I was reminded of this over the Thanksgiving break as I impatiently waited for that derby-winning fish to bite. As I sat there bobbing in the boat trying to stay warm in the sub-30 degree temperatures in the panhandle of northern Idaho, I realized that fishing is
There's an interesting game of chess being played out in India right now. Not the board game, but one of corporate strategy. I am certain there will at least be a few case studies and books by the time one of them says "Checkmate!".
Amazon India (AMZN) recently increased investments in it