March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April....More>>>
The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is not only a Dividend Aristocrat, it’s a Dividend King as well.
The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 51 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. The Dividend Kings have increased their dividends for 50+ consecutive years.
KO stock has a dividend yield of 3.3%, which is well above the....More>>>
By Dan Skelly, Executive Director and Head of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Equity Model Portfolio Team
This year’s stock market leaders and laggards have pretty much performed along with their fundamentals. So what is the data telling us about the rest of 2017?
Loan growth, rising dividends and stronger capital market activity may signal opportunities in the....More>>>
Shares of Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG) gained 19.9% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The company reported first-quarter results on April 26, sending share prices nearly 12% higher the next day. Rogers saw 27% year-over-year sales growth and 79% higher earnings, leaving analyst estimates far behind in both cases.
In Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis shows how smart use of statistics and probability replaced conventional wisdom and gut feelings to transform our national sport through improved strategy. By emphasizing the factors that actually drive victory, performances can be dramatically improved.
In baseball, nobody gets on base every time at bat. But, some players consistently....More>>>
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With great wealth comes great responsibility…and potential liability.
A recent survey conducted by Chubb Personal Risk Services concluded that many ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals overpay for protection that still....More>>>
I swear that sometimes I have the worst timing for my buys. I just bought some shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NASDAQ:TEVA) on Thursday and its shares fell 7.5% the next day.
If you recall, I bought shares of McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) the day before it fell 23% a few months ago. Thankfully, I reacted by doubling my position and now I’m a few percentage points above....More>>>
By Natalie Burg
Brothers David and Michael Miller were brought up to fight for what they believe in. Some of their earliest memories are of attending civil rights rallies with their mother in the 1970s. Decades later, they draw a direct connection between the values of their upbringing and the astounding growth of the company they founded together, Brightway Insurance.
In December 2012, when Michelle Schroeder-Gardner graduated with an MBA, she had $38,000 in student loan debt.
She got a job as a financial analyst earning $50,000 a year (plus bonuses of about $12,500 annually), but she set a goal of paying off her debt within six months.
Though it took her one extra month, paying off a huge amount of debt in a short period of time....More>>>
When fear and volatility rear their ugly heads, investors will traditionally turn to more conservative investments — such as gold. Presumably, this is what happened during the bitterly fought presidential campaign. In 2016, the price of gold, which ended the year up about 8%, had climbed as much as 28% at one point.
Similarly, many gold stocks enjoyed quite the ride last year —....More>>>