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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
The Trump administration argued in a legal brief Friday that the president has the power to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, siding with a financial firm that is fighting a $109 million fine in court.
The case at issue is being closely watched by Wall Street and consumer advocates because it challenges the constitutionality of the CFPB. Legal experts say it is unusual....More>>>
In the stock market, I have a couple rules I like to follow. One of them is to almost always stay away from stocks trading under $5. After all, there is a reason they are under $5, and its not because things are going well. But every once in a while, one finds a hidden gem among these cheap stocks. I think Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is one of those hidden gems.
Many people don’t realize it, but when you get that final paycheck, it is one of the most important financial events of your life. The idea of no longer working for money and having access to a paycheck can do weird things to some people. In many cases, it can turn them into a penny pinching, wheeling-dealing, cheapskate who will go out of their way to save a buck or get a better....More>>>
For a favorite growth stock for the coming year, I remain a fan of this media giant whose operations include film entertainment and theme parks along with cable and broadband businesses, notes dividend expert Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor.
Cash flow remains strong at Comcast (CMCSA) and the firm continues to add subscribers. Comcast grew earnings per share 15% to $0.92 in the....More>>>
I bought into Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) in March of this year at a price of $30.85. I looked at INTC as a short-term valuation reversion play. It was simply too cheap at the time relative to the market at the time. Having my holding appreciate >20%, and with no near-term catalysts within sight to drive the stock higher, I recently sold the position.
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>>>
In this segment fromIndustry Focus: Consumer Goods, host Vincent Shen is joined by Fool.com contributor Daniel Kline as they update investors on the state of the the $4.5 billion merger between privately-held Bass Pro Shops andCabelas(NYSE:CAB)as the companies grapple with challenges that may ultimately scuttle the entire deal.
From additional inquiries from regulators to a weak quarter of....More>>>
Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL) is deep into penny-stock land these days. A low-priced stock is often a bad investment. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s a bargain. Too often, while there can be huge gains in penny stocks, the risks are huge, as well. Given its recent problems, SDRL stock is not what it once was.
Seadrill used to be a high-flying company.....More>>>
Stocks continue to new highs today. But with the holiday approaching, the big focus is oil. It was two years ago on Thanksgiving day evening that the Saudis blocked a move by their fellow OPEC members to cut production, to put a floor under oil prices around $70. Oil plunged in a thin market and never looked back.
Facebook stock has been on a run. However, FB stock could top $175, driven by mobile ad revenue and Instagram growth. Flickr
Shares of Menlo Park, California-basedFacebook Inc.(NASDAQ:FB) have risen steadily through2017, after what was a relatively lackluster performance last year. FB stock price is up 16% for the year, outperforming the Nasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX), which is up 8.5% over....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.