The year 2018 has been volatile for the markets. Stocks rapidly climbed to record territory early in the year before finally posting a long-awaited correction. And the energy market has seen a dramatic rise in oil prices that’s helped to bolster prospects for oil and natural gas related companies. Yet for conservative investors, one popular investment that most see as being particularly safe....More>>>
Its a snoozefest.
The S&P 500 is stuck in its narrowest range in nearly half a century and trading volume is plumbing multi-month lows. But by September, investors may be pining for the dog days of summer, with data suggesting that it is historically the worst month for stocks.
Since 1928, the S&P 500 has dropped in September 56% of the time, according to Bank of America Merrill....More>>>
Legend has it that Canada Bill Jones was the greatest card sharp ever to work the Wild West casinos.
He could beat any man at any game. And while he was generous to those in need, he was ruthless when it came to making money from “suckers” at the poker table.
“Its immoral to let a sucker keep his money,” Jones was reported to have said
The statement is....More>>>
Former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw is denying reports that he made unwanted advances toward a former NBC correspondentin the 1990s, the Washington Post and Variety reported Thursday.
A Post story quotes Linda Vester alleging that as an ex-NBC correspondent then in her 20s, that the legendary anchorforciblyattempted to kiss her. She didn’t complain at the time, according to the Post.
Overall, 29 states (including D.C.) have medical marijuana laws on the books and eight states have embraced recreational marijuana markets. Creating those markets is complex, but tax revenue statistics suggest the effort is worth it. Marijuana advisory firm GreenWave Advisors estimates marijuana sales taxes added $1.6 billion to state tax receipts last year,and GreenWave’s Matt Karnes estimates....More>>>
Call it global warming. Call it climate change. Maybe it’s a nuance, or maybe your political stance determines how you feel about this debate. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked investment in clean energy and renewable energy for years.
It turns out that 2016 broke the growth cycle for investing in clean energy — and then some.
With a new Trump administration about to take office,....More>>>
Retail stocks are always tricky.
Firstly, the macro backdrop for retail has to be healthy in order for retail stocks to rise. You need to have strong consumer confidence and upbeat consumer spending patterns. You also need Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to stop taking over the retail world.
Secondly, the trend has to be your friend. Consumers need to find a particularl retailer’s....More>>>
In a CNBC interview this week, Warren Buffett was asked if he would still consider investing in gun companies after the school shooting in Florida and calls for corporate America to stop supporting the NRA and gun manufacturers.
This was his response:
“I think what the kids are doing there is very admirable, but I don’t think that Berkshire should say, ‘We’re....More>>>
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The growth in smart beta strategies is accelerating at a rapid pace, according to a new report from FTSE Russell.
Allocations to smart beta strategies reached a new peak of 46% of global asset owners, up from 36% last year – an increase....More>>>
Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.
AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto,....More>>>