The performance of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) stock over the past decade appears rather unimpressive. Over the past ten years, including dividends, XOM stock has returned 49% — total. That’s an average return of just 4% per year, well below the S&P 500. Over the past five years, the news is even worse. Exxon Mobil stock has declined over that period. Including dividends,....More>>>
Poor Caterpillar (CAT). Everything had been looking up for the company, and then suddenly it wasn’t. Does that make it a perfect time for an upgrade?
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Caterpillar had rebounded with the global economy and as part of the Trump trade, helping to push its shares up 25% over the past 12 months. Its shares, however, have dropped 5.3% during the past....More>>>
We said we'd believe it when we saw it. Well, now we've seen it. On November 30, the Middle-Eastern oil cartel known as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (or "OPEC") finally agreed to a modest reduction in its massive oil production. This is critical because oil prices have plummeted since 2014 due to OPEC's unrestrained production. ....More>>>
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Like the tobacco industry, the oil and gas industry is also undergoing consolidation, and the Fund has benefited from its holding in Baker Hughes, Inc. (NYSE:BHI) (“BHI”). The Fund’s position in BHI was initiated in late 2015 as an arbitrage opportunity when Halliburton Company (“HAL”) bid for BHI, and as a proxy for an anticipated return to growth in the oil services....More>>>
February28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks....More>>>
No one wants to spend their retirement bagging groceries, but without sufficient retirement savings, that’s how you may be spending your golden years. The latest Merrill Lynch Finances in Retirement Survey, released in March 2017, revealed that the average cost of retirement has risen to $738,400. Of that number, $260,000 will go to healthcare costs alone, according to Fidelity’s Retiree....More>>>
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Wall Street could hardly be quieter, with large-cap stocks in their narrowest trading range since the 1960s as the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) continues in its longest consecutive streak below 11.
The national psyche is obsessed with the cavalcade of political news out of Washington; largely ignoring market-specific events like chatter of an OPEC-Russia supply freeze extension of a bit of....More>>>
The latest COT report showed little movement in trader positions before the Yellen. But since this report only included positions as of Tuesday, it didn’t include Wednesday’s bear raid and trader responses to Ms. Yellen’s speech on Friday. Nevertheless, we saw an increase in speculative gold longs (which surprised us), a decrease in speculative shorts, and also a decrease in the....More>>>