Finance

Sears Partnership With Amazon Crushes Home Improvement Stocks

Amazon's growing footprint has recently hurt brick-and-mortar stores from department stores to grocers and sports apparel sellers.<p>Add home improvement chains to the list.<p>A Thursday annou ncement that Sears Holding Corps. will start selling its Kenmore line of home appliances directly through …

Home Improvement

Why you might want to avoid these 30 dividend stocks

When companies cut their dividends, investors suffer a double whammy: lower fixed payments and a weaker share price.<p>That’s why Bethesda, Maryland-based Management CV provides institutional clients with lists of stocks for which it is especially concerned about possible dividend cuts.<p>Investors tend …

Stocks

3M: Place Your Bets

MMM reports Q2 earnings in a few days.<p>The stock continues to fly and that sets expectations very high for the report.<p>3M needs a perfect report for …

Stocks

Amazon's latest assault wipes $13 billion off Home Depot, other appliance seller stocks

Shares of Home Depot and Lowe's were slammed Thursday, along Whirlpool, after Amazon threatened to take on the appliance market in a much bigger way …

Stocks

These Statistics on Trump's Presidency at Six Month Mark Are Jaw-Dropping

While CNN kept track of how many tweets he sent and “number of walls built with Mexico's money” (zero, so far) and declared Donald Trump’s presidency …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

MORGAN STANLEY: 12 stocks that are set to skyrocket this earnings season

Earnings season is here, and traders everywhere are betting on how companies have done over the last four months.<p>Morgan Stanley is no exception, but its analysts have a couple standout ideas. In a list the bank recently released, Morgan Stanley put together what it calls its "high conviction" …

Stocks

Confused About Blockchain? Here's What You Need to Know

Billionaire and entrepreneur-extraordinaire Mark Cuban recently tweeted that blockchain technology would be "at the core of most transactions in the future". Fellow billionaire Richard Branson believes blockchain technology could bring about an economic revolution. <b>International Business Machines</b> …

Stocks

3 Stocks That Look Just Like eBay in 1998 -- The Motley Fool

Big growth stocks don't come along often, but these three fit the bill.<p>One of the early movers in the internet revolution, <b>eBay Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:EBAY) …

Stocks

Big-name investors are using a '1% rule' to make risky bets that won't devastate you — but could pay off big-time

To the uninitiated, investing can seem like gambling. And in some cases, it is.<p>But when big-name investors make big returns look easy, it's tempting to roll the dice yourself.<p>The latest craze to catch the attention of the mainstream investing community revolves around cryptocurrencies, such as …

S&P 500

President Trump is playing with fire by obsessing over the stock market

Not long ago, President Trump was warning of a "big, fat, ugly bubble" in the stock market. Now that he's in charge, Trump has quickly become the market's cheerleader-in-chief.<p>He's bragged about the stock market in six tweets this month alone.<p>"Stock Market hit another all-time high yesterday -- …

S&P 500

The Benefits of Trading in Your Car

Many buyers prefer to trade in their current vehicle when getting another one, because it's easy. All they have to do is drive to a dealership, sign …

Trading

These International ETFs Are Trouncing the Competition | Investopedia

Looking at the year-to-date (YTD) performance of ETFs can reveal a lot of discrepancies in various funds' strategies or how various funds are …

Trading

Apple's stock ends seesaw session with a loss to snap win streak at 9 sessions

Apple Inc.'s stock AAPL, -0.45% ended a seesaw session Thursday in negative territory, snapping its win streak at nine sessions despite continued gains in the broader technology sector. The stock rallied as much as 0.5% to an intraday high of $151.74 in the opening minutes, then fell as much as …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Most Undervalued Stocks Of The S&P 500 - July 2017

These companies are all rated as suitable for the Defensive Investor and/or the Enterprising Investor following the ModernGraham approach.<p>All ten are …

Stocks

Markets Right Now: US stocks waver in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):<p>11:45 a.m.<p>U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading, a day after closing at record highs.<p>Health care companies are gaining Thursday, but industrial companies are lower.<p>Sears jumped 15 …

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Here's what the charts are saying about the 'death of retail'

Have you heard that story yet about how Amazon is destroying traditional retailers?<p>Let me ask you: Is this actually the case? Is this it for retailers? It’s over?<p>Fortunately we have actual data that can help us answer this question. We’re not making guesses based on estimates that will be revised …

Trading

Opinion: There’s a U.S. stock market signal for a possible ‘parabolic’ move in prices

The stock market has been going straight up. And a new signal has just been given, showing that it’s possible that you haven’t seen anything yet. Let’s start with a chart to understand this.<p><b>Chart</b><p>Please click here for the chart, which compares the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) with momentum ETF (MTUM) Notice …

Trading

US stocks end mixed as Nasdaq matches longest winning streak since 2015

US stocks had a mixed end to the trading day as investors digested the latest batch of earnings and more political uncertainty. The Nasdaq Composite, …

S&P 500

Crude futures settle lower ahead of Opec meeting

Investing.com – Crude futures settled lower on Thursday, as uncertainty ahead of the Opec meeting next week offset recent data showing a drop in U.S. …

New York Mercantile Exchange

How to Trade Visa Ahead of Earnings

Steve Sosnick, chief options strategist at Interactive Brokers, discusses his options trade for Visa. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on …

Trading

Preparing for THE Bottom: Part 4 – Gold Stocks and Bonds

In the first part of the Preparing for THE Bottom series, we emphasized the need to be sure to stay alert and focused in the precious metals market, …

Trading

I started this article with the thought I was bullish on stocks. That's not how it ends

Are you wondering when the current tide of creative destruction from the FANG stocks will recede so we can go back to our old ways of investing in …

Investing

Opinion: Don’t fall for the biggest misconception about the FAANG stocks

Every time I write a column about the high-flying FAANG stocks, especially when I compare them with the internet bubble of the late 1990s, I get the same response from Kool-Aid-drinking readers: These companies make lots of money; the dot-coms didn’t, so there’s a reason these stocks can keep going …

Stocks

Bull market trots along and stays calm. But for how long?

Stocks keep hitting new highs in an unusually calm market that hasn’t flashed a fasten-your-seat-belt warning in over a year.<p>The U.S. market hasn’t suffered a 5% drop – the common definition of a “pullback” – since the Brexit vote shocked investors in late June 2016. And that was 268 trading days …

S&P 500

EBay shares sink after posting financial results

EBay shares were down about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading, after posting second-quarter financial results.<p>But in terms of revenue and earnings per share, the company’s results were in line with expectations. According to Yahoo! Finance, analysts were forecasting an adjusted 45 cents EPS …

Stocks

Loophole Closed: Hedge-Fund Managers Prepare Huge Tax Checks

Steven Cohen, David Einhorn and others are facing looming tax bills for years of offshore gains<p>Hedge-fund managers for years accumulated offshore gains without paying federal and state taxes. Now Uncle Sam is going to get paid.<p>Steven Cohen is one of many managers preparing to write huge checks in …

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Should You Buy The Airline Stocks On An Earnings Dip?

The new high in the Dow Transports last Friday generated some new bullish market calls. The rapid reversal over the past few days has caught many by surprise as it dropped over 2% in three days. The market’s reaction to Tuesday’s earnings from United Continental (UAL) has not helped.<p>They beat on …

Trading

Employee Stock Options Don't Work the Way Most People Think

Whether you're a founder or an employee, here's what you need to know.<p><i>What benefit (besides happy employees) is there to issuing an all-employee option pool from a Series A before a Series B? What's the downside (besides founder dilution)? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share</i> …

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The Importance of Portfolio Diversification for Your Investments

Diversifying your portfolio won't bring you quick riches, but it will steadily build wealth over time.<p>While your income is your greatest wealth-building tool, it’s certainly not your only tool. As an entrepreneur, you already know how important it is to stash away as much money as you can and …

Investing

Independence Realty Trust trading moving to NYSE

Effective July 31, Independence Realty Trust (NYSEMKT:IRT) will transfer its listing to the New York Stock Exchange from the NYSE MKT. The stock …

NYSE