Stories tagged: investing
Sun., May 28, 2017
As low volatility booms investors wonder if elation will last
The low volatility trade is back. Cue the panic. Typically sleepy stocks have been wide awake lately. The two most popular low volatility exchange-traded funds posted record highs every day …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Motley Fool: Documented profits for Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain’s (NYSE: IRM) core business is providing storage, primarily of records, and information management services to companies and government organizations. It’s also been expanding into related operations, such as …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Many women think men are the better investors; they’re not
After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women earned 6.4 percent on their portfolios. Its male customers made slightly less: 6 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Congressman Chris Collins part of probe into insider trading; HHS Secretary Tom Price also part of investigation
The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly conducting an inquiry into whether Rep. Chris Collins improperly attracted investors to an Australian biotech company and gave a stock tip to then-Rep. …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
Motley Fool: Whirlpool should appeal to value investors
Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), the largest appliance manufacturer in the world, is trading at an appealing price for long-term investors. After years of growth, the company has experienced a few hiccups …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Motley Fool: Long-term success of mutual funds for T. Rowe Price
One of the world’s largest mutual fund companies, T. Rowe Price’s (Nasdaq: TROW) long history of excellence has made its own shares a winning investment. They have risen by about …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 5:12 a.m.
Motley Fool: McKesson well positioned for profitability
It rakes in close to $200 billion per year, employs about 70,000 people and is No. 5 on the Fortune 500 list, but relatively few people have heard of McKesson …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Idaho sues man accused of defrauding investors
The Idaho Department of Finance is suing a man who raised more than $2 million from investors for allegedly violating state securities laws.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Motley Fool: A buying opportunity in Hanesbrands
Just about every consumer has purchased something from Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI), with its well-established brands that include Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Motley Fool: The money mouse: Disney’s deep portfolio
With blockbuster movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia,” studios helped Disney rake in more than $7.5 billion in total box-office receipts last year.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha
Coca-Cola is featuring a different type of celebrity on its cans in China: Warren Buffett.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Motley Fool: Biotech company AbbVie offers healthy dividends
One of the best health care dividend stocks around belongs to biotech company AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), which was spun off by Abbott Laboratories in 2013.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward
Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Stocks tumble as banks, industrials take broad losses
U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss this year as banks tumble and industrial companies such as transportation stocks take large losses. Small-company stocks are falling more than …
Sun., March 19, 2017
Motley Fool: Footwear giant Nike more than just sneakers
Shares of global footwear and apparel giant Nike (NYSE: NKE) were recently down about 13 percent from their 52-week highs. That spells opportunity more than trouble.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Fed, economists and investors show rare harmony on rate outlook
A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Medicare Part B premium rise erodes Social Security increase
While average Social Security benefits for retired workers increased by about $5 from $1,355 to $1,360 because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment, Medicare Part B premiums also rose this year, …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
Fixed index annuities: ‘Magical’ or ‘unsuitable’?
PHILADELPHIA – That night, like most nights, Phillip J. Cannella III warned that the financial world was at the brink of a massive meltdown, one that would wipe out savings …
Sun., March 12, 2017
Motley Fool: General Electric’s bright future
Not all that long ago, General Electric (NYSE: GE) was a mega-conglomerate with its hands in a wide variety of businesses. Not anymore.
Sun., March 5, 2017
Motley Fool: Ford Motor churning out cars, profits
Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has made vast improvements in the quality and attractiveness of its vehicles since the recession subsided, and now it’s churning out profits quarter after quarter. …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Why the stock market has climbed to record highs despite Trump uncertainty
It’s often said the stock market hates uncertainty, so one might assume Wall Street would be very skittish about President Trump. Far from it, at least for now.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017
Motley Fool: AMC down, but don’t count it out
Shares of AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX), the network behind the hit show “The Walking Dead,” has acted somewhat zombielike, falling 30 percent in 2016 – and drawing the attention of …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
Motley Fool: Look to biotech sector for undervalued stocks
With the stock market trading near an all-time high, it’s hard to find undervalued stocks. You can find some in the biotechnology sector, though. Consider Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG).
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Inflation’s special threat for stocks as richly priced as these
Investors have spent a decade beseeching heaven for inflation. Given the market’s vulnerability to valuation shocks, they should be careful what they pray for.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
The Motley Fool: AT&T stock offers solid income
AT&T (NYSE: T) is not a perfect investment: The company has a high debt load and primarily operates in the increasingly competitive wireless industry. However, it has been around as …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Stock indexes extend climb into record heights
Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks late Friday afternoon, steering the major indexes toward record highs for the second day in a row. …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10 a.m.
Trump’s trade war rhetoric sends warnings to post-election bulls
Investors are ignoring Donald Trump’s trade rhetoric at their own peril. That’s the warning coming from a rising cohort of erstwhile Trump bulls who’ve gone weak in the knees as …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Motley Fool: Amgen a biotech blue chip
With a market value recently topping $110 billion, biotechnology titan Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) is a blue-chip company whose stock has been held back by bad news.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 1:43 p.m.
Gold bulls emboldened as Fed grapples with Trump uncertainty
The Federal Reserve has emboldened gold bulls. Prices and trading volumes surged Thursday on call options giving holders the right to buy bullion at higher prices. On Wednesday, investors poured …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Apple surges on iPhone sales; stock indexes wobble
Investors didn’t react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and U.S. stocks finished little changed Wednesday. Apple soared after …