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  • 3 Reasons to File for Social Security On Time
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    A key decision that most American retirees need to make is when to start collecting Social Security benefits You can begin receiving this income as early as age 62 and as late as age 70 and most people commonly take their benefits earlier rather than later But what should you […]

  • 7 Confusing Medicare Terms Explained
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Countless seniors rely on Medicare for their health related needs But if you re first learning about the program navigating its various terminology can leave your head spinning Here are a few commonly used terms associated with Medicare and what they mean to you 1 […]

  • 6 States Raising Taxes in 2018
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Let s face it no one enjoys preparing their taxes or complying with federal and state tax code each and every year It s not hard to see why either The federal tax code was nearing 10 1 million words in length as of 2015 and it s gained an average of 144 500 words per year […]

  • 3 Holiday Credit Card Traps to Avoid
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The winter giving holidays are upon us so there s no better time than now to start thinking about holiday budgets and how to best manage credit card spending Every year many Americans choose to take drastic measures to cover holiday expenses by withdrawing money from their 401 k […]

  • 1 Surprising Rumor About Apple's Upcoming 6.1-Inch iPhone
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Next year Apple NASDAQ AAPL is expected to launch three new iPhones The lowest cost of the bunch is expected to be a device with a 6 1 inch liquid crystal display LCD which means the display won t be as high quality as the organic light emitting diode OLED displays on […]

  • Is Jeff Bezos About to Launch a New Rocketship?
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Prepare for liftoff On Friday in a surprise announcement the Federal Aviation Administration published an official notice to airmen NOTAM warning pilots to avoid the vicinity of Van Horn Texas from December 11 Monday to December 14 Wednesday between the hours of 9 30 a m […]

  • ASH 2017: CAR-T Wallops Blood Cancer
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The American Society of Hematology ASH annual meeting this past weekend was chock full of excitement including an unexpected snowstorm in Atlanta and a slew of game changing non Hodgkin lymphoma NHL and multiple myeloma trial results for chimeric antigen receptor T c […]

  • 1 Oil Stock to Buy as OPEC and Russia Stand "Shoulder to Shoulder"
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    OPEC and Russia have done it again They have extended production cuts until the end of 2018 This is being done to drain the market of its excess inventories following their arguably failed attempt to kill the U S shale industry This is crucial for oil stocks like Diamondback […]

  • 3 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Retiring today is a lot different from retiring 30 years ago People today are living much longer which means you ll need to continue investing long after you ve hung up your work coat or gloves for good But retirees don t want to buy a run of the mill stock They want a […]

  • If Disney Buys a Piece of Fox, Marvel's the Biggest Winner
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    If you look back at the history of studio acquisitions made by The Walt Disney Company NYSE DIS they have been positively brilliant The House of Mouse acquired Pixar in 2006 for 7 4 billion and later purchased Marvel and Lucasfilm for 4 billion each In making […]

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  • How Disney’s (DIS) Deal For Fox's Assets Can Be a Game-Changer
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Shutterstock photo Don’t sleep on The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ). There are now tons of reasons to expect 2018 to be a magical year for the entertainment and media conglomerate. While concerns about ESPN still exist, Disney management, assuming they can seal the deal for 21st Century Fox’s ( FOX ) assets, has […]

  • Semiconductor Industry Outlook - December 2017
    on December 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    This year is expected to be robust for the semiconductor industry not just because of surging demand in some new and existing end markets but also because of supply constraints in key product categories that have led to very strong pricing As a result worldwide company rankings in terms […]

  • Electronic Arts Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for EA
    on December 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    In trading on Monday shares of Electronic Arts Inc Symbol EA crossed above their 200 day moving average of 107 59 changing hands as high as 108 16 per share Electronic Arts Inc shares are currently trading up about 2 5 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of […]

  • Dollar Firms But Prepare For Bigger Moves This Week
    on December 11, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    The U.S. dollar had a quiet but firm start to what will quickly become a busy trading week. With four monetary policy announcements, the European Union's Summit and a U.S. tax conference underway we look forward to market moving headlines.  Add to that the release of major news reports such as US retail sales, […]

  • Daily Dividend Report: AES, SHO, BFS, CSCO, TSS
    on December 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    The AES Corporation AES approved an increase of 8 3 in the Company s quarterly common stock dividend from 0 12 per share to 0 13 per share beginning in the first quarter of 2018 The Company s first quarter 2018 common stock dividend of 0 13 per share is payable on February 15 2018 […]

  • Monday Sector Leaders: Energy, Technology & Communications
    on December 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    In afternoon trading on Monday Energy stocks are the best performing sector higher by 1 1 Within that group TechnipFMC plc Symbol FTI and Range Resources Corp Symbol RRC are two large stocks leading the way showing a gain of 4 3 and 3 8 respectively Among energy ETFs on […]

  • Monday Sector Laggards: Consumer Products, Utilities
    on December 11, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday shares of Consumer Products companies are underperforming other sectors showing a 0 5 loss Within that group Tapestry Inc Symbol TPR and Tyson Foods Inc Symbol TSN are two large stocks that are lagging showing a loss of 2 2 […]

  • Edison International's 5.45% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Trust Preference Securities About To Put More Money In Your Pocket
    on December 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    On 12 13 17 Edison International s 5 45 Fixed to Floating Rate Trust Preference Securities Symbol SCE PRK will trade ex dividend for its quarterly dividend of 0 3406 payable on 12 15 17 As a percentage of SCE PRK s recent share price of 27 91 this dividend works out to […]

  • Ex-Div Reminder for Royal Bank of Scotland Group Non-cumulative Dollar Preference Shares, Series S
    on December 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    On 12 13 17 Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc s Non cumulative Dollar Preference Shares Series S Symbol RBS PRS will trade ex dividend for its quarterly dividend of 0 4125 payable on 12 29 17 As a percentage of RBS PRS s recent share price of 25 89 this dividend works out to […]

  • Bank of America Corp.'s Trust Preferred Securities About To Put More Money In Your Pocket
    on December 11, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    On 12 13 17 Bank of America Corp s Trust Preferred Securities Symbol MER PRP will trade ex dividend for its quarterly dividend of 0 4609 payable on 12 15 17 As a percentage of MER PRP s recent share price of 26 66 this dividend works out to approximately 1 73 so look for shares […]

Investing in Stocks

  • 3 Reasons to File for Social Security On Time
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    A key decision that most American retirees need to make is when to start collecting Social Security benefits You can begin receiving this income as early as age 62 and as late as age 70 and most people commonly take their benefits earlier rather than later But what should you […]

  • 7 Confusing Medicare Terms Explained
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Countless seniors rely on Medicare for their health related needs But if you re first learning about the program navigating its various terminology can leave your head spinning Here are a few commonly used terms associated with Medicare and what they mean to you 1 […]

  • 6 States Raising Taxes in 2018
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Let s face it no one enjoys preparing their taxes or complying with federal and state tax code each and every year It s not hard to see why either The federal tax code was nearing 10 1 million words in length as of 2015 and it s gained an average of 144 500 words per year […]

  • 3 Holiday Credit Card Traps to Avoid
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The winter giving holidays are upon us so there s no better time than now to start thinking about holiday budgets and how to best manage credit card spending Every year many Americans choose to take drastic measures to cover holiday expenses by withdrawing money from their 401 k […]

  • 1 Surprising Rumor About Apple's Upcoming 6.1-Inch iPhone
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Next year Apple NASDAQ AAPL is expected to launch three new iPhones The lowest cost of the bunch is expected to be a device with a 6 1 inch liquid crystal display LCD which means the display won t be as high quality as the organic light emitting diode OLED displays on […]

  • Is Jeff Bezos About to Launch a New Rocketship?
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Prepare for liftoff On Friday in a surprise announcement the Federal Aviation Administration published an official notice to airmen NOTAM warning pilots to avoid the vicinity of Van Horn Texas from December 11 Monday to December 14 Wednesday between the hours of 9 30 a m […]

  • ASH 2017: CAR-T Wallops Blood Cancer
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    The American Society of Hematology ASH annual meeting this past weekend was chock full of excitement including an unexpected snowstorm in Atlanta and a slew of game changing non Hodgkin lymphoma NHL and multiple myeloma trial results for chimeric antigen receptor T c […]

  • 1 Oil Stock to Buy as OPEC and Russia Stand "Shoulder to Shoulder"
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    OPEC and Russia have done it again They have extended production cuts until the end of 2018 This is being done to drain the market of its excess inventories following their arguably failed attempt to kill the U S shale industry This is crucial for oil stocks like Diamondback […]

  • 3 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Retiring today is a lot different from retiring 30 years ago People today are living much longer which means you ll need to continue investing long after you ve hung up your work coat or gloves for good But retirees don t want to buy a run of the mill stock They want a […]

  • If Disney Buys a Piece of Fox, Marvel's the Biggest Winner
    on December 12, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    If you look back at the history of studio acquisitions made by The Walt Disney Company NYSE DIS they have been positively brilliant The House of Mouse acquired Pixar in 2006 for 7 4 billion and later purchased Marvel and Lucasfilm for 4 billion each In making […]

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  • Warren Buffett's Failures: 15 Investing Mistakes He Regrets
    on December 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Warren Buffett is quite possibly the greatest investor of all time. For decades, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway — nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha" — has shown his ability to read Wall Street like a book. He has a net worth of nearly $82 billion, according to Forbes — making him one of the richest people on the planet. […]

  • Orbotech Ltd., Interview with Asher Levy, CEO
    on December 4, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Asher Levy, CEO of Orbotech Ltd. ( ORBK ). Asher Levy, CEO Biography: Mr. Asher Levy has been the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech (Nasdaq ORBK) since January 2013. Prior to this, for over 2 decades he served in various senior management positions at t […]

  • DNA Plc, Interview with Jukka Leinonen, CEO
    on November 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Jukka Leinonen, CEO of DNA Plc. Jukka Leinonen, CEO Biography: Jukka Leinonen: With DNA since 2010 CEO Education: M.Sc. (Tech) Main work experience: - DNA Ltd, CEO since 2013 - DNA Ltd, Senior Vice President, Corporate Business 2010–2013 - TeliaSonera Ltd, […]

  • 5 Money Decisions You Might Regret Later in Life
    on November 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    By Herbert Kyles The room for error in most money decisions can leave you feeling pressured to make all the right moves now. The good news is we can learn from other people’s experiences to help us make better choices today so we don’t end up saddled with regrets about how we used our money in the past. Her […]

  • The 3 Unbreakable Rules for Financial Success
    on November 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    By  Paul Sydlansky, CFP® I recently had a friend ask me what the three most important pieces of advice you could give someone about their finances. I thought this was an excellent question and one that many others likely had as well. This really made me think, “If I could only provide three pieces of advice, what […]

  • Verona Pharma (VRNA), Interview with Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO
    on November 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO of Verona Pharma ( VRNA ). Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO Biography: Jan-Anders Karlsson, PhD, has served as Verona Chief Executive Officer and on the Company’s board of directors since June 2012. Prior to his time at Verona, he was CEO of […]

  • How to Achieve Real Diversification in Your Portfolio
    on November 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    By Chris Cook Many investors make a simple, yet correctable mistake in their portfolios—they believe they hold diversified investments when in actuality they don’t, leaving them unnecessarily exposed to  market volatility . So how does this problem happen, and why do so many investors build a narrowly or poorly […]

  • TherapeuticsMD (TXMD), Interview with Robert G. Finizio, CEO
    on November 13, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Watch the  CEO Signature Series interview with Robert G. Finizio, CEO, Founder and Director of TherapeuticsMD ( TXMD ). Robert G. Finizio, CEO Biography: Robert G. Finizio is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, and Director of TherapeuticsMD. Mr. Finizio has 20 years of healthcare experience and […]

  • 5 Steps to Becoming a Better Investor
    on November 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    By  Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® Do you feel knowledgeable about where you invest your money and how you do it? You might be a good investor right now but what could your portfolio look like if you were even better? If you want to take your financial performance and ability to grow wealth to the next level, take a look […]

  • Financial Planning Checklist for Beginners
    on November 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    By Jennifer E. Myers, CFP® October is Financial Planning Month, making now a great time to think about your financial preparedness and well-being. Money isn’t everything in life, but it certainly helps to achieve security and to open opportunities for you and your family.  Personal finance can be complex, […]