Latest Articles in Stocks

  • Redfin Advances Its Assault on the Real Estate Industry
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Redfin s NASDAQ RDFN first quarter results 160 show that the technology powered residential real estate brokerage continues to gain share in the 31 8 trillion U S housing market Its low fees are resonating with home sellers and its online marketplace is […]

  • Here’s the Maximum Social Security You Can Get If You Wait Until 70
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Social Security is a valuable source of retirement income for tens of millions of Americans but deciding when to claim benefits can be tough Social Security only pays 100 of the benefit you re owed if you wait to claim until your full retirement age and if you claim early […]

  • Alibaba's Cloud Segment Is Red Hot
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Alibaba s NYSE BABA 160 revenue has grown over 50 in each of the past eight quarters mainly thanks to its core e commerce businesses But for fiscal year 2019 Alibaba said it expects its revenue to grow by a stunning 60 with its cloud computing business and […]

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Lack Basic Social Security Knowledge
    on May 20, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Millions of retirees depend on Social Security to pay the bills so much so that 62 of seniors count on it to provide half of their income or more Unfortunately nearly half of the U S adult population is missing key knowledge needed to make the most of those benefits In […]

  • Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Teekay LNG Partners NYSE TGP Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call May 17 2018 11 00 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator […]

  • 3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    One of the best ways for individual investors to build long term wealth 160 is to buy stocks and hold them for a very long time not just years but decades Of course not every stock is worth an indefinite holding period It s important for investors to identify great businesses […]

  • Is It Too Soon to Tap Your Retirement Funds?
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    You ve spent years socking money away month after month and now you re ready to access the cash you ve accumulated in your IRA or 401 k But withdrawing funds at the wrong time comes with consequences that you ll need to consider before you start tapping those accounts With that in […]

  • J.C. Penney (JCP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool J C Penney NYSE JCP Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call May 17 2018 8 30 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good day […]

  • Is Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) a Buy?
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Coal is in decline across the world despite the relatively rosy projections of 160 the U S Energy Information Administration 160 as nations move toward cleaner power sources such as wind and natural gas But that hasn t stopped Alliance Resource Partners LP NASDAQ […]

  • How Netflix Uses Algorithms to Attract Top Talent
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    With 125 million subscribers worldwide and growing it s hard to argue with Netflix NASDAQ NFLX whose strategy revolves around original programming The company plans to spend about 8 billion on content this year and its library of original programs and television shows […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • A Tale of Two Earnings Reports, Deere Misses and Rallies Anyway
    on May 19, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Three weeks ago heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar CAT reported the strongest quarter in its history and raised full year 2018 guidance by a full 2 share and the shares were punished by the market Read our April 24th article on the reaction here gt gt The culprit seems […]

  • Will Entry of New Players, Regulations Hurt Health Insurers?
    on May 18, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    While health insurers have managed to stand tall thesepast fewyears and the performance so far in 2018 has been commendable some disruptive forces are underway in the industry that might alter the functioning of the organization and pose new challenges Let s take a look at some of t […]

  • Resurgent Economy, Buyouts to Keep Health Insurers Buoyant
    on May 18, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Health insurance is one of the few industries that have been able to hold up their outperformance for the past several years irrespective of economic uncertainty and regulatory changes With the U S economy on firm footing now and regulations slowly abating the industry is on another […]

  • Sherwin-Williams Shares Cross Above 200 DMA
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Sherwin Williams Co Symbol SHW crossed above their 200 day moving average of 385 65 changing hands as high as 388 79 per share Sherwin Williams Co shares are currently trading up about 2 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of […]

  • Equity Commonwealth Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average - Notable for EQC
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Equity Commonwealth Symbol EQC crossed below their 200 day moving average of 30 26 changing hands as low as 30 21 per share Equity Commonwealth shares are currently trading off about 0 1 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of […]

  • ASIX Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of AdvanSix Inc Symbol ASIX crossed above their 200 day moving average of 38 87 changing hands as high as 39 44 per share AdvanSix Inc shares are currently trading up about 2 6 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of ASIX shares versus […]

  • SBA Communications Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for SBAC
    on May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of SBA Communications Corp Symbol SBAC crossed above their 200 day moving average of 158 88 changing hands as high as 159 45 per share SBA Communications Corp shares are currently trading trading flat on the day The chart below shows the one year performanc […]

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Crosses Above 5% Yield Territory
    on May 18, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc s 7 00 Series D Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock Symbol ARE PRD were yielding above the 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 75 with shares changing hands as low as 34 91 on the day This […]

  • iStar Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Shares Cross 7.5% Yield Mark
    on May 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of iStar Inc s 7 50 Series I Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock Symbol STAR PRI were yielding above the 7 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 875 with shares changing hands as low as 24 80 on the day This compares to an average yield […]

  • Friday Sector Laggards: Music & Electronics Stores, Food Stocks
    on May 18, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    In trading on Friday music amp electronics stores shares were relative laggards down on the day by about 1 9 Helping drag down the group were shares of GameStop Corp GME down about 9 5 and shares of Rent A Center RCII down about 1 2 on the day Also lagging t […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Redfin Advances Its Assault on the Real Estate Industry
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Redfin s NASDAQ RDFN first quarter results 160 show that the technology powered residential real estate brokerage continues to gain share in the 31 8 trillion U S housing market Its low fees are resonating with home sellers and its online marketplace is […]

  • Here’s the Maximum Social Security You Can Get If You Wait Until 70
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Social Security is a valuable source of retirement income for tens of millions of Americans but deciding when to claim benefits can be tough Social Security only pays 100 of the benefit you re owed if you wait to claim until your full retirement age and if you claim early […]

  • Alibaba's Cloud Segment Is Red Hot
    on May 20, 2018 at 2:17 am

    Alibaba s NYSE BABA 160 revenue has grown over 50 in each of the past eight quarters mainly thanks to its core e commerce businesses But for fiscal year 2019 Alibaba said it expects its revenue to grow by a stunning 60 with its cloud computing business and […]

  • Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Lack Basic Social Security Knowledge
    on May 20, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Millions of retirees depend on Social Security to pay the bills so much so that 62 of seniors count on it to provide half of their income or more Unfortunately nearly half of the U S adult population is missing key knowledge needed to make the most of those benefits In […]

  • Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Teekay LNG Partners NYSE TGP Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call May 17 2018 11 00 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator […]

  • 3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    One of the best ways for individual investors to build long term wealth 160 is to buy stocks and hold them for a very long time not just years but decades Of course not every stock is worth an indefinite holding period It s important for investors to identify great businesses […]

  • Is It Too Soon to Tap Your Retirement Funds?
    on May 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    You ve spent years socking money away month after month and now you re ready to access the cash you ve accumulated in your IRA or 401 k But withdrawing funds at the wrong time comes with consequences that you ll need to consider before you start tapping those accounts With that in […]

  • J.C. Penney (JCP) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool J C Penney NYSE JCP Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call May 17 2018 8 30 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good day […]

  • Is Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP) a Buy?
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Coal is in decline across the world despite the relatively rosy projections of 160 the U S Energy Information Administration 160 as nations move toward cleaner power sources such as wind and natural gas But that hasn t stopped Alliance Resource Partners LP NASDAQ […]

  • How Netflix Uses Algorithms to Attract Top Talent
    on May 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    With 125 million subscribers worldwide and growing it s hard to argue with Netflix NASDAQ NFLX whose strategy revolves around original programming The company plans to spend about 8 billion on content this year and its library of original programs and television shows […]

Basics of Investing

  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
    on May 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financial choices are providing them with a sound financial foundation. […]

  • Saving Isn't Enough, You Need to Invest Too
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    By Herbert Kyles, AWMA® Recent surveys have demonstrated that 20- and 30-somethings are excellent at saving money. In fact,  38% of respondents  said they saved half their paychecks. Half of the respondents reported cutting back on the money they spend on nights out to make that happen, and 42% said they wer […]

  • Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett
    on May 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    By Levi Sanchez, CFP® Every year since 1977, Warren Buffett has  written a letter  to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that captures more than the shareholder's attention. Anyone who is interested in understanding the thought process of a genius businessman and investor has tuned in over the years, and t […]

  • Think You're a Good Investor? Not So Fast...
    on May 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Shutterstock photo If you were asked to give a range of weights for a fully loaded 747 jumbo jet, such that you were 90% confident that the actual weight fell into your range, what would you say?  What if you were similarly asked to give a 90% confidence range for the length of the Nile River - how would you […]

  • 2 Not So Obvious Investment Management Lessons
    on May 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® Aside from controlling spending and saving, how you invest is the most important factor in meeting your financial goals. You can spend a great deal of time and effort refining your investment process and beliefs and managing your portfolio. Much of the standard advice holds […]

  • Understanding Treasury Yields
    on April 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Anybody who watches the financial channels on T.V. or follows the markets in any way is now aware that rising bond yields, and in particular the yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note, are the big story right now. Over the last couple of days, we have moved above a 3% yield on the 10-Year and then retraced back under t […]

  • 3 Reasons Why Stocks Often Drop On Good Earnings
    on April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Earnings season got underway in earnest this morning, with releases from three big banks, Citigroup ( C ), JP Morgan Chase ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo ( WFC ). Reports of Q1 2018 results will come thick and fast from hereon out and, by the time things start to slow down a few weeks from now, there will inevitably be som […]

  • 7 Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    By Daniel Ruedi Millennials  often think they are too young to get serious about investing for retirement. The truth is, with the majority of their earning and saving years ahead of them, young people actually have the most at stake when making investment decisions. Any mistakes are compounded over a long […]

  • The Unique Retirement Planning Needs of Women
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    By Katie Moore When it comes to planning for retirement, there is no one-size-fits-all option. While the retirement goal of being able to live comfortably may be the same, the path to reach that goal can be very different for men and women. There are some unique issues that women need to account for that don’t […]

  • What Is A Market Correction?
    on April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    During the latest bout of market volatility, you may have heard at least once that the Nasdaq, S&P or Dow has slipped into “correction territory”. It is usually said with an ominous tone and is therefore often scary for investors, but many aren’t aware that it has a specific meaning and has implications for t […]