Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Nike On Tuesday

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 22: Alicia wears Nike trainers and Calzedonia tousers on January 22, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images)

Nike Inc. is scheduled to report earnings after Tuesday’s close. Nike’s stock hit a record high of $68.19/share in 2015 and is currently trading near $57/share. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and....More>>>

Top Insurance Stocks To Own For 2017

Warren Buffett has a long and successful history in the insurance industry, and it has been a cornerstone of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) growth strategy since the 1967 acquisition of National Indemnity. In fact, Buffett specifically referred to the insurance industry as Berkshire’s “most important sector” in his latest letter to shareholders. Here’s....More>>>

China’s Xi to meet Trump in Mar-a-Lago in April

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on April 6-7 at the latter’s Florida resort, China’s foreign ministry announced Thursday.

The future relationship between the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 economies has been uncertain following the election of Trump, who accused China during his campaign of unfair trade practices and threatened to raise....More>>>

Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2017

We continue to believe that financial stocks are quite undervalued as well. During the quarter we made a new investment in Ally Financial (NYSE:ALLY). Ally was founded nearly a century ago as General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Its purpose then was to provide financing to GM dealers and retail customers. Today, Ally is no longer owned by GM. It serves a wide variety of dealers (including Ford,....More>>>

What You Need to Know About 401(k) Taxes in 2017″

Whether you contribute to a 401(k) that’s run by your employer or are currently retired and withdrawing money from a 401(k), it’s important to understand the tax structure of these accounts. Here’s an overview of how the tax rules of 401(k)s work, and how to maximize their tax benefits for you.

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In most cases, 401(k) contributions are made....More>>>

Andreas Halvorsen Buys Dow Chemical Co, Deere, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Sells Amazon.com, Teva Phar

Greenwich, CT, based Investment company Andreas Halvorsen buys Dow Chemical Co, Deere, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Microsoft, Netflix, UnitedHealth Group, Twenty-First Century Fox, Visa, Charles Schwab, JD.com, sells Amazon.com, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Air Products & Chemicals, Southwestern Energy Co, Anadarko Petroleum during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most....More>>>

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Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has been on the upswing in recent days after reporting better than expected Q3 2016 results. The company was able to hit most of the marks analysts were looking for, lowering debt and leverage as well as providing a crucial update to its capital return (dividends) plans.

DCF is flat Q/Q, down 6% from last year

Kinder Morgan generated around $0.48....More>>>

U.S. Treasury stops borrowing money

WASHINGTON The Treasury Department took steps to stop borrowing money Thursday as its legal authority to raise the national debt expired.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s taking “extraordinary measures” to keep from borrowing money, ending a 16-month congressional reprieve from the perennial debate about the debt ceiling. Among those measures: suspending investments....More>>>

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2017

Hedge-fund billionaire David Tepper says it is hard to bet against a rally in stocks that has been underpinned by President Donald Trumps three-pronged campaign promises of deregulation, tax cuts and increased infrastructure spending.

Tepper, who manages one of the hedge-fund worlds more successful actively managed investment funds, Appaloosa Management, said there may be very little to....More>>>

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If your company only offers a 401(k), health insurance and a flexible vacation schedule, then you’re missing out on the hottest employee benefit of 2017: student loan repayment assistance.

To attract and retain millennials, in particular, companies are expanding their employee benefit programs to help reduce student loan debt for their employees. Millennials are heeding the call.

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Smart financial moves for non-married couples

For couples looking to take their relationship to the next level, moving in together can be an emotionaland financialgame changer.

When you live together, you are in a financial commitment, says Shelly-Ann Eweka, a Denver-basedadviser with financial services company TIAA. And money issues can damage those romantic bonds: 24%of Americans said theyve ended a relationship over money and 58%....More>>>

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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Some stocks are expensive but work out well anyway due to exciting earnings growth. Other times the best way to make money is to simply buy shares which are temporarily undervalued due to unimpressive current results.

Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:TEVA) falls into....More>>>

AquaVenture Due For A Deep Dive With Upcoming Lock Up Expiration

Lock-Up Event

The 180-day lock-up period on AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE:WAAS) will expire on April 4, 2017.

On April 5, 2017 pre-IPO shareholders will be able to sell their holdings for the first time since the IPO. These shareholders hold an aggregate of 18.9M shares (74.4% of total shares outstanding) and include four outside investors and eleven directors.

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The IRS’s war on alternative currencies is heating up, and many will be affected, though how–and how seriously–remains to be seen. To recap, a federal district court has ordered that Coinbase Inc. should turn over its customer account information to the government. Many Bitcoin and other digital currency users are worried that the IRS will get their account information....More>>>

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Weve all been hearing about AMD’s (NSDQ: AMD)Zen CPU line-up for more than a year now. While some believed that it would turn out to be yet another flop, others were optimistic that it would at least match equivalent Intel offerings in terms of performance and efficiency. But it seems neither of the cases came to fruition. Preliminary benchmarks suggest that AMDs Ryzen CPUs are far better....More>>>

1 in 4 workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement

You’re not alone if you have next to nothing saved for retirement. But that doesn’t mean you’re in good company.

Almost one-quarter of workers said they and their spouse combined have less than $1,000 saved for retirement, according to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Nearly half of everyone surveyed said they had less than $25,000.

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This bullish indicator has investors feeling bearish

Might recent small-cap weakness actually be a good thing? Not that any of the dozens of advisers I monitor think it is. On the contrary, a number of them are worried by the sectors marked weakness.

Over the past three months, they pointed out, the large-cap dominated S&P 500 ....More>>>

Marketplace Roundtable: Biotech Hanging In The Balance

We write this introduction early Friday, with the fate of the U.S. House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yet to be determined. While any prediction we utter to the result will look stupid soon enough, we can say that this is surely not going to be the end of political discussions that affect the biotech space. Between the continuation of this legislative process,....More>>>

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Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVI) is a nano-cap winery located in Turner, Oregon. The company produces various mid end, premium, and ultra-premium wines including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Ros茅 and Riesling varieties. We usually cover tech stocks but we are big fans of wine and even bigger fans of undervalued stocks; WVVI certainly fits the bill for both. WVVI has enjoyed....More>>>

SNAP Stock: Another Reason To Avoid Snap Inc. (SNAP) Stock

Is the second consecutive Buy rating a buy signal forSnap stock? Think again.
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Shares ofVenice, California-based Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), the parent company of popular photo-sharing app Snapchat,were upmore than 2% in the last trading session (March 21), even when the broader marketswitnessed the largest decline of the year. Thanks to a secondconsecutive buy rating. This comes as....More>>>

London Terrorism Underscores the Value Patriot One Technologies (CVE:PAT, PTOTF) Offers

Just to head off any knee-jerk accusations, I’m not writing about the weapons-detection tool Patriot One Technologies Inc. (CVE:PAT, OTCMKTS:PTOTF) has developed as an investor. Today, in light of the terrorism that’s claimed lives in London just a few hours ago, I’m talking to you as a fellow world citizen. It just so happens that PTOTF is a compelling investment simply because....More>>>

Cell MedX (CMXC) is Knocking on the Door of a Breakout Move

All too often, traders (including this one) get so caught up in the underlying stories of small cap stocks that we forget there’s a chart telling us just as much, if not more. See, a chart isn’t just a representation of a stock’s changing value over time. A chart is a log of the market’s changing opinion of a company over time. When you cross reference that information with....More>>>

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2017

Just a few days ahead of the solar earnings season, the news coming from the solar industry has been fairly positive. Jobs are up, auctions are strong, and asset sales continue at a steady clip.

These developments may not make their way to the bottom line immediately, but they still show the industry is headed in a positive direction. Here are the biggest news items for solar this week and....More>>>

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Selling $1.50 cans of slime and $5 virtual reality headsets across a growing store base continues to work wonders for discounter Five Below (FIVE) .

Five Below’s stock surged 10.8% to $42.25 on Thursday after being one of the rare retailers to not spout doom and gloom on the current state of its business. The discounter reported fourth quarter earnings of 90 cents a share, beating analyst....More>>>

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Buy For 2017

Barclays analyst Jason Goldberg and team have “long been attracted to” shares of JPMorgan Chase (JPM), even before news that CEO Jamie Dimon spent $26 million dollars to buy shares in the mega-bank. With JPMorgan’s investor day coming up on Feb. 23, they explain why:

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We have long been attracted to the shares of JPMorgan, given....More>>>

GameStop to shutter 100+ stores

It’s game over for more than 100 GameStop retail locations.

The company announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down 2% to 3% of its stores. That means as many as 190 stores could be on the chopping block.

GameStop (GME) currently operates more than 6,600 stores globally, including 4,400 in the United States. It’s unclear how many domestic stores the Texas-based....More>>>

The Hot Stock: Cintas Gains 2.9%

Cintas (CTAS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the uniform provider received the go-ahead for its purchase of G&K Services (GK).

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Cintasgained 2.9% to $97.50 today, while the S&P 500 dipped 0.1% to 2,378.25.

JPMorgan’s Andrew Steinerman and team call the Cintas-G&K deal a “watershed moment for the....More>>>

Gain 50% On Bank Of America By Playing The Options Pullback

Well, it finally happened. Bank of America’s (NYSE:BAC) stock price corrected 10% from its highest high of $25.8, closing this week at $23.1. For those of you who have been waiting to jump on the bullish BAC bandwagon, now might be a good time.

The uptrend in bank stocks

Ever since Donald Trump was elected as the new US President, US bank stocks have appreciated strongly....More>>>

Target, Penney’s Slide into Monday’s 52-Week Low Club

March 20, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 72 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by about 4 to 3 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by nearly the same margin.

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) posted a new 52-week low of $1.23 on Monday, down about 26% compared with Friday’s....More>>>

The Biggest Loser: Nike Tumbles 7.1%

Nike (NKE) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after it beat earnings but missed on sales.

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Nikedropped 7.1% to $53.92–its largest percentage decline since June 2012–despite beating earnings forecasts for a 19th consecutive quarter. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,348.45.

Baird’s Jonathan Komp and Benjamin Bray recommend being “aggressive....More>>>