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Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) steamed to the top of the S&P 500 today after reporting earnings that topped the Wall Street consensus.

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Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises jumped 9.4% to $74.47, even as the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,126.42.

Even JPMorgan’s Joseph Greff and team, who downgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises yesterday, had good things....more>>>

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The cost to a U.S. company of a single lost or stolen digital record containing sensitive or confidential information reached $221 this year, up 2% year over year. The average total cost to a company from a data breach rose 7% to $7.01 million.

On average, a single breach involved nearly 30,000 records, in a range of 5,125 to 101,520.

The research was conducted by the Ponemon Institute....more>>>

Can Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Continue To Charge Higher?

The recent rally in TSLA stock is giving shorts a run for their money.
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Shares of Tesla Inc(NASDAQ:TSLA) have been charging higher for the past couple of months, gaining more than 40% since thebeginningof December. The stock has handsomely beaten theNasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) which has returned around 7% in the same time period. In the months leading to December, Tesla stock....more>>>

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It was a week that ended with a whimper and began with a roar.

Wall Street ended Friday with slight losses after a string of earnings disappointments from the retail sector with players such as Gap (GPS) , Abercrombie & Fitch....more>>>

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The story we shall focus on is not about the net income of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE:NGVC) but rather the cash return it provides through strong ROI. Throughout this article, I will talk about the competency of management and the free cash flows that NGVC provides. The market seems to be discounting these items, which is why Natural Grocers is trading at a....more>>>

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I came across NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) in early 2013, when it was starting to become a major player in the Chinese mobile game industry. At first, I was a bit skeptical about their future growth and valuation. Video game companies are sometimes “one-hit wonders”, and decline after their top sellers lose popularity. But NetEase is an exception. After watching it for a few months, I decided....more>>>

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KBW’s Meyer Shields and team took a look at Warren Buffett’s portfolio at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) and contend that Buffett’s underperforming the S&P 500:

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We estimate Berkshire’s QTD equity portfolio performance at +2.4%, about 190 bps below the S&P 500s +4.3% performance. We reiterate our Market Perform rating, since we think Berkshire’s....more>>>

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Large-cap value mutual funds provide excellent choices for investors who seek returns with low risk. While mutual funds investing in value stocks have the potential to deliver higher returns and exhibit lower volatility than growth or blend counterparts, large cap funds are usually safer than small-cap or mid-cap funds. Thus, investors may look for large-cap value funds to earn in a moderate return,....more>>>

Instant Analysis: Priceline Group Inc to Acquire Momondo Group for $550 Million”

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The seemingly endless string of acquisitions in the online travel industry (OTA) will soon be one deal longer. Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire European peer Momondo Group for $550 million in cash.

Momondo Group, headquartered in the U.K. and Denmark, operates the momondo travel portal, which offers hotel booking,....more>>>

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Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have gone essentially nowhere over the past two years or so, despite incredible profits, a fast-growing dividend, and over $130 billion worth of share repurchases to date. The iPhone, which accounts for the bulk of Apple’s revenue and profits, has suffered from slumping sales for multiple quarters, with the launch of the iPhone 7 unable to reverse that trend.....more>>>

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Stocks fell today as the market reacted to the Trump administration’s travel ban. The final tally, however, was less painful than it had been earlier in the day.

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The S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 2,280.90, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 122.65 points, or 0.6%, to 19,971.13. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.8% to 5,613.71.

Westpac’s Richard....more>>>

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Sex, Drugs and Pay-to-Play Fraud Hit New York Pension Fund: SEC

A Chicago-based advisor has been awarded $417,000 by a regulatory panel, which ruled that Southwest Securities wrongfully fired and defamed her.

Arbitrators with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority say that....more>>>

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Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA)announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Grohmann Engineering, a German engineering company, which will become Tesla Grohmann Automation and pave the way for the Tesla Advanced Automation Germany headquarters, with other locations to follow. The company plans to add over 1,000 advanced engineering and skilled technician jobs in Germany over the next two years.

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Will Wells Fargo Raise Its Dividend in 2017?”

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) did an exceptionally good job of making it through the financial crisis in 2008 with minimal damage, weathering the turbulence in its stock price and rising to all-time record highs in the early and mid-2010s. Along the way, Wells Fargo also sought to regain its standing as a strong dividend stock, and it has successfully restored its quarterly payout to levels above....more>>>

How This 29-Year-Old Paid Off $113,000 In Student Loans In 7 Years

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Jessica Elberfeld moved to Nashville to chase her childhood dream to become a country music singer.

After graduating Belmont University with $68,000 in student loans – including private loans with an interest rate as high as 10.75% – Elberfeld knew she had to do something more than an interest-only student loan repayment plan.

Elberfeld....more>>>

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Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NYSE:VNR) has painted itself into a corner. For investors to survive, the paint better be fast-drying. The paint in this case is energy prices, which need to rise (dry) quickly. There was a report by Reuters on Sept. 20 that Vanguard hired Evercore Partners for advisement on debt restructuring. Many investor saw this as a serious yellow flag and reacted negatively.....more>>>

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The U.S. Dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP) Index has finally given us a powerful breakout from its contracting range. The dollar index ended the week with gains of more than 1.6 percent after the latest Fed minutes revealed that “a rate hike could be expected relatively soon.” The Fed officials, who next meet on November 1-2, before the U.S. election on November 8, are contemplating raising the....more>>>

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) is considering the sale of an Egyptian drug maker it bought last year, Bloomberg’sManuel Baigorri and Dinesh Nair are reporting:

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is considering the sale of Egyptian drugmaker Amoun Pharmaceutical Co. as the beleaguered Canadian company seeks to accelerate its debt-reduction plans, according to people....more>>>

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Coming off such a successful 2016, it’s with some unhappiness that I’m guessing 2017 may not be as great for investors, cautions Neil Macneale, editor 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter.

Based solely on the length of the current, record setting bull market, it’s reasonable to assume a significant market correction is waiting somewhere around the bend....more>>>

BBRY Stock: Has BlackBerry Ltd Found Its Next Growth Driver?

Revenue growth is one of the key challenges facing the management of BlackBerry Ltd.
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For a while now, software and services company, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) has been in a turnaround mode, missing one deadline after another. One of the key issues facing the management of the Ontario, Canada-based company is the rapid decline in revenues. BlackBerry’s revenues have declined....more>>>

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I have sold my shares in my business as part of my plan to retire at 55. I now have to rely on investments alone for income. Selling a business generates money upfront, but then what? I had taken over my own investments from mutual funds in 2009, and I guess that made me lucky rather than good. Since the crash of oil, investing has been a lot less fun and a lot less profitable.

Sometimes,....more>>>

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Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly said Wednesday that medical testing showed thatits trial drug for treatment of mild dementia from Alzheimers disease didnot slow memory loss in patients.

Patients treated with the drug called solanezumab “did not experience a statistically significant slowing in cognitive decline compared to patients treated with a placebo” in results of a phase....more>>>

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OPEC’s recent decision to cut oil production by 1.2 mb/d plus getting non-OPEC countries to cut production by 600,000 b/d is likely to be positive for oil-related stocks if those cuts are actually made. The total production cuts would be 1.8 mb/d if all parties stick to these goals. This will bring supply and demand back into balance. The previous oversupply led to depressed oil prices, thus....more>>>

Lear’s Seating Division Is Primed To Grow Through Decade-End

Lear Corporation is the leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems to automakers around the world. The company’s top line has expanded at a CAGR of 8.8% between 2010-2015, much more than the nominal 4% growth in global vehicle production during this period. Why Lear’s revenue growth has beaten the growth in global vehicle production can be attributed to two....more>>>

Top Picks 2017: Preferred Bank

This small cap Top Pick is a regional bank based in California that boasts strong scores in our Quadrix ranking system for operating momentum and share-price action, notes Richard Moroney, editor of Upside.

Preferred Bank (PFBC) has surged 54% in the past year but still trades at a modest discount to the median S&P 1500 regional bank, based on both trailing earnings....more>>>

This Silver Investing News Shows Why Prices Will Rise Another 26%

In silver investing news today (Wednesday, Feb. 1), silver prices are down 0.42% and trading at $17.47 per ounce. That’s a drop from yesterday’s close of $17.54 – the highest settlement for an active futures contract since Nov. 10, 2016.

But the biggest silver price news of the day has to do with the metal’s final January numbers. And these numbers support Money....more>>>

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A couple of weeks ago, the latest round of "13F" forms came in…   Folks who manage at least $100 million need to file these forms each quarter with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission… They reveal all of the filers' stock holdings.   So if you know where to go and whose 13Fs to look at, they can be a great source for trading and investment ideas.  ....more>>>

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After OPEC had decided that it will be slashing its output next year, oil prices have rallied remarkably of late. Brent crude is already trading at $55 per barrel, and it is likely that the price will exceed $60 per barrel next year on the back of the production cuts. This is great news for BP (NYSE:BP) investors as the company has reduced its costs in the upstream segment impressively over the....more>>>

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U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers conclude their two-day meeting today and are expected to keep interest rates unchanged. But central bank rate policies – coupled with next week’s U.S. presidential election – are the two biggest issues influencing U.S. stock prices.

But even if the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) holds the line on rates....more>>>

Can Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Continue To Charge Higher?

The recent rally in TSLA stock is giving shorts a run for their money.
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Shares of Tesla Inc(NASDAQ:TSLA) have been charging higher for the past couple of months, gaining more than 40% since thebeginningof December. The stock has handsomely beaten theNasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) which has returned around 7% in the same time period. In the months leading to December, Tesla stock....more>>>