You know the old saying about how tough situations can be an acid test of character? The same goes for the character and quality of investment advisers. When volatility heightens or the markets experience sharp corrections, some advisers avoid picking up the phone. And often, when anxious clients call in with a desire to sell out of the market, many advisers and brokers have been known to capitulateagainst their better judgment.
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This raises the question: Why are you working with an investment adviser? For many, getting professional guidance in preparing for difficult markets is near the top of their priorities.
Here’s what your adviser should be doing in today’s skittish investment climate:
Reaching out to you proactively to provide emotional support Serving as a filter for information that’s useful and relevant to your needs Helping you to maintain your focus as a long-term investor
If your adviser is addressing all three during the market turmoil we’ve experienced lately, you’ll worry less, find it easier to stick to your long-term planand be more likely to achieve the financial goals your plan strives for.
best business to buy stock in: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Caladrius Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLBS) shares shot up 14 percent to $5.83 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
Shares of Norsat International Inc (USA) (NYSE: NSAT) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $9.85 after the company reported the receipt of new indication of interest by Privet Fund Management LLP at $10.25 per share.
- [By Chris Lange]
Caladrius Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBS) watchedits shares soar on Thursday after the company announced a private placement offering. In terms of the specifics, the company entered into securities purchase agreements with several accredited investors for the sale of 4,449,153 shares of its common stock in private placements of $21 million.
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Caladrius Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: CLBS) shares rose 20.2 percent to $6.13 in pre-market trading after the company reported a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
Arbutus Biopharma Corp (NASDAQ: ABUS) rose 12.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has licensed LNP delivery technology to Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) for use in single messenger RNA product candidate.
AveXis Inc (NASDAQ: AVXS) rose 12.2 percent to $81.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported topline data from Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101.
TOP SHIPS Inc (NASDAQ: TOPS) shares rose 10.5 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after surging 109.52 percent on Thursday.
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (NASDAQ: IMOS) rose 9.8 percent to $17.45 in pre-market trading after declining 0.44 percent on Thursday.
Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SINO) rose 8.3 percent to $3.38 in pre-market trading after climbing 23.81 percent on Thursday.
Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ: DCIX) rose 7.6 percent to $2.99 in pre-market trading after surging 12.55 percent on Thursday.
Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) rose 5.2 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading. Steel Dynamics expects Q1 earnings of $0.77 to $0.81 per diluted share. The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1550 per common share.
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best business to buy stock in: Crescent Point Energy Corp (16)
- [By Kana Nishizawa]
China Coal Energy Co., the countrys second-largest producer of the fuel, sank 3.1 percent after the government said it will cut coal consumption. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), the worlds second-biggest developer, fell 1.4 percent after trimming its sales target. Gold producers led materials companies lower as the precious metal headed for its steepest weekly loss since June amid expectations the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee will next week decide to reduce stimulus.
best business to buy stock in: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)
- [By Beth McKenna]
Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.
best business to buy stock in: Frontier Communications Corporation(FTR)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped about 2.5% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $1.92 after closing at $1.97 Monday night. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.75. Volume was about 70% lower than the daily average of nearly 42 million shares. The company had no specific news, but its dividend yield now sits at 21.65%.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped about 6.9% on Tuesday to record a new 52-week low of $2.57 against a high of $5.77. The stock closed at $2.76 on Monday. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 25 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday, but the struggling company is just getting slaughtered.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped about 8.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.29 after closing Tuesday at $1.43. The 52-week high is $5.53. Volume of around 55 million shares was about 15% above the daily average of around 49 million. The company had no specific news.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) dropped about 5.2% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $1.81 after closing at $1.91 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.58. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 43.4 million shares traded. The company reports earnings next Tuesday and investors do not seem hopeful for good news.
- [By Daniel B. Kline]
Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) faces a key moment when it reports fourth-quarter results Feb. 27.
The company has already reported on two quarters since it spent $10.45 billion buying Verizon’s (NYSE:VZ) wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida (CTF). That was a risky deal that gave the company 3.3 million new voice connections, 2.1 million more broadband subscribers, and 1.2 million FiOS video customers.
best business to buy stock in: Acacia Communications, Inc. (ACIA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) was down, falling around 14 percent to $54.34 after the company issued a weak forecast for the current quarter. However, the company’s Q4 results exceeded expectations.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Shares of optical component companies have dropped today, includingOclaro (NASDAQ:OCLR), Acacia (NASDAQ:ACIA), Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), whose shares were down 11%, 11%, 6%, and 3%, respectively, as of 3:30 p.m. EDT, after the U.S. broadened its investigation regarding compliance with sanctions programs.
- [By Scott Rubin]
Shares of Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) soared on the back of the company's second-quarter earnings results, closing the session up 41 percent to $95.67. Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE: PLNT) added 10 percent after reporting better-than expected results. The stock closed at $22.36. Steel stocks fell during Friday's session. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) lost 7 percent to $21.06 and AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) fell 6 percent to $5.03.