Casino stocks with exposure to Macao took a nosedive on Tuesday after a few announcements from the government. One was that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the Chinese province of Fujian and that could result in fewer visitors to Macao. More concerning is potential government r
Source: ThinkstockNovember 20, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,582.23. The DJIA closed up 0.3% at 23,431.55. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 6,790.71.
Monday was a relatively positive day for the three major U.S. exchanges, but trading volumes were low as this is a truncated trading week. Crude oil was negative on the day. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were industrials and financials, up 0.4% and 0.5%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were health care and utilities, down 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively.
Financial stress during the holidays isn’t limited to overspending on gifts. Too often, stress builds after those extended visits with family where you start wondering just what’s happening with Mom and Dad’s cash.
As we host holiday dinners or visit more frequently with elderly parents and relatives, sometimes we spot signs that a loved one’s financial decision-making has been declining.
Maybe it’s constant talk about winning the lottery. Maybe it’s a garage full of unopened boxes from QVC. Maybe it’s a much smaller checking account balance....More>>>
A good way to find new stock ideas is to scroll through the Zacks Industry Rank page. From this page you can see the breakdown of 252 different industries and then drill down to the stocks in each industry.
This can help you locate industries that are trading more along the lines of value stocks (those with low forward PE and low book values) and those that have higher earnings growth rates.
One page in particular, the heat map, shows which industries have been moving up the rank over the last few weeks. That led me to the Building Products – Concrete and Aggregates group.
Small cap security stockPatriot One Technologies (OTCQB: PTOTF; TSE: PAT.V), which has developed the award-winning PATSCAN CMR concealed weapons detection system, has justreported that in the three months since product marketing began during the lead up to the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, confirmed sales commitments now top $2.7 million. So far, sales efforts are focused on categoriesthat includehouses of worship, academic institutions, event centres, casinos, commercial offices, hotel properties, government agencies and other locations at high risk of a terrorist attack or active shooter....More>>>
It's always interesting to see what billionaire investors are doing with their money. Sure, you can't match their gains simply by copying every single one of their stock picks, but it can still be helpful (and fru
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been stellar performers so far in 2021. The real estate sector's roughly 30% total return (price plus dividends) through the end of August easily beats the 21%-plus return for the S&P 500 Index.
The S&P 500 has officially doubled since hitting its pandemic low point in March 2020, capping off the strongest bull market in recent memory. As it keeps powering to new highs, you might be wondering if it's still possible to find a bargain.
We all know that the overall earnings picture has been very strong, though the ongoing resurge in Covid infections has started weighing on near-term economic outlook, with estimates of Q3 GDP growth sharply coming down in recent days.