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Skip Scandal-Filled Wells Fargo (WFC) in Favor of These Bank Stocks
  • Skip Scandal-Filled Wells Fargo (WFC) in Favor of These Bank Stocks

Skip Scandal-Filled Wells Fargo (WFC) in Favor of These Bank Stocks

By |September 21st, 2016|

Banks are in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons. This time, it’s Wells Fargo (WFC) that’s being raked over the coals. The company was found to have created millions accounts for customers who never wanted them in the first place. Wells Fargo paid a $190 million settlement for the phantom accounts.

The fine […]

Simply Meh: Inside the Latest Jobs Report
  • Simply Meh: Inside the Latest Jobs Report

Simply Meh: Inside the Latest Jobs Report

By |September 7th, 2016|

The monthly jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor is an important indicator of how the economy is performing and where the markets might go. Improved employment rates and the creation of new jobs shows that the economy is improving. Falling jobs figures show that the opposite is happening. The latest August […]

Why Microsoft’s (MSFT) Stock Is Nearing All-Time Highs
  • Why Microsoft’s (MSFT) Stock Is Nearing All-Time Highs

Why Microsoft’s (MSFT) Stock Is Nearing All-Time Highs

By |August 29th, 2016|

If you want a good indicator of how Microsoft (MSFT) is performing, all you need to do is look at Bill Gates’ net worth. The Microsoft founder, who left his position as chairman in 2014, now has a reported net worth of $90 billion. While Gates’ net worth is at an all-time high thanks […]

Obamacare Is Back in the News: 3 Health Stocks on the Rise
  • Obamacare Is Back in the News: 3 Health Stocks on the Rise

Obamacare Is Back in the News: 3 Health Stocks on the Rise

By |August 22nd, 2016|

Despite the fact that Obamacare is expanding coverage (the U.S. uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent last year, its lowest mark ever), and that it has had a lot of benefits so far – like leading a surge in mental health treatment, eliminating lifetime and annual limits on coverage, and lowering overall healthcare costs […]

Can Wal-Mart (WMT) Ever Match Amazon (AMZN) Online?
  • Can Wal-Mart (WMT) Ever Match Amazon (AMZN) Online?

Can Wal-Mart (WMT) Ever Match Amazon (AMZN) Online?

By |August 16th, 2016|

Wal-Mart (WMT) is the undisputed king when it comes to brick and mortar retailers, but its online sales have always lagged in comparison. Maybe Wal-Mart didn’t feel the pressure to make an enormous push to boost online sales, as it always outperformed other retailers when it came to revenues.
The writing, however, is on […]

When Will McDonald’s (MCD) Finally Turn the Corner?
  • When Will McDonald’s (MCD) Finally Turn the Corner?

When Will McDonald’s (MCD) Finally Turn the Corner?

By |August 15th, 2016|

McDonald’s (MCD) is as blue chip as a restaurant can be, but the company has been treading water this year and seems to be unable to make any serious movement. The latest sign of that struggle comes from its latest quarterly report, which was released on July 26.
While sales are up at stores […]

With Ford (F) Struggling, Is Now the Time to Buy?
  • With Ford (F) Struggling, Is Now the Time to Buy?

With Ford (F) Struggling, Is Now the Time to Buy?

By |August 9th, 2016|

Owning shares in Ford (F) is a frustrating experience. Shares are down 14 percent so far in 2016 and completely flat from 2012, when the company reinstated its dividend after putting it on hold during the financial crisis.
Ford’s poor performance came to a head at the end of July, when it announced worse-than-expected […]

The WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) Buyout: A Case Study in Spinoffs Done Right
  • The WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) Buyout: A Case Study in Spinoffs Done Right

The WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) Buyout: A Case Study in Spinoffs Done Right

By |July 13th, 2016|

Shares in organic dairy company WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) soared by 18.5 percent on July 7 upon news of an impending buyout. Danone, the French conglomerate, announced their planned acquisition of the Denver-based company for $10 billion in cash. That’s good news for WhiteWave, a company that spun off from its parent company just several years […]

Why Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Is Quietly Having a Great Year
  • Why Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Is Quietly Having a Great Year

Why Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Is Quietly Having a Great Year

By |July 6th, 2016|

The S&P 500 has had more than its share of ups and downs over the past year, but perennial blue chip Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has always been going strong. The conglomerate is up 12 percent in 2016 so far compared to the S&P 500’s meager 2.7 percent rise. JNJ is accustomed to having […]

Four Stocks Faring Well After the Brexit
  • Four Stocks Faring Well After the Brexit

Four Stocks Faring Well After the Brexit

By |June 27th, 2016|

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union forced the markets into turmoil, with the S&P 500 down five percentage points from June 23. Investors have definitely been on edge since then, as any investor with a well-diversified global portfolio is likely holding several U.K. and European-based companies. Some of the biggest losers include […]