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Jan 18, 2020

Some IAMGOLD (TSE:IMG) Shareholders Are Down 34%
For many investors, the main point of stock picking is to generate higher returns than the overall market. But if you...

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Jan 18, 2020

If You Had Bought Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Shares Five Years Ago You'd Have Made 46%
If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. Better yet, you'd like to see the share...

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Jan 18, 2020

Should CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) Be Part Of Your Dividend Portfolio?
Dividend paying stocks like CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason...

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Jan 18, 2020

Strong bank earnings boosted by the American consumer — and heavy buybacks
The big U.S. banks reported earnings for the fourth-quarter of 2019, seeing decent top-line growth as a result of a strong U.S. consumer. But the bottom line earnings were helped by share buybacks.

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Jan 18, 2020

Here's How P/E Ratios Can Help Us Understand The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX)
This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios...

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Jan 18, 2020

Why We're Not Impressed By The Williams Companies, Inc.'s (NYSE:WMB) 5.4% ROCE
Today we are going to look at The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to see whether it might be an attractive...

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Jan 18, 2020

What the tech industry likes about the initial U.S.-China trade deal
After almost two years of back-and-forth tariffs and a lot of tough talk, a phase-one trade deal between the U.S. and China is officially in the books. In the deal, China has agreed to stop forcing American companies to transfer technology as a condition of doing business there and to crack down on intellectual property thefts. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley talks to Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Andy Serwer as well as Oliver Pursche of Bruderman Asset Management.

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Jan 18, 2020

India Snubs $1 Billion Amazon Investment as Resentment Grows
(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. India's government has scoffed at Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos' offer to invest $1 billion in the country, firing the latest salvo at an e-commerce giant that's been accused of predatory business practices.Trade minister Piyush Goyal delivered a stinging rebuke two days after Bezos arrived in New Delhi and touted his efforts to help digitize small and medium enterprises. The investment would bring Amazon's bet on the Indian market to about $6.5 billion. Goyal told a gathering of foreign ministers from around the world he welcomed an investigation into the company's alleged "predatory pricing and unfair trade practices.""They may have put in a billion dollars," Goyal said at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday. "But then if they make a loss of a billion dollars every year, then they jolly well have to finance that billion dollars. So it's not as if they are doing a great favor to India when they invest a billion dollars."Bezos has attracted significant opposition during a tour of India intended to underscore its importance as a growth driver for Amazon. The country's antitrust regulator initiated a formal investigation hours before his arrival, and retailers affiliated with the Confederation of All India Traders organized sit-ins and public rallies in multiple cities to protest Amazon's traditional cut-price approach and exclusive-selling practices.Outside the venue of Amazon India's

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Jan 18, 2020

Is There An Opportunity With Dropbox, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:DBX) 31% Undervaluation?
Does the January share price for Dropbox, Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate...

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Jan 18, 2020

Natural Gas Price Forecast – Natural Gas Markets Crack Two Dollars
Natural gas markets dipped a below the two dollars level momentarily during the day on Friday, as the natural gas markets continue to struggle. This being the case, there is nothing good looking about this chart, and as a result it's likely that the market will continue to be miserable.

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Jan 18, 2020

8 Stocks to Buy With First-Quarter Catalysts
Here's a look at Bank of America's list of eight stocks to buy with clear near-term catalysts between now and the end of the first quarter. Analyst David Barden says there are plenty of things to like about AT&T in 2020. Barden says the stock is also trading at a heavy discount to the overall market.

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Jan 18, 2020

Cramer Says Microsoft's Green Initiative A 'Shocking Paradigm Shift'
Microsoft announced Thursday a new plan to not only become carbon negative by the end of the decade but to remove from the environment all the carbon it has produced since 1975. Microsoft is perhaps the "most powerful" company in the world, especially in terms of data centers, the CNBC host said. Cramer said later on in the day during his "Mad Money" show that Microsoft is leading the way in how companies balance profits with broader obligations.

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Jan 18, 2020

GE's fmr. embattled CEO Jeffrey Immelt wants to set the record straight in new book
Jeff Immelt is GE's fall guy so he is writing a book to tell his side of the story.

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Jan 18, 2020

Drugmakers slash prices to be eligible for China's bulk-buy program
Global pharmaceutical majors and generic drugmakers chopped by 53% on average prices of some of their off-patent products in the latest bidding round under China's national bulk-buy program, government officials said late on Friday. Beijing has been pushing forward the program where drugmakers have to go through a bidding process and cut prices low enough to be considered over generic copies and be allowed to sell their products at public hospitals via large-volume government procurement. Some global firms such as AstraZeneca and Merck have already cautioned about intensifying price pressures on their mature brands in the world's second largest drug market, as China expands the usage of the program.

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Jan 17, 2020

4 changes that could affect Social Security in 2020
If you're one of some 69 million Americans who receive Social Security or SSI benefits, you'll notice some changes in 2020. Here are four.

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Jan 17, 2020

Teachers doused in jet fuel at California school sue Delta Air Lines
Four Los Angeles-area schoolteachers who were doused with jet fuel dumped by a Delta Air Lines plane in the minutes before it made an emergency landing sued the airline on Friday, accusing the flight crew of negligence. The plaintiffs say the pilot of the Delta Flight 89, which took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Tuesday bound for Shanghai, failed to follow proper procedures in dumping thousands of pounds of fuel over a densely populated area at relatively low altitude. A Delta spokesman declined to comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and seeks unspecified damages.

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Jan 17, 2020

McDermott Is Said to Prepare for Bankruptcy as Soon as Next Week
(Bloomberg) -- McDermott International Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week to address its more than $4 billion debt load, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The Houston-based company, which builds oil platforms and gas-export plants for energy producers, is negotiating a restructuring plan that could see its debt converted into equity with existing term-loan lenders getting the majority of the shares, said the people. Unsecured creditors would receive less than 10% of the equity along with warrants, one of the people said.The terms of the restructuring are still being negotiated and could change, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Baupost Group and HPS Investment Partners may provide a bankruptcy loan of about $2 billion, the people said.Representatives for McDermott and HPS declined to comment. A representative for Baupost didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.McDermott has been under significant pressure since September, when its stock and bonds plunged on news that it had hired turnaround advisers. The company has struggled to integrate its acquisition of Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. and clear a backlog of projects, crimping earnings.Late last year the company secured part of a $1.7 billion rescue financing package and entered into a forbearance agreement with some of its lenders, but that relief period expired Jan. 15. Its credit agreements were amended so that acceleration of its bo

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Jan 17, 2020

GE's fmr. embattled CEO Jeffrey Immelt wants to set the record straight in new book
Jeff Immelt is GE's fall guy so he is writing a book to tell his side of the story.

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Jan 17, 2020

Best Buy to probe allegations against CEO: WSJ
Best Buy's board is investigating allegations that Chief Executive Corie Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive, who has since left the electronics retailer reports the Wall Street Journal. The allegations were sent to the board in an anonymous letter dated Dec. 7.

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Jan 17, 2020

Foxconn May Be About to Prove Elon Musk Wrong
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Five years ago, in a routine display of trash talking, Tesla Inc.'s Elon Musk made a now infamous quip about how hard it is to manufacture automobiles."Cars are very complex compared to phones or smartwatches,'' he told German newspaper Handelsblatt. "You can't just go to a supplier like Foxconn and say: Build me a car."He may be proven wrong. Foxconn Technology Group, through its Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. unit, will establish a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, the Taiwanese company said in an exchange filing Thursday. While not yet signed, they expect their 50-50 enterprise will "develop and manufacture electric vehicles and engage in IOV (internet of vehicles) business," referencing a growing ecosystem of connected cars that share location, weather, traffic and vehicle information.Hon Hai would be responsible for design, components and supply chain management, Chairman Young Liu told Debby Wu of Bloomberg News. Foxconn might not actually do final assembly, he said.If you've ever visited Foxconn's global headquarters on the outskirts of Taipei, you'd know that the prospect of the company designing cars is disconcerting. It truly is one of the ugliest office buildings in the world. So let's hope Fiat Chrysler takes the driver's seat on that.However, components, supply chain management, and manufacturing are right up Foxconn's alley. The company makes most of Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads, as well as a lot of the electronics that go into cars, including Teslas.Tesla's then-head of vehicle enginee

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Jan 17, 2020

Top Picks 2020- Ford Motor F
I believe 2020 will be a transition year for the stock market; that is one reason why I like Ford Motor (F). Its high dividend yield (6.6%) and low valuation (priced at less than 7 times forward earnings) should appeal to value investors, asserts Jim Pearce, growth and income expert and editor of Investing Daily's Personal Finance.

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Jan 17, 2020

Edited Transcript of SLB earnings conference call or presentation 17-Jan-20 1:30pm GMT
Q4 2019 Schlumberger NV Earnings Call

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Jan 17, 2020

Where the plant-based food market is headed this year
2019 brought the fake meat trade front and center. What's next in the food space? AccelFoods is an early-stage venture fund investing in consumer products, including, high-quality food and beverage companies. Jordan Gasper, Managing Partner at AccellFoods, joined The Final Round to discuss.

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Jan 17, 2020

Top Picks 2020- Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY
With politicians on both sides of the aisle calling for drug price controls, and a number of the Democratic candidates calling for "Medicare for all," it has been a challenging environment for a host of medical sectors, suggests income expert Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor.

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Jan 17, 2020

Why We Like YUM! Brands, Inc.'s (NYSE:YUM) 47% Return On Capital Employed
Today we are going to look at YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to see whether it might be an attractive investment...

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Jan 17, 2020

FDA Risks Sacrificing Its Standards for Speed
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Today's Food and Drug Administration moves much faster than it used to. That may not always be a good thing. A review of drug approvals by the agency from researchers at Harvard Medical School released Tuesday found that the FDA is approving drugs more rapidly with weaker evidence than it did in the past. That can be beneficial when it leads to needed medicines getting to market quickly, and I believe that's the agency's intent. As the study's authors highlight, however, this emphasis on speed and flexibility could be eroding standards. It may be time for a gut check.The gold standard for demonstrating efficacy — and the surest way of winning drug approval — is to demonstrate success in large, well-controlled studies that result in a hard outcome. But there are faster ways to get to market. In 1992, Congress created the accelerated approval program, which can green light medicines based on "surrogate" endpoints that predict rather than confirm benefit for patients, or those that have shown a shorter-term benefit. It's one of several initiatives that have changed how the agency works. According to the study, 80.6% of approvals between 1995 and 1997 were supported by at least two pivotal trials. That number dropped to 52.8% between 2005 and 2017. Companies that get accelerated approval have to prove their drug works with a confirmatory trial in order to gain full approval, but there's no hard timetable no when that must be done. Thus, drugmakers often don't hurry to conduct those tests. This is problem

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Jan 17, 2020

Gold's Rally Helps Miners Delay the Inevitable
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Peak gold production is looking a little more distant. Global supply of the yellow metal has been inexorably approaching its high-water mark, as ore is extracted faster than new discoveries are made. Mines have been aging fast. A sustained price rally can change that picture, as investors rekindle their enthusiasm for large-scale exploration and technological innovation. Bullion miners' margins will benefit.Gold is coming out of a long period in the investor wilderness. Last year marked the biggest annual gain in prices since 2010. It broke through $1,570 last week — the highest in almost seven years. Gold prices are driven by factors that aren't always predictable, but there's certainly scope to go higher, with interest rates low and geopolitical tensions simmering. Holdings of gold in exchange-traded funds, popular with retail investors, are near 2012's lofty levels. Central banks remain buyers too.This isn't a repeat of 2011, when gold cracked a gravity-defying $1,900 per ounce — at least, not yet. The all-time high remains some way off, despite a handful of analysts already pointing to $2,000 gold. But the impact of higher prices is already trickling down. All-in sustaining cash costs remained at around $934 per ounce for the largest producers in the third quarter of 2019, according to Bloomberg estimates. The industry measure, though rising, makes for healthy margins. Barrick Gold Corp., for example, reported third-quarter free cash flow of $502 million, compared to $55 million in the previous three months.L

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Jan 17, 2020

Is Union Pacific Corporation's (NYSE:UNP) High P/E Ratio A Problem For Investors?
This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios...

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Jan 17, 2020

Louis Vuitton snags world's second-largest rough diamond
The fashion house announced a deal with Lucara Diamond Corp., which unearthed the 1,758-carat Sewelô diamond from a mine in Botswana last April.

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Jan 17, 2020

New Software Flaw Could Further Delay Boeing's 737 Max
(Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. has identified a new software flaw in the grounded 737 Max that will require additional work, possibly further delaying the plane's return to service.The company alerted the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and is notifying customers and its suppliers, it said in an emailed statement. Boeing's best-selling jet was grounded on March 13 after two fatal crashes involving a flight-control system.The issue involves how software on the plane checks itself to ensure it's receiving valid data, said a person familiar with the issue who wasn't authorized to speak publicly about it. It occurs when the system is initially starting up, the person said."We are making necessary updates and working with the FAA on submission of this change, and keeping our customers and suppliers informed," Boeing said in its statement. "Our highest priority is ensuring the 737 MAX is safe and meets all regulatory requirements before it returns to service."The FAA didn't comment directly on the latest issue to arise on the problem-plagued plane. "We continue to work with other international aviation safety regulators to review the proposed changes to the aircraft," the agency said in an emailed statement. "Our first priority is safety, and we have set no time-frame for when the work will be completed."The 737 Max is costing the plane-maker billions of dollars in losses. The software problem was discovered during the final validation review process of the updates being installed on the plane, the person said.It's unclear how time-consuming the repair will be. Software systems on aircraft require a far higher degree of reliability and checks before approval compared to consumer products. But th

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Jan 17, 2020

Pro Investor Says Luckin Coffee More Than Just A Popular Coffee Brand
China -based Luckin Coffee Inc (NASDAQ: LK ) is blessed with the opportunity of selling coffee in a country with a population of more than 1 billion. The case for liking the Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: ...

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Jan 17, 2020

Boeing 737 Max found to have new software issue
The issue is reportedly related to a software power-up monitoring function.

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Jan 17, 2020

Boeing finds new 737 software issue during technical review
Boeing shares slumped after the company reported that it found a new software issue in the 737 Max jet. The Final Round discusses the impact that these new software issues have on the company going into 2020 after its mechanical failures in 2019.

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Jan 17, 2020

AMD Poaches Intel Executive To Spearhead Server Business
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD ) announced Thursday that it hired Daniel McNamara as senior vice president and general manager of its server business unit.  McNamara most recently worked with ...

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Jan 17, 2020

Best Buy starts investigation into CEO's personal conduct
The Wall Street Journal reported that the letter, dated Dec. 7, claimed Barry had a romantic relationship for years with former Best Buy Senior Vice President Karl Sanft. Best Buy said the audit committee of the board has retained outside counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, to conduct the review.

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Jan 17, 2020

These 4 Beaten-Down Stocks Are Must-Haves on Your Watch List
As the gig economy is expected to double in value over the next several years, it is important for investors to keep an eye on some promising investment opportunities within this space Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada
Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law. The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is scheduled to begin Monday. Meng, the daughter of the company's founder, faces charges of committing fraud to try and evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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Jan 17, 2020

These 3 Market Giants Get a Thumbs-Up Ahead of Earnings
Once again, we're heading into earnings season. All publicly traded companies are required by law to disclose their revenues, earnings, and other financial data quarterly, and the reports generally start coming in a few weeks after each calendar quarter ends. And now it's time for the Q4 2019 reports to start coming in.Earnings season always generates a spate of analyst predictions, and this time is no different. Looking back, market watchers note that 2019 saw a series of lackluster quarters - that nevertheless did not impede stock performance. Companies compensated by reducing their forward guidance and then clearing that lower bar.So far, it seems that this is likely to happen once again. Bank of America's securities strategists wrote, "We expect to see a 2% beat in 4Q earnings. Estimates have reset sufficiently, in our view." At the same time, analysts are expecting stock prices to continue rising, with any pullback likely to be both shallow and short-lived.Ahead of the earnings releases, three market giants have received recent upgrades or price-target hikes from top analysts. Rating upgrades are important, as they indicate a positive change in the likely direction a stock will take - and their timing is important, too, as an upgrade shortly before an earnings release will push investor expectations. Using TipRanks' Stock Comparison tool, we lined up the three alongside each other to give us an idea of what the Street thinks is in store for the trio in the year ahead. American Electric Power (AEP)American Electric Power

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Jan 17, 2020

New report finds 40% of retirees rely solely on social security
A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security has found that 40 percent of retirees rely entirely on social security for income during retirement. Bone Fide Wealth President, Douglas Boneparth joins Yahoo Finance to discuss this report.

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Jan 17, 2020

UBS: We see Twitter at 'a bit of a crossroads' in 2020
Analysts at UBS downgrading the stock to "neutral" saying they see the company at a "bit of a crossroads" entering 2020, in terms of capitalizing on opportunities like the Olympics, European football championship and the U.S. election, while keeping the network safe and secure. 

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Jan 17, 2020

Best Buy starts investigation into CEO's personal conduct
The Wall Street Journal reported that the letter, dated Dec. 7, claimed that Barry had a romantic relationship for years with former Best Buy senior executive Karl Sanft. Both Barry and Sanft joined the firm more than two decades ago. While Barry became the finance head in 2016 and CEO in June last year, Sanft, according to his LinkedIn profile, was senior vice president of U.S. retail operations until March last year.

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Jan 17, 2020

Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max
Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air. Boeing said Friday it has told the Federal Aviation Administration about the issue. "We are making necessary updates and working with the FAA on submission of this change, and keeping our customers and suppliers informed," Boeing said in a statement.

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Jan 17, 2020

Consumers are starting to feel streaming fatigue, analyst says
As yet another streaming service enters the heavily saturated space, one Wall Street analyst says consumers might be starting to feel streaming fatigue.

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Jan 17, 2020

Morgan Stanley Downgrades IBM, Says Revenue Growth Slowing
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ) is now less likely to generate long-term revenue growth without a meaningful shift in its portfolio, according to Morgan Stanley. The IBM Analyst ...

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Jan 17, 2020

More than 123,000 Bitcoins moved in single transaction
Popular crypto Twitter account Whale Alert sent out a tweet yesterday warning users that 123,447 BTC - worth around $1.1 billion - was on the move from an unknown wallet. Whale Alert tweeted: ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? 123,447 BTC (1,097,343,503 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet Tx: https://t.co/LhtaWPMrxI -- Whale Alert (@whale_alert) January 15, 2020 The Bitcoin, transferred at 11pm on January 15, prompted many Twitter users to speculate that the funds belonged to Craig Wright. Wright has allegedly received the keys to encrypted databases which detail how much Bitcoin he holds, and is allegedly waiting for the private keys to unlock his wallets any day now. However, it has since emergedThe post More than 123,000 Bitcoins moved in single transaction appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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Jan 17, 2020

Is $90 Oil Possible? An Interview With Jay Park
With oil prices crashing despite growing tensions across the Middle East, Oilprice.com has interviewed an oil industry veteran and CEO to explain the current trends in the oil market

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Jan 17, 2020

Dorsey seeks advice from Tesla's Elon Musk
In a candid conversation Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asked Tesla Founder Elon Musk for advice on about his social media platform.

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Jan 17, 2020

A Trio of Stocks to Enhance the Quality of Your Portfolio
Xilinx Inc. tops the list Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

Amazon Is Left Out of Mega-Cap Tech Surge to Records
(Bloomberg) -- Major technology and internet companies have long fueled the U.S. stock market's climb to record levels, but that trend has come with one notable exception: Amazon.com Inc., which has languished in a fairly narrow trading range for months.Amazon shares haven't notched an all-time high since September 2018, in contrast to mega-cap peers like Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook, which have been hitting records on a near-daily basis. Many of these names experienced pronounced draw-downs over the past year and a half, mostly due to disappointing earnings reports or outlooks. But they regained their momentum last year, as their growth assuaged investor caution. Amazon, however, remains about 8.5% below its own peak.Because of its long-term prospects, Amazon is about as close as a stock can be to a consensus choice among Wall Street firms. Over the near term, though, it is "the most hotly debated among investors" as "debates persist on both AWS and next day shipping efforts," according to UBS analyst Eric Sheridan, referring to its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing business.Since the start of 2019, Amazon shares are up about 24%, below the 32% rise of the S&P 500, as well as the much larger gains seen in other bellwethers. Microsoft and Facebook are both up more than 60% since the start of last year, while Apple has doubled. The rally resulted in trillion-dollar valuations for Apple, Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet, a milestone that Amazon briefly eclipsed in 2018.The underperformance reflects concerns ov

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Jan 17, 2020

3 Cannabis Stocks Kicking Off Earnings Season with Mixed Results
As the cannabis stocks trade at multi-year lows, the market is looking to grasp at any positive news from the upcoming earnings season. Any positive news from Q4 sales or insights on the Cannabis 2.0 rollout in Canada will breath some relief into the market.The North American cannabis industry has plenty of catalysts by midyear 2020, but the related companies were built for robust revenues and much larger markets. The keys to watch in the upcoming earnings reason are the ability of cannabis companies to generate profits from the current market opportunities and not the previous grand expectations.Several big catalysts for cannabis revenue growth in 2020 include CBD in the U.S., Cannabis 2.0 rollout in Canada, additional retail stores in Ontario and the approval of recreational cannabis in U.S. states such as Illinois. Not to mention, the U.S. always has the potential for the federal government to approve cannabis allowing for the ultimate prize for cannabis companies and investors alike.The market projections for the global cannabis market reaching $200 billion in the future should stand. For now, cannabis stocks in Canada and the U.S. have to focus on maintaining liquidity to survive and eventually thrive in the disappointing sales ramp in North America and around the globe. A lot of the Canadian issues should resolve themselves over the next few quarters, but the illicit market remains a formidable competitor and investors shouldn't assume the profit picture improves dramatically in the near term with so

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Jan 17, 2020

3 Growth Stocks To Buy For 2020
One exception to this, though, is discount giant Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE). Revenue growth in recent years has been nothing short of explosive. Net income more than tripled over this time frame, rising from $48 million to $149.6 million.

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Jan 17, 2020

3 Loyal Large-Cap Dividend Payers Announce Distributions
These companies have been paying dividends for over 20 years Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

What To Know Before Buying United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) For Its Dividend
Is United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) a good dividend stock? How can we tell? Dividend paying companies with...

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Jan 17, 2020

Three Things You Should Check Before Buying Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) For Its Dividend
Could Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul? Investors...

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Jan 17, 2020

Roku's Growth Trajectory Looks Solid, but Volatility Remains a Factor
As with all rapidly growing companies, Roku (ROKU) has enjoyed significant upward growth trajectory, even while it continues to experience a lot of volatility. For investors willing to hold on during turbulent times, the company should reward them over the long term.In this article we'll look at why its growth narrative remains in place, and why it'll probably take some time before it starts to turn a consistent profit.Most recent numbersIn its latest earnings report Roku stated it generated revenue of $261 million, up 50 percent over the same reporting period last year. Most of that was the result of its active user accounts jumping 36 percent, and its average revenue per user climbing 30 percent.Another factor is Roku has been changing its focus from set-top boxes to media software, which produces wider margins for the company.Earnings will remain negative for now because it's taking the bulk of its revenue and reinvesting it into growing its top line. With its major competitor being Amazon, it can't afford to take its foot off the accelerator, otherwise it could lose a lot of its momentum, and would find it extremely difficult to make up ground.At this time Amazon's Fire TV has over 40 million monthly active users, while Roku has about 32.3 million monthly active users. Roku has more room for growth because it only operates in 20 countries as of the end of the last reporting period, while Amazon has a presence in over 100 countries.Moving from a smal

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Jan 17, 2020

Why Michaels Could Have Turnaround Potential
The company's low valuation suggests that it has a margin of safety Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

White House Counsel Shouldn't Act as Trump's Impeachment Lawyer
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- White House counsel Pat Cipollone will reportedly lead the team that represents President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Superficially, this may sound logical. The opposite is true. It's highly problematic for Cipollone to represent Trump in the Senate.For starters, Cipollone is the author of the letter to executive branch employees directing them not to cooperate with the House's impeachment inquiry. Cipollone's Oct. 8 letter told the House of Representatives that its impeachment inquiry was illegitimate and that Trump and the executive branch wouldn't participate in it. The letter was written "on behalf of" Trump. This letter was widely received as legally preposterous and constitutionally wrong. But that's not the worst of it. That letter became the basis for the House's article of impeachment of Trump for obstruction of Congress.Cipollone's conduct is therefore directly at issue in the trial. It's almost as if Rudy Giuliani was representing Trump, despite his involvement in the conduct at issue in the first article of impeachment. (I realize Giuliani is said to be seeking such a role, but it seems obvious that it would be crazy for Trump to allow it.) It's highly irregular for someone whose actions carried out wrongdoing to represent the person who directed him to take those actions.What's more, the White House counsel doesn't represent the president personally. A president's conversations with his White House counsel do not enjoy attorney-client privilege. The

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Jan 17, 2020

Toyota to move Tacoma truck production to Mexico from U.S.
Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it will move production of its mid-size Tacoma pick-up truck from the United States to Mexico as it adjusts production around North America. The largest Japanese automaker also said it will end production of the Toyota Sequoia in Indiana by 2022 as that facility focuses on mid-size SUVs and minivans. Toyota will shift production of the Sequoia in 2022 to Texas and that plant will end production of the Tacoma by late 2021.

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Jan 17, 2020

Democrats vote to overturn Betsy DeVos rules on student debt
The House Labor and Education Committee today voted on legislation Thursday that would overturn Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new policy on student debt discharge that goes into effect on July 1st, 2020.

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Jan 17, 2020

Boeing addresses new 737 MAX software issue that could keep plane grounded longer
Boeing Co said on Friday it is addressing a new software issue discovered in Iowa last weekend during a technical review of the proposed update to the grounded Boeing 737 MAX, a development that could further delay the plane's return to service. "We are making necessary updates," Boeing said in a statement. The monitor check is prompted by a software command at airplane or system power up, and will set the appropriate indication if maintenance is required, company officials added.

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Jan 17, 2020

Judge slashes $8 bln Risperdal award against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 mln
A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly failing to warn men that they could grow breasts by using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The decision by Judge Kenneth Powell of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to reduce punitive damages for the plaintiff Nicholas Murray followed a jury's imposition of the original award last Oct. 8. Murray, like other male plaintiffs in mass tort litigation over Risperdal, claimed that he developed breasts after being prescribed the medicine when he was a boy.

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Jan 17, 2020

Largest Insider Trades of the Week
Snap founder and CEO dumps 2.78 million shares Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

Goldman Sachs: These 2 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 20%
Let's start with some good news - according to Goldman Sachs' chief global equity strategist Peter Oppenheimer, 2020 will see a continuation of last year's surge. Oppenheimer believes 2019's bull run was down to valuation expansion. If the history books are anything to go by, then 2020 will see a repeat of the trend."Years of strong valuation expansion are generally followed by positive returns in the equity market, although typically at a slower pace. Moderate profit growth this year and higher starting multiples point to total returns in the high single digits for the asset class globally in 2020," Oppenheimer noted.With this in mind, we decided to have a look at two stocks Goldman Sachs thinks are poised to make headway in 2020. Just to be safe, we run them both through TipRanks Stock Screener tool to ensure that other analysts agree with Sachs. Let's take a closer look.Linx SA (LINX)Let's start off in Brazil, the home of Linx SA, Latin America's largest retail management software company. LINX boasts over 40% of the retail management software market in Brazil; its cloud-based enterprise software offers retailers a variety of services, including payments solutions and business management tools.The company has been racking up partnerships recently; one with Rappi, a Latin American unicorn company and creator of an on-demand delivery app, which will enable brands in Linx's portfolio to sell through the app. The second is with PicPay, one of Brazil's largest payment apps which boasts more

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Jan 17, 2020

Morgan Stanley, Nomura hike price targets on Apple
Apple's stock climbed after both Morgan Stanley and Nomura raised their price target targets on the tech giant. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley joins Seana Smith on The Ticker to discuss.

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Jan 17, 2020

Gold Price Prediction - Prices Rise forming Cup and Handle Pattern
Gold rallies despite surge in the greenback

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Jan 17, 2020

9 Takeaways From The JPMorgan Healthcare Conference
The JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, which showcases innovations in the industry and provides a platform to exchange ideas and insights as well as to make breaking announcements, went by without much fanfare ...

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Jan 17, 2020

Pinterest overtakes Snapchat in U.S. popularity: RPT
Pinterest has surpassed Snapchat in popularity among U.S. users, according to a new eMarketer report. Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts joins Seana Smith on The Ticker to discuss.

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Jan 17, 2020

Gold Price Forecast - Expect $1700 After a Brief Pause
After rallying more than $165 since November, gold is taking a well-deserved breather. A brief pause, then gold should continue to fresh highs and $1700 by March.

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Jan 17, 2020

Here's What The Southern Company's (NYSE:SO) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us
This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios...

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Jan 17, 2020

If You Had Bought Canada Goose Holdings (TSE:GOOS) Stock A Year Ago, You'd Be Sitting On A 32% Loss, Today
The simplest way to benefit from a rising market is to buy an index fund. When you buy individual stocks, you can make...

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Jan 17, 2020

Is The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) The Right Choice For A Smart Dividend Investor?
Dividend paying stocks like The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) tend to be popular with investors, and for good reason...

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Jan 17, 2020

Only 4 Days Left To Cash In On Lowe's Companies, Inc.'s (NYSE:LOW) Dividend
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. Investors can purchase shares...

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Jan 17, 2020

Our 13 Stock Picks for 2020
As an annual tradition, we put together a list of high-quality stocks per our investment beliefs Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

MARKETS: SPY and QQQ approaching critical resistance; bullish on Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)
Joining Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland is Brian Shannon, CMT and founder of www.alphatrends.net, who breaks down the price action in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and the Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) as well as Take-Two Interactive (TTWO).

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Jan 17, 2020

A Look Back at Warren Buffett's Six-Bagger Cocoa Bean Investment
One of Buffett's earliest investment deals Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

3 Buy-Rated Energy Stocks with Stellar Dividend Yield
Markets ended 2019 with an overall gain of 29% on the S&P 500. It was a fine cap to end the year, but will it last? Not so sure; Wall Street is predicting a far more modest run in 2020, with the end-year targets averaging just a 2% gain.The outlook reflects relative risk assessment, rather than depression. With tensions rising in the Middle East, a US Presidential election just nine months away, 2020 is starting out with plenty of uncertainty on the horizon.That uncertainty has investors worried, and when investors get worried they look for a safety net in their investment strategy. It's a draw that naturally pulls them to dividend stocks. Dividend stocks don't offer the same high share appreciation as growth stocks, but they do offer a steady income stream. And when markets a volatile, a steady income stream is a hot commodity.Savita Subramanian, Bank of America's head of US equity and quantitative strategy, put this way in her ‘year ahead' outlook: "How to hedge against things going wrong? We now prefer utilities (pure domestic, stable earnings) over staples as a way to generate high dividend."Utilities - electricity, water, and the like - are strong option for dividends - their reliable cash flows make it easy for them to maintain the payouts. But you can drill down further, to a more basic level, because the utilities won't run without commodities. And that brings us to the energy companies.The energy industry has the hallmarks of a recession-proof stock, perfect for periods of volatility. It operates in an essential econom

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Jan 17, 2020

Apple Optimism Grows as Morgan Stanley Is Latest to Raise Target
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.'s price target was raised 24% at Morgan Stanley to a level below only one other Wall Street bank, the latest sign of ever-increasing confidence in the iPhone-maker.Morgan Stanley analyst Katy L. Huberty boosted her objective for the stock to $368 from $296, the second-highest among analysts followed by Bloomberg and implying upside of 17% for Apple shares from Thursday's near-record close.Apple shares rocketed 86% in 2019 and have extended those gains in 2020 after brokers including Credit Suisse and Argus Research raised their price targets. Optimism is increasing around the tech giant's performance over the holiday season ahead of first-quarter results due on Jan. 28.According to Huberty, who has an outperform recommendation on the stock, Apple should benefit from a potential reduction in the amount of time customers are taking to replace their smartphones. Features such as longer battery life and 5G technology will enable new functionality such as Augmented Reality, which along with "aggressive" iPhone trade-in offers imply that replacement cycles can't increase much further, she wrote in a note.But even as analysts have become more optimistic, with DA Davidson recently increasing its price target to a Street-high of $375, the average price target among analysts tracked by Bloomberg sees Apple declining 6.5% over the next 12 months from Thursday's close of $315.24.For IT hardware companies in general, Morgan Stanley sees challenges ahead in 2020 as a recovery in dem

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Jan 17, 2020

Bayer could be close to Roundup settlement, mediator says
Feinberg said the settlement negotiations were complex and difficult. Feinberg declined to discuss terms of the possible settlement, but told Reuters the group of plaintiffs' lawyers involved in the negotiations had been expanded, suggesting a potential wide-ranging settlement.

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Jan 17, 2020

Former Trump official: 'Markets would prefer a Joe Biden' over other Democrats
A former Trump administration official says markets would prefer Joe Biden over more left wing Democrats who are running for president but that analysts and investors are overreacting.

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Jan 17, 2020

Gemini now provides crypto's largest insurance coverage
Ever since their $65m settlement with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2008, the Winklevoss brothers have been relentless. The identical twins and venture capitalists turned their hands to Bitcoin in the early days, proposing the first Bitcoin ETF in 2013 (which was rejected four years later). Bitcoin ETF or no, the Winklevoss twins have proven their worth in this space. The following year, they launched Gemini Trust Company LLC. As a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, Gemini is one of the most trusted and respected in the industry. Being regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) gives the company additional credibility when it comes to both retail and institutional investors. The twins have an estimated net worthThe post Gemini now provides crypto's largest insurance coverage appeared first on Coin Rivet.

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Jan 17, 2020

Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At Western Digital Corporation's (NASDAQ:WDC)
Steve Milligan has been the CEO of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) since 2013. This report will, first...

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Jan 17, 2020

Tax cuts 2.0 could include this middle-class windfall: Kudlow
While cutting the payroll tax is not high on the administration's list, adjusting the earned income tax credit is under review.

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Jan 17, 2020

Trump's Apple threat would put every iPhone on Earth at risk
Creating a "backdoor" for law enforcement would put every iPhone in the world at risk of hacking.

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Jan 17, 2020

Venezuela Cash Hoard Sinks Below $1 Billion With Gold Locked Up
(Bloomberg) -- Venezuela's international reserves, already at a 30-year low, have hit a grim new milestone as cash holdings fall below $1 billion amid crippling economic sanctions.Venezuela's central bank now has only about $800 million left in cash and an additional $200 million of other liquid assets, according to three people with knowledge of the bank's balance sheet. While the country holds some 73 tons of gold in local vaults, selling it has become increasingly difficult amid the U.S. efforts to cut off Nicolas Maduro's regime from a global network of buyers, banks and middlemen.The shrinking coffers mark a new low for Venezuela, where an economic crisis rooted in the collapse of its all-important oil industry has been exacerbated by wide-reaching U.S. sanctions that have cut the nation off from international capital markets. A shortage of cash could threaten the Maduro regime's ability to continue food subsidy programs, import basic goods and maintain support from top military officials.Press officials for Venezuela's central bank didn't respond to requests for comment.A significant chunk of Venezuela's gold, 32 tons worth about $1.6 billion, remains in London after the Bank of England declined multiple requests from Maduro to repatriate the gold. While the central bank is independent, the U.K. government doesn't recognize Maduro as the country's legitimate leader and says his regime shouldn't have access to overseas assets.Total reserves fell by $832 million this month to $6.11 billion, the l

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Jan 17, 2020

Why Morgan Stanley downgraded Tesla
Tesla shares are falling today after Morgan Stanley lowered its rating on the electric car maker. Yahoo Finance's Pras Subramanian, Julie Hyman, Adam Shapiro and Andy Serwer discuss with Oliver Pursche, Bruderman Asset Management.

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Jan 17, 2020

Why Oilfield Service Giants Are Dumping Assets
The three biggest oilfield service providers have all announced asset sales as they adapt to an environment featuring lower demand for their services

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Jan 17, 2020

Why Trump's China trade deal could save Boeing
China "needs to buy" jets from Boeing, trade says

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Jan 17, 2020

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Jan 17, 2020

Aurora Cannabis jumps as analysts get bullish
Aurora's stockis climbing as Cowen expects the cannabis company to focus on controlling capital spending and restructuring its debt. Yahoo Finance's Emily McCormick joins Seana Smith on The Ticker to discuss.

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Jan 17, 2020

Oil prices won't stay constant for long, says Dan Dicker
Oil shares popped on Wednesday after President Donald Trump finalized the first stage of a trade deal with China. However, a new report from the International Energy Agency warns that oil production from PEC countries is still expected to outstrip supply. Dan Dicker, founder of The Energy Word, joins The Final Round to discuss what investors should expect from the oil industry in 2020.

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Jan 17, 2020

How to Buy an Investment Property
For conservative investors, the stock market holds huge risk. If that's you, maybe you stick to high-yield savings accounts or low-cost index funds or ETFs. However, investors willing to take a bigger risk may invest in properties. Here's how to … Continue reading -The post How to Buy an Investment Property appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.

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Jan 17, 2020

An Intrinsic Calculation For Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) Suggests It's 33% Undervalued
Does the January share price for Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate the...

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Jan 17, 2020

Read This Before You Buy Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) Because Of Its P/E Ratio
The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll apply a basic P/E...

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Jan 17, 2020

Natural Gas Price Forecast - Natural Gas Markets Crack Two Dollars
Natural gas markets dipped a below the two dollars level momentarily during the day on Friday, as the natural gas markets continue to struggle. This being the case, there is nothing good looking about this chart, and as a result it's likely that the market will continue to be miserable.

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Jan 17, 2020

Former Trump official: 'Markets would prefer a Joe Biden' over other Democrats
A former Trump administration official says markets would prefer Joe Biden over more left wing Democrats who are running for president but that analysts and investors are overreacting.

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Jan 17, 2020

EnLink's Dividend Cut Doesn't Go Nearly Far Enough
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The language around a dividend cut is necessarily delicate. Hence, EnLink Midstream LLC characterizes the 34% drop investors are about to experience as a "resetting." The problem is EnLink has taken the delicacy thing a bit too far — and thereby garbled the message.To say this distribution cut was expected would be something of an understatement.EnLink's problem is a familiar one among pipeline operators. Growth across much of its business has slowed, bringing high leverage and calls on its cash flow into sharp focus. New guidance suggests Ebitda will creep up a little in 2020. The old distribution would have taken half of that; interest and payments on preferreds roughly another third. That wouldn't leave much for capital expenditure or cutting debt, which stood at 4.2 times adjusted Ebitda at the end of September (more if you layer on the preferreds).The new distribution saves just shy of $190 million a year, enabling EnLink to generate $10-$70 million of free cash flow after capex and distributions in 2020, according to the company's own guidance. Here is where, despite EnLink having done the right thing in resetting dividends, it took its delicacy a bit too far.EnLink's sky-high dividend yield was a signal it was distressed. The way to cure distress is to cut leverage. Even at the high end of guidance, $70 million merely scratches the surface, equivalent to less than 2% of debt outstanding at the end of September. EnLink's own guidance suggests leverage will barely drop (and may even rise a little) this

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Jan 17, 2020

Exclusive: Sinopec to review potential $16 billion U.S. gas deal with Cheniere - sources
China's Sinopec, expected to be the next major Chinese buyer of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), is planning to review terms of a potential $16 billion supply deal with Cheniere Energy after a sharp drop in LNG prices, industry officials said. Sinopec and Texas-headquartered Cheniere had been expected to sign the 20-year deal once a trade truce was reached between Beijing and Washington.

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Jan 17, 2020

Facebook sued to force Zuckerberg to give up control
Four tech firms are suing Facebook in an attempt to get CEO Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish control of the company and sell his majority stake. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley joins Dan Roberts and Seana Smith on The First Trade to discuss.

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Jan 17, 2020

Analysts Suggest Picking Up These 2 Falling Knives
Their moderate to low financial burden reduces the investment risk Continue reading...

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Jan 17, 2020

3 Days Left Until MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) Trades Ex-Dividend
It looks like MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE:MSM) is about to go ex-dividend in the next 3 days. Ex-dividend...

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