One thing Paul Ryan's health care plan has in common with Obamacare

One thing Paul Ryan's health care plan has in common with Obamacare

Coal country afraid Trump will repeal black lung benefits with Obamacare House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has a solution for making health insurance more affordable: refundable tax credits. “We also think that a refundable tax credit is the smarter way to get people the ability to go buy insurance that they like, that they → Read More

5 Reasons Bank of America Gave CEO Brian Moynihan a Raise

5 Reasons Bank of America Gave CEO Brian Moynihan a Raise

If there is such a thing as a President’s Day present, then Brian Moynihan just got one. Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) announced at the end of last week that its 57-year-old chairman and CEO got a 25% pay raise for his performance last year. Moynihan is set to earn $20 million in total compensation for → Read More

Spirit Airlines Takes on Southwest Airlines in Its Next Round of Expansion

Spirit Airlines Takes on Southwest Airlines in Its Next Round of Expansion

A few years ago, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) had a simple model for growing rapidly while maintaining a high profit margin. It added dozens of routes connecting the biggest cities in the U.S., many of which are hubs for the big legacy carriers. Given that Spirit only operates one flight a day on most of its → Read More

The stock market rally: Too far, too fast

The stock market rally: Too far, too fast

Stocks on longest record run in 25 years The Dow has soared nearly 2,500 points, or 13%, since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. And the world’s most famous market barometer is up more than 1,000 points, or 5%, in just the past month — after Trump was inaugurated. Investors are clearly → Read More

After Earnings, Should Investors Buy NVIDIA Stock?

After Earnings, Should Investors Buy NVIDIA Stock?

Perhaps the hottest stock in tech in recent years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), was riding high going into its fourth-quarter earnings report last Thursday, and it didn’t disappoint. Yet the stock slumped more than 2% the day after NVIDIA set fresh quarterly records across a host of financial metrics. How should investors interpret this seemingly mixed signal? Let’s examine → Read More

Warren Buffett Might Make These 3 Driverless Car Investing Mistakes

Warren Buffett Might Make These 3 Driverless Car Investing Mistakes

Warren Buffett is well-known for having, among the core tenets of his investment strategy, a preference for companies with serious “competitive moats” — attributes that give them the ability to sustainably keep ahead of their competition. But based on his rues, Buffett would never invest in an emerging industry like self-driving cars, and his competitive → Read More

Interview With Smead Capital Management: Outperformance for the Longest Time

Interview With Smead Capital Management: Outperformance for the Longest Time

Based in Seattle, Smead Capital Management is a dyed-in-the-wool value-investing shop, managing client assets using both separate accounts and a mutual fund. The Smead Value Fund, created on Jan. 2, 2008, now has more than $1 billion in assets under management, with an average of 25 to 30 holdings and about 20% turnover. Morningstar rates → Read More

What We Learned From Paycom Software's Stellar Earnings Report

What We Learned From Paycom Software's Stellar Earnings Report

Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), a provider of payroll and workforce management software focused on the small and midsize business market, reported earnings results last week that continued the company’s impressive growth streak. In addition to notching solid gains on both the top and bottom lines, the company’s earnings call revealed a few additional items worth a → Read More

Better Buy: Coca-Cola vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev

Better Buy: Coca-Cola vs. Anheuser-Busch InBev

Everyone needs to drink something, and both Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) have taken different tacks toward addressing the same basic need for people to quench their thirsts. Coca-Cola offers a wide variety of beverages, ranging from its namesake carbonated cola to juices, still and sparkling water, tea, and sports drinks. Anheuser-Busch InBev, on → Read More

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