Why Twitter, Universal Insurance Holdings, and The Buckle Slumped Today

Why Twitter, Universal Insurance Holdings, and The Buckle Slumped Today

The stock market had a mixed day on Thursday, with some major market averages gaining ground while others fell modestly. Investors were stuck in a holding pattern as they waited for important economic data to come out tomorrow, when the Department of Labor releases employment figures for the month of September. Investors expect relatively modest → Read More

Another Day, Another Concern for Ford Motor Company Investors

Another Day, Another Concern for Ford Motor Company Investors

The U.S. automotive industry has seemingly been cursed over the past few years with massive recalls. First, we had General Motors‘ massive ignition switch issue that led to nearly 30 million vehicles being recalled. The industry continues to deal with a widespread Takata airbag crisis, estimated to have spanned more than 70 million vehicles. And, → Read More

Hurricane Matthew Rains on Disney's, Universal's, and SeaWorld's Parades

Hurricane Matthew Rains on Disney's, Universal's, and SeaWorld's Parades

A fierce windstorm is barreling toward the Florida coast, and that’s forcing the state’s leading theme parks to lock their turnstiles and turn away guests. Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) is closing all of its Disney World theme parks at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, and the gated attractions will remain closed on Friday. Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal → Read More

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Buying a stock that doubles in short order is always exciting. Unfortunately, stocks capable of doubling quickly are often extremely risky. While a 100% gain is possible, a major loss is also on the table if things don’t go right. Technology stocks, for example, often soar after going public, but you don’t have to look → Read More

Why ICU Medical, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Caesars Acquisition Jumped Today

Why ICU Medical, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Caesars Acquisition Jumped Today

Thursday was a quiet day for the stock market, with mixed performance from major market benchmarks. The Dow and the Nasdaq Composite fell slightly from yesterday’s close, while the S&P 500 added a single point. Investors appeared content to wait and see how the September employment report would look when it comes out Friday morning, → Read More

Better Buy: McDonald's Corp. vs. Coca-Cola

Better Buy: McDonald's Corp. vs. Coca-Cola

Many seasoned income investors probably have some sort of history with McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), or have at least considered investing in them. Not only have these two companies consistently paid out dividends for decades, but their dividend payouts have also both steadily increased. Put simply, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are great stocks → Read More

World leaders get it: The public doesn't trust us

World leaders get it: The public doesn't trust us

World leaders get it: The public doesn’t trust them after decades of rising inequality and feeling left out by global trade. Many economists believe the political uncertainty of Brexit and Donald Trump pose major risks to the global economy. Those risks stem from public mistrust for government leaders and their inability to distribute wealth more → Read More

Portland may force drive-throughs to serve cyclists, pedestrians

Portland may force drive-throughs to serve cyclists, pedestrians

This helmet is made of paper Portland is providing a fresh reminder of why it’s known for its embrace of bicycling. The Oregon city already has the nation’s highest percentage of bike commuters for a large city: 7.2%. Now its city council is considering a proposal to require businesses with drive-throughs to serve cyclists and → Read More

AT&T to Expand Fiber Service

AT&T to Expand Fiber Service

What happened? AT&T (NYSE:T) has announced that it will be expanding its gigabit fiber network to 11 additional major metropolitan areas. The expansion is part of Ma Bell’s broader goal of bringing AT&T Fiber to 67 metropolitan areas by year’s end. The new markets that the company are adding include: Florida: Gainesville and Panama City → Read More

Hurricane Matthew: Local media hunkers down to get vital news to those in danger

Hurricane Matthew: Local media hunkers down to get vital news to those in danger

Television reporters in parts of Florida about to be hit by Hurricane Matthew are working to get the best possible information to the communities they serve. And then they’re heeding their own advice and getting off the beach. Wind-whipped live shots are a staple of hurricane coverage, but some TV crews will be vacating vulnerable → Read More

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