These 3 States May Vote Against Legalizing Marijuana This November

These 3 States May Vote Against Legalizing Marijuana This November

Image source: Getty Images. When searching for America’s fastest-growing industries, chances are you’ll find marijuana near, or at, the top. Cannabis research firm ArcView pegged legal sales of the drug at $5.4 billion in 2015 and believes the legal industry can grow organically by 30% per year through 2020. This would bring legal sales for → Read More

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, but Your Retirement Expectations Need a Reality Check

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, but Your Retirement Expectations Need a Reality Check

Image source: Getty Images. Though everyone’s path to retirement is different, we all share a common goal of being able to cross the retirement “finish line” on our own terms. According to a recently released study from financial services provider TIAA, conducted by KRC Research, it would appear that things are moving in the right → Read More

3 Biotechs That Could Be M&A Targets

3 Biotechs That Could Be M&A Targets

Image source: Getty Images. After Pfizer, Inc. agreed to pay 14 times forecast sales for 2016 to acquire cancer drugmaking pure play Medivation last month, shares in other cancer-focused biotech companies shot higher. While it doesn’t make sense to buy shares in all the companies that have taken off, investors may want to consider owning these → Read More

How Drone Usage Will Revolutionize America's Infrastructure

How Drone Usage Will Revolutionize America's Infrastructure

Image source: Getty Images. While commercial drones have been flying since the early 1980s, their importance to commerce is just starting to take off. According to a recent report (link opens PDF) by business consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the potential commercial applications for drones is astounding. It found that the global value of drone-powered solutions is $127.3 → Read More

The 7 Most Common Medicare Myths

The 7 Most Common Medicare Myths

Image source: Getty Images. Social Security is often anointed as the most important social program in the U.S. because of the income it provides retired workers each month. But you’d be making a mistake if you didn’t put Medicare, the program designed to provide medical care primarily to seniors aged 65 and up, in the → Read More

GoPro Karma Unveiled… and the Wider World of Drones

GoPro Karma Unveiled… and the Wider World of Drones

GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) unveiled several new products this week, including their new Karma drone. In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Motley Fool analysts Vincent Shen and Sarah Priestley talk about GoPro’s release — what improvements they’ve made to their products, how the price points might affect consumer response, and where the stock is today → Read More

Say hello to Snap Inc.

Say hello to Snap Inc.

Cosmo editor: Snapchat the new telephone The company synonymous with disappearing messages wants to build more than just software for your phone. Snapchat’s new ambition begins with Spectacles — a pair of funky sunglasses with a built-in wireless video camera. Snapchat announced its first-ever hardware product Saturday, calling Spectacles a “totally new type of camera” → Read More

Instagram's 500,000 Advertisers Is Just the Start

Instagram's 500,000 Advertisers Is Just the Start

Image source: Facebook. Less than a year after opening up its advertising platform to everyone, Instagram has 500,000 active advertisers. For reference, it took Instagram’s parent company, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), almost six years after opening its self-serve ad platform to reach 1 million active advertisers. (Facebook didn’t report its active advertisers before that milestone.) Of course, → Read More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co Stock Hits New High, And Its Still A Bargain

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co Stock Hits New High, And Its Still A Bargain

Though its stock price has backed off a bit since hitting a new 52-week high of $23.53 a share Thursday, HP Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) owners are still enjoying a more than 50% jump in value this year. That kind of appreciation can set off alarms among those who “missed the boat.” But in HP Enterprise’s case, → Read More

3 Top Tobacco Stocks to Buy Now

3 Top Tobacco Stocks to Buy Now

Image source: Altria. Though you can rarely say this in investing, it is in fact good to be bad when it comes to so-called “sin stocks” like tobacco stocks. Potential moral qualms aside, tobacco stocks have enjoyed something of a moment of late; many of the largest tobacco stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 over → Read More

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