Why Elon Musk's Inclusion in Trump's Tech Summit Matters

Why Elon Musk's Inclusion in Trump's Tech Summit Matters

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and President-elect Donald Trump don’t exactly see eye to eye. The two clash strongly in one particular area: global warming. Trump has openly disagreed with global warming and Musk has embarked on an ambitious vision to help put an end to it. The election of Trump to president, → Read More

Why Procter & Gamble Co. Is Giving Away Millions of its Products

Why Procter & Gamble Co. Is Giving Away Millions of its Products

Of the many competitive strengths that investors typically credit Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) for having, marketing is one of the biggest. After all, the consumer goods titan boasts the largest advertising budget on the market, with almost $5 billion of annual spending. There’s a less well-known piece of P&G’s marketing program, though, that involves simply → Read More

2 Stocks With Better Dividends Than Costco Wholesale Corporation

2 Stocks With Better Dividends Than Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is famously frugal when it comes to decking out its warehouses. The retailer admits that its locations aren’t elaborate places to shop because, as it notes in its annual report, customers are “attracted principally by the quality of merchandise and the availability of low prices.” In other words, members don’t mind grabbing → Read More

Novartis' Big News at ASH? It's Still in the CAR-T Race

Novartis' Big News at ASH? It's Still in the CAR-T Race

Novartis (NYSE:NVS) may not get the splashy coverage bestowed on CAR-T competitors Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) and Kite Pharma (NASDAQ:KITE), but that doesn’t mean that Novartis isn’t still among the leaders in developing this revolutionary new way of fighting cancer. At the American Society of Hematology conference earlier this month, Novartis’ management updated industry-watchers on the → Read More

1 Number That Shows It's Time to Sell Costco Stock

1 Number That Shows It's Time to Sell Costco Stock

Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) stock could be on the way to its first losing year since 2008, as it’s down 1% year to date compared to an 11% gain for the S&P 500 index. Over the years, the warehouse retailer has been one of the most solid bets in its sector, as the company’s membership model → Read More

The Capital Gains Tax Rate: What You Need to Know for 2017

The Capital Gains Tax Rate: What You Need to Know for 2017

Whenever you make money on an investment, the IRS is allowed to collect its share. If you’re hoping to profit from your investments going forward (and who isn’t?), you may be wondering: What is the new capital gains tax rate in 2017? The answer is that the taxes you’ll pay on investment gains will depend on → Read More

Economic crises? Cash shortages? Shoe firm reboots to survive

Economic crises? Cash shortages? Shoe firm reboots to survive

The Courteney Boot Company sells a range of shoes, made out of natural gameskins such as cape buffalo, ostrich and Nile crocodile. How do you sustain a business when your country’s economy is collapsing all around you? For one shoe company in Zimbabwe, turning to exports was the answer. Read More

3 Things HP Inc Management Wants You to Know

3 Things HP Inc Management Wants You to Know

Shareholders of HP (NYSE:HPQ) are likely feeling pretty good about its performance since becoming independent a little over a year ago. As of Dec. 13, HP stock has climbed an impressive 34% year to date. On the other hand, analysts have fairly muted expectations and investor concerns about the PC and printing markets has left → Read More

2 Risks Qualcomm Will Face After Acquiring NXP Semiconductors

2 Risks Qualcomm Will Face After Acquiring NXP Semiconductors

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) seems to have opened the door to automotive riches with its pending acquisition of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI). NXP currently holds 14.5% share in the automotive semiconductor market, which is expected to be worth $36 billion by 2019, and Qualcomm is buying the lead in this fast-growing market with its pending $47 billion purchase → Read More

Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Buy Alcoa Corporation

Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Buy Alcoa Corporation

2016 has turned out to be a remarkable year for Alcoa Corporation (NYSE:AA), with the stock gaining a staggering 40% since it spun off Arconic Inc. (NYSE:ARNC) in November. The new Alcoa is now a pure-play bauxite and aluminum manufacturer while Arconic has taken over the specialty parts segment that caters to the high-potential aerospace → Read More

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