Why United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation Are Hiking Prices

Why United Parcel Service and FedEx Corporation Are Hiking Prices

Prices are going up. Around the time of the company’s first-quarter 2017 results in late September, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) followed rival United Parcel Service, Inc (NYSE:UPS) in hiking selected shipping rates by 4.9% — a rate far in excess of inflation. What’s going on? What does it mean for investors in both stocks? And what can → Read More

3 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy in October

3 Dividend Aristocrats to Buy in October

Investing in great dividend companies is one of the smartest decisions an investor can make. For starters, it’s a passive income source where all you have to do is sit around and collect checks each quarter. It’s even better when you find a company that consistently increases its dividend payment each year because you’ll collect → Read More

Activist Hedge Funds: The Strong-Arms of Wall Street

Activist Hedge Funds: The Strong-Arms of Wall Street

This podcast was recorded on Aug. 30, 2016. Alison Southwick: Yeah. Let’s talk about activist hedge funds, because those are fun. They put the “fun” in hedge funds. Ron Gross: Wow! Both of my funds are activist, so I’m happy to talk about that. Activist investors are investors that either own a stock and have identified some → Read More

Why CBS Corporation Is a Big Fan of Netflix

Why CBS Corporation Is a Big Fan of Netflix

One of the last things you might expect a television network executive to say is, “We’re a big fan of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).” Sure enough, CBS (NYSE:CBS) CEO Les Moonves uttered those words in front of analysts at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference earlier this month. Although Netflix is often seen as public enemy No. 1 → Read More

2 Top Stocks Taking Advantage of Highly Fragmented Industries

2 Top Stocks Taking Advantage of Highly Fragmented Industries

A fragmented industry is one that has no major players that heavily influence business practices. That doesn’t mean these industries are small because there are many examples of the opposite: such as the U.S. trucking industry where many mom and pop operations make great money within the $700 billion industry.  Despite the fact that fragmented → Read More

Here are 3 Oil Stocks That Stand to Benefit the Most From OPEC's Production Cut

Here are 3 Oil Stocks That Stand to Benefit the Most From OPEC's Production Cut

On Sept. 28, OPEC, the cartel of oil-producing nations that controls more than one-third of global oil output and over 70% of the world’s proven oil reserves, shocked the markets with a surprise deal that would see its total oil production fall as much as 750,000 barrels per day. Oil prices have increased 10% since → Read More

Are You Willing to Retire at 75? Here's Why You Might Have to

Are You Willing to Retire at 75? Here's Why You Might Have to

Though working Americans have different ideas on when to retire, many regard their 60s as the ideal time to exit the workforce permanently. But while the average retirement age in the U.S. today is 63, current members of the workforce may have to kiss the idea of retiring in their 60s goodbye. In fact, many → Read More

Celgene Is Building an Autoimmune Empire — and No One Is Talking About It

Celgene Is Building an Autoimmune Empire — and No One Is Talking About It

When it comes to Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), investors’ focus has revolved around its megablockbuster Revlimid franchise — and for good reason. Revlimid, an oral treatment for blood cancer indicated for use in first- and second-line multiple myeloma, brought in $5.8 billion in revenue and accounted for 63% of Celgene’s total sales in 2015. For most surface-level investors, the → Read More

Here's What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Alcoa Inc Split

Here's What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Alcoa Inc Split

For more than a year, the board of Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) has been making plans and taking steps toward splitting the company up. And on September 29, it became official: Alcoa is scheduled to become two companies — Alcoa and Arconic — on November 1.  Here’s a closer look at exactly what Alcoa’s split means, how it’s → Read More

2 Incredibly Cheap Driverless-Car Stocks

2 Incredibly Cheap Driverless-Car Stocks

Many automakers and analysts believe that driverless cars could hit public roads within the next decade. As hype for this fledgling market has spread, the valuations of many stocks linked to driverless cars have rallied to frothy levels. Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), which provides 90% of the world’s top automakers with accident avoidance systems, trades at 109 times → Read More

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