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  • Why Snap-on Stock Popped 10% Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    What happened Shares of toolmaker Snap on NYSE SNA jumped nearly 10 in Thursday trading closing the day up 9 6 after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales but crushed on earnings Expected to report 2 95 per share in profit on […]

  • Alcoa (AA) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Alcoa NYSE AA Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jul 18 2018 5 00 p m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good afternoon […]

  • Why Comcast, Tile Shop Holdings, and Chart Industries Jumped Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Major benchmarks pulled back on Thursday after President Trump declared he s not happy with the Federal Reserve s interest rate hikes overshadowing a largely positive start to corporate earnings season But not every stock retreated Read on to learn why Comcast NASDAQ […]

  • Why Scholastic, American Express, and Philip Morris Slumped Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Major benchmarks declined on Thursday as President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for its continued interest rate increases seemingly shunning the White House s traditionally hands off approach with the U S central bank and shifting attention away from a mostly positive start […]

  • 7 Ways to Invest More Like Warren Buffett
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Source Getty Images Continue Reading 1 of What it takes to be a superinvestor Warren Buffett once wrote about the superinvestors of Graham and Doddsville referring to […]

  • Mercantile Bank (MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Mercantile Bank NASDAQ MBWM Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jul 17 2018 10 00 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good […]

  • Slowing Sales Volumes Threaten eBay's Rebound Hopes
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Investors had a few good reasons to keep their expectations for eBay s NASDAQ EBAY second quarter results in check Its sales growth pace had badly trailed fully integrated e commerce rivals like Amazon com NASDAQ AMZN and Walmart NYSE WMT after all And […]

  • Apple Takes U.S. Market Share From Samsung
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    A research report 160 recently published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners CIRP revealed the percentage of total U S mobile phone activations during the quarter that ended in June 2018 According to the report 36 of U S mobile phones activated were A […]

  • Could Funko Become the Next Hasbro or Mattel?
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Pop culture collectibles company Funko NASDAQ FNKO went public at 12 per share last November which was well below its intended range of 14 to 16 The stock then plunged over 40 to 7 on the first day marking the worst public debut of an IPO in 17 years Funko generated […]

  • What Happened in the Stock Market Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Stocks fell Thursday after some mediocre earnings reports with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJINDICES DJI 160 and the S amp P 500 SNPINDEX GSPC 160 both moving lower Today s stock market Index Percentage Change Point […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • RSI Alert: Ctrip.com International (CTRP) Now Oversold
    on July 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index or RSI which measures momentum on […]

  • Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - ASIX
    on July 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Thursday shares of AdvanSix Inc Symbol ASIX crossed above their 200 day moving average of 39 80 changing hands as high as 40 11 per share AdvanSix Inc shares are currently trading up about 2 2 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of ASIX shares […]

  • AABA Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
    on July 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Thursday shares of Altaba Inc Symbol AABA crossed below their 200 day moving average of 73 34 changing hands as low as 73 14 per share Altaba Inc shares are currently trading down about 1 7 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of AABA shares versus […]

  • Facebook is Bulletproof When it Comes to Bad News
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    In March 2018 Facebook FB was facing what threatened to be a major crisis of public opinion The company had already been identified as a vehicle of Russian interference in the 2016 election and then the FTC confirmed that it opened an investigation into the company s privacy policies […]

  • 4 Lessons From Buffett That Every Investor Needs To Know
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Behind each trade or investment they are there lurking waiting to reveal themselves during a moment of weakness Recommended Link Put An Extra 23 000 In Your Pocket Every […]

  • Daily Dividend Report: BK, PPG, SWK, HBAN, INTC, KO
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation authorized a quarterly common stock dividend of 0 28 per share payable on August 10 2018 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31 2018 PPG PPG approved a 3 cents per share increase in the company s dividend declaring […]

  • BB&T's Series E Preferred Stock Crosses Above 5.5% Yield Territory
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    In trading on Thursday shares of BB amp T Corp s Series E Non Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Symbol BBT PRE were yielding above the 5 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 4062 with shares changing hands as low as 25 56 on the day This compares to an averag […]

  • First Republic Bank's Series D Preferred Stock Crosses Above 5.5% Yield Territory
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    In trading on Thursday shares of First Republic Bank s 5 50 Noncumulative Perpetual Series D Preferred Stock Symbol FRC PRD were yielding above the 5 5 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 375 with shares changing hands as low as 25 00 on the day This compares to […]

  • Thursday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Financial
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Thursday shares of Technology amp Communications companies are underperforming other sectors showing a 0 5 loss Within the sector eBay Inc Symbol EBAY and F5 Networks Inc Symbol FFIV are two of the day s laggards showing a loss […]

  • Thursday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Consumer Products
    on July 19, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    The best performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector up 1 4 Within that group Dominion Energy Inc Symbol D and SCANA Corp Symbol SCG are two of the day s stand outs showing a gain of 3 3 and 3 3 respectively Among utilities ETFs one ETF following the sector […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Why Snap-on Stock Popped 10% Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    What happened Shares of toolmaker Snap on NYSE SNA jumped nearly 10 in Thursday trading closing the day up 9 6 after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales but crushed on earnings Expected to report 2 95 per share in profit on […]

  • Alcoa (AA) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Alcoa NYSE AA Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jul 18 2018 5 00 p m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good afternoon […]

  • Why Comcast, Tile Shop Holdings, and Chart Industries Jumped Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Major benchmarks pulled back on Thursday after President Trump declared he s not happy with the Federal Reserve s interest rate hikes overshadowing a largely positive start to corporate earnings season But not every stock retreated Read on to learn why Comcast NASDAQ […]

  • Why Scholastic, American Express, and Philip Morris Slumped Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Major benchmarks declined on Thursday as President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for its continued interest rate increases seemingly shunning the White House s traditionally hands off approach with the U S central bank and shifting attention away from a mostly positive start […]

  • 7 Ways to Invest More Like Warren Buffett
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Source Getty Images Continue Reading 1 of What it takes to be a superinvestor Warren Buffett once wrote about the superinvestors of Graham and Doddsville referring to […]

  • Mercantile Bank (MBWM) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Image source The Motley Fool Mercantile Bank NASDAQ MBWM Q2 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jul 17 2018 10 00 a m ET Contents Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks Operator Good […]

  • Slowing Sales Volumes Threaten eBay's Rebound Hopes
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Investors had a few good reasons to keep their expectations for eBay s NASDAQ EBAY second quarter results in check Its sales growth pace had badly trailed fully integrated e commerce rivals like Amazon com NASDAQ AMZN and Walmart NYSE WMT after all And […]

  • Apple Takes U.S. Market Share From Samsung
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    A research report 160 recently published by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners CIRP revealed the percentage of total U S mobile phone activations during the quarter that ended in June 2018 According to the report 36 of U S mobile phones activated were A […]

  • Could Funko Become the Next Hasbro or Mattel?
    on July 19, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Pop culture collectibles company Funko NASDAQ FNKO went public at 12 per share last November which was well below its intended range of 14 to 16 The stock then plunged over 40 to 7 on the first day marking the worst public debut of an IPO in 17 years Funko generated […]

  • What Happened in the Stock Market Today
    on July 19, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Stocks fell Thursday after some mediocre earnings reports with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJINDICES DJI 160 and the S amp P 500 SNPINDEX GSPC 160 both moving lower Today s stock market Index Percentage Change Point […]

Basics of Investing

  • Are You an Investor or a Gambler?
    on July 18, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Shutterstock photo Imagine this scenario: you’ve just flipped a coin in the air 10 times, and somehow, all 10 flips came up heads.  Now, if you were asked to say which side, heads or tails, had a higher probability of coming up on the 11th flip, what would you say?  If you’re like most people, you would […]

  • What First Time Investors Can Expect
    on July 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    By Kevin Simpson How do you invest? Learning to invest takes some practice and practical hands-on application before you master it. Before you get going, here are some tips on what to expect: Tax Implications When you work, you get paid for your work and the government takes a portion of that income throug […]

  • Beware of Bad Stops
    on June 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Stops are one of the most important forces in forex trading, both where the market places its stops and where you place yours. In this article, I will focus on where to place your stop. There are several ways traders place stops. Some base it on the amount they are willing to lose on a trade. Others base it on t […]

  • How To Research A Stock To Buy: 4 Things To Look For
    on June 27, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Shutterstock photo There are many things that pique an investor’s interest in a stock. It could be an article on the internet, or a segment on business TV. Or it could be that they notice a new product or service that they think will be a big success and look for the company behind it. Whatever firsts grabs […]

  • What Is A Stock Market Index, And Why Do Investors Watch Stock Indices?
    on June 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Shutterstock photo The nature of my job means that I follow the stock market closely, but it also means that I tend to do so through individual stocks rather than indices (if you're wondering, by the way, about the usage of "indices" versus "indexes," check out this article ). That is why, when I read on […]

  • Investing FAQs: 10 Common Questions Answered
    on June 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    By Kevin Simpson Investing can be daunting for newcomers who are unfamiliar with financial terms or who rely upon the bad advice or experiences of other novice investors. If you want to grow your hard-earned money through investing but are unsure how and where to begin, here are the answers to 10 frequently […]

  • 5 Reasons Why Your Portfolio Isn't Performing Well
    on June 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    By Joe Allaria, CFP® If you’ve been an investor for a while, you’ve probably experienced times where your investment strategy didn’t seem to work like you thought it would. Maybe your strategy didn’t perform as well as the  Dow Jones  or  S&P 500 , or maybe you simply unperformed your neighbor’s portfolio. Wer […]

  • Helpful Hints for Successfully Selecting Stocks
    on June 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    By Russell Wayne, CFP® Although many people are content to confine their investing to funds—both open-end mutual and exchange-traded—there are many others intent on working their way through the mountain of publicly available information to zero in on investments that may be worth adding to their portfolios. […]

  • Be an Investor, Not a Speculator
    on June 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    By Timothy Bock Many people are hesitant to invest in the stock market because they consider it similar to gambling. With volatility on the rise in our current climate, even investors are pausing to consider the risk they are taking with their investments. The idea of losing more than they can afford to […]

  • What Golf Can Teach Us About Investing
    on May 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    By Chad Rixse, CRPS® If you’ve ever watched professional golf or played golf yourself, you know it can be a challenging and competitive game. So much can go wrong so quickly, and the margin for error is slim. To be successful in golf, there’s a number of skills to master that are similar to the skills you should […]