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Repeated Mistakes Are Bound to Haunt Intel Stock
Repeated Mistakes Are Bound to Haunt Intel Stock

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) stock is cheap. The Intel stock price sits at just over 10 times earnings. Combined with a 2.7% dividend yield, there's a value case for INTC stock at current levels. Source: Shutterstock But I've been skeptical about that case for some time - and recent developments don't change my mind.

Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner
Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine and the SI.com website for at least two years under a licensing deal.

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents
Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology. Under the amendment - seen by Reuters - companies on certain U.S. government watch lists, which would include Huawei, would not be allowed to seek relief under U.S. law with respect to U.S. patents, including bringing legal action over patent infringement. On June 12, a person briefed on the matter said Huawei had told Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker's...

What Happened in the Stock Market Today
What Happened in the Stock Market Today

Acquisitions made headlines, with Pfizer buying Array BioPharma and a private investor picking up Sotheby's.

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Here's What the Average Worker Has Saved in a 401(k)

Want to see how your savings compare? Here's your chance.

As Amazon Air Threat Grows, First Cracks in Carrier Relationships Appear
As Amazon Air Threat Grows, First Cracks in Carrier Relationships Appear

Other carriers may follow FedEx's lead and reassess their relationship with the e-commerce giant.

Is Another Potential Acquisition Coming For Foot Locker? Analyst Looks At European Market
Is Another Potential Acquisition Coming For Foot Locker? Analyst Looks At European Market

Foot Locker appears to be looking into investment or acquisition opportunities in Europe, according to a recruitment posting on one of the company's websites, Svezia in an analyst note on Monday. Although the analyst says there is no concrete information to suggest any imminent announcements, the company appears to be looking to expand to the sneakerhead market in Europe by way of acquisition. "Foot Locker appears to be interested in investments or acquisitions in Europe in the mold of some of its recent activity over the last 18 months like GOAT Group and Carbon 38, in line with strategy laid out at its March Investor Day," Svezia wrote in a note.

What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats
What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats

What Is Gerrymandering? Supreme Court Decision Favors Democrats

How a 25-year-old hairstylist drives a six-figure Mercedes
How a 25-year-old hairstylist drives a six-figure Mercedes

They pay me to post regularly about the brand and what we use in the salon," Pardoe said. Pardoe expects that his income will be higher in 2019, nearing around $320,000 this year, as he has signed a new Instagram sponsorship where he is paid regularly to promote hair extension products and offer educational tips as well to hairstylists. He questions the work ethic of millennials "It's not my job to build your clientele," Pardoe often tells the millennials working in the salon.

How Much Can You Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan for 2019?
How Much Can You Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan for 2019?

Federal workers and military personnel can save up to $19,000 in TSP retirement accounts for 2019. Some savers can make additional catch-up contributions.

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Stifel's 'Increased Confidence' In Mondelez Prompts Price Target Lift

Stifel hosted Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ) CFO Luca Zaramella and IR Shep Dunlap for meetings with investors, which resulted in "increased confidence" in the company's ability to grow sales and profits. The Analyst Stifel's Christopher Growe maintains a Hold rating on Mondelez with a price target lifted from $48 to $52. Mondelez's 90% product exposure to the snack category and 40% geographical exposure to emerging markets is "starting to shine through," Growe wrote in a note.

Alibaba Stock Split: What BABA Investors Should Know About the 1-for-8 Proposal
Alibaba Stock Split: What BABA Investors Should Know About the 1-for-8 Proposal

Here's what investors in Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) need to know about the stock split proposal. The Alibaba stock split would have the company dividing one share into eight shares. The company says that it will be holding a vote on the Alibaba stock split proposal during its annual shareholders meeting.

What the Supreme Court
What the Supreme Court's Double Jeopardy Decision Means for Trump

What the Supreme Court's Double Jeopardy Decision Means for Trump

Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon's Best Deals During Its Epic Summer Sale

Prime Day is coming soon.

USDCAD Reverses with full Power
USDCAD Reverses with full Power

CAD is considered to be a commodity currency, so it rises when the prices of commodities (metals, energy) go up. Conversely, CAD loses out when commodity prices decline. So in a situation like this, we should see some nice gains on the USDCAD pair.

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I'm a 29-Year-Old With $235k in Student Debt. I'll Never Pay It Back.

The first $120,000 came with a bachelor's degree from my state school. Without income driven repayment, the minimum payment amount for my federal student debt would be around $1,000. One in four American adults has student debt.

There's a Treasure Chest Worth Millions Hidden Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. These Searchers Are Dedicating Their Lives and Savings to Finding It

Forrest Fenn, 88, hid a box of treasure 8 years ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountains and people are spending their savings searching for it.

The Little-Known Secret Behind Costco
The Little-Known Secret Behind Costco's Kirkland Batteries

Just like with most things at Costco, it will end up saving you money, but is the quality worth the discount?

Tesla and NIO Fires in China Spur Electric-Car Safety Checkups
Tesla and NIO Fires in China Spur Electric-Car Safety Checkups

NIO -- a Nasdaq-listed electric car startup from Beijing with aspirations to rival Tesla -- said Friday one of its ES8 SUVs caught fire, the third time in about two months the model has been involved in an incident. Tesla said it was investigating after video of one of its cars bursting into flames

This Pot Company Stock Is Now More Popular Than Apple Among Millennials
This Pot Company Stock Is Now More Popular Than Apple Among Millennials

This Pot Company Stock Is Now More Popular Than Apple Among Millennials

Battle of the books: An intellectual struggle is underway over the BOJ's mission

CENTRAL BANK: The 39-year experience of a central banker Former BOJ Governor Masaaki Shirakawa Published: October 2018 Pages: 758 Thesis: Shirakawa says setting an inflation target with a rigid timeframe in a country like Japan, where price growth remained subdued for a long period of time, could force the central bank to resort to excessive monetary easing. He warns that unconventional monetary measures have only a limited effect in boosting growth and could distort the economy by making an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy difficult. He also warns that it is "dangerous" for central banks to use monetary policy in an attempt to influence public expectations.

Gold Prices Flat, Reflecting Caution Ahead of Fed Meeting

Investing.com - Gold prices were little changed on Monday, losing steam after five consecutive sessions of gains as investors turned cautious despite expectations for hints at looser policy from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday. Gold futures for August delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, was nearly unchanged at $1,344.15 a troy ounce by 10 08 AM ET (14:08 GMT). Prices have risen 5% in the last three weeks alone on signs of the U.S. economy slowing, with the result that even the biggest ever monthly drop in the New York Federal Reserve's index of manufacturing activity couldn't drive prices higher on Monday.

Huawei Braces for Phone Sales Drop of Up to 60 Million Overseas
Huawei Braces for Phone Sales Drop of Up to 60 Million Overseas

Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a drop in international smartphone shipments of 40 million to 60 million as the Trump administration's blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant's most important businesses. China's largest technology company is crunching internal estimates and exploring options including pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas label, the Honor 20, people familiar with the matter say. The device begins selling in parts of Europe June 21 including France and the U.K., but executives are monitoring the launch and may cut off shipments if it sells poorly as expected, they said, asking not to be identified discussing internal matters.

Huawei CEO says underestimated impact of U.S. ban, sees revenue dip
Huawei CEO says underestimated impact of U.S. ban, sees revenue dip

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the impact of a U.S. ban on the Chinese company was more severe than expected and warned that revenue would dip to around $100 billion this year and the next. This is the first time that Huawei has quantified the impact of the U.S. action against the company and Ren's downbeat assessment comes after weeks of defiant comments from company executives who maintained Huawei was technologically self-sufficient. Huawei had not expected that U.S. determination to "crack" the company would be "so strong and so pervasive", Ren said, speaking at the company's Shenzhen headquarters on Monday.

Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 billion HK listing
Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 billion HK listing

China's Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split ahead of a listing in Hong Kong later this year that is expected to raise up to $20 billion. The split, to be presented to shareholders for a vote at an annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15, will increase flexibility in the firm's capital raising activities, including the issuance of new shares, the e-commerce giant said. The firm's board recommends shareholders to vote in favour of the proposal, it added in its statement dated Friday but published on the company's website on Monday.

Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 billion HK listing
Alibaba proposes one-to-eight stock split ahead of up to $20 billion HK listing

Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split for a vote at the upcoming annual general meeting of shareholders in Hong Kong on July 15, it said in a statement. The statement, dated Friday but published on the firm's website on Monday, said the split will increase flexibility in the firm's capital raising activities and that the firm's board recommends shareholders to vote in favor of the proposal. The e-commerce giant has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier this month.

Alibaba Plans Stock Split as It Preps Giant Listing

The proposal will be discussed and put to a vote at its annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15. Alibaba is said to have filed for a listing in Hong Kong last week via a confidential exchange application. In the Hong Kong offering, the company will seek to preserve its governance system, where a partnership of top executives has rights including the ability to nominate a majority of board members, a person familiar with the matter has said.

Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. New economic projections that will accompany the U.S. central bank's policy statement on Wednesday will provide the most direct insight yet into how deeply policymakers have been influenced by the U.S.-China trade war, Trump's insistence on lower interest rates, and recent weaker economic data. Analysts expect the "dot plot" of year-end forecasts for the Fed's benchmark overnight lending rate - the federal...

Huawei Braces for 40-60% Drop in Overseas Smartphone Sales
Huawei Braces for 40-60% Drop in Overseas Smartphone Sales

Jun.16 -- Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a 40% to 60% drop in international smartphone shipments as the Trump administration's blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant's most important businesses. Selina Wang reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Huawei prepares for 40%-60% fall in international smartphone shipments- Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is preparing for a 40% to 60% decline in international smartphone shipments, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2XQRiqH on Sunday. The Chinese technology company is looking at options that include pulling the latest model of its marquee overseas smartphone, the Honor 20, according to the article, which cited people familiar with the matter. The device will begin selling in parts of Europe, including Britain and France, on June 21, the report said.

Trump Rattles Emerging Markets With Threat of China Tariffs

Emerging-market currencies halted a three-week advance on heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf and doubts about a trade deal after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again. Stocks moved in the opposite direction, extending gains for a third week amid bets of easing monetary policy in both developed and emerging economies in response to lower-than-expected growth. The following is a roundup of emerging-markets news and highlights for the week ending June 14.

An Easier Path to Millions
An Easier Path to Millions

Today we share with you the first in a series of essays on ways investors can build their wealth - not by relying on any individual stock to make them a millionaire … but simply by choosing the right mutual fund investments. Dan Wiener brings more than 30 years of experience in the fund industry to his Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors service. Dan and his co-editor, Jeff DeMaso, are dedicated to bringing subscribers the secrets Vanguard doesn't share with the public.

Pompeo Vows That U.S. Will Protect Shipping in Persian Gulf
Pompeo Vows That U.S. Will Protect Shipping in Persian Gulf

(Bloomberg) -- There's "no doubt" Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers leaving the Persian Gulf last week, and the U.S. will guarantee safe commercial navigation going forward with its partners, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said."The United States is going make sure that we take all

The blockchain/crypto week in quotes
The blockchain/crypto week in quotes

Crypto history teaches us that periods of low volatility come directly before extended crypto bull runs. For instance, Bitcoin went through a relatively stable period in February this year, then the price ran towards $4,200 in March and to $9,090 before the end of May. Should Bitcoin experience a new run, we can expect it to deliver a boost to the wider crypto market, with other leading cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin, rallying too.

Goldman Sachs: 5
Goldman Sachs: 5 'Superstar' Stocks To Buy Now

Goldman Sachs has a new strategy for investors to consider. The firm has now revealed that the most dominant companies in an industry tend to outperform companies with a smaller percentage of market sales. "The market positioning of superstar firms often allows for greater bargaining power over consumers and workers and higher profitability," Goldman's senior US equity strategist David Kostin told investors.

Illinois farmers give up on planting after floods, throw party instead

Dozens of corn farmers and those who sell them seed, chemicals and equipment gathered on Thursday at the restaurant in Deer Grove, Illinois, after heavy rains caused unprecedented delays in planting this year and contributed to record floods across the central United States. James McCune, a farmer from Mineral, Illinois, was unable to plant 85% of his intended corn acres and wanted to commiserate with his fellow farmers by hosting the "Prevent Plant Party" at The Happy Spot. McCune returned his unused corn seed to a local dealer for Pioneer, a part of Corteva Inc, after planting just 900 acres of corn out of the 6,000 acres he intended to put in the ground.

China prepared for long trade fight with the US - party journal
China prepared for long trade fight with the US - party journal

The United States has underestimated the Chinese people's will to fight a trade war and Beijing is prepared for a long economic battle, an influential Chinese Communist Party journal said on Sunday. China would not give way on major principles in its negotiations with the United States on ending the dispute, the commentary in the ideological journal Qiushi, or Seeking Truth, said. The editorial represented "a further mobilisation of Chinese society" in the struggle against U.S. trade pressure, wrote Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times newspaper, in a tweet.

mood33 Announces Distribution Agreement With Carol Bartz And Joe Montana-Backed Caliva
mood33 Announces Distribution Agreement With Carol Bartz And Joe Montana-Backed Caliva

The partnership will expand mood33's retail presence across California, and will increase its online and direct-to-consumer sales by 400 percent over the next year, the company said. Speaking with Benzinga, mood33 co-founder and CEO Michael Christopher said Caliva has done a great job at building a standard for quality, commitment to compliance, and consistency of brand across its entire ecosystem. "The fact that their executive team is seeking to build a best in class cannabis beverage portfolio as it expands its reach throughout the state signifies a market maturation and evolution we at mood33 have been eagerly awaiting," he said.

War Risk Insurance Spirals Higher for Middle East Tankers
War Risk Insurance Spirals Higher for Middle East Tankers

War risk premiums that owners pay each time they go to the Persian Gulf have now surged to at least $185,000 for supertankers, according to people with knowledge of the market. Both owners and the companies that charter their ships paused bookings in the immediate aftermath of attacks on Thursday as they re-evaluated risks to shipping barrels from the Middle East in the wake of attacks on two more tankers just a month after similar incidents. Insurance costs from the Persian Gulf are soaring.

Oil Price Fundamental Weekly Forecast - Demand Concerns Outweighing Supply Worries
Oil Price Fundamental Weekly Forecast - Demand Concerns Outweighing Supply Worries

U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures closed lower last week as demand concerns outweighed rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. The OPEC-led supply cuts remained in place, and the cartel and its allies are expected to approve an extension of this strategy at the end of the month. Government trading data confirms this assessment with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showing hedge fund managers continued to liquidate long positions at the fastest rate since the fourth quarter of 2018 due to rapidly increasing fears about a global economic slowdown.

Wall Street Learns Hard Lesson on Why Not to Say
Wall Street Learns Hard Lesson on Why Not to Say 'Pig' in China

For financial professionals around the globe this week, rising trade tensions and fears of a slowdown were no match for an unlikely drama suddenly unfolding in China: UBS Group AG's struggle to quell a public uproar over an economist's quip about pork prices. Was the furor in China -- amplified by state media and a local industry group's demand for the economist's firing -- some sort new front in the trade war? Might U.S. and European banks finally on the cusp of expanding in mainland China be thwarted over perceived slights?

South Korea stops Iranian oil imports in May as sanction waivers end

South Korea halted all imports of Iranian oil in May, customs data showed on Saturday, as waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran ended at the start of last month. The world's fifth-largest crude oil importer was among countries granted six-month waivers by the United States in November last year, and resumed Iranian oil imports from January this year after a four-month hiatus. SK Innovation, the owner of South Korea's top refiner SK Energy and petrochemical maker SK Incheon Petrochem, said in late May that it has been replacing Iranian condensate with crude oil from other sources, including Qatar and Russia.

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks follow Wall Street lower, Brazil's real weakens

Latin American stocks fell nearly 2% on Friday, mirroring weakness on Wall Street, while the Brazilian real dropped as optimism around the proposed overhaul of the country's pension system faded. The real fell 1% to 3.89 per dollar after Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes expressed his disappointment with a congressional committee's report on pension reform, saying it made more changes to the government's original proposals than he had expected. The currency was on track to give back all of its gains from Thursday when the report was released.

Midwest corn farmer on planting season: 'Disaster like I've never seen before'

It's a tough decision that many of the Midwest's farmers had to make this month: To plant, or not to plant. James McCune's corn fields in western Illinois are typically covered with rows of hardy, knee-high corn this time of year. After non-stop rain plagued the region this spring - when corn farmers typically get seed in the ground - most have decided time is now too short and are choosing not to plant.

7 Top-Rated Biotech Stocks to Invest In Today

While the Nasdaq Biotech Index (INDEXNASDAQ:NBI) is up 7% year to date, it was a bumpy ride through the latter part of 2018. This year, the broad biotech sector has been buffeted along with other broad market indicators, considering that the weaker-than-expected U.S. economy and the continued trade war with China have slapped a question mark over that growth market.

7 Stocks to Sell to Survive a Bear Market

In a bear market, quality companies weather the storm best and ultimately survive to thrive during the next bull market. Here are seven stocks to avoid in the next bear market, according to former Kase Capital hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson. Community Health Systems owns, leases or operates 160 hospitals in 22 different U.S. states.

4 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell
4 Semiconductor Stocks to Sell

Analysts are looking for earnings of 90 cents per share on revenues of $15.6 billion. When the company last reported on April 25, earnings of 89 cents per share beat estimates by two cents. Nvidia (NVDA) Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares are simply unable to get up off the mat, as the onetime momentum sweetheart languishes near its December lows and remains well below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.

25 Stocks to Ditch Before the Fed Meeting
25 Stocks to Ditch Before the Fed Meeting

The Fed will hold its two-day policy meeting next week, with the central bank's interest rate decision due at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 19. While CME Group's FedWatch tool pegs the odds of a June rate cut at less than 25%, traders will undoubtedly dissect a post-meeting presser with Fed Chair Jerome Powell for more hints of a July rate cut, the odds of which currently sit at 86.9%. Below are the 25 worst stocks to own the week of Fed policy meetings, looking at data since 2015, which encompasses 35 meetings.

The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019
The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019

That came with a Buy rating and a price target of $62 (44% upside potential). Uber is the leading global player in massive ridesharing & meal delivery TAMs, generating robust growth, with leading technologies, products & ops. We also see significant option value in new business units (e.g. Freight)" wrote Mahaney.

Huawei Has 56,492 Patents and It's Not Afraid to Use Them

As Huawei Technologies Co. comes under unrelenting pressure from the Trump administration, the Chinese telecom giant has one advantage that the U.S. can't undermine: a vast, global portfolio of patents on critical technology. Huawei holds 56,492 active patents on telecommunications, networking and other high-tech inventions worldwide, according to Anaqua's AcclaimIP. And it's stepping up pursuit of royalties and licensing fees as its access to American markets and suppliers is being restricted.

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