Month: July 2017

In a stock market with possible winners everywhere, Jim Cramer likes to highlight its unsung heroes. On Monday, he chose Baxter International, Becton Dickinson and Boston Scientific, crowning them “the killer B’s.” “Why call them ‘the killer B’s,’ aside from the obvious? Because these guys simply refuse to stop going higher. Their stocks almost never
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With Washington lawmakers still at odds over health care and tax reform and unpredictable agents like North Korea seemingly gaining power, it can be tough for Jim Cramer to stay bullish. “It’s really hard to stay positive about this market in the face of conventional wisdom that is so darned negative,” the “Mad Money” host
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Despite what appears to be a distinct lack of interest from Charter Communications management in pursuing a deal, SoftBank continues to make efforts to acquire the giant cable company, according to people familiar with the situation. Reports of SoftBank’s interest in combining Sprint, which it controls, with Charter first surfaced late Friday, and Sunday night
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With smaller firms, the biggest benefit is how personal the relationship with your advisor can be and their ability to tailor their advice to your specific situation, industry observers say. There are other considerations, however. If you’re thinking about going with someone at a solo or very small operation, ask if he or she has
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Every financial advisor — fiduciary or not — has to make money somehow, but the devil is in the details. If your advisor’s answer about his or her business model is vague or takes more than 30 seconds to explain, that’s a major red flag. You should never buy anything, especially financial advice, if you
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Stock market adrenaline junkies are in luck. Several companies reporting earnings over the next two weeks are expected to see big moves on their results. Among large companies, the ones expected to see the largest pops or drops are Groupon, Weight Watchers, Yelp, Twilio and Snap, according to MKM Partners derivatives strategist Jim Strugger. “If
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Anusak Laowilas | NurPhoto | Getty Images An AirAsia plane takes off at Don Mueang International Airport on January 15, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Conditions in the oil and currency markets are also helping to boost the business, according to the CEO. “Oil has been in the best position it’s ever been in,” Fernandes said.
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HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, reported a set of financial results that beat estimates in the first half of 2017 and announced a $2 billion share buyback on the back of a growing capital base. The bank said its pre-tax profit for the first half of 2017 came in at $10.24 billion, 5 percent higher than
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Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images Wanda Plaza in Yantai, Shandong Province, China. Foreign acquisitions made by property developer Dalian Wanda include cinema chain AMC and Legendary Entertainment. The think tank falls under the purview of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), a government agency that heads up economic and social policy in
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That has also taken a toll on the one-size-fits all supermarket. “Remember A&P? It was around for more than 150 years, but closed in 2015,” Stanger said. Now the stores that fare the best are so-called premium stores such as Wegmans, specialty stores like Trader Joe’s and discounters such as Idaho-based WinCo, the ratings magazine
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Sprint is seeking to merge with Charter Communications to create a media and communications behemoth, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. Sprint is looking to offer bundle deals to customers with cellular-phone service, TV, landline and broadband internet service, the Journal said. The proposed combination of
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Venture capitalists have historically avoided investing in aerospace start-ups. That’s because developing space technologies like rockets or satellites costs a great deal, and it can take a long time to reel in customers, especially if a start-up is seeking government contracts. That’s where space angel Ellen Chang comes in. The veteran aerospace engineer created LightSpeed
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There can also be times when smaller companies reflect poorly on their larger counterparts. Cramer called the effect “guilt by association,” which can spur larger rotations in the market without much explanation. “When you’re dealing with high-growth companies that sell into the same arena — cloud, mobile, social, big-data analytics — you have shareholders who
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Exchange-traded funds, better known as ETFs, have seen a surge in popularity recently, but Jim Cramer is not as taken with the trend as the rest of the market. Proponents argue that ETFs guard against “single-stock risk,” or the damage an individual stock could do to your portfolio. They say it lets you play an
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When Jim Cramer first started trading, a stock’s value was based on two simple factors: the underlying company’s fundamentals and the sector’s performance. But when indexes like the S&P 500 gathered enough power to sway stocks regardless of those factors, everything changed. Now, market sell-offs can happen because of index futures rather than actual fundamentals,
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Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. The recreational vehicle industry has figured that out and it has led to record-breaking growth. This year, RV shipments are expected to hit their highest level ever, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, marking the industry’s eighth consecutive year of gains. Those shipments are accelerating, and should grow even
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