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The Positive And Negative Impact Of Tax Cuts For Investors

Investors with significant investment expenses will decry the suspension of that miscellaneous itemized deduction. Investors in pass-through entities may be surprised they might be entitled to a 20% deduction on qualified business income.

Here’s What To Expect From Alcoa’s Fourth Quarter Results

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is set to report its fourth quarter earnings results on January 17. In this note we outline the major factors likely to impact the company’s results in Q4

Here’s Why Store Expansion Is Crucial For Starbucks’ Valuation

Starbucks is expanding aggressively, especially in China, but the company has been grappling with slowing comparable sales growth at its existing stores. Based on its 2017 fiscal year results, the company has revised its comparable sales growth numbers to the range of 3% to 5%.

Twitter Price Estimate Changed To $23 On Improving User Metrics

The Trefis price estimate for Twitter‘s stock was recently revised from $16 to $23, a change of around 40%. The company is focusing on acquiring more users for its platform and rolling out new video content and formats.

Counting Cryptocurrency Gains And Losses Without Running Afoul Of IRS Rules

Investing in cryptocurrencies can be a risky and speculative investment option, but with the potential for financial success, comes real and complex tax reporting obligations.

How Traders Can Get 20% QBI Deduction Under New Tax Law

Traders eligible for trader tax status (TTS) are considering to restructure their business for 2018 to take maximum advantage of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Two tax benefits catch their eye: The 20% deduction on pass-through qualified business income, and the C-Corp 21% flat tax rate.

How Changes To The U.S. Tax Code Could Impact AT&T And Verizon

The U.S. government recently passed one of the biggest changes to the tax code in decades, as it seeks to increase investments and economic growth. Under the new tax bill, the corporate tax rate will be lowered to 21% from 35%, while the overall tax structure is also expected to be simplified.

A Look At Big Pharma’s Value Sensitivity To Changes In Tax Rates

With the U.S.'s new tax law coming into effect, many companies will see a significant impact from changes in their effective tax rates (some more than others). In this note, we focus on some of the major pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

How Delivery Can Drive Growth For McDonald’s

In late 2016, McDonald’s partnered with UberEATS to expand its door delivery initiative in the U.S. This partnership expanded significantly last year, and by the end of 2017 the company was track for 10,000 McDonald’s restaurants offering a delivery option.

Synchrony Financial Offers Buffett-Style Blend Of Growth And Value

With a track record of high profitability, significant growth opportunities, and a cheap valuation, this stock could offer significant upside for investors.

The Bond Bear Is Here

The long-term bond picture is bearish and the bear is here!

Utility Stocks And Tax Reform: What Investors Need To Know

Income investing expert Roger Conrad explores the US tax reform's implications for utilities, telecom providers and renewable energy.

Nektar Notches New Highs As Stock Triples In Two Months

Biotech and pharma stocks dominate our list of top charts to watch today.

Dollar Tree Stock Sets Up Nicely For Options Traders

It looks like a prime time to buy options on outperforming Dollar Tree stock

NASDAQ’s Growth In Equity Options Trading Volumes Should Propel Its Q4 Earnings

After a strong performance in the previous three quarters, NASDAQ sustained its growth trend in equity options trading volumes in Q4, with around 399 million contracts traded in the U.S. market, about 12% more than the prior year period and 10% ahead of the previous quarter.

Why Investor Concerns About Capital One’s Elevated Card Charge-Off Rates Are Justified

Charge-off rates for U.S. card lenders were notably elevated over 2017, as card loss figures began the process of normalization from the record lows they were at over 2014-15. While the trend has been evident across all major card lenders in the country, Capital One stands out in particular

How Sensitive Is Qualcomm To Changes In Its Semiconductor Market Share?

Qualcomm is likely to increasingly lean on its semiconductor operations, as it faces multiple challenges from its bread-and-butter technology licensing business, which has been embroiled in multiple legal battles with both regulators and key customers such as Apple.

Trends That Likely Drove Samsung’s Record Fourth Quarter

Samsung Electronics published its earnings guidance for Q4 2017, projecting record profits for the fourth quarter, driven by growth at the company’s display and memory segments.

What To Make Of Target’s Strong Holiday Season, Increased Q4 Guidance

Target (NYSE: TGT) significantly raised its guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2017, on the back of a very strong holiday season and the recent federal tax reform. The company reported a comparable sales growth of 3.4% for the two-month holiday period.

Gold: Down Into The End Of January

Gold cycles point down through January but rise in February.

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