On Tuesday, NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) will release its latest quarterly results. The key to making smart investment decisions on stocks reporting earnings is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction [...]
Quantitative Easing is the term given to the Federal Reserve's policy of printing 1,000 billion new dollars annually in order to finance the US budget deficit by purchasing US Treasury bonds and to keep the prices high of debt-related derivatives on the "banks too big to fail" (BTBF) balance sheets by purchasing mortgage-backed derivatives. Show More Summary
AT A recent conference, Ken Goldman, the chief financial officer of Yahoo, admitted that the internet giant had an ageing audience and was looking for things to “make us cool again”. The firm's senior executives appear to think Tumblr can give it a shot at rejuvenation. Show More Summary
Our analysts add two new stocks to their radars.
By David Trainer: The Mid-cap Blend style ranks seventh out of the twelve fund styles as detailed in my Style Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 17 ETFs and 307 mutual funds in the Mid-cap Blend style as of May 2, 2013. Show More Summary
On Friday, Bank Of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank independently published their respective findings on corporate profit margins, which are currently sitting at historic highs. "The debate on S&P 500 net margins never seems to...Show More Summary
By CALVIN WOODWARD WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service is feeling the sort of heat that targeted taxpayers feel from the tax agency. It's the sense that a powerful someone is breathing down your neck. Republicans in Congress are livid with the IRS over its systematic scrutiny of conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. Show More Summary
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has close to $50 billion in cash and cash equivalents. As this hoard continues to accumulate, many shareholders are impatient for a dividend. Will Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) authorize a dividend? Who knows? But one thing is certain: Google has both the cash and the cash flow to make it happen. Tech and [...]
Submitted by Mark Grant, author of Out of the Box, “Now, witness the power of this fully operational battle station.” -Star Wars We are all embarked upon a grand new adventure. It just hasn't been announced yet. It will never be officially announced but we will all get to play this brand new game in any event. Show More Summary
BlackBerry's new Z10 smartphone has been widely touted as a critical step in the company's efforts to regain its former glory against Google's Android platform and Apple's iOS. How does the device perform? Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore used the phone for several weeks and offers his review in the following video. Show More Summary
Economic Prospects for the Long Run Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, Massachusetts May 18, 2013 • 29 KB PDF Let me start by congratulating the graduates and their parents. The word “graduate” comes from the Latin word for “step.” Graduation from college is only one step on...Read More
Both these stocks find themselves undervalued as they wrestle to make profits with low commodity prices. Both have a lot of upside when demand returns and pricing improves, making them undervalued stocks to invest in now.
George Hall, Thomas J. Sargent, 19 May 2013 Can we learn from previous instances of fiscal prioritisation? This column surveys the US Treasury
It's often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again over and over and expecting different results. Some people probably thought of this line after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal ObamacareShow More Summary
You know what was a great show? “Soul Train.” You know what’s a great song? Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” You know what two things are mashed up in the below video? I think you know: Hat-tip to a very effusive … Continue reading ?
Every year, it seems, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gives a commencement speech, and every year, the occasion provides him with a rare opportunity to venture far beyond his usual monetary policy-speak. This year, he mentions robots and lasers! In … Continue reading ?
India is is one of the fastest growing nation in terms of Technology. Even now, it is one of the biggest nations where the IT sector is concerned. In many ways we are the backend of the world. While this may seem negative it is not just a big responsibility but also has been a... Show More Summary
“It’s not our failures that determine our future success, but how we explain them to ourselves.” —Dr Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology A great way to expedite your personal and professional growth process, is to adopt strategies to get out of your comfort zone. Marge Warrell ‘s recent Forbes article Why Getting Comfortable [...]
Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) S&P Cuts Rating for Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway by One Notch to AA (MoneyNews) Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Show More Summary
Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrials set yet another all-time record high, the latest in a string of more than 20 new records so far this year. But for long-term investors, it's far more important to focus on the long haul than to get...Show More Summary