“Opportunity cost”—it’s a phrase used in microeconomic theory to denote the costs that are forgone by not having your resources in the highest returning assets. ∙ It is a phrase that’s pertinent to the stock...―
One company that always reports early is NIKE, Inc. (NYSE/NKE). ∙ The company has doubled on the stock market since 2010, and it has more than tripled since 2006. ∙ This kind of stock market performance really is amazing. In just ...―
There are still all kinds of earnings results pouring into the marketplace, and a lot of them are modestly decent. ∙ Brand-name companies have mostly reported. There has been some broadening of the positive stock market action into the ...―
As of April 26, more than half of the companies in the S&P 500 issued their corporate earnings for the first quarter of 2013. By no surprise, and as I have been warning in these pages, only 44% of them were able to beat the sales estimated by...―
As companies in the key stock indices report their corporate earnings for the first quarter of 2013, it appears their revenues aren’t improving. While I know it’s a blanket statement, what this means is that companies are not selling ...―
Stability peppered with a little growth is what the stock market is looking for. ∙ Tomorrow, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE/KMB) will report. Like many other blue chips, the company broke out significantly on the stock market and is ...―
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE/DIS) has been doing exceedingly well operationally and on the stock market over the last few years. ∙ Disney’s annual sales and earnings growth have been very good and consistent. The position just ...―
Fitch Ratings, a credit rating agency, has downgraded Chinese yuan-denominated government debt from AA- to A+. (Source: Dow Jones Newswires, April 9, 2013.) ∙ For foreign investors, it may not mean much, because yuan-based government debt ...―
In its monthly statement of receipts and outlays for the month, the Treasury Department reported that the U.S. government incurred a budget deficit of $107 billion for the month of March 2013. (Source: Department of the Treasury, April 10, 2013.)...―
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in February, the central bank of Mongolia increased its gold bullion reserves to its highest level since August of 2008. The country has been purchasing gold bullion for three consecutive...―
The so-called “recovery” in the jobs market isn’t sustainable. I don’t disagree that there has been job creation in the past few months, but when I look at the spectrum of the jobs created in the U.S. economy, I become...―
While the mainstream focuses on the smallest nation in the eurozone, Cyprus, I am concerned about the overall health of the global economy. The reality is that progress in the global economy is slowing down with major economic hubs struggling....―
Hey everyone! This week (20th May - 26th May) is National Vegetarian Week across the UK. ...
∙ I created this Greek Chicken and Rice Cake Salad recipe as part of the ...
someone got the giggles during his photo shoot~OUTFIT DETAILS~Shirt: Brooks BrothersPants: ...