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It has been quiet out there. The CBOE Volatility Index — better known as the VIX — just hit its lowest levels since 2007. Moves of even 100 points on the Dow are rare these days, and even most commodities markets have been pretty tame.
Snap Inc. reported a first quarter loss of $2.21 billion on revenue of $149.64 million. Shares fell to their lowest levels since the company went public in March.
Warren Buffett made a name for himself and became a multi-billionaire by making some savvy moves in the stock market. So, it might surprise some folks to hear him say that for stock market investors, the most important metric to watch is found in the bond market.
Your debts are under control, your emergency fund is fully funded, and you are maxing out your retirement savings. And, lucky you, you still have $1,000 left over to invest in stocks. There are options.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are declining Thursday as oil prices continue to plunge and energy companies take sharp losses. Health insurers are a bit higher and hospitals are lower as Congress prepares to vote on a bill intended to roll back much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Jim Cramer says he likes Southwest (LUV) , Snap-On (SNA) and three other names for immediate investment.
- Alphabet/Google (GOOG) , (GOOGL) . He noted that the stock “could go down instantly when it reports,” but that would create a buying opportunity.
- Comcast (CMCSA) .
- Danaher (DHR) .
- Southwest, which he thinks could be a good buy if it goes down to $55 (from $55.75 at Thursday’s close).
Of the five stocks, Alphabet has the largest concentration in the Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio at about 4.86%, while Southwest has the smallest percentage at 2.03%
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ATLANTA (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is reporting first-quarter net income of $1.16 billion.
Early retirement is still possible, but workers have a hard time believing that’s the case.
These days, investors can track at any moment how the market’s daily ups and downs are affecting their wealth.