Month: September 2018

Intel’s manufacturing technology issues will haunt the chipmaker for a long time, according to Raymond James. The firm lowered its rating to underperform from market perform for Intel shares, citing its delays in moving to its next generation chip process technology. “Intel’s biggest strategic problem is their delay on 10nm production – we don’t expect
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The low-fee revolution in investment products is evidence that a total wealth return reporting standard inclusive of tax consequences would lead to improved outcomes for clients. Since the Securities and Exchange Commission forced investment companies to report performance results net of fees, these expenses have fallen precipitously. The same outcome could be expected with the
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Each person’s individual investing strategy may be different, but there are things every investor should avoid. Many individuals start investing with little to no education about the markets and learn the hard way by losing money. Instead, take note of these four investing mistakes. 1. Trying to time the market. Popularized by film and social
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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks, adding to the challenges facing Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. Mr. Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive, and Mr. Krieger, the chief technical officer, notified Instagram’s leadership team and Facebook on Monday of their
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Comcast Corp. may be paying a lofty price to buy European cable operator Sky PLC, but the market is reacting far too harshly to what could be a very lucrative deal for Comcast, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “The textbook example of Wall Street’s aversion to long-term thinking is really the stock of Comcast, the
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Shares of Advanced Micro Devices have gained more than one hundred percent in the past three months and one analyst believes there may be more room to go. On Monday RBC’s Mitch Steves initiated the stock with an outperform rating and a 12-month price target of $40, representing 29% upside from Friday’s close. RBC’s base
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Simpson Chung uses a virtual reality headset during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, which showcases artificial intelligence, deep learning, virtual reality and autonomous machines, in Washington, DC.  Nvidia shares will keep rising even after the stock’s big gains this year, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The
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“An inverted yield curve doesn’t cause a recession,” said Matt Toms, chief investment officer for Voya Financial. “People get confused about the causality on that front.” It does, however, provide a strong reminder that economic cycles and bull markets don’t last forever. Toms, for one, thinks the Federal Reserve Bank will pause on its path
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When it comes to credit, Americans are scoring well. For the first time, the average national credit score has reached 704, according to FICO, developer of one of the most commonly used scores by lenders. FICO scores range from 300 to 850. Your credit score plays a big role in daily life. It can determine
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