Month: December 2018

Advanced Micro Devices ripped higher by more than 85 percent until mid-September, peaking at $34.14 a share. AMD was riding high on gains in the computer chip market until the company gave a weaker-than-expected outlook for the fourth quarter of this year. TripAdvisor and Red Hat were the only two 2018 winners to also buck
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Saving more for retirement is a common New Year’s resolution. This year, the pledge comes in at the number five resolution in Principal Financial Group’s annual survey of 1,008 American consumers wishes for next year, with 21 percent of respondents stating a desire to sock away more for their golden years. “The new year is
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Looking back on a tumultuous year where the majority of asset classes were deep in the red, cocoa futures turned out to be one sweet spot. In fact, a look at the top year-to-date performers among major futures markets reveals that cocoa has returned a whopping 28 percent this year. (The only trade that did
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The tie-in isn’t too surprising for some resolutions. Exercising more, for example, easily goes hand in hand with outlays for gym memberships, classes and fitness gear. But Quicken also found that spending is common among people making financial resolutions such as paying down debt or saving money. Among those making financial resolutions, 51 percent said
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Jack Bogle, founder of index fund giant Vanguard Group, is warning investors to prepare for 2019 by decreasing exposure to stocks and increasing investment in defensive strategies, such as fixed income securities like bonds. “Trees don’t grow to the sky, and I see clouds on the horizon. I don’t know if and when they’ll arrive.
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The “Options Action” traders share three options trading strategies to kick off the week. Mike Khouw recommends a call spread in Disney. Carter Worth recommends the Russell 2000 small-cap ETF. Brian Kelly recommends shorting the U.S. Dollar. Trader disclosure: Brian Kelly is long AMD, CBOE, CME, GCAP, GS, HIVE, IBM, MCB, MSFT, MU, NVDA, OSTK,
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Amazon.com – Amazon is planning a significant expansion of its Whole Foods grocery stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper said Amazon is scouting new locations in more suburbs, and in areas where Whole Foods is already growing in popularity. Deutsche Bank – Deutsche
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Activity inChina’s manufacturing sector contracted for the first time in more than two years in the month of December amid a domestic economic slowdown and Beijing’s ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 49.4 — lower than the 49.9 analysts
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In recent years, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific flavors have become more mainstream, with diners indulging in the Hawaiian dish poke and falafel rice bowls at restaurants like Cava. However, in 2019 you’ll likely see more of a North African and Middle Eastern influence. Harissa, a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, is already enticing diners in
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When Kevin Zraly first started studying wines almost 50 years ago, it wasn’t the most popular alcoholic beverage in the U.S. “People looked at me like I was nuts studying wines,” Zraly said. “All my friends were drinking beer.” At 21, Zraly hitchhiked to California to get exposure to the wines there. And after graduating
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The hottest gift of the season could also be the least used. For the 12th year running, gift cards remain the most popular items on wish lists, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday report. Gift cards topped all other potential presents, including jewelry, clothing, books, movies, music, electronics and sporting goods. The NRF
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News1-Dong-A Ilbo  | Getty Images News | Getty Images In this handout image provided by the News1-Dong-A Ilbo, North Korean officials watch the demolition of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site on May 24, 2018 in Punggye-ri, North Korea.  U.S. banks and regulators continue to struggle tracking and curbing money moved through international banks and companies
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