Disney’s latest new superhero movie franchise is performing better than a top Wall Street firm ever imagined. J.P. Morgan raised its fiscal second-quarter earnings-per-share estimate for Disney shares to $1.68 from $1.57. The increase is “primarily due to the much stronger-than-expected performance of Black Panther,” analyst Alexia Quadrani wrote in a note to clients Wednesday.
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Once an entrepreneur’s new business venture is up and running, a well-constructed financial plan should be put in place to meet personal goals. An entrepreneur’s financial plan differs in many ways from one for a non-entrepreneur. How entrepreneurs compensate themselves — via wages or profit distributions — impacts what they pay in Social Security and
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Short-term bonds. Consider a diversified portfolio of short-term bonds or, for investors in a high tax bracket, short-term municipal bonds. Short-term bonds pay higher interest rates than money markets or CDs. In addition, they will typically lose very little principal relative to longer-term bonds should interest rates go up. Fixed annuities. Fixed annuities currently guarantee
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: General Electric – In a new report, Cowen recommends avoiding GE stock ahead of an upcoming restatement of earnings and its first quarter report scheduled for Apr. 20. Cowen feels a first-quarter earnings miss is “probable,” and doesn’t feel the already-cut dividend is necessarily safe. Facebook
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A measure of Australian consumer sentiment eased slightly in April as worries about the future for family finances just managed to offset optimism about the economic outlook. A Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank survey of 1,200 people published on Wednesday showed its index of consumer sentiment dipped 0.6 percent in April, from March when it
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The total number of high profile investors and venture capital funds continues to increase in 2018 – a trend Space Angels traces back to 2009. Andreeseen Horowitz and Accel Partners are the latest Silicon Valley funds to back space ventures, with the former investing in satellite start-up Astranis and the latter funding World View. Jeff
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Considering that many families spend more than 100 percent of their income after taxes on monthly expenses alone, personal finance site GoBankingRates measured how long $1 million in savings would last in cities across the country by comparing average expenses for people age 65 and older, including groceries, housing, utilities, transportation and health care. Dollars
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These breaks are best because they’re accessible to all filers, regardless of whether they itemize. Health savings account: If you’re eligible, make a tax-deductible contribution to your HSA by April 17. HSAs have a triple-tax benefit: Contributions are either tax deductible or pretax, savings grow on a tax-free basis and users can make tax-free withdrawals
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During these recent management changes, there has also been intense pressure on Paul Achleitner himself, who has appointed three new chiefs during his tenure. On Monday, Hans-Christoph Hirt, the head of Hermes Equity Ownership Services at Hermes Investment Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe,” that Achleitner has a number of questions to answer. Hermes Equity
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As a result, traders are turning to bond futures, where having more buyers and sellers makes entering and exiting positions easier. The futures market is often used for trading in oil, gold and agriculture products. Using the derivative products allows traders to bet on where prices will go without the hassle of having to buy
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If you’re still procrastinating on filing your 2014 tax return, time is running out for you to collect your refund. About one million taxpayers have yet to file a return for that year. Unpaid refunds from those returns total more than $1 billion, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The median refund is $847. The
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