Month: January 2019

Super-wealthy investors are making some changes to their portfolios for 2019. They are increasing their cash holdings and reducing their equity exposure. They are also cutting back on some of their real estate investments and finding a “short-term solution” in fixed income, according to Michael Sonnenfeldt, founder of investment club Tiger 21. “There’s a lot
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares were down, albeit modestly, on Thursday following Wednesday’s post-close earnings release of the software giant’s fiscal second-quarter. Although per-share earnings topped expectations, revenue fell short of analyst estimates. As of this writing, Microsoft stock is off by roughly 2%. At the heart of investors’ concern was an apparent slowdown in sales growth
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Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock was the poster child for the hottest trends to hit the digital era. It was the key player in every new sector that opened — big data, mobility, the internet of things, cloud computing, gaming, cryptocurrencies, you name it. NVDA stock had the opportunity to exploit its niche in graphics processing units (GPUs)
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Gold was stuck in a rut before it began to move up last fall, and it’s now back at $1,300 per ounce for the first time in eight months. Some analysts say gold can now head to $1,400 per ounce by the end of the year. Buying by scared investors, central banks and Asian jewelry
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U.S. stock futures are trading higher this morning, buoyed by positive earnings reactions after hours in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Boeing (NYSE:BA). The gains come as traders jockey for positions ahead of this afternoon’s hotly anticipated Fed announcement. Against this backdrop, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.99% and S&P 500 futures are
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There are many ways to slice up the stock market using exchange-traded funds. Whether you’re looking for a cost-efficient way to buy a wide swath of dominant U.S. companies or you want to invest in specific trends such as cybersecurity, chances are there’s a fund for that strategy. Also, income investors can use ETFs to
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Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) dropped sharply at the open despite beating earnings and revenue estimates. The San Jose-based manufacturer of scanners and aligners used in orthodontics reported double-digit revenue and earnings increases. However, Align stock initially fell on weakened pricing for Invisalign. Still, traders appeared to interpret the drop as a knee-jerk reaction. By the middle
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AT&T (NYSE:T) reported strong fourth-quarter 2018 results driven by its solid domestic wireless business and an accretive WarnerMedia contribution. The company expects to continue this healthy growth momentum in 2019, while focusing on reducing its huge debt burden. Net Income On a GAAP basis, AT&T reported net income of $4,858 million or 66 cents per
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