How to Invest in the Looming Propane Crunch
In the countryside, propane heats more than 6 million homes, fuels equipment and vehicle fleets, and is instrumental on farms for drying grain for storage.
Like any fuel, it's susceptible to shortages that cause strain on entire rural communities and raises prices in supermarkets across the country.Another tough winter for propane is taking shape. And shortages like these have the potential to create serious windfalls – if you know how to invest…
The Bakken Shale's Massive Production Growth Will Boost These Major Players
The Bakken Shale formation of North Dakota and Montana was back in focus for investors earlier this week when Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) announced plans to purchase Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG).
Through the deal, WLL will pay $3.8 billion in stock and $2.2 billion in debt. The combined company produced over 107,000 barrels of oil equivalent in the first quarter of 2014.
But WLL isn't the only company profiting from the Bakken Shale.This area is experiencing massive production growth, and all of these companies are riding its momentum...
The (Only) Eight Mega Cap Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 3%
With interest rates at an all-time low, high-yield dividend stocks have replaced bonds as the best option to provide a stream of income in a portfolio. What's more, they deliver the added perk of equity ownership for potential growth. But dividend yield can also be a trap – if a company's share price drops because it's not performing well, while the dividend remains the same, the percent yield will rise. That's why investing based on high-yield as the sole metric isn't always wise.
To get around that problem, investors can examine other metrics besides yield.Here's what to look at - and a list of eight dividend payers to consider...
Why We Love General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) Stock and Today's Earnings
On Friday morning, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) met Wall Street expectations when it reported second quarter earnings ahead of the bell, sending GE stock up more than 1% in pre-market trading.There were two notable takeaways from GE's earnings today. Here they are, plus why we're so excited about GE stock in coming months based on these "three powerful catalysts"...
Today's Stock Market News Includes the ABBV-SHPG Merger, Alibaba, and More
Stock market news today, July 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared when a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukraine. Suspicions swirled on whether it was shot down by Russians or pro-Russian separatists. Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.Here are the top stock market news stories for Friday, including a new Alibaba IPO date, details from the ABBV-SHPG merger, news from China, a FedEx scandal, MS earnings, and more...
In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.
Stocks to Watch Today: GE, GOOG, MSFT, and More
After the markets got slammed yesterday (Thursday), falling 161 points on a number of fear-triggering global economic events, there are a handful of stocks to watch today in what could be another volatile performance.
While summertime Fridays are typically quiet for equities, today's schedule of market moving events is jam-packed. It's also coming off a day that included a plane crash, the announcement of ground military offensive from Israel, and a 40% move in the Volatility Index (VIX).With earnings in focus, here are seven stocks to watch today, including GE, GOOG, MSFT, and more...
How This Great American Dream Is Turning Scam
Here's a question for you: Has higher education become another great American scam?
I'm not talking about the rich getting scammed. They get what they pay for. They can afford to be scammed – they know what's up.
A lot of rich people send their kids to expensive private colleges hoping they'll get a good education that will lead them into their chosen careers.
But then there are kids who want a higher education because they believe a college education is their ticket to gainful employment and well-compensated careers.For them, higher education is increasingly looking like a scam...
Why Google Stock Gained 2.3% After Today's Earnings
Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) reported second quarter 2014 earnings after the bell on Thursday.Here are the results, what our expert keyed into, and what he thinks is in store for Google stock in coming months…
Silver Prices Post Slight Gains in Slow Week
Silver prices have had a slow week, but popped today after news broke on this event.Here’s what happened, and what’s driving silver long term.