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September 21, 2016
Wall Street smiled at a beefed up Microsoft dividend yesterday, but cheered at a $40 billion stock buyback program.
Of course, they got it exactly backwards.
April 18, 2016
The Morgan Stanley stock price was moving today on this one major bearish earnings figure: trading revenue.
Shares, however, eked up a modest 0.16% to $25.81 on an earnings beat.
April 14, 2016
The WTI crude oil price climbed higher today thanks to a bullish global supply report.
Despite today's gains, many investors are nervous about the future of oil prices.
December 14, 2015
WTI crude oil prices today fell 1.1% as futures struggle to trade above $35 a barrel.
Earlier this morning, the U.S. benchmark tumbled below $35 for the first time since February 2009.
August 17, 2015
The WTI crude oil price continued its three-month-long decline today on poor economic data from Japan and new price forecasts from Morgan Stanley.
Despite today's fall, there are still some easy ways to profit from the oil sector's turmoil.
August 4, 2015
For more than a year now, we have been saying Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG: GOOGL) stock was set for a rally.
In fact, in several of our chats, we've said that with this one stock you get both an ETF on the future and a company that produces great profit margins today.
July 20, 2015
The Microsoft dividend will rise again in September if the company follows a well-established pattern.
For the past nine years, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced a dividend hike in September to be applied to the next quarter's payout. Over the past 10 years, the MSFT dividend has soared by 287.5%.
April 20, 2015
4/20/15: Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) are in focus today. The investment bank will report first-quarter earnings a few days after its rivals Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) reported strong revenues. The report puts new CEO James Gorman in the spotlight, especially on news that the company is looking to settle an investigation by the NY […]
March 13, 2015
3/12/15: Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is raising its dividend 50% to $0.15 per share. It will also buy back $3.1 million of its stock.
March 12, 2015
Also in stock market news today is a carry-over of the Fed's annual stress test announcement after closing bell Wednesday. Its findings influence whether a bank will be able to increase its stock buybacks or hike its dividend. The Fed was unimpressed by Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), which now must refile its program by the end of September. […]
February 26, 2015
Shares of investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) were flat this morning on news that it will pay a $2.6 billion settlement to resolve claims concerning its sale of mortgage-backed securities. This is a much smaller settlement than the ones faced by rivals Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), signaling the […]
January 20, 2015
Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) slipped more than 3% this morning after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings and missed quarterly revenues by a steep margin. The investment bank was affected by declining trading volumes. The firm said its fourth-quarter profits were $0.47 per share, missing quarterly estimates by one cent.
October 17, 2014
The Q3 earnings parade on Wall Street continues Friday. This week brought a barrage of earnings. The financial industry was heavily represented, along with a number of key bellwethers in several sectors.
Today's hot stocks to watch include a couple of major global infrastructure companies, a key investment bank, a freight rail transporter, and more.
October 8, 2014
Shares of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) saw shares dip by more than 5% after the company received a downgrade from investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) on Tuesday. The company also announced plans to recall more than 7,500 police vehicles over a transmission problem. This marks the 75th auto recall by General Motors in 2014, totaling more than 30 million […]
August 13, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. banks are lobbying lawmakers and regulators to delay implementation of the Volcker Rule by up to as many as seven years. The Volcker Rule, which is a central provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, would force banks to ban proprietary trading and force institutions sell […]
June 25, 2014
The iPhone 6, the next major upgrade to Apple's flagship product, isn't due out until September. But we've gleaned enough leaked information to project that it will bring in enough revenue and profit to get Apple stock back to its all-time high – $100.72 – and beyond.
Two larger screen sizes and a full slate of new features will have customers lining up for the iPhone 6 from New York to Beijing.
June 12, 2014
Elon Musk is viewed as one of the boldest and most innovative CEOs in the world. That's part of the reason why Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock has seen a meteoric rise of 515% since the start of 2013.
And Musk made a bold move today when he opened up all of Tesla's electric vehicle patents.
June 10, 2014
The clock is officially ticking on the GoDaddy IPO after the Internet company filed the prospectus for an initial public offering yesterday (Monday).
While the company did not provide any specifics of the IPO date or IPO price, the filing did say that GoDaddy plans to raise up to $100 million in the IPO.
May 29, 2014
When you know where to look, it is possible to find a Bitcoin fund to buy now – if you're willing to venture into unconventional territory.
Safer alternatives – such as the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust) and SecondMarket's Bitcoin fund, the Bitcoin Investment Trust – are in the pipeline, but are still awaiting regulatory approval.
April 30, 2014
With a 37% gain in The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) since late July, we've done really well with our targeted investment in real estate.
And with very quick gains of 9% in BRF SA (NYSE ADR: BRFS), 5.2% in South American agricultural play Adecoagro SA (NYSE: AGRO) and 1.6% in high-tech agribusiness player Neogen Corp. (Nasdaq: NEOG), we're doing well with our plays on (pockets of) accelerating U.S. inflation.
Today we're going to combine the two concepts and employ a very simple formula we believe will add to your profits.
The formula: Inflation + Real Estate = Cash in Your Pocket.