The Abominable Anomalousness Of The Anomaly Analogy

By Yuval Taylor : The other night I asked my son, a high school student who knows next to nothing about economics or the stock market, “Which is more likely to grow faster, a small company or a large company?” He answered, “A small company.” Then I asked him, “Which will rise in price faster, a company whose price is cheap compared to what it earns, or a company whose price is expensive?” He answered, “The cheap one.” An anomaly is a strange or unusual occurrence, a deviation from the rule.… continue

In The Spotlight: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals

Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CPRX) are up an impressive 179% year-to-date while the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (IBB) has gained just 17% during the same period.Catalyst Pharma is focused on developing drugs for rare debilitating neuromuscular and neurological diseases.… continue

Don’t Get a Credit Card Without These Perks

Rewards aren’t the only way to win with credit cards. Thanks to lucrative offers, cardholders enjoy perks that include price matching on purchases, short-term insurance for lost or damaged items, and even rental car insurance every time you rent a car.… continue

US Military Advantage Over Russia, China Eroding: Gen. Dunford

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) has warned that the United States’ military advantage against near-peer competitors Russia and China is eroding, and it is no longer as decisive as it was some years ago.General Joseph Dunford sounded the alert while speaking at the Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts.… continue

European Stocks in the Doldrums After Positive Open, Strong Pound Weighs on FTSE 100 Index

European equity benchmarks opened mainly higher on Friday only to quickly fall into negative territory as a weaker greenback pushed the euro and pound sterling higher, the latter weighing heavily on London’s benchmark index. Around three quarters of the stocks listed on London’s key equity gauge, the FTSE 100, generate the majority of their revenue in foreign currencies.… continue

Stocks Move Modestly Lower Amid Uncertainty About Tax Reform

While selling pressure was relatively subdued, stocks saw modest weakness during trading on Friday. The major averages all moved to the downside, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq pulling back off the record closing high set in the previous session.The Dow slid 100.12 points or 0.4 percent to 23,358.24, the Nasdaq dipped 10.50 points or 0.2 percent to 6,782.79 and the S&P 500 fell 6.79 points or 0.3 percent to 2,578.85.For the week, the major averages turned in a mixed performance.… continue

Modest Weakness Remains Visible On Wall Street

After moving lower early in the session, stocks continue to see modest weakness in mid-day trading on Friday. Selling pressure has remained relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the major averages.Currently, the major averages remain in negative territory but off their worst levels of the day.… continue

5 Supernova Stocks That Have Flown Under the Radar: NuVasive

Last week on the Rule Breaker Investing ┬ápodcast, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner reviewed the performance of two sets of his buy-and-hold stock picks: one set with a five-year horizon, and one that he recommended we hold for a year. This week, he offers up a new handful of recommendations, and the theme that came to his mind was Motley Fool Explorer , which is one of the premium services that competitively cherry-picks stocks from the Supernova universe.… continue

5 Supernova Stocks That Have Flown Under the Radar: Orbital ATK

Last week on the Rule Breaker Investing ┬ápodcast, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner reviewed the performance of two sets of his buy-and-hold stock picks: one set with a five-year horizon, and one that he recommended we hold for a year. This week, he offers up a new handful of recommendations, and the theme that came to his mind was Motley Fool Explorer , which is one of the premium services that competitively cherry-picks stocks from the Supernova universe.… continue

Buy Stock to Earn a Living

So you are thinking that you might want to take the plunge and try and buy stock. It has never been said that buying stock didn’t have its own inherent risks, as everyone knows that it does. But as all investors know, with more risk comes more potential reward.… continue