Month: July 2017

In a stock market with possible winners everywhere, Jim Cramer likes to highlight its unsung heroes. On Monday, he chose Baxter International, Becton Dickinson and Boston Scientific, crowning them “the killer B’s.” “Why call them ‘the killer B’s,’ aside from the obvious? Because these guys simply refuse to stop going higher. Their stocks almost never
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With Washington lawmakers still at odds over health care and tax reform and unpredictable agents like North Korea seemingly gaining power, it can be tough for Jim Cramer to stay bullish. “It’s really hard to stay positive about this market in the face of conventional wisdom that is so darned negative,” the “Mad Money” host
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The way OregonSaves is constructed involves a payroll deduction that is allowed under ERISA and comes with no fiduciary requirements imposed on the employer. And although the Obama administration had created a provision to protect these programs from legal challenges, that carve-out was removed in May by congressional lawmakers. Supporters think the concerns are overblown.
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Stock market adrenaline junkies are in luck. Several companies reporting earnings over the next two weeks are expected to see big moves on their results. Among large companies, the ones expected to see the largest pops or drops are Groupon, Weight Watchers, Yelp, Twilio and Snap, according to MKM Partners derivatives strategist Jim Strugger. “If
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“It’s very clear to us that the government has suffered a defeat today,” said Julio Borges, president of the opposition-controlled but largely powerless National Assembly. “This vote brings us closer to the government leaving power.” Opposition leader Henrique Capriles urged Venezuelans to protest again Monday. Maduro called the vote for a constitutional assembly in May
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That has also taken a toll on the one-size-fits all supermarket. “Remember A&P? It was around for more than 150 years, but closed in 2015,” Stanger said. Now the stores that fare the best are so-called premium stores such as Wegmans, specialty stores like Trader Joe’s and discounters such as Idaho-based WinCo, the ratings magazine
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Sprint is seeking to merge with Charter Communications to create a media and communications behemoth, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the situation. Sprint is looking to offer bundle deals to customers with cellular-phone service, TV, landline and broadband internet service, the Journal said. The proposed combination of
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Venture capitalists have historically avoided investing in aerospace start-ups. That’s because developing space technologies like rockets or satellites costs a great deal, and it can take a long time to reel in customers, especially if a start-up is seeking government contracts. That’s where space angel Ellen Chang comes in. The veteran aerospace engineer created LightSpeed
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There can also be times when smaller companies reflect poorly on their larger counterparts. Cramer called the effect “guilt by association,” which can spur larger rotations in the market without much explanation. “When you’re dealing with high-growth companies that sell into the same arena — cloud, mobile, social, big-data analytics — you have shareholders who
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Exchange-traded funds, better known as ETFs, have seen a surge in popularity recently, but Jim Cramer is not as taken with the trend as the rest of the market. Proponents argue that ETFs guard against “single-stock risk,” or the damage an individual stock could do to your portfolio. They say it lets you play an
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Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. The recreational vehicle industry has figured that out and it has led to record-breaking growth. This year, RV shipments are expected to hit their highest level ever, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, marking the industry’s eighth consecutive year of gains. Those shipments are accelerating, and should grow even
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Some see a huge miss when they look at Amazon‘s latest earnings report, but retailers see exactly why they’re struggling to compete. The internet giant is growing sales, but Amazon isn’t worried about the bottom line as it continues to invest heavily in its many businesses. The investments are hurting profits, but they’re also setting
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