PayPal's Plans to Monetize Venmo Are on Schedule

PayPal's Plans to Monetize Venmo Are on Schedule
PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) investors had plenty of reasons to cheer when the company recently reported its second quarter earnings. Revenue for the payment platform increased 18% year over year to $3.14 billion, and non-GAAP EPS increased 27% year over year to $0.46. More importantly, the quarter proved that the company’s strategy to make partnerships that offer its account... Read More

2 Big Concerns Coming Out of Priceline's Q2 Earnings Report

2 Big Concerns Coming Out of Priceline's Q2 Earnings Report
Despite beating Wall Street expectations, online travel agency The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) stock fell over 7% after announcing Q2 numbers. Much of the blame has been pinned on a weaker than expected forecast but with a history of sandbagging, Wall Street should be skeptical of Priceline’s quarterly guidance. The company has only guided toward consensus estimates twice in the... Read More

Can JD.com Stock Bounce Back After Last Week's 12% Drop?

Can JD.com Stock Bounce Back After Last Week's 12% Drop?
The recent sell-off at JD.com (NASDAQ: JD)  continues. Shares of China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue fell 11.8% last week, moving lower every single trading day after kicking off the week by posting its latest financials results. JD.com stock was already drifting lower ahead of the second-quarter report. JD.com has closed lower for eight consecutive trading days, sliding nearly 17%... Read More

What Are the Required Minimum Distribution Percentages

What Are the Required Minimum Distribution Percentages
Required minimum distributions, or RMDs, are mandatory minimum withdrawals that must be taken from certain tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts, including traditional IRAs, 401(k) plans, and 403(b) plans. Failing to calculate the correct amount of money to withdraw from retirement accounts results in stiff penalties of up to 50%, so it’s important for investors to thoroughly understand the RMD formula. IMAGE... Read More

Oversatuation Is the Story Now, But Premium Is the Future for Starbucks

Oversatuation Is the Story Now, But Premium Is the Future for Starbucks
In recent weeks a number of stories have appeared questioning whether Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has reached a saturation point in the United States. Those concerns come after BMO Capital Markets issued a negative report on Starbucks saying the company may have limited expansion prospects in its home market. The study found that the average Starbucks location has 3.6 other Starbucks... Read More

Are You Invested in Either of Warren Buffett's Top Two Dividend Stocks?

Are You Invested in Either of Warren Buffett's Top Two Dividend Stocks?
Like most of the investing world, Warren Buffett thrives on dividends. The veteran financier and leading light of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) receives plenty of them; in the second quarter, for example, Berkshire was set to reap nearly $900 million in such payouts. Although Buffett prefers that the companies under Berkshire’s wing reinvest their profits into growing their... Read More