Apple Inc.'s HomePod Will Not Be Enough

Apple Inc.'s HomePod Will Not Be Enough
Despite initially unveiling HomeKit way back in 2014, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is still meaningfully behind in the smart-home arena, and rivals Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Google are taking full advantage of that opening. Amazon established an early lead with its original Echo speaker, and Google followed suit with its Google Home device last year.... Read More

Costco (COST) Stock Dips Despite Q4 Beats

Costco (COST) Stock Dips Despite Q4 Beats
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST just released its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results, posting earnings of $2.08 per share and revenues of $42.3 billion. Currently, Costco is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and is down 1.54% to $164.49 per share in after-hours trading shortly after its earnings report was released. Costco: Beat earnings estimates . The company posted earnings... Read More

3 Reasons to Retire in a City

3 Reasons to Retire in a City
Many workers imagine themselves retiring and living along sandy beaches, or in quiet, wooded areas offering optimal peace and quiet. Others, meanwhile, dream of retiring in cities and enjoying the vibrancy that tends to come along with them. If you’re still on the fence about where to retire, here are a few good reasons to consider settling down in a... Read More

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirement

3 Dividend Stocks for Retirement
Investing in stocks during retirement might seem like a risky proposition. But it doesn’t have to be for those who know where to look, especially if you can offset that risk with the promise of steady dividend payments. To that end, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a dividend stock that they believe investors can safely... Read More