3 of the Best-Performing Stocks of All Time

3 of the Best-Performing Stocks of All Time
If you’re looking for the stock market’s next big gainers, a quick history lesson could be helpful. Though successful industries tend to change over time, the characteristics of the most successful companies are often the same.  These companies are often profitable, regularly outperform the S&P 500 , and have other unique strengths that have made them among the highest-returning stocks... Read More

Mastercard Stock in 5 Charts

Mastercard Stock in 5 Charts
Image source: Getty Images. Mastercard ‘s (NYSE: MA) business is booming . The following charts tell the story. The relentless growth of e-commerce US E-Commerce Sales data by YCharts Few businesses are benefiting as much as Mastercard from the torrid growth of online sales. As one of the largest credit card networks, Mastercard is particularly well positioned to profit from... Read More

Google Borrows From Apple to Boost Its Hardware Business

Google Borrows From Apple to Boost Its Hardware Business
Google parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) is known for internet search, the Android operating system, artificial intelligence , and self-driving car technology. The smartphone? Maybe not so much, but recent moves from the company suggest that Google may want that to change. A defection from a big competitor Rumors surfaced before Christmas that Google had hired John Bruno,... Read More

Wal-Mart Will Continue to Tap the Brakes to Accelerate in 2018

Wal-Mart Will Continue to Tap the Brakes to Accelerate in 2018
Wal-Mart Stores ‘ (NYSE: WMT) management made a decision last year that at first glance seemed slightly out of character. Executives opted to slow expansion of the organization’s physical store space, consequently cutting new development dramatically. In the first nine months of 2017, the global retail giant slashed spending on store and club development by nearly 60%, from $1.7 billion... Read More