Why Passive Investing Is On The Rise

Why Passive Investing Is On The Rise
Few topics raise the ire of money managers more than the benefits of active versus passive investing. And while this war continues unabated, passive investing is gaining the upper hand. You see, roughly 20% of assets in the U.S. were in passive investments at the start of the financial crisis in 2007. That number grew to more than one-third by... Read More

Apple Is Now the Top Dog in Wearables

Apple Is Now the Top Dog in Wearables
Market researcher IDC has just released its latest estimates on the wearables market for the fourth quarter as well as full-year 2017, and the company believes that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has leapfrogged both of its closest rivals to become the No. 1 vendor of wearables, thanks to strong shipments of Apple Watch Series 3. The Mac maker held the No. 3... Read More

Why J.C. Penney Stock Tumbled Today

Why J.C. Penney Stock Tumbled Today
What happened Shares of J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) slumped on Thursday, one day before the retailer is set to report its fourth-quarter results. There was no news driving the decline, but a broad market sell-off may be partly to blame. The stock was down about 11% at 3:20 p.m. EST. So what J.C. Penney will report its full fourth-quarter results... Read More

Close Update: Wall Street Skids to Third Day of Losses as Trump Tariffs Spark Trade Fears

Close Update: Wall Street Skids to Third Day of Losses as Trump Tariffs Spark Trade Fears
U.S. stocks plunged sharply on Thursday, with the benchmarks all skidding lower for a third straight day after a pledge by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports jolted investors. In a meeting with business executives in the White House, Trump said he had decided on 25% tariffs for steel and 10% for aluminum. While stocks... Read More

Here’s Why Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Are Up Despite the SEC’s Crypto-Crackdown

Here’s Why Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple Are Up Despite the SEC’s Crypto-Crackdown
The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is conducting a probe into the cryptocurrency industry. At first, this may sound like it would be a big negative catalyst for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC-USD) and Ethereum (ETH-USD), but this doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, the five largest cryptocurrencies are all higher on Thursday. Here’s why the SEC’s... Read More

How Wendy's Boosts Store Volumes

How Wendy's Boosts Store Volumes
With annual revenue of just over $1.2 billion, Wendy’s (NASDAQ: WEN) may be diminutive in comparison to quick-service restaurant (QSR) competitors like McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR) , but the chain has consistently enjoyed higher premiums from stock investors. Take a look at Wendy’s forward price-to-earnings valuation relative to these two formidable... Read More

3 Takeaways From salesforce.com's Record Fourth Quarter

3 Takeaways From salesforce.com's Record Fourth Quarter
Like clockwork, salesforce.com ‘s (NYSE: CRM) quarterly results impressed yet again, sending shares to new all-time highs. The software-as-a-service customer relationship management company reported revenue and non-GAAP earnings per share above its guidance and raised its outlook for fiscal year 2019. As investors look over Salesforce’s fourth-quarter results for fiscal year 2018, here are some of the most notable takeaways from... Read More