'Dull' Can Still Be Profitable

'Dull' Can Still Be Profitable
This hasn’t been a very exciting week given the low trading volumes. In fact, most of the time the market was downright dull… but it was still positive nonetheless! Each of the major indices ended losing skids today. The S&P finished the week higher by 0.7% while the Dow increased 0.6%, breaking back-to-back losing weeks for these indices. The NASDAQ... Read More

3 High-Yield International Stocks

3 High-Yield International Stocks
It’s natural for investors to have a bias toward financial securities from their home country. However, the world is a big place, which means there are plenty of great investment opportunities out there if you’re willing to look beyond your country’s borders. So which international stocks do we Fools think are worth checking out right now? We asked that question... Read More

What Weibo Doesn't Want Shareholders to Focus On

What Weibo Doesn't Want Shareholders to Focus On
Weibo ‘s (NASDAQ: WB) business has delivered plenty of impressive growth statistics that help make the case for owning the stock. Last quarter saw the company’s daily active users increase 26% year over year, while monthly active users were up 28%. These user additions, along with improved engagement and increased advertiser spending, helped push year-over-year sales and net income up... Read More

China Life Has 25% Upside, Says Daiwa

China Life Has 25% Upside, Says Daiwa
China Life (2628.HK), the Middle Kingdom’s biggest life insurer, could have another 25% upside. That’s according to broker Daiwa, which just upgraded the shares from Outperform to Buy, with a new, higher target price of HKD30. Analyst Leon Qi says the company’s improving public disclosure has reassured Daiwa about concerns over sustainability of China Life’s profit. Here’s more: Residual margin... Read More

Commonwealth Bank Slides As Regulator Launches Inquiry

Commonwealth Bank Slides As Regulator Launches Inquiry
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA.AU) fell 1.3% on Monday after the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) launched an independent inquiry into the lender recently accused of contravening anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws. APRA’s inquiry into Australia’s largest lender is the first investigation of a major bank since 2004 and will see the regulator focus on the bank’s governance, culture... Read More