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Not Sure If You Can Retire? Small Adjustments Can Make A Big Difference.

How much you need to retire often gives people sticker shock. Fortunately, some small adjustments can make a big difference.


Keyera Shares Cross 6% Yield Mark

Start slideshow: In trading on Monday, shares of Keyera Corp (TSE:KEY.CA) were yielding above the 6% mark based on its monthly dividend (annualized to $1.92), with the stock changing hands as low as $31.64 on the day.


Weingarten Realty Investors Dividend Yield Pushes Above 5%

In trading on Monday, shares of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.58), with the stock changing hands as low as $31.49 on the day.


Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Restoration Hardware On Wednesday

Restoration Hardware Holdings reports earnings after Wednesday’s close


Staring At Oil Market Glut, OPEC Sources Hint At Unlikely Output Cut

With non-OPEC producers tipped to add nearly twice as many oil barrels as global demand growth in 2020, OPEC ministers have their work cut out.


Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Salesforce.com On Tuesday

Salesforce.com is scheduled to release earnings after Tuesday’s close.


China Retaliates Against Trump Signing Hong Kong Bill, Causing Markets To Drop

The dispute over Hong Kong could derail trade talks.


Hong Kong Really Wants Clean Break From China

China didn’t take back Hong Kong from colonial Britain only to give it away a generation later. The stalemate continues, at great risk to Phase 1 trade negotiations.


Former CFTC Boss Says Vatican Letter Prepared Him To Be ‘Crypto Dad’

Former CFTC chairman Chris Giancarlo has become a coveted cryptocurrency and blockchain advisor in recent months, in part because of lessons he learned by writing a letter to the Vatican.


2 Cheap Dividend Stocks Whose Share Prices Could Detonate In December

Looking for low-cost dividend shares to buy before Xmas? These top stocks could be just what you’re looking for.


If Risk Parity is Ever Going to Blow Up, It Will be Soon

One of the most long-held and long-wrong Boogeyman of the recovery has been that risk parity, the investment style popularized by Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater, backfires on investors.


Dreadful ISM Data Offer More Evidence Of A Slowing U.S. Economy

This morning’s ISM data offered more evidence that the industrial portion of the U. S, economy has slowed materially in the past six months.


eBay To Sell StubHub To Viagogo

The sale is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2020, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.


Reduce Stock Market Holdings With The Dow, S&P And Nasdaq In ‘Inflating Parabolic Bubble’ Formations

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite have 12-week slow stochastic readings above 90 on a scale of 00 to 100, which is an extreme overbought reading..


Investment Banks Are Fighting Back Against Deal-Hungry Private Lenders

In the riskier depths of the corporate credit markets, the traditional investment banking model – in which the storied firms use their networks and expertise to connect companies with lenders – has come under attack. And some bankers are fighting back.


Brazil Ignores Trump’s Tariff After Currency Complaints

Brazil has never been known to be a currency manipulator. Trump’s charge is a first.


Cyber Monday Kicks Off New Month After Signs Of Solid Weekend Sales Performance

Happy Cyber Monday. An overnight rally on great manufacturing data from China has faded a bit amid news that the U.S. is reinstating steel tariffs on Brazil and Argentina. Black Friday was the second biggest online shopping day ever.


For Verizon: Is Wireless 60%, 70%, or 80% of the Total?

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) offers voice, data, video services and solutions on both its wireless and wireline networks. The offerings meet the customer demand for mobility, network connectivity, security, and control. Wireless revenues make up about 77% of total revenues in 2019…


Best Buy’s Turnaround Began In 2012 And It’s Still Going Strong

The turnaround at Best Buy began in August 2012 under Hubert Joly and with its boffo earnings report November 26, the hand-off to CEO Corie Barry bodes well for its future


Sprint Valuation: Fairly Priced

Sprint (NYSE: S) primarily provides services on a postpaid and prepaid payment basis to retail subscribers, which includes the sale of wireless services that utilize the Sprint network. It also provides wireline services to other communications companies and targeted business customers…


Trump Reimposes Metal Tariffs On Brazil And Argentina For ‘Devaluing Their Currencies’

He also called on the Federal Reserve to further cut interest rates.


Half Of Apple’s Business Is at Risk

Apple made a desperate move that may spell the end of Apple’s run as a dominant company.


Why 100,000 People Never Got Student Loan Forgiveness

Here’s why 100,000 people never got student loan forgiveness – and what you can do about it.


Why Are TripAdvisor’s Hotel Revenues Declining?

TripAdvisor‘s (NASDAQ: TRIP) hotel revenues have been on a declining trend in the last few years, having lost more than $100 million in revenues since 2015. The primary reason for this decline was lower click-based advertising revenues on TripAdvisor-branded websites…


Is Consumer Spending Strong Enough To Weather Economic Headwinds?

Over the past couple of quarters, the consumer has been the engine for U.S. economic growth.


How Does Apple Spend Its Money?

Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) total expenses have trended steadily higher from around $170 billion in 2016 to about $205 billion in 2019 (FY ends September) As a percentage of revenues, expenses have remained roughly flat at about 79%…


Stock Market December Forecast: Trade War Headlines to Stoke Volatility

The stock market outlook for December is highly contingent on trade war developments, but history suggests the month is no stranger to volatility regardless of the event risk at hand.


New Zealand Dollar Price Outlook: NZD/USD Breakout Goes Parabolic

A breakout in Kiwi takes price into initial resistance targets early in the week. Here are the levels that matter on the NZD/USD weekly chart heading into December.


Gold Price Outlook: Support Holds, but Bulls Calm on USD Drubbing

It’s been a slow three months in Gold as buyers have backed off the bid. But the bullish trend isn’t yet dead, and its return appears to be a matter of timing.


US Dollar Forecast: USD/JPY Sinks on Trade War Fears, Weak Data

The Japanese Yen won out versus the US Dollar on Monday as trade war fears and weak economic data injected a degree of risk aversion into the market. Where is USD/JPY headed next?


US Dollar Forecast: Higher Yields Required for Further DXY Index Gains

The US Dollar will need a new source of fuel now that Federal Reserve interest rate cut pricing has been pushed back significantly.


Canadian Dollar Price Outlook: USD/CAD Bull Pennant Near Resistance

USD/CAD bulls came back in November to claw back October losses but an imposing zone of resistance lurks overhead.


NZD/USD Surges, GBP/USD Muted, Crude Oil Spikes – US Market Open

NZD/USD Surges, GBP/USD Muted, Crude Oil Spikes – US Market Open


Crude Oil Plummets as Dow, Gold and USD Cling to Familiar Levels

The Dow Jones, gold and the US Dollar traded within their recent ranges last week as crude oil suffered a significant retracement on Friday as supply concerns worked to pressure the commodity lower.


Sterling – GBP/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/NZD and FTSE – Updated Charts

Sterling is trapped in a narrow range in early trade with UK General Election polls the main driver. The latest daily charts may give us some insight into what lies ahead.


Interest rates and quantitative tightening wrong from the first days of Jay Powell – Trump

Following a poor result in the US ISM manufacturing index fell which slipped 0.2pts to 48.1 in November, President Donald Trump tweets: Manufacturers


Wall Street close: US benchmarks slammed on tariff/currency wars and poor US data

US benchmarks for the start of the month were slammed making for the worst single-day performance in over a month following weakness in the US manufac


Oil Technical Analysis: WTI correcting Friday’s drop near $56.00 a barrel

The crude oil West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is currently trading near $56.00 a barrel and the 50/100 DMAs consolidating Friday’s drop.


GBP/USD: A Tory victory is close to fully priced – MUFG

Analysts at MUFG Bank highlight the British pound ended November practically unchanged versus the US dollar, consolidating previous gains. They see th


Forex Today: Dollar starts the week with the wrong footing

Here is what you need to know Monday, November 3rd: The dollar was the worst performer, falling against all of its major rivals on the back of a disma


AUD/USD: Close above 0.6835 would suggest a target of 0.69 – CitiBank

Analysts at Citibank no longer expect the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to introduce a QE program next year and keep their forecast for one further


Tories wary of week full of potential electoral danger – FT

The Financial Times reports that ‘the Conservatives are braced for their most perilous week of the election campaign, with Tory officials worried that


USD/INR: Indian rupee to face downward pressure again towards year-end – MUFG

Analysts at MUFG Bank expect the USD/INR pair to trade at 71.00 during the current quarter, at 71.50 over the first quarter of next year and at 72.50


USTR: US to consider higher EU tariffs following WTO ruling – RTRS

The US Treasury Office has stated that the WTO panel found the EU launch aid to Airbus continued to cause adverse effects and costs US firms significa


USD/CHF reverses sharply from 1.0000 and tumbles toward 0.9900

The USD/CHF pair reversed dramatically after posting on Friday the highest daily close since June. Last week it traded above the parity level and toda


AUD/USD marks fresh highs for the day ahead of key risk events

AUD/USD has been carving out a strong run to the upside at the start of the week. AUD/USD has reached a high of 0.6822, rising over 0.90% from a low o


ECB: Further easing not off the table, just delayed – Wells Fargo

Analyst at Wells Fargo changed their call for a 10 bps rate cut from the European Central Bank (ECB) from December to March 2020. Key Quotes: “Some im


Brazil Trade Balance below expectations (3.665B) in November: Actual (3.428B)

Brazil Trade Balance below expectations (3.665B) in November: Actual (3.428B)


EUR/USD wakes up and jumps approaching 1.1100

The EUR/USD pair is consolidating gains, trading around 1.1075, up more than 50 pips from Friday’s close. Last week it bottomed at 1.0980, lowest leve


EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Top forming near 121.00 handle

EUR/JPY is trading in a bear trend below its 200-day simple moving average (DMA). However, the spot has been in correction mode below the 121.00 handle in the


Saudi Arabia will push for an extension to OPEC oil output cuts through mid-2020 – WSJ.

Saudi Arabia will push for an extension to OPEC oil output cuts through mid-2020, an effort to prop up Aramco’s IPO share price, officials say in the


USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Greenback stable near 1.3300 against CAD

The loonie on the daily chart is hanging near the November highs while trading above the main daily simple moving averages (DMAs). The currency pair remains c


Risk-off kicks in on poor US data and in a stream of trade headlines, VIX +15%

US markets have been roiled in recent trade by a series of trade headlines that do all but instil 100% confidence in investors who are seeking for a r


US Dollar Index Technical Analysis: DXY on track to register its worst daily decline in 2.5-months

DXY (US Dollar Index) is trading in a bull trend above the 200-day simple moving averages (DMA). However, this Monday, the greenback is on track to record its


US: Industrial sector is under significant pressure, but not in freefall – Wells Fargo

Data released today showed the November ISM manufacturing index came in at 48.1. Analysts at Wells Fargo point out that it is tough to square the dete


Conway says phase one of China trade deal being written-up – Reuters news

White House advisor, Conway, says that the phase-one of the China trade-deal is being written-up, according to Reuters news. More to come… FX and ma


AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Aussie spiking at 2.5-week’s high above the 0.6800 handle

AUD/USD is trading in a bear trend below the 200-day simple moving average (DMA). However, the spot is having a sharp reversal up blasting above the 0.6800 ha


USD/JPY tumbles toward 109.00 on trade war fears, US data

The USD/JPY pair is falling sharply on Monday, having the worst performance in over a month. Earlier today the pair reached the highest intarday level


EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Euro starting December with high volatility breakout

The euro/dollar currency pair, on the daily time frame, is trading in a downtrend below the 100 and 200-day simple moving averages (DMAs). However, this Monday


Crude Oil Price and Forecast: WTI rises after Friday’s heavy losses

WTI oil price is up 1.5% on Monday, recovering after last Friday’s 5% drop (the biggest one-day fall since 17 Sep). Oil was hit by fears that trade ta


Gold Technical Analysis: Metal remains undecided below the 1465 level

Gold is starting December pressuring the 1465 resistance level while below the 50/100 SMAs. However, the bear case would entail a break below the 1445 swing lo


United States ISM Manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1 below forecasts (49.2) in November

United States ISM Manufacturing PMI came in at 48.1 below forecasts (49.2) in November


United States ISM Prices Paid registered at 46.7, below expectations (47) in November

United States ISM Prices Paid registered at 46.7, below expectations (47) in November


Breaking: EUR/USD breaks above 1.1050 on weak ISM Manufacturing PMI


US-China trade wars: Reports suggest countries set to cut Phase One deal soon

Global Times, a Chinese outlet, carries a story by a former Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and Executive Deputy Director of the China Center for In


Hormel Raises Dividend for 54th Year in a Row Crossing Wall Street

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With the holidays, I wasn’t able to mention the recent earnings report from Hormel Foods (HRL). Last Tuesday


The housing-backed investment vehicles that fueled the financial crisis are enjoying their best stretch in years | Markets Insider

Mortgage-backed securities hit a three-month winning streak after outperforming US Treasuries through November, Bloomberg reported Monday. …


Warren Buffett famously avoids bidding wars. Here are 4 deals he’s missed out on because of that approach. | Markets Insider

Warren Buffett, the billionaire who runs Berkshire Hathaway, has long avoided engaging in bidding wars when buying companies. Buffett was re…


Trump just slapped tariffs on Brazil and Argentina to try and dig himself out of a problem he created

Some economists say Trump is attempting to pressure Argentina and Brazil to limit their cooperation with China as it buys more of their goods.


You can now officially purchase legal marijuana in Michigan. Here are all the states where marijuana is legal.

Michigan just started legal marijuana sales. Marijuana is legal for adults over the age of 21 in 11 states; medical marijuana is legal in 33.


Trump pledged to revive the manufacturing sector. But it just fell deeper into a recession. | Markets Insider

President Donald Trump won over Rust Belt states in 2016 on pledges to revive American manufacturing. But the sector slipped deeper into a reces…


Roku tumbles 16% as Morgan Stanley downgrades the stock on valuation concerns | Markets Insider

Roku shares fell as much as 16% Monday after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock from ‘equal-weight’ to ‘underweight.’ Morgan Stanley analyst Be…


Trump’s new trade agreement has created a tricky political conundrum for Democrats wanting to show they’re dealmakers

Centrist Democrats could vote for a trade agreement Trump will use to try and unseat them, or block a deal and undercut their image as dealmakers.


Stock pickers are shunning the cardinal rule of investing as they fight the machines trying to replace them — and they’re still losing | Markets Insider

Active fund managers are moving away from the time-honored strategy of portfolio diversification as passive investing threatens their sector. Ac…


Corporate America’s debt load is nearing $10 trillion, a record 47% of the overall economy — and experts around the world are sounding the alarm | Markets Insider

US corporate debt has swelled to nearly $10 trillion, according to data recently cited by the Washington Post.That comes out to roughly 47% of …


For 30 years, Renaissance Technologies achieved 66% annualized returns. Here’s how a group of academics with no trading experience became the most successful hedge fund in history.

“We make money from the reactions people have to price moves,” an employee of Renaissance Technologies said.


Bank of America says Target, Walmart, Costco, and BJ’s dominated Black Friday, and their stocks are a perfect holiday-season buy | Markets Insider

These four big-box retailers stood out on Black Friday, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Healthy traffic driven by sales in toys, el…


Stock-picking wisdom from a No. 1-ranked investor, and a roaring comeback for international equities

Investing Insider is your one-stop shop for high-profile investor interviews, trade recommendations, and actionable analysis.


Apple’s AirPods are so popular that the company may sell 3 million units over the Black Friday weekend alone, analysts predict

AirPods are shaping up to be the star of Apple’s holiday season, writes a pair of analysts in a recent research note.


Trump restores metal tariffs on Brazil and Argentina in surprise move | Markets Insider

President Donald Trump announced early Monday the US would restore punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina. He accused …


A Reddit trader claims to have found a new ‘infinite money’ glitch on Robinhood — one that piggybacks on November’s exploits | Markets Insider

A member of the WallStreetBets sub-Reddit claims to have found a new ‘infinite money’ glitch’ on Robinhood just weeks after the trading app patc…


The raging protests in Hong Kong have its retail sector shrinking the most in history | Markets Insider

Hong Kong’s retail sector posted its largest year-over-year decline on record in October as ongoing protests hamper the city’s economy.  Ac…


New data shows traders are betting on a painful holiday season for America’s biggest retailers | Markets Insider

Short positions held against the SPDR S&P Retail ETF reached 666% last week, according to data from S3 Partners, a financial analytics firm….


10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know.

1. Chinese manufacturing staged a surprise recovery — rallying to an 8-month high in November. A state survey returned


A $750 billion investing giant says there’s a 50% chance of a US recession in a year — and the smallest companies will reveal its fate

The asset manager Legg Mason says that small-company profit margins show the economy is in trouble and that the US faces a 50-50 chance of recession.


PepsiCo to acquire PopCorners maker for undisclosed sum

PepsiCo Inc. said late Monday it plans to buy BFY Brands Inc., which makes PopCorners snacks, for an undisclosed sum. PepsiCo stock was flat in after-hours…


Dow closes down 250 points, posts worst performance in six weeks as manufacturing, trade concerns weigh

U.S. stocks posted their worst single-day performance since mid-October on Monday, after a worse-than-expected report on the U.S. manufacturing sector and…


Grassley says time running out for USMCA this year

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Monday that time is running out to complete the replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement…


U.S. oil futures mark first climb in three sessions

U.S. benchmark oil futures settled higher on Monday for the first time in three sessions, getting a lift following a report that the Organization of the…


Chinese fintech OneConnect Financial to offer 36 million ADS in planned IPO

Chinese fintech OneConnect Financial Technology Co. Ltd. set terms for its planned initial public offering on Monday with plans to offer 36 million American…


Kroger launching on-demand meal delivery in three cities

Kroger Co. said Monday that it’s launching the Kroger Delivery Kitchen, an on-demand meal delivery service, in Carmel, Ind., Indianapolis and Columbus, Oh….


Biogen’s shares drop on critical view of Alzheimer’s data

Biogen shares fell 2.6% after an analyst scoffed at the possibility of a Food and Drug Administration approval for the company’s experimental Alzheimer’s…


Netflix’s stock falls after KeyBanc sees competition causing a rise in customer acquisition costs

Shares of Netflix Inc. sank 1.9% in afternoon trading Monday, after analyst Andy Hargreaves at KeyBanc Capital provided a caveat to his upbeat view on…


UPDATE: Juniper Networks names former Google manager Raj Yavatkar as chief technology officer

Juniper Networks Inc. said Monday it has appointed Raj Yavatkar as chief technology officer with a start date of later this month. Yavatkar was in charge of…


Aslan stock pares its big gain after announcing stock offering

Shares of Aslan Pharmaceuticals Ltd. jumped 42% on heavy volume in afternoon trading, but pared by more than half earlier gains of over 100%, after the…


Therapix shares fall as it moves forward with cannabinoid drug

Shares of Therapix Biosciences fell 5% in morning trading after the Israeli drugmaker said it would continue to test its experimental cannabinoid-based…


Construction spending falls in October, missing forecasts

Outlays for U.S. construction projects fell 0.8% in October at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.29 trillion, the Commerce Department reported Monday….


Deere shares fall in early trade after BofA Merrill Lynch downgrade

Shares of agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. slid about 1.5% Monday, after BofA Merrill Lynch downgraded the stock to underperform from neutral…


ADT shares fall after BofA Merrill Lynch downgrades to neutral from buy

Shares of commercial and residential alarm maker ADT Inc. fell about 2% Monday, after BofA Merrill Lynch downgraded the stock to neutral from buy and said it…


U.S. stocks open slightly higher, turn mixed

U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday even as investors digested news on tariffs and trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 54 points, 0.2%, to open near…


Newmont sets $1 billion stock buyback program, which could represent about 3% of the shares outstanding

Newmont Goldcorp Corp. said Monday it has set a $1 billion stock repurchase program, to be completed in the next 12 months. Based on Friday’s stock closing…


McDermott’s stock soars after announcing forbearance agreement with creditors, access to financing

Shares of McDermott International Inc. soared 20% in active premarket trading Monday after the provider of engineering and construction services to the…


Splunk stock gains after Goldman Sachs turns bullish

Shares of Splunk Inc. are up 2.7% in premarket trading Monday after Goldman Sachs analyst Christopher Merwin upgraded the stock to buy from neutral. He is…


Apple target price gets a boost at JPM on optimism for four new iPhone models

J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee grew increasingly optimistic Monday about Apple Inc.’s iPhone volumes for 2020 and 2021, boosting his target price to…


Brainsway shares up on smoking cessation data

Shares of Brainsway are up 10% in premarket trading on positive trial results for its brain stimulation device as a smoking cessation tool for longtime…


UPDATE: Lexicon Pharmaceuticals stock slides 31% after FDA denies appeal of decision relating to diabetes drug

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares slid 31% in premarket trade Monday, after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied its appeal of…


Brazilian financial services platform XP to offer 72.5 million shares in IPO, priced at $22 to $25 each

Brazilian financial services platform XP Inc. set terms for its planned initial public offering on Monday, saying it plans to offer 72.5 million shares…


Aslan Pharmaceuticals’ stock soars on heavy volume, after rocketing nearly 9-fold the past week

Shares of Aslan Pharmaceuticals Ltd. soared 77% in active premarket trading Monday, after the Singapore-based biopharmaceutical company revealed positive…


Cyber Monday on track for record-setting $9.4 billion day

Cyber Monday could set a new online sales record of $9.4 billion, according to data from Adobe Analytics . That would be an 18.9% increase from last year. It…


Wells Fargo’s stock slips after Raymond James downgrades to underperform

Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. fell 0.2% in premarket trading Monday, after Raymond James analyst David Long returned to being bearish on the bank, citing…


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WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast December 3, 2019

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Gold Forecast December 3, 2019

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Bitcoin Forecast December 3, 2019

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