The Ultimate 2019 Tax Planning Guide

Tax reform ushered in major changes for the U.S. taxation system for the 2018 tax year, with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introducing new rates and brackets, expanded deductions and credits, and new limits on certain tax breaks. You probably had to do some pretty substantial tax planning to cut your tax bill due this […]

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3 Top Bank Stocks to Buy in January

After warming up to bank stocks in 2016 and 2017, investors turned cold on the industry in late 2018, selling off bank stocks in wholesale, fearing that interest rates were simply moving in the wrong direction for bank earnings. The good news? The recent sell-off punished all banks, good and bad, enabling investors to buy […]

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Why Netflix, First Republic Bank, and Edwards Lifesciences Jumped Today

The stock market moved higher on Tuesday, rebounding from a sluggish start to the week. Investors saw encouraging signs in the technology sector that pushed shares in that industry higher, and despite a bumpy beginning to earnings season, hopes for favorable resolutions to key geopolitical concerns helped support stocks broadly. Also, good news from some […]

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Why First Republic Bank Stock Soared on Tuesday

What’s happening? Shares of First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) are soaring, rising by more than 12% as of 3:45 p.m. EST after the bank pleased Wall Street with a better-than-expected earnings report. The company reported that its pre-tax earnings increased 21.4% in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year ago, driven by robust deposit and loan […]

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Here’s Why Goodyear Tire & Rubber Stock Fell 13% Today

What happened Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ:GT) fell 13% on Jan. 15, following a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that disclosed preliminary expectations for the company’s full-year 2018 results. In short, the filing said the company’s preliminary results for 2018 included a 3% decline in tire unit volumes, and that the company’s operating income […]

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Here’s How Much Apple’s Battery-Replacement Program Hurt Sales

When Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) warned earlier this month that its revenue in the December quarter was going to fall far short of its previous expectations, the company cited numerous reasons, including foreign exchange headwinds, slowing growth in key emerging markets like China, and launch timing differences that would create tough year-over-year comparisons. However, there was one factor that CEO Tim Cook […]

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Why Qualcomm Shareholders Should Be Furious

If you’re a Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) shareholder, you’re probably aware that Qualcomm isn’t supplying cellular modem chips in Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) latest trio of iPhones. While Qualcomm had seen its modem share in iPhones drop over the last few years as Apple began dual-sourcing modems from both Qualcomm and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Qualcomm still generated material revenue from modem sales to the iPhone maker. […]

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Intel Reportedly Considers Apple’s Chip Chief for CEO

It’s been more than six months since chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced the resignationof CEO Brian Krzanich following the confirmation of “a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers,” and the company has yet to name a permanent successor. Intel’s permanent CFO, Bob Swan, has been interim CEO and has indicated on numerous indications that […]

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Will Intel Raise Its Dividend in 2019?

2018 was a strong year for semiconductor giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), even if you wouldn’t necessarily know it from its share price. The stock rose just 2% in 2018, but that was enough to outperform in a down year for the market as a whole. Even with the tepid share-price move, Intel had a lot to celebrate from a […]

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Netflix, Disney, and AMC Are Raising Prices Because They Can

It’s going to cost you a bit more to Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and chill. The leading streaming service is jacking up the monthly rates of all of its streaming plans for U.S. subscribers. It’s the first increase for stateside accounts since late 2017, and it’s not an insubstantial hike: Prices across all three of its streaming plans are now 13% […]

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