In a move that allows it to deliver prescriptions to customer homes nationwide, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is acquiring PillPack for an undisclosed sum that TechCrunch reports approached $1 billion. The acquisition comes years after Amazon sold off its interest in drugstore.com, a now-shuttered online pharmacy that emerged during the dot-com era, and about one year after rumors emerged that it was considering....More>>>
Value investors get a bad rap. Sometimes, value investing is referred to as “cigar butt” investing, in that picking up cheap, undervalued stocks is equivalent to picking up mostly smoked cigars off of the sidewalk. A good friend and colleague of mine used to call me a “dumpster diver”. Guilty.
Why value? Personally, I hate overpaying. The old Wall Street maxim “buy....More>>>
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The state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup is spearheading China’s ambitious plan to build its own domestic semiconductor industry. China wants to reduce its $200 billion annual semiconductor imports. However, China lacked the necessary IP and technologies to build its own domestic DRAM/NAND factories. Tsinghua Unigroup failed to buy Micron (MU) and Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC). China had no choice....More>>>
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Stocks have encountered some notable volatility lately, with the benchmark S&a;amp;P 500 Index....More>>>
When blue chips get too popular – like the five I’m going to show you today – these “safe stocks” can actually be dangerous to continue holding in your portfolio.
The problem with blue-chip stocks? Call it the “Curse of the Dow.” The Curse says a stock that joins the Dow Jones Industrial Average will essentially hit a wall, underperforming....More>>>
March1, 2017: Markets opened higher Wednesday largely on the generally favorable reaction to Tuesday evening’s speech by President Donald Trump. Investors and business analysts still expect a rollback in regulation and a significant tax cut to bolster economic growth. The DJIA topped 21,000 this morning and looks set to close above that level for the first time ever. Only the utilities sector....More>>>
Wed like to ask you a question about your current self and future self. The question will involve a bunch of circles, but bear with us: Knowing which circles you identify with can help you determine if you should be spending more or less money now to live the life you wantand the life you can afford.
Lets start with your current self. Think about the qualities that make you the person you....More>>>
Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO)
Kronos is a Dallas-based $3.4B market cap ($3.5B enterprise value) commodity chemicals company that pays a quarterly common dividend of $0.15 per share for an annualized dividend yield of 2.1%.
The company sells its products under the Kronos brand through distributors and agents to paint, plastics, decorative laminate, paper manufacturers, and other parties.
Long-term interest rates curiously moved sharply higher last week as Fed officials were perceived to have turned more hawkish about raising rates, insisting that September was a live meeting for the Fed. 30-Year Bond Futures (USZ16) on Thursday and Friday went from just over 171 to just under 167 to close out the week.
Yields rose from just under 2.21% on Wednesday to 2.39% on Friday, over....More>>>