Investing can seem so complicated that some people just shut down and do nothing — or hire an advisor to guide them. This guide helps cut through the confusion, no matter what your investment experience is. If you are a regular listener or viewer, you hear me talk about both Roth IRA accounts and 401(k)s a
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Brazil and Mexico have caught the eye of U.S. executives as investment destinations after a sharp economic turnaround in Latin America. U.S. executives expect their companies to make deals in both Brazil and Mexico over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by EY. “As we approach full employment in the U.S., companies
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European leaders can build trust and fight populist threats by touting the economic benefits of closer integration, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Thursday. In a CNBC Facebook Live interview at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings 2018 in Washington, Padoan said strengthening euro area reforms would build more trust across
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The second significant change to Alphabet’s balance sheet comes because of a new accounting standard for equity security investments. Under the new rule, called Accounting Standards Update 2016-01, Alphabet has to report the unrealized gains and losses from its investments on its income statement. For example, Alphabet bought a stake in both ride-hailing start-up Uber
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Amazon’s burgeoning cloud computing platform and its central retail business should lead to a “steady and iterative” year for the company, according to Credit Suisse. The investment bank increased its 12-month price target on Amazon to $1,800 from $1,750 on Friday, arguing that it should see meaningful revenue growth thanks to its budding media content
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: General Electric – GE beat estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 16 cents per share, 5 cents a share above estimates, with revenue also beating forecasts. CEO John Flannery said GE is seeing signs of progress in its performance, with aviation, health care, and transportation all
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Semiconductor stocks like Nvidia, Applied Materials and Micron were synonymous with stellar gains last year amid strong demand and the cryptocurrency frenzy. Lately, it seems like the tide has turned for the once-high-flying names, and some market watchers are forecasting further downside. The entire space was slammed on Thursday, posting its largest single-day drop since
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Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Darius Adamczyk, chief executive officer of Honeywell International Inc. Honeywell reported a higher-than-expected profit for the first quarter on Friday and lifted its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year, citing higher sales in its aerospace business. Industrial conglomerate Honeywell, which makes everything from jet engines
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Kirk McKoy | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images An oil rigger at a Schlumberger field prepares pipes in Midland, Texas. The world’s largest oilfield services provider Schlumberger reported an 88 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday as rising crude oil prices encouraged its North American clients to ramp up spending. Net profit attributable
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General Electric reported first-quarter earnings Friday that outpaced Wall Street expectations and reaffirmed its financial outlook for the year. Shares of GE rose as high as 7 percent in early trading, before sliding to trade 3 percent up on the day. Earnings in the latest period were fueled by strong performance by the company’s aviation,
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Olivia Harris | Reuters Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB. The financial scandal — one of the world’s biggest — has rocked Malaysian politics and involves players as diverse as Goldman Sachs and Hollywood. The state of 1MDB’s finances has been
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