Blackrock: Energy Stocks Are Cheap Now

Crude oil prices seem to have stabilized with Brent closing at $66.76 on Friday for Jan, 2019 delivery. The dramatic over 25% plunge in oil prices since the peak reached in early October caught many off-guard. While further declines are possible some investors may be wondering if now is the time to add some positions …

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US Stock Buybacks. vs. Dividends: Which One is Bigger?

US firms are increasingly spending more of their earnings on stock buybacks than dividend payments to shareholders. One of the main reason for this is that the tax rate on capital gains is lower than that of dividends for investors. Hence investors are content with companies buying their own stock than returning cash to them …

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Which Foreign Biotech and Healthcare Companies have Raised Capital in the US

The biotech and healthcare sector has been hot in the past few years. Almost every week new biotech IPOs are coming to the market and investor appetite for these stocks seems no sign of waning. According to a report by BNY Mellon, more than 150 foreign Biotech and Healthcare stocks are listed or traded on the …

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Ten Foreign Stocks To Consider For Potential Investment

The ongoing correction and volatility in global equity markets have made some of the foreign stocks cheaper. Investors with long-term horizon of five years or more can find attractive opportunities at current levels. Listed below are ten such stocks for potential investment after further research: 1.Company: Westpac Banking Corp (WBK) Current Dividend Yield: 7.43% Sector:Banking …

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Apple iPhone XS Max: Total Parts Cost vs. Retail Price

The Apple iPhone XS Max retails for $1,099. But the total cost of all the parts that form the phone costs only $390 according to an article in the journal. The markups on iPhones in general is huge and so this phone is also not an exception. Click to enlarge Source: What’s Inside the New iPhone, WSJ …

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The Emotional Cycle of Investors

Investing in the equity markets is hard and is even harder to become successful at it. One of the main variables that affects investors’ performance is emotion. Keeping emotions under control and being calm when markets are rough is easier said than done. However investors who are able to withstand severe corrections and bear markets, …

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