Month: April 2019

In New York City, home to our nation’s financial markets, a staggering 74 percent of its students are considered economically disadvantaged. They are parallel worlds, a few miles apart and largely invisible to one another. This is an increasing challenge across our country: How do we build a path to economic mobility for more of
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When it comes to money, many people aren’t getting it right — especially professional football players, NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland told CNBC on Wednesday. But there’s one thing in particular that they are doing wrong: Trying to “keep up with the Joneses.” Players entering the National Football League “end up trying to do what other
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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) fell on Friday following the company’s earnings release. The company reported higher revenues and earnings than analysts had predicted. However, lowered guidance sent the stock tumbling, and analyst downgrades of WFC stock followed. Source: Shutterstock Almost three years after news of its scandal broke, concerns about Wells Fargo stock have persisted. Continued
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After months of nasty volatility, uncomfortable worries and policy dissonance from the Federal Reserve (first hawkish, now dovish), the Nasdaq 100 rose above its October high to bag a new record on Wednesday. The move caps a gain of nearly one-third off of the low set in late December (Christmas Eve, actually) and comes just
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J.B. Hunt Transport Services‘ downbeat earnings call on Monday should put to rest any ideas that the economy is too strong and that the Federal Reserve should tighten interest rates again, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday. The trucking and transportation company’s stock sank nearly 5% after missing Wall Street’s expectations and blaming low volume on
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U.S. equities were dribbling lower on Monday in response to a tepid start to the Q1 earnings season. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) kicked things off with a positive earnings surprise but no revenue growth. That obviously raised some questions about the quality of the earnings beat, which was driven by a lower tax rate and cost
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Netflix shares dropped as much as 8% in extended trading Tuesday after posting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and disappointing second-quarter guidance. The streaming platform posted earnings per share of 76 cents, beating estimates of 57 cents. Revenue was $4.52 billion, topping Wall Street’s estimates of $4.5 billion,
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Stocks were up modestly as the trend for the broader market remains higher. When we do encounter selling pressure, it’s generally light and there’s not much follow through, as the market goes through a series of rallies and pauses with heavy sector rotation taking place. That makes for an interesting dynamic as we sort for
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After an abysmal 2018, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been on a roll this year. After pulling one of the worst performances since the Great Recession, REITs have surged by double digits in 2019 as investors have flocked back to the sector. And there’s plenty of reasons why. For starters, the Federal Reserve and
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Earnings season is underway, and while it’s been far from disastrous, it’s not been a cause for enormous celebration either. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), J B Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Lennar (NYSE:LEN) all three missed estimates of one form or another. They’re fairly high-profile names from a broad spectrum of industries that may portend more
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