Less to Stress About Over Big Banks’ Financials

Bank stress tests for 2016 have been completed, with the Federal Reserve Board finding that the nation’s largest banks have capital planning processes and adequate capital in place to survive a financial crisis like that of 2008 that caused the Great Recession. The approvals opened the door for those that passed to be able to Continue reading →

Darden’s Earnings Momentum Slows for First Time in Two Years

Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) reported its fiscal year 2016 and fourth quarter earnings today, and while revenues were up for its flagship brand, Olive Garden, they were up even more at some of its other brands, like Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze. This is interesting considering that Darden’s quarterly estimates had been up for the Continue reading →

Zooming in on Cash Flow to Debt Ratios to Determine Company’s Value

Zooming in on Cash Flow to Debt Ratios to Determine Company’s Value

A significant measure of a company’s financial health is reflected in its cash flow to debt ratios, and based on a recent report, investors should pay particular attention to the amount of debt some S&P 500 companies are amassing. While their cash balances are growing, so too are their debt levels. During the first quarter Continue reading →

Don’t Turn to Booze During Market Volatility; Invest in Booze Stocks

Don't Turn to Booze During Market Volatility; Invest in Booze Stocks

It’s thought that during turbulent market times like these, investors’ nerves are shot out. To calm themselves, many may increase, or start, their consumption of alcohol. This is why we often see the value of so-called sin stocks such as those from alcohol makers increase. Considering the volatility in the markets right now, expect to Continue reading →

Fallout from Brexit Highlights Importance of Proposed DOL Fiduciary Rule

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has caused unprecedented uncertainty and volatility in stock markets around the world. One result is the influx of calls that financial advisors are receiving from panicked investors who are seeing the value of their 401(k)s and other retirement accounts tumble as a result of Brexit. As they provide Continue reading →

Crowdfunding Helps Startup Compete in Movie House Space

It’s summer time, which is usually a busy time for the movie entertainment industry as people seek out the latest releases at the movies. However, the motion picture industry has suffered, as high ticket prices coupled with movies that moviegoers find unappealing, are increasingly keeping people out of the theaters. The large, publicly-traded movie houses Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 25, 2016

How To Become A Better Day Trader

One of the questions that you often see when you “Google” anything about day trading is “how do I become a day trader?” However, a better question is “how do I become a better day trader?” I asked experts and novices, as well as researched the plethora of websites on the subject, to narrow down Continue reading →

Bank Stress Test: $385 Billion in Losses Wouldn’t Cause Financial Collapse

Let’s say there was a severe global recession in which the unemployment rate soared five percentage points, and there was a heightened period of financial stress, and negative yields for short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Could the big banks survive? Yes. So says the Federal Reserve, which drew the conclusion for this most severe hypothetical scenario Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 24, 2016

Through 600-point Sell Off, Verizon Falls Just .44%

We saw most of the stock market sell off on Friday following the U.K.’s historic exit from the European Union. However, there were some stocks that managed to hold their own with one of those being Verizon (NYSE: VZ). One of the reasons the company was able to stay in the green could be attributed Continue reading →

Positive Housing Data; Guidance Make Sector a Long-term Play

Recent housing-related figures from a wide range of players in the space indicate the economy is continuing to recover. The positive data can be used as a basis for those who may have avoided the space as a long-term investment play. Housing-related data came from many sources this week. On Thursday, the Commerce Department released Continue reading →