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Posted by TwillyD June 22, 2016

Finding Bargain Bonds in a Low-yield Environment

The low interest rate environment may be around for some time to come as the Federal Reserve earlier this year announced that it would likely not raise interest rates again this year and maybe even wait until 2018. I think that’s a stretch; this year or next seems more like it. But with the slowing Continue reading →

Slowing Job Growth, Low Inflation Make Likelihood for Rate Hike Doubtful

Fed Chair Janet Yellen may not think the time is right to raise interest rates, but many retirees and other savers, would beg to differ. They say the time is right, and that it has been right for years. The low interest rate environment has impacted these groups perhaps more than any other. Those who’ve Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 21, 2016

Like It or Not; Brexit Referendum is Coming

Like It or Not; Brexit Referendum is Coming

You’ve likely heard about Brexit by now, and the rhetoric over it is ramping up considerably. In this piece, I’ll give you some tips about how you can play the market in the wake of the historic vote.    · First, let’s go over what exactly is Brexit   Brexit is an abbreviation of British exit. Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 20, 2016

Redstone Keeps His Word To Replace Viacom Board

UPDATE: On Thursday, June 23, the judge overseeing the case about the Viacom directors being replaced by Sumner Redstone has ruled they can remain for now, according to CNBC. It seems that Sumner Redstone is making good on his threat to rid the current members of Viacom’s (NYSE: VIAB) board of directors. Now let’s see Continue reading →

Twilio, Several Other IPOs on Tap This Week

Twilio opened Thursday, June 23, at $15 a share. During intraday trading it surged 92% above that price and closed at $28.79. It’s market cap is valued at $2 billion. As you know, there have been few opportunities for investors to get in on initial public offerings this year. However, that will change next week Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 18, 2016

Smith & Wesson Among Gun Makers Whose Sales Soared Last Week

Smith & Wesson Among Gun Makers Whose Sales Soared Last Week

As the nation mourns the Orlando terrorist attack by a man who was radicalized and pledged his allegiance to ISIS, Smith & Wesson is enjoying a spike in sales. In fact, the gun-maker’s surged to just a few dollars; of its new 52-week high of $30.44. Gun-maker Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) rose more than Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Technology May Win In Minimum Wage Fight; Restaurant Space

The movement afoot to raise the minimum wage has frequently captured headlines as of late. Many understand the financial plight of people trying to live on minimum wage. On the flip side are observers who are raising concerns about the negative effects on the top and bottom lines of companies that will have to absorb Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Viacom Squabbling Troublesome for Investors

There has been quite a bit of drama playing out in the entertainment space lately as Viacom (NYSE: VIAB) is enthralled in an unprecedented fight over who will be in charge of the $17 billion company. The power struggle antics over who will control the company are serving to aggravate shareholders who were already concerned Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 07, 2016

Relypsa’s Drug Treatment Success Threatened By Looming New Player Entranceent as Big Pharma

Biopharmaceutical company Relypsa Inc. (NASDAQ: RLYP) continues to enjoy being the sole provider of a drug used to treat hyperkalemia. Its stock is up and analysts are bullish that it has more room to run. However, there are some catalysts that could move the stock downward. Because of some issues that could affect shareholder value, Continue reading →

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

Last week was an interesting week in the automobile space. Top automakers reported declines in the number of cars sold, and auto loan financiers were highlighted for offering loans with historic terms in regards to how long they go out. These issues show some of the headwinds that are facing the auto industries. The auto Continue reading →