Speculative bounceback stocks for 2018: GE and Navient

Please hold. T WASHINGTON, December 29, 2017: Following up on my previous column here are a few more stocks I’d have to label as speculative bounceback stocks. Our previous list included generally well-known, stable companies that might be safer and more reliable bets for a decent bounce back up in early 2018. Read also: Year end… Please follow and like us:

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Struggling Mattel warns of slumping holiday sales as debt ratings are cut

Mattel Inc.’s struggles deepened Monday as the toymaker warned of slumping holiday sales as its debt was downgraded by the major credit-rating firms. Mattel said in a securities filing that its fourth-quarter sales would be “negatively impacted” because of “certain underperforming brands” and because retailers were tightly controlling their inventories this holiday season. As a result,… Please follow and like us:

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FRANCE – France to pay big firms 10 billion euros after court blocks dividends tax

The French exchequer has been ordered to pay 10 billion euros to big companies after the country’s highest judicial authority struck down a tax imposed by the previous government on dividend … Earlier this month the Constitutional Council declared the three-percent tax on dividends, introduced by President François Hollande’s government in 2012, illegal on the grounds… Please follow and like us:

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ETFs: Why They Keep Growing on Advisors

Ease of use, lower expense ratios and transparency are among the many reasons that financial advisors have become big advocates and users of exchange-traded funds, according to an online survey conducted recently by ThinkAdvisor.com. The advisor poll focused on advisors’ usage, strategies and other trends related to ETFs, which are estimated to have some $3 trillion… Please follow and like us:

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The Consumer – Changing Behaviours

The way we spend our time and money has been changing. Selfies are a new form of ‘art’ work, more communication is done with emojis and worser grammar than ever before and shopping continues to move out of the mall to your phone. The only certainty is that change will continue. Your favorite activities, brands and… Please follow and like us:

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What to do about slowing earnings growth?

Successful dividend growth investing relies on finding companies at an attractive price which can grow earnings and dividends over time. A long track record of annual dividend increases is an indication of a strong business model that generates a lot of excess cash, beyond the needs for growing the business. This is the characteristic for most… Please follow and like us:

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