3 Top Defense Stocks to Watch in May

So far this year, defense stocks — as measured by the SPDR S&P Aerospace and Defense ETF — have handily outperformed the broader market, rising more than 22%, compared with the overall S&P 500's 13.2% gain. But even defense stocks weren't immune to the recent market sell-off, fueled by concerns over the intensifying trade war with China. In light of […]

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3 Signs Early Retirement Isn't For You

When you're dreaming of the moment you can stop setting your alarm clock and start spending your days enjoying life on your own terms, early retirement may sound like a dream come true. Of course, nearly everyone wants to spend as much time in retirement as possible. And considering the median retirement age is 62 according to the Employee Benefit […]

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3 Money Mistakes That Will Haunt You for Years

Retirement is a complicated subject, and nobody has all the answers. A third of adults admit to feeling overwhelmed by planning for retirement, according to a survey from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and roughly half of survey participants revealed that they're not currently doing anything to save for retirement. Retirement planning can be overwhelming and confusing, and […]

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3 Reasons Uber's IPO Will Bounce Back

It's not easy being a ridesharing IPO this year. Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) tumbled in its first two days of trading, losing nearly 18% in the process. Smaller rival Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) has had some more time to fall out of favor, shedding a third of its value since going public in late March. Both companies are growing in popularity, […]

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Avoid These 3 Cover Letter Mistakes

Imagine showing up for a job interview a little tipsy wearing mismatched clothes and then talking for the entire time about things not related to the job. Most people would never do that — yet they make that level of mistake on their cover letter. Your cover letter is essentially a pre-interview. It's how the employer can learn the things […]

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3 Top Takeaways from Cypress Semiconductor's Earnings Call

Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) has been reinventing itself as a specialty chip company that focuses on two key growth areas: automotive and the Internet of Things (IoT). These are markets that are expected to deliver significant growth in the coming years and, on balance, are expected to more than offset declines in the company's so-called "legacy" businesses. The company's aspiration […]

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