It's Time to Stop Overlooking This Oil Stock

Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) was an early leader of America's oil renaissance, because it was one of the first drillers that successfully tapped into the Bakken shale. The company was able to quickly build up and develop a leading position in the region, which fueled fast-paced production growth until oil prices came crashing down in 2014. While lower oil prices […]

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Is It Time to Ditch Your Fish Oil Pill for This "Miracle" Medicine?

It's not your ordinary fish oil pill. As a purified formulation of the long-chain omega3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Amarin's (NASDAQ: AMRN) Vascepa doesn't contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega3 fatty acid that can elevate bad cholesterol levels and counteract the benefit of EPA in cardiovascular disease patients. Continue Reading Below Vascepa has been available by prescription for years, […]

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The Time is Right to Call on Quality Factor

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Investors often look to low volatility strategies when equity market volatility increases, but the quality factor is worth considering in such an environment as well. The  iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (Cboe: QUAL) is one of the exchange traded funds focusing on quality. QUAL seeks to track the investment results of the […]

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Time Magazine Sold To Salesforce Co-Founder Marc Benioff For $190M

After Meredith Corp. nabbed Time Inc., the publisher has sold the magazine to Salesforce.com co-founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff for the handsome price of $190 million. The sale is expected to close within 30 days and the Benioffs are buying the publication as individuals, according to the Wall Street Journal. The purchase is unrelated to Salesforce. The sale […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Amgen?

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) may not be as exciting a stock to own as clinical-stage upstarts, but shares in this biotech Goliath have been mounting a rally lately that should make every investor take notice. So far in 2018, Amgen's rewarded investors with an 18% return. The performance is impressive, but patent-expiration woes could take a toll on the company's financials […]

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Can minors invest in mutual funds?

Not directly, no. However, mutual fund investments can be made through a custodial account opened in a minor’s name and overseen by a guardian. This custodian holds decision-making power of the account until the child reaches legal age, typically 18 or 21. How Custodial Accounts Work While the rules for custodial accounts can vary from state to state, they generally […]

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The last time Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ and stocks traded this closely it didn’t end well

U.S. stocks and one popular measure of volatility on Wall Street have been moving in lockstep lately, and some market experts think that is a bad sign. See full story. President Donald Trump on Thursday via a late-Thursday afternoon tweet acknowledged that he issued an off-the-record comment to Bloomberg that implied that he wasn’t relinquishing any ground to Canada in […]

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When It's Time to Stop Saving for Retirement

A Nice Problem to Have (But a Problem All the Same) Even though it’s an enviable predicament, being too thrifty during retirement can be its own kind of problem. “I see that many people in retirement have more anxiety about running out of money than they had working very stressful jobs,” says Anderson. “They begin to live that ‘just in […]

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Amazon's quarterly profit tops $2 billion for first time

Amazon's quarterly profit soared past $2 billion for the first time as its online shopping, cloud computing and advertising businesses continued to grow. Continue Reading Below The company, which started in 1995 as an online bookstore, has expanded beyond online retail to boost its profits. Its Amazon Web Services unit, which provides cloud computing services to companies and government, has […]

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3 Reasons to File for Social Security On Time

You may not yet realize it, but there's no one age at which everyone starts collecting Social Security. You can actually begin collecting as early as age 62 and as late as age 70. The most common age, though, is 62 — and that's usually because people simply need that income. If you can afford to hold off a little, […]

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