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The KBW Bank Index Explained

If you follow bank stocks and big bank stocks, in particular, you should get acquainted with the KBW Bank Index , which tracks two dozen large-cap bank stocks. I refer to it frequently when I write, and therefore want to give readers a brief overview ...

Near a 15-Year Low, Is Fossil Group a Buy?

Five years ago, Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) was worth nearly $140 per share. Today, it’s worth about $10 — which marks a 15-year low for the stock. What happened to this once-hot maker of watches, leather goods, and jewelry? Let’s take a ...

How China's Five-Year Plans Reflect Its Government Structure

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Major Changes Are Coming to the U.S. Grocery Industry

In the next five years, German low-cost grocery chain Aldi is planning to spend billions expanding its U.S. footprint and revamping existing stores. Meanwhile, its fellow German rival, Lidl, is also taking steps to make its debut in the States. In this ...

Why Brinker International Inc. Stock Dove Today

What happened Investors lost their appetite for Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) stock today after the operator of restaurant chains Chili’s and Maggiano’s Little Italy was downgraded by JPMorgan Chase . Brinker shares closed 9.7% lower ...

Why Would Snap Integrate PayPal Into Snapchat?

Earlier this month, Snap (NYSE: SNAP) decided to integrate PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) directly into its core Snapchat app by installing the payment processor’s software development kit (SDK). The move, which includes both iOS and Android versions of ...

Why Mattel, Brinker International, and Nucor Slumped Today

Wall Street had a tough go of it on Thursday, but things didn’t turn out as badly as some might have thought early in the day. The Dow Jones Industrials managed to come back from triple-digit losses to finish the day down just 14.7 points, and ...

ConocoPhillips' Most Brilliant Moves in 2017 So Far

Last fall, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) released a strategy designed to create value for investors in the current low-oil-price environment . The focus of that plan is generating cash flow at lower oil prices so it can allocate that capital toward the ...

How Tech Dependent Is This Stock Market? – Barron's

One argument cited for why the bull market in stocks is in danger is the seeming narrowness of the recent gains. As a recent report by Goldman Sachs pointed out, just five tech stocks – Facebook FB -0.2995008319467554% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: ...