Investors could almost be forgiven for trade-war fatigue. However, the persistent, tit-for-tat Sino-U.S. tariff dispute that has underpinned a recent bout of volatility in stocks may matter much less than Wall Street thinks, per our chart of the day, provided by Chris Ciovacco, founder and chief executive officer of Ciovacco Capital...
Etsy has become a household name for crafters and shoppers alike. But it's not the only option. There are plenty of marketplaces out there to sell your precious handmade goods, antiques and art. And if you're currently an Etsy shop owner, you might be a bit miffed at the...
Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the core financial process of any healthcare organization. Medical practices, hospitals and labs all need to establish an efficient and effective RCM process if they want to survive and turn a profit. But what is RCM exactly? The healthcare industry is different from many others,...
Amazon Prime is a membership program designed to offer customers perks for loyalty to the retail giant. It's a secret weapon for businesses seeking to control their equipment spending. Consumers who sign up for a $119 annual fee (or opt for a $12.99 monthly fee) enjoy free two-day shipping, free...
President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, in a series of Monday tweets that accused the central bank of acting like a "stubborn child" that "blew it" by not cutting rates last week. Trump repeated his...
Futures for the S&P 500 index were little changed vs. fair value Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the first trading day of 2018, the major averages soared, with the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite both hitting record highs.  Netflix (NFLX), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Broadcom (AVGO) and Salesforce.com (CRM) were among the many stocks retaking their 50-day moving averages. But...
How should you invest for September and the rest of the year? As a contrarian bond investor, I'd like to start by discussing what not to do. Don't Let The Fed Scare You You're not alone if you're sick of reading about rate hikes, the bond "bubble" or the damage the...
Look around at the corporate landscape. It seems like every business is trying to figure out how to transform, or already has. Transformation, driven by new industrial platforms, geopolitical shifts, global competition, and changing consumer demand, is front-page news because it moves share prices, tests leadership ability and mettle,...
3M Co.  posted weaker-than-expected first quarter earnings Thursday and said it will launch a restructuring plan, including 2,000 job cuts, that will re-align the company into four business units as it slashed 2019 profit forecasts. 3M said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in March came in at $2.23 per share,...
In a surprise energy mega-deal, Chevron said Friday it plans to buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in cash and stock. Chevron said it will pay $65 a share to Anadarko shareholders, who will receive 0.3869 a share of Chevron and $16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share. The total enterprise value of the transaction is...