Recent studies reveal how much money Americans have saved in their 401(k)s and other retirement plans, but the averages can be deceiving.
So we'll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Savaria Corporation (TSE:SIS). Do Insider Transactions Matter? Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock in the company.
Locally sourced Basque food prepared by Michelin-star chefs may have been on the menu, but that didn't satisfy Donald Trump during a G7 summit dinner in Biarritz, France on Saturday night (Aug. 24). According to reporting by the Guardian, heated debates began when the US president demanded the group readmit Russia. Russia was removed by the previously named G8 after it annexed Crimea in 2014.
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett is arguably the greatest investor of our generation. Sporting seed capital totaling $10,000 in the mid-1950s, Buffett has invested his way into a $79 billion net worth as of today. Rather, the Oracle of Omaha chooses to focus his research on a couple of sectors -- financials, information technology, and consumer staples -- then purchases companies he believes have competitive advantages over the long run.
Some say volatility, rather than debt, is the best way to think about risk as an investor, but Warren Buffett famously said that 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' So it might be obvious that you need to consider debt, when you think about how risky any given stock is, because too much debt can sink a company. Debt assists a business until the business has trouble paying it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. Ultimately, if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt, shareholders could walk away with nothing.
Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:NWL) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. Newell Brands's next dividend payment will be US$0.23 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of US$0.92 to shareholders. Based on the last year's worth of payments, Newell Brands has a trailing yield of 5.8% on the current stock price of $15.76.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)?founder Bill Gates was speaking to a group of college students in 2004. One student expressed doubt that there would ever be another tech company as successful as Microsoft. This special kind of artificial intelligence is called machine learning.
Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 3 days. M&T Bank's upcoming dividend is US$1.00 a share, following on from the last 12 months, when the company distributed a total of US$4.00 per share to shareholders. Calculating the last year's worth of payments shows that M&T Bank has a trailing yield of 2.8% on the current share price of $143.9.
In July 2018, Eric Boughner became chairman of BNY Mellon Pennsylvania, on top of leading relationship management and business development for its Treasury Services business. The New Jersey native got his start in New York, first as an analyst at Bankers Trust, then as an associate at BNP Paribas, where he helped to start an emerging markets fixed-income business in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Boughner then co-founded Plextronics Inc., a developer of customized inks to enhance the performance of organic light emitting diodes, and spent almost six years growing the CMU spinout before departing for BNY Mellon in 2008.
Looking down the road, it's clear what the next phase will include: driverless vehicles and transportation as a service (TaaS). With the focus on those two trends, one might look at Ford Motor Company's (NYSE: F) recent acquisition of a defense contractor named Quantum Signal as a head-scratcher. Ford makes a number of acquisitions on any given year, but it's not too often that Detroit's second-largest automaker acquires a defense contractor.
Tilray's (NASDAQ: TLRY) Portugal cultivation and distribution facility is about to become a notably busier place. The company announced that it signed its first deal to ship from there to Germany, to supply a rapidly developing medical cannabis market in that country. Under the terms of the arrangement, signed with privately held German medical cannabis importer and distributor Cannamedical Pharma, Tilray will ferry $3.3 million worth of green medicine to customers in the big European nation.
Dow Jones futures slashed heavy losses Monday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, as investors try to price in an escalating China trade war, following Friday's big stock market declines. After hiking China tariff rates Friday, President Donald Trump said Sunday his trade war regret was not raising tariffs higher. Apple, perhaps the ultimate China trade war stock, will be in focus.
There are two better stocks you can buy right now that benefit from an increased focus on health -- Charlotte's Web Holdings (OTC: CWBHF) and Teladoc Health (NYSE: TDOC). Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web sold cannabidiol (CBD) products before CBD was cool. The company was a pioneer in the hemp CBD market and received a lot of national publicity in 2013 with the story of a young girl, Charlotte Figi, who experienced fewer seizures caused by a rare form of epilepsy after taking Charlotte's Web CBD product.
U.S. President Donald Trump said China has asked to re-start trade talks, hours after Beijing's top negotiator publicly called for calm in response to a weekend of tit-for-tat tariff increases. Trump also said he knew that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was coming to Biarritz. He spoke on the sidelines of the G-7 meeting alongside Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
Click through to find retirement savings strategies you can use to grow your nest egg. Plan For a Retirement That Could Last 30 Years — or More A few generations ago, people started working in their early 20s, worked for the same company for 40 years until they finally retired with a pension and a gold watch at 65, and lived for 10 more years in retirement. Today, people might still retire at 65, but they could live for 30 more years or even longer, and it's unlikely they'll have just one employer or work at a job that offers a pension.
General Electric's (NYSE: GE) second-quarter earnings report showed clear signs that the long-suffering conglomerate is starting to stabilize its business under the leadership of new CEO Larry Culp. Adjusted earnings per share came in roughly flat year over year at $0.17, and GE raised its full-year outlook for revenue growth, adjusted EPS, and free cash flow. By this time next year, it should be clear to all that General Electric is on the road back to health.
UBS Global Wealth Management, which oversees more than $2.48 trillion in invested assets, has gone underweight on equities for the first time since the Eurozone crisis. The Swiss asset manager cut its stock positioning relative to high-grade bonds to reduce its exposure to trade wars and political uncertainty, Global Chief Investment Officer Mark Haefele wrote in a note to investors. “Risks to the global economy and markets have increased, following a renewed escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions,” said Haefele, who had so far resisted turning bearish on stocks since the world's two biggest economies began their trade feud last year.
Two companies where the risk of a cut seems high is master limited partnership (MLP) Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE: SMLP) and oil giant Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY). Here's why investors should be careful with these two high-yielding energy stocks. A worrisome funding gap could yield another cut Summit Midstream Partners currently yields a jaw-dropping 24%.
With that in mind, we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors what high-yielding stocks they'd recommend. John Bromels?(Enterprise Products Partners):?For investors looking for high yields, master limited partnerships (MLPs) are a logical place to start. Oil and gas pipeline and terminal operator Enterprise Products Partners is no exception, with a current distribution yield of 6.2%.
Buckingham did a special screen of stocks held within Prudent Speculator portfolios to narrow the group to 25 that meet additional criteria, as listed below. He also provided three- to five-year price targets for the group. That is in contrast to the 12-month targets and ratings used by most Wall Street analysts.
To get a peek at some small-cap stocks with big-cap potential, keep reading to see why these three Motley Fool contributors think LendingClub (NYSE: LC), Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ICPT), and Stitch Fix (NASDAQ: SFIX) could deliver for you. Billy Duberstein (LendingClub): That fintech firm LendingClub has just a $1.2 billion market capitalization is a bit odd, since it's actually the market leader in U.S. personal loans, with a 10.5% market share.
There are as many reasons to be bullish on cannabis stocks as there are reasons to be bearish. With the full legalization of the Canadian market in October of last year, cannabis seems poised to go much more mainstream in the years ahead. The highest industry estimate from a mainstream Wall Street firm is Stifel's recent $200 billion estimate for global legal cannabis sales by 2030.
Revenue also accelerated for both companies from the year-over-year gains they posted in the first quarter of this year, a rare sight, as top-line bursts typically slow as companies get deeper into their growth cycles. The big difference right now -- and the reason Facebook is beating the market with its 36% year-to-date return, with Netflix clinging to a 9% gain -- is living up to expectations. Fears that we were hitting peak Facebook when younger stateside users started hopping on other platforms haven't played out.
The Dow Jones Utilities Index just hit an all-time high. And that might mean a recession will follow on. The index on Friday morning hit 845.65, up 18.6% year to date, a gain exceeding the S&P 500's 16% advance.
Regular readers will know that we love our dividends at Simply Wall St, which is why it's exciting to see McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) is about to trade ex-dividend in the next 4 days. McDonald's's next dividend payment will be US$1.16 per share, on the back of last year when the company paid a total of US$4.64 to shareholders. Last year's total dividend payments show that McDonald's has a trailing yield of 2.2% on the current share price of $214.66.