Things to Watch in February: Earnings, Brexit, and Volatility January 31, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

February’s market seems poised for more possible volatility as investors watch how geopolitical issues like Brexit and U.S.-China tariff tensions unfold. Meanwhile, Q4 earnings season, now underway, is presenting a mixed bag and the government shutdown continues.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
World’s Biggest Company, Microsoft To Report As Cloud Growth Monitored January 29, 2019 3:30 PM   |  

Microsoft, which in 2018 regained the title of largest company by market cap, is set to report FY Q2 earnings Wednesday after the close.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
What’s On Investors’ Minds? Facebook Q4 User, Ad Data As Tough Year Ends January 29, 2019 11:30 AM   |  

Facebook wraps up a year dogged by controversy Wednesday as it reports Q4 earnings. User and ad data continue to be in the spotlight, along with what’s expected to be decelerating revenue growth.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Consumer Discretionary Sector: Results from the Holiday Season Ahead January 18, 2019 12:40 PM   |  

The consumer discretionary sector has seen varied performances in recent months as retailers get ready to report Q4 earnings. Here’s what’s been going on in the sector as companies wrapped up the busy holiday season.

4 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Tech Sector Earnings: Analysts Widely Expecting Revenue Slowdown January 16, 2019 12:56 PM   |  

The information technology sector is often seen as a high-growth one, yet revenue growth estimates are on the low end heading into fourth-quarter earnings season. Here’s a look at what’s been going on in the tech sector ahead of company reports.

4 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Tips for Riding Out Volatility in Your Company’s Stock December 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Does volatility worry you when it comes to the stock you've received as compensation? Learn tips to help manage this valid concern.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Nike Earnings Ahead, Can North American Growth Maintain Momentum? December 18, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Nike reports fiscal second-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, Dec. 20. The athletic apparel giant’s North American sales rebounded in the past two quarters and analysts are expecting the same this quarter. Here’s a look at what else is going on at the company ahead of Thursday’s report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Oracle Earnings Preview: Still All About the Cloud December 17, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Tech giant Oracle reports fiscal second-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Monday, December 17. Here’s a look at what might be expected.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Will Target Earnings Hit the Bullseye After a String of Strong Retail Reports? November 19, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Target Corporation (TGT) reports third-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, November 20. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the big-box retailer's results.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Nvidia Earnings: Don’t Expect Much From Cryptocurrency November 14, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Semiconductor company Nvidia reports earnings after market close on Thursday, November 15. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Walmart Earnings: Will Ecommerce Drive Results Again? November 13, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Walmart Inc reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Thursday, November 15. WMT has been heavily investing in expanding its ecommerce, which has weighed on recent quarterly results. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its Q3.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Home Depot Earnings: Can Company Follow Up Strong Q2 Results? November 12, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Home improvement retailer Home Depot reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Tuesday, November 13. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report. SEO Title: Home Depot Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected for Q3?

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Disney Earnings Coming Up, Streaming and Fox Assets in Focus November 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Company (DIS) reports fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Nov. 8. As DIS integrates the assets it bought from Fox, here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly report.

1 min read  |  Earnings Reports
ATVI Management Deals with Diablo Fallout Ahead of Q3 Earnings November 7, 2018 11:32 AM   |  

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard reports third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Nov. 8. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its quarterly results.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Investing in Marijuana Stocks? Don’t Let Your Money Go Up in Smoke November 7, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

If you’re considering investing in marijuana stocks, it’s important to know some of the unique risks associated with the marijuana industry including scams. Read more for information on stock scams and differences between federal and state laws.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Eli Lilly Earnings Preview: New Drugs and New LOEs November 5, 2018 11:46 AM   |  

Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (LLY) reports third-quarter earnings before market open on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here’s a look at what’s been going on at the healthcare company and what might be expected from its quarterly results.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Alibaba Earnings Preview: Will China Concerns Weigh on Tomorrow’s Results? November 1, 2018 12:03 PM   |  

China tech giant Alibaba reports earnings before market open Friday, Nov. 2. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the company’s second-quarter results.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Energy Prices Continue to Recover in 2018, XOM and CVX Can’t Say the Same November 1, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Energy supermajors ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) are scheduled to report earnings before market open on Friday, Nov. 2. Here’s a look at what might be expected from their quarterly results.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Apple Earnings Could Play Into Market Sentiment This Week October 31, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Following its two product launch events where it unveiled new iPhones and other products, tech giant Apple’s next event is its earnings report on Thursday, Nov. 1. Here’s a look at what might be expected from AAPL’s quarterly results.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
General Motors Earnings: Honda Invests in Cruise as Q3 Deliveries Slump October 30, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Automaker General Motors (GM) reports third-quarter earnings before market open on October 31. Here’s a look at what’s been going on at the company and what might be expected from its quarterly report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Facebook Sitting at 52-Week Lows Ahead of Tomorrow’s Earnings Report October 29, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Social media company Facebook reports earnings after market close on Tuesday, October 30. Here’s a look at what might be expected from its third-quarter report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Cars and Planes: Boeing Reports Before Tomorrow’s Open, Ford After the Close October 23, 2018 4:01 AM   |  

Aerospace and defense giant Boeing and automaker Ford report earnings on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Here’s a look at what might be expected from their quarterly reports.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
What’s a Stock Exchange? U.S. and International Stock Markets October 19, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What we refer to as a “stock market” is actually an intertwined global ecosystem. Learn the “who, what and why” of the stock market and stock exchanges.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
IBM Looks To Avoid Return to Revenue Declines in Today’s Earnings October 16, 2018 11:14 AM   |  

Legacy tech company IBM reports third-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, October 16. Here’s a look at what might be expected from Big Blue’s report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
United Airlines Earnings: Will Rising Jet Fuel Prices Crimp Profits? October 16, 2018 11:13 AM   |  

United Airlines reports third-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday, October 16. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the airline group’s quarterly results.

2 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Bank Earnings Round Two: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Report Tomorrow October 15, 2018 11:40 AM   |  

Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley report earnings before market open on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The two will round out reports from the other major U.S. banks that have already reported.

4 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Halloween Stocks are Big Business. Treat Your Portfolio! October 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Get some Halloween stock treats and bone up on some investing ideas for your Halloween portfolio.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Nike Earnings: Will North American Growth Stay on Track? September 24, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Nike reports earnings after market close on Tuesday, Sept. 25, with its stock just shy of all-time highs. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the athletic giant’s results.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Oracle Earnings Preview: All Eyes on the Cloud September 17, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Oracle reports earnings after market close on Monday, September 17. Here’s a look at what might be expected from the tech giant’s quarterly report.

3 min read  |  Earnings Reports
Freshen up Your Investing Strategies on Investor Education Day September 11, 2018 2:55 PM   |  

Market conditions can rapidly shift, leaving investors wondering how to best manage their portfolio. At TD Ameritrade’s upcoming Education Day, learn about a wide range of topics for investing in today’s market.

2 min read  |  Market Insights
August Markets: Earnings Deliver, Turkey Enters Geopolitical Fray August 30, 2018 5:00 AM   |  

Geopolitical issues flared up again in August with Turkey’s potential currency crisis. Concerns over the headlines were seemingly tempered by strong earnings reports.

4 min read  |  Market Insights
Beauty and Cosmetics Stocks: Diving into a Multibillion Dollar Industry August 27, 2018 11:58 AM   |  

Thinking about investing in beauty stocks? Learn more about this multibillion dollar industry, including recent trends and who some of the major players are.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Pet Food Stocks: Pet Care Is Big Business, and Millennials Are Buying In August 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is your pet a member of your family? Learn how our love of animals makes for big business.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Basics of Investing in Stocks: What is a Stock? July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

New to stock investing? Learn the basics of stocks, earnings, dividends, and how a stock’s value is determined.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Asset Allocation 101: What are the Asset Classes and How Does One Choose? July 27, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What are the different assets you can use to help build your investment portfolio? Explore the major asset classes: stock, fixed income, cash, and alternatives.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
Prime Day’s a Big Deal, But Singles’ Day is Even Bigger July 20, 2018 4:47 PM   |  

Amazon Prime Day has spurred retailers to start offering deals and create their own shopping events. Read more about how different companies are getting in on the action.

4 min read  |  At This Moment
June Markets: A Tale of Solid Economic Data & Trade Fears June 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

After a relatively calm start to the month, investor jitters returned in the second half of June over rising concerns about a possible trade war with China.

5 min read  |  Market Insights
Through the Years: Keeping Asset Allocation Aligned with Goals February 1, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how to adjust your asset allocation depending on your investment goals and risk tolerance.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
U.S. Housing Market: Tight Supply Persists at Start of 2018 January 2, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Homebuilders and housing-related companies had a strong 2017 and outperformed the S&P 500. Will the trend continue heading into Q4 earnings reports?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Will It Be a Jolly Holiday Season? Consumer Spending Outlook November 19, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

It’s that time of year again, and the question, as always, is how wide will consumers open their wallets? Spending has been strong.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Global Diversification Strategy Could Be Served By Thinking Local October 25, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Having global exposure can sound complicated. But you may already be exposed to global economic trends if you're invested in major U.S. stocks.

4 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging October 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Technological advances are making seniors more independent

2 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Dividends: Potential Income Generator in a Low-Yield Environment September 11, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

In low-interest rate environment, investors sometimes look to dividend-paying stocks as a mean of generating income.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment September 1, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about collecting whiskey by understanding the basics of auctions, collecting and storage.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: Metal, Options, Stocks ... August 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Are you looking to include gold in your portfolio? Learn about the different alternatives and their pros and cons.

4 min read  |  Commodities
At This Moment: A Look at U.S. Manufacturing July 21, 2017 9:43 AM   |  

As the first ‘Made in America’ week continues, we take a look at the state of US manufacturing and how Congress hopes to boost jobs in the industry.

4 min read  |  At This Moment
Prime Numbers: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Down but Far From Out? July 19, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Is it a fait accompli that Amazon will ultimately reign supreme, driving the rest of the retail sector out of business in the process? Probably not.

3 min read  |  At This Moment
Bridging the Aisles: Amazon and Whole Foods Unite June 23, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Amazon’s announced acquisition of Whole Foods Market has shaken not just the grocery market, but also the pharmacy and food producers as well.

3 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Tech Time Machine: What’s Changed Since 2000, and What Hasn’t June 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Some investors draw parallels between the Nasdaq Composite index now versus that of the late 1990s and early 2000, but there may be more to the story.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Is the Activewear Apparel Market Getting Bent Out of Shape? June 9, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

After an extended period of growth, the activewear market seems to be taking a time-out.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Taking a Spirited Look at the Booze Industry? Here are a Few Thoughts April 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Thinking of some liquid assets for your portfolio? Booze stocks may fit the bill.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Your Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Diversification? January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

The world’s information, and the infrastructure that supports it, is shifting to cloud-based computing and the companies that provide it.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Spooky Sales Spike on Halloween, May Hint at Strong Christmas October 17, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Halloween spending looks to be on the rise, and that could give investors a hint about the key Christmas shopping season and how it might affect retailers’ bo

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Online, Mobile Shopping: Help or Hurt Brick-and-Mortar Retailers? October 12, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Retail stores are closing in alarming numbers, but is the traditional shopping center dead? This revolution in retail will take years to shake out.

8 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Approaching Retirement? Why You May Want to Consider Growth Stocks September 22, 2016 5:58 AM   |  

Growth stocks and growth mutual funds can fit into investment portfolios of people planning to retire in the coming few years, retirement experts say.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
U.S. Presidential Election Cycle & Stock Market Performance August 30, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The U.S. presidential election cycle theory of the stock market says that the market moves based on the year of the president's term. Is there any proof?

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Technology Keeps Advancing, How Can Investors Join In? August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Discover which segments of technology might deliver higher growth thanks to innovation, new technologies, and an entrepreneurial drive to make life better.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Income Conundrum: Retirees Seek Higher Yields but Not Risk July 28, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

For retirees, the recent dip to record low U.S. bond yields poses a challenge. Will investors be forced into more dangerous investments?

7 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Ignore the In-Crowd? Explaining the Popularity Premium in Stocks November 11, 2015 7:01 PM   |  

Investors might rethink risk and consider picking less popular stocks for better long-run historical performance.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Stock Sector Focus: Can Sin Pay Off? October 11, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Alcohol, tobacco,and gaming stock sectors are called the triumvirate of sin. For investors, it can pay be sinful.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Forget Coffee: High-End Teas are the Hottest Millennial Trend August 6, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Tea is hot, and that’s good news for consumers and investors looking for a new beverage to tempt their taste buds.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Economic X-Ray: Big Industrials Embrace Big Data, Technology July 26, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Dig deeper with your research of the industrial economy to uncover the companies that effectively embrace big data and the industrial Internet of things.

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Economic X-Ray: Maturing Cloud Demands Data Security June 17, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Monitor maturing cloud technology as consolidation dominates a sector occupied by tech powerhouses and as providers look for what’s next in security and data.

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Topsy Turvy: Crowdfunding and the Financial Sector May 10, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Scrutinizing financial stocks? Crowdfunding and other alternative funding methods are growing fast, and are even challenging traditional banking.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Bond and Stock Basics: What the Heck Is the Yield Curve? May 3, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Bond and stock investors can look to the yield curve for one measure of inflation and interest rate expectations.

3 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
Income Investments Beyond Dividend Stocks and Bonds April 20, 2015 11:25 AM   |  

Easy monetary policies have left income investors in a lurch. But exchange-traded funds (ETFs), REITs, master limited partnerships (MLPs), and preferred stocks can help fill the gap.

1 min read  |  Real Estate
Get into the New Year’s “Spirit” with Some Premium Hooch December 29, 2014 7:00 PM   |  

As the U.S. economy improves, consumers are showing a growing taste for higher-end, even investment-grade, whiskey and wine.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Thinking Outside the Cash Box: Take Advantage of Rising Rates April 13, 2014 9:48 AM   |  

Cash alone won’t cut it as a lingering low-rate environment challenges income investing.

7 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Four Big Mistakes That Will Devastate Your Finances June 14, 2012 10:29 PM   |  

The Motley Fool details four big mistakes that could devastate your finances.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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