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  • 5 Great Videogame Deals for Black Friday 2018
    Fabian Albert Fabian Albert Game on There is no better time to buy discounted games than on Black Friday Game on There is no better time to buy discounted games than on Black Friday Barron s sifted through all the major retailer sales circulars to find the best gaming deals for Black... Read more »
  • 3 Things Most Americans Don't Understand About Social Security
    Social Security It s one of the most popular programs in America and chances are good you ll be receiving income from it as a senior But do you really understand how it works 160 If you re like most Americans probably not Misunderstandings about Social Security abound and some... Read more »
  • Can This Steelmaker Keep Delivering Record Results?
    U S steelmaker Steel Dynamics Inc NASDAQ STLD has been hitting on all cylinders lately In fact during the third quarter earnings conference call CEO Mark Millett noted that the company is very different today than it was roughly a decade ago The changes the company... Read more »
  • 2019 HSA Changes: Make the Most of Health Savings Accounts
    Health savings accounts offer taxpayers one of the most favorable ways to save money With contributions that are tax deductible and distributions that are tax free as long as they re used for qualifying medical expenses HSAs offer a double benefit that you won t find with... Read more »
  • Is Omega Healthcare Investors a Buy?
    Despite the recent stock market volatility healthcare REIT Omega Healthcare Investors NYSE OHI is trading near its 52 week high but it still looks rather cheap by some valuation metrics and the long term growth potential is compelling Here s a closer look at this 7 7... Read more »
  • What to Do With Your 401(k) When You Leave Your Job
    It might seem like a pain in the neck to sock away a percentage of each paycheck in an employer sponsored investment plan But for many Americans the 401 k is the retirement device of choice because it s usually the simplest and most accessible option Besides the 401 k is... Read more »
  • Starbucks Management Talks Customer Service, Digital Marketing, and More
    Coffee giant Starbucks NASDAQ SBUX recently wrapped up its fiscal 2018 on an upbeat note posting better than expected revenue and earnings per share in its fiscal fourth quarter The period was fueled by strong comparable store sales momentum new store openings and further... Read more »
  • What's Happening With Apple's Mysterious Car Project?
    Over the past several years rumors have spread that Apple NASDAQ AAPL is working on a secret car initiative called Project Titan that could launch the company squarely into the autonomous vehicle market when and if Titan comes to market The narrative surrounding Apple s... Read more »
  • Better Buy: Celgene Corporation vs. Merck & Co.
    Two drug stocks diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not buy both and be one investor long I stood My apologies to Robert Frost for butchering his famous poem The Road Not Taken But Celgene Corporation NASDAQ CELG and Merck amp Co NYSE MRK certainly are... Read more »
  • Where Will Pfizer Inc. Be in 5 Years?
    With a little momentum at the end of 2018 Pfizer Inc NYSE PFE could be headed for its best year yet in the 21st century The big pharma stock is absolutely crushing the performance of the overall market It s not that Pfizer s sales are soaring The drugmaker missed... Read more »
  • Why Roku Is Down 14% So Far in 2018
    You d be tempted to think that there was something terribly wrong at Roku NASDAQ ROKU 160 if you looked solely at the stock price The streaming platform and pioneer is down 14 year to date which doesn t compare favorably to the 1 gain managed by the S amp P 500... Read more »
  • Will This Risky Bet Pay Off for Walmart?
    Walmart NYSE WMT has big plans for its Supercenters At the recent International Council of Shopping Centers Southeast Conference and Deal Making event Walmart s president of U S realty operations L B Johnson noted the company is looking to create upscale town centers... Read more »
  • What Is a "Mini-Retirement," and Should You Take One?
    If youth is wasted on the young you might say retirement is wasted on the old Leaving the workforce behind is a worthy financial goal but it can be discouraging to realize you ll probably be covered in wrinkles and liver spots by the time you get there That s why some people... Read more »
  • Why Activision Blizzard Is Down 19% So Far in 2018
    It has been a volatile year for Activision Blizzard NASDAQ ATVI shareholders with the stock having logged market thumping gains through the summer before falling to a 19 decline as we approach the end of 2018 Of course the video game developer s business value hasn t changed... Read more »
  • Here's What's Next for Intel's High-End Desktop Business
    Last year chip giant Intel NASDAQ INTC introduced a new platform for the high end desktop HEDT market called Basin Falls The Basin Falls platform incorporated the company s then new Skylake X chips marketed as Core X series processors 160 which were derived from... Read more »