2020 is almost over… Finally. What a year it’s been. It all started with a U.S. strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iranian Forces, in January. Less than a month later, NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. Then, about a month after that, Tom Hanks tested positive for Covid-19, and
It’s been about two years since Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) came public. The company raised $604 million at a $7.5 billion valuation. But the first-day return for MRNA stock was a dud. The return was an awful -19%. Source: Ascannio / Shutterstock.com At the time, there were concerns about the vaccine market, which has traditionally been challenging.
Source: NYSE photo Art Cashin couldn’t lead the New York Stock Exchange in the singing of “Wait til the Sun Shines Nellie” this year, but he penned this poem for UBS and its clients, and is sharing it with us here. Happy New Year, Art. Look forward to seeing you on the floor in 2021. Subscribe
Here are the stocks making notable moves in midday trading. Tesla – The automaker jumped 3% to a new all-time high. The move caps a record year for Tesla, which saw the company report five straight quarters of profit extending back to 2019. The electric automaker was also added to the S&P 500. Shares are
In this video, I want to share with you exactly behind What the Butterfly is when it comes to Trading Options and why you may want to trade the Butterfly. The Butterfly’s just a fancy name for a type of spread because it looks like a butterfly. You can trade a butterfly to the upside
With Wall Street seemingly souring on Palantir (NYSE:PLTR), the company lacking a solid competitive advantage, and the shares continuing to trade at a huge valuation, I remain bearish on Palantir stock. Source: rblfmr / Shutterstock.com In recent weeks, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse have dropped Palantir to the equivalent of “sell” ratings. Meanwhile, short-seller Citron
Although “employee engagement” is one of the most popular workplace topics, it may only be a catchphrase at many companies. According to a 2020 Gallup Poll, 36% of workers report being engaged, 51% are not engaged, and 13% are actively disengaged. The term engaged means people who are highly involved in, enthusiastic, and committed to
Of all my stock-picking mistakes in 2020, not getting on the Nio (NYSE:NIO) bandwagon and recommending NIO stock sooner is one of my biggest regrets. Source: Robert Way / Shutterstock.com I waited until June to give the Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker the thumbs up. In hindsight, once it got $1 billion in funding back
There are less than 31 hours left in this crazy year. Source: Shutterstock That means we’re about to close the chapter on the first year of the Roaring 2020s and turn our attention to the second. I’m grateful to be alive and investing at this exciting time in our history, because I can’t wait for
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: AstraZeneca – Britain became the first country to approve the drug maker’s Covid-19 vaccine, setting the stage for a rollout of millions of doses. The vaccine is not yet approved in the U.S., with the FDA still to review large-scale trials. The stock was up 2% at
Florida-based car rental company Hertz (OTCMKTS:HTZGQ) has had the worst year possible. It was one of the first notable companies to file for bankruptcy after the novel coronavirus pandemic sent demand plummeting. Moreover, Hertz stock was also delisted from the New York Stock Exchange back in October. It’s now looking to mount a recovery in 2021 with its
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE The pandemic turned 2020 into a year of unprecedented events — not the least of which was the swift crash and then record-fast recovery of the stock market. The market’s race higher has been in stark contrast to an economy that has been
Street performers in Minnie Mouse costumes pass in front of an AMC movie theater at night in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, Oct. 15, 2020. Amir Hamja | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. AMC Entertainment — Shares of the beleaguered movie-theater chain fell more than
The World Health Organization estimates that 264 million people worldwide are impacted by depression. In a July 2020 survey, “53% of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the coronavirus.” With mental health becoming a bigger challenge, psychedelic stocks have been in
Although I haven’t performed a full-scale assessment, recent opinions on InvestorPlace suggests that electric vehicle upstart Fisker (NYSE:FSR) doesn’t have too many fans. For instance, Thomas Niel suggests there are better options than Fisker stock in the EV space. Yes, the underlying company may have an intriguing business model but that alone doesn’t guarantee success.
Smile Direct has seen an unprecedented amount of growth in the past two and a half years. The company demonstrated almost 200% year-over-year revenue growth in 2018, and expected to grow roughly 80% through 2019. Smile Direct: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/SDC?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Throughout the year, AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) has traded within a wide range. Before the novel coronavirus shut down movie theatres, AMC stock struggled because the market was concerned about its enormous debt. But as U.S. states lifted their lockdowns during the summer, speculators gambled that movie attendance would rebound, causing the shares to climb.
What Is the FDIC? The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created at the height of the Great Depression, following the closure of 4,000 banks in the first few months of 1933 and the loss of $1.3 billion in deposits. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933 on June 16 of that year,
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: SAP – The German business software company’s stock is moving higher after it announced its Qualtrics unit has filed to go public. Qualtrics – which specializes in customer relationship software – is expected to be valued at $12 billion or more, compared to the $8 billion SAP
The future of healthcare will look so different that you may feel like you stepped into a new universe. From telemedicine to precision medicine to genetic therapy, the global healthcare industry is about to shake up like never before. Source: by InvestorPlace That said, one of the key pillars to getting there is genetic testing,