Chinese stocks may be struggling over worries about the country's slowing economy, but there are still gains to be had in the right small and mid-cap stocks, especially in the e-commerce arena.
Closed-end fund investors should consider buying the Blackrock MuniHoldings Quality Fund (MUE) because of its more than 6% dividend yield and double digit discount.
Despite the recent setback, Omnicom will eventually close its merger deal with Publicis sending the stock higher, says Eric Schoenstein, portfolio manager for the Jensen Quality Growth Fund.
The incumbent ratings agencies which missed the credit crisis are back to "box-checking" and are not offering the necessary analysis to sufficiently grade securities.
After 5 years of strong market performance following the financial crisis, investors need to protect against "tail risk", says Will Lloyd, Managing Director at VelocityShares.
Approximately one-quarter or your retirement expenses will be spent on healthcare so individuals need to save and invest accordingly, says Douglas Wolford, President of Convergent Wealth Advisors. Wolford says one idea is to start shopping early for a concierge doctor or an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). He also suggests procuring long term care insurance well before you need it. Finally, Wolford advocates keeping up with changes in health laws and practicing preventive medicine.
First quarter earnings results have more than met expectations thus far and certainly justify last year's multiple expansion, says Patrick Chovanec, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management.
Scorpio Tankers may be underperforming the market so far this year, however the tanker-owner is cheap and will soon see day rates rise as its business cycle progresses.
Web-based peer lending will eventually compete with the "Too Big to Fail" banks because of its efficiency and transparency, says Renaud Laplanche, CEO at Lending Club.
WWE's subscription numbers are up, U.S. job openings jumped to a seasonally adjusted 4.17 million, and Alcoa shares popped after it reported adjusted first quarter earnings.