Will iRobot Forecast a Strong Holiday Sales Period?

Will iRobot Forecast a Strong Holiday Sales Period?

Robotic cleaning devices are moving into the mainstream, which is great news for industry leader iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT). But that growth has attracted a flood of competition lately, which has investors worried that the company could lose its prime market perch or give up some of its hard-won profitability. iRobot’s second-quarter results showed no evidence of that bearish scenario though. In fact, CEO Colin Angle and his team raised their full-year sales outlook after posting…

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Attention, Seniors: Don’t Get Too Comfortable With Your Social Security Raise

Attention, Seniors: Don’t Get Too Comfortable With Your Social Security Raise

There was good news in mid-October on the Social Security front: Beneficiaries are getting a raise next year to the tune of a 2.8% cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA. And that boost is no doubt something millions of seniors will celebrate. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a step back and recognize that while the latest COLA is the most generous one in years, it’s hardly a life-changing sum. The average recipient at…

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15- vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Which Is Best for Me?

15- vs. 30-Year Mortgages: Which Is Best for Me?

15-year mortgages and 30-year mortgages appeal to different audiences. One helps you reduce the overall cost of your mortgage in exchange for a higher monthly payment, while the other offers lower monthly payments if you’re willing to pay the lender more over the lifetime of the loan. The most popular loan term is 30 years, but this isn’t always the best choice. For some people, a 15-year term may be a better fit. Here’s a…

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1 Top Stock to Buy Amid October’s Turbulent Market

1 Top Stock to Buy Amid October’s Turbulent Market

A return of volatility jolted the market this month. In the past three weeks alone, stocks have tumbled about 5%, which has many investors unnerved. But sell-offs like this are often excellent times to buy great stocks for the long haul. One top option to consider amid the current turbulence is Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which has lost more than 5% of its value in the past few weeks. Because of that, investors can…

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3 Things Netflix Management Wants Investors to Know

3 Things Netflix Management Wants Investors to Know

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) had a monster third quarter. The streaming giant bounced back from its disappointing second quarter (in which it still added 5.45 million paying subscribers) to exceed its Q3 projections by adding 6.15 million new subscribers. The company also delivered earnings per share of $0.89, up from $0.29 during the year-ago period. It was a strong quarter led by international growth, where the streaming leader added over 5 million customers. Continue Reading Below…

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Why China Is a New Nexus of Innovation and Creativity

Why China Is a New Nexus of Innovation and Creativity

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Justin Leverenz and Bhavtosh Vajpayee via Iris.xyz China’s rise as a global technology powerhouse is becoming broadly acknowledged, but the scale, nuance, and innovation encapsulated in that rise does not enjoy the same recognition. Indeed, many in the Western world remain fixated on a host of longstanding China stereotypes, for example, that its tech industry is […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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When You Get a New Job — and Your Employer Wants You to Start Right Away

When You Get a New Job — and Your Employer Wants You to Start Right Away

Getting a job offer is an exciting career milestone, especially if you’re actively unhappy in your current role. But what happens when your new employer is so eager to bring you on board that you’re told you need to start immediately? On the one hand, you don’t want to compromise your relationship with your soon-to-be manager. On the other hand, you don’t want to burn bridges at your old company by failing to provide the…

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A Powerful Tool to Manage Market Volatility

A Powerful Tool to Manage Market Volatility

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Salvatore Bruno via Iris.xyz Merger arbitrage strategies In times of market stress, investors often consider rash decisions of moving between risk-on equity exposures to risk-off vehicles, often when it is already too late. October has been a difficult time in the market, with the S&P 500 experiencing a six-day losing streak, its longest in two […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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What to Watch When Mattel Reports Earnings

What to Watch When Mattel Reports Earnings

Since the demise of Toys R Us, the market hasn’t been kind to investors in the toy industry. Every company that did business with the big-box retailer felt the pain, but no business took it on the chin worse than Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT). Once the leading toymaker, the house that Barbie built fell on hard times after a series of missteps allowed rival Hasbro to vault ahead. Things went from bad to worse after another…

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Could We See $100 Oil Again? Yes, but Not for the Reason You Think

Could We See $100 Oil Again? Yes, but Not for the Reason You Think

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. By Frank Holmes via Iris.xyz According to a recent Cornerstone Macro report, the three most influential macro trends this year have been 1) the strengthening U.S. dollar, 2) the flattening yield curve and 3) slowing global manufacturing expansion. I’ve written about all three topics numerous times this year, but the one I’ve watched the most closely has been […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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