Retail Sector Battered In Wake Of Tariff Hikes

Retail Sector Battered In Wake Of Tariff Hikes

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Retail stocks were battered for the third week in a row, amidst a sea of red in the equities markets today, due to rising trade tensions with China, and fears that tariffs will have a significant and deleterious impact on the overall retail industry and economy. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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Semiconductor ETFs Test Long-Term Support as Trade Row Continues

Semiconductor ETFs Test Long-Term Support as Trade Row Continues

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Semiconductor ETFs tested their long-term trend lines on Thursday as the trade-induced, risk-off selling continued with Chinese officials throwing more fuel into the fire. On Thursday, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NasdaqGM: SOXX) declined 1.6% and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEArca: SMH) decreased 1.7%, with both ETFs slipping below their long-term trend lines at […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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4 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k)

4 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k)

If you’re fortunate enough to have a 401(k) plan through work, you have a real opportunity to sock away some serious money for your golden years. Here are four important things you need to know about that retirement plan. 1. What the annual contribution limits are Continue Reading Below The amount you’re allowed to put into a 401(k) on an annual basis varies from year to year. For 2019, the limit is $19,000 if you’re…

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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week

A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week

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Trump mulls bypassing Congress on Saudi arms sales

Trump mulls bypassing Congress on Saudi arms sales

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make a new arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress. Two officials say a decision on invoking a national security waiver in the Arms Control Act to bypass congressional review of proposed sales to the Saudis could come as early as Friday. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition…

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Kohl’s executive says retailer to change pricing, promotions amid poor quarterly earnings: report

Kohl’s executive says retailer to change pricing, promotions amid poor quarterly earnings: report

On the heels of disappointing results in Kohl’s fiscal first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, a company executive reportedly said some adjustments were on the horizon to incentivize customers. Continue Reading Below The changes pertain to store prices and promotions, the company’s chief financial officer Bruce Besanko said Tuesday, according to USA Today. He reportedly characterized the price changes as being “surgical” in nature. “We know our customers are driven by value, and so we’re going to…

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Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF VBR: Growth-Centered, Low Expenses

Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF VBR: Growth-Centered, Low Expenses

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. For investors looking for a higher level of growth, but who can tolerate a bit more risk, investing in a small cap ETF like Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (VBR), could be a solid strategic diversification to an existing portfolio. Small cap stocks are companies with a relatively small market capitalization, or market value of their outstanding shares. […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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L Brands, Copart rise; Toro, Best Buy fall

L Brands, Copart rise; Toro, Best Buy fall

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday: NetApp Inc., down $5.44 to $61.66 Continue Reading Below The data storage company gave investors a weak profit forecast after reporting disappointing fiscal fourth quarter results. Copart Inc., up $5.15 to $69.94 The online vehicle auctioning company beat Wall Street’s fiscal third quarter profit and revenue forecasts. Bluegreen Vacations Corp., down $4.56 to $10.34 The vacation company’s parent said it will not proceed with a merger…

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Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

Firm tied to political donor to pay $110M in federal probe

A payment processor run by a prominent political donor will pay $110 million to settle U.S. charges the company knowingly processed transactions for merchants engaging in frauds. The Federal Trade Commission announced this week that Allied Wallet, its chief executive Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja and two other senior company officers had agreed to settle charges they participated in numerous scams. Continue Reading Below The federal probe stemmed from a 2018 investigation by The Associated Press that…

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VOO ETF is Inexpensive, Offers Broad Stock Market Participation

VOO ETF is Inexpensive, Offers Broad Stock Market Participation

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. For investors looking for an ETF that tracks the overall stock market, specifically the S&P 500, look to the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO). Despite the current market volatility and fears based on the U.S. trade spat with China, over the long haul, the stock market has been shown to make appreciable gains if you stick it […] Continue Reading Below Read more at ETFTrends.com > Free America Network Articles

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