This year has been a great year for stock investors, but it has been an even better year for commodities investors. While the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY 0.15% is up 10.6 percent on the year, the PowerShares DB Com Indx Trckng Fund (ETF) DBC 0.19% has surged 16.2 percent on the year.
President-elect Donald Trump doubled down on his call for nuclear proliferation on Friday morning, sending shares of uranium stocks soaring in the pre-market trading session. On Thursday, Trump tweeted the following message to his followers:
There’s nothing better from a public relations standpoint than whipping the public into a frenzy over a new product or service. Several companies made a big splash this year with big announcements, events and launches.
Biotech investors can’t seem to get any relief from the selling pressure that has plagued the sector throughout 2016. Heading into the last few trading days of the year, biotech stocks appear to be closing 2016 on a low note.
GoPro Inc GPRO 2% shares are up 3 percent on Thursday following yet another round of buyout chatter. The latest round of rumors suggests that GoPro may be drawing interest from private equity investors. However, as usual, there is little evidence to back up the gossip.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ALXN 1.06% announced that Soliris has failed to meet primary endpoints in a Phase II/III study related to the prevention of delayed graft function in adult recipients of diseased-donor kidney transplants who have elevated risk of disease.
News that celebrity shareholder and board member Oprah Winfrey has lost more than 40 pounds on the Weight Watchers International, Inc.WTW 8.75% plan has the stock soaring 15 percent Thursday. Winfrey promotes the plan in a brand new commercial for Weight Watchers in which she confirms her recent success on the program.
This year has certainly been a historic year for the stock market. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average knocking on the door of 20,000, some Dow traders are already eyeing 2017’s “Dogs of the Dow.”
Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still a few days left for last-minute holiday shopping. Here’s a look at six books that make excellent gifts for the stock trader in your life.
Mondelez International Inc MDLZ 0.07% is officially off the table as a buyer of Hershey Co HSY 0.79%. However, the U.S. election results may have ushered in a new era of domestic M&A that could see a new round of suitors for Hershey.