How to Choose the Best ETFs to Buy

Most long-term investors understand that diversification is one of the smartest ways to limit risk in a portfolio. In recent decades, exchange-traded funds have become a popular choice for investors seeking low-cost diversification, but there are so many different ETFs that it’s difficult to know which are best.


10 Investing Themes to Remember for 2018

There’s no question 2017 has been an exceptional year for U.S. stocks, but investors are already turning their attention to what 2018 will bring. Argus Research Group CEO John Eade recently compiled 10 stock market themes investors should be watching in 2018, including individual stock recommendations for each theme. The remarkable bull market is approaching…

Nike Faces a Tough Road Ahead

After a sluggish start to the year, Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) stock is finishing 2017 on a high note, gaining nearly 20 percent in the path three months. Nike has overcome the headwinds that held the stock back in the first half of the year, but it may be difficult for the company to do the same in…

Chevron Investors Are Loving $60 Oil

Oil investors got more good news this week when the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported another 4.6 billion barrel drop in U.S. crude oil inventories, suggesting further rebalancing of the oil market. With oil prices at their highest level since 2015 and OPEC committed to maintaining its production cuts in 2018, it may finally be…

Bitcoin Regulation Is Coming

The price of bitcoin tumbled more than 11 percent on Thursday after the South Korean government once again expressed its intention to crack down on the cryptocurrency with new regulations. The government says it will ban anonymous crytpocurrency trading and may shut down noncompliant exchanges in an effort to curb financial fraud.

Holiday Sales Will Push Amazon Even Higher, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) released preliminary data on the 2017 holiday shopping season, and the numbers suggest another exceptional performance from the leading U.S. e-commerce company. Even with the stock up more than 57 percent in 2017, the Amazon snowball is still rolling and investors could be in for yet another big year in 2018.