Meet Netflix's Next Big Threat

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is counting big on India, believing that it will get its next 100 million subscribers from the region. Not surprisingly, Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, claims that India is the company's biggest content market, as it's commissioning more shows there than anywhere else in the world. And the company finally seems to be getting its act […]

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IPO News This Week: 11 US Offerings on the Calendar

Last week’s initial public offering (IPO) action saw 9 of 10 scheduled listings make their entry into the public markets. The nine IPOs raised a total of $931 million in new capital. The action continues in the coming week with 11 IPOs slated to price seeking a total of about $3.4 billion in new capital. Allakos Inc. (NASDAQ: ALLK) raised […]

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Is the era of easy money over?

1. Darkening credit outlook: The Federal Reserve spiked the punch bowl a decade ago. Now the party may be over. Record-low interest rates ushered in a period of easy money that nursed the economy back to health. But the recovery from the Great Recession is nine years old. With unemployment low and inflation heating up, the Fed is gradually raising […]

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Do You Have Too Much Money in Cash?

Back in February, we learned that most Americans are behind on emergency savings, with more than half of U.S. adults lacking the funds needed to cover six months' worth of living expenses. But what happens once you establish that emergency fund? Do you need more cash than that? There's nothing wrong with having cash at your disposal that isn't earmarked […]

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Stocks Remain Relatively Calm Despite the Storm

There are many reasons for investors to be nervous. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports and then attacked the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates. At the same time, stocks are trading at valuations that haven’t been seen since the 2008 financial crisis and dotcom boom. These negative factors have been offset by robust economic performance. […]

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What's the Difference Between a Credit Card and a Charge Card?

Charge cards and credit cards both enable you to buy items now and pay later, and they both offer rewards to cardholders. But there are a few key differences between the two that could trip you up (and cost you a lot of money) if you're not aware of them. I've outlined the key differences between credit and charge cards […]

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The Latest: New FCA chief Manley had been seen as a star

The Latest on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO (all times local): Continue Reading Below 9:45 p.m. Jeep executive Mike Manley, who replaces the ailing Sergio Marchionne as the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobile, had been one of Marchionne's closest collaborators at the group. Manley in a previous role had been responsible for product planning and all sales activities outside of North […]

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Will BMW's Move Open Doors for More Profits at GM and Ford?

In terms of vehicle sales volume, China is the land of opportunity. In fact, it's expected to carry the global auto sales market higher over the next decade as North America and Europe plateau. For years, foreign automakers have rushed to get their foot in the door, and China has forced them to partner with Chinese automakers in joint ventures […]

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Tesla Earnings: 3 Questions for Elon Musk

There are several important narratives playing out at Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). Though Model 3 production has skyrocketed, the company's net loss and negative free cash flow have significantly worsened. Sure, management expects Tesla's financial situation to improve as Model 3 deliveries rise, but there are no guarantees. Unsurprisingly, big questions loom. Investors are about to get some key answers in […]

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What to Expect When Starbucks Reports Earnings

The past several years haven't been good ones for investors in Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX). The stock is lower than it was three years ago, while the broader market has gained about 32% — this despite Starbucks stock hitting an all-time high in mid-2017. The coffee chain has been hampered by slowing growth, incidents of racial bias, and more recently the […]

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