FOREX-Euro slips as ECB ends bond purchases, pound firm

* ECB leaves rates unchanged, sees risks ahead * Traders eye UK PM May’s Brussels trip after confidence vote * Optimism on U.S.-China trade relations boosts dollar * Norway’s crown rallies on central bank plan for March rate rise * Graphic: World FX rates in 2018 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Updates market action, changes dateline, previous LONDON) By Richard Leong NEW YORK, Dec […]

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Better Buy: Align Technology vs. Abiomed

Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN) and Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) have a lot of traits in common. They are both medical device companies that dominate their respective niches. They have each reached profitability and have been grand-slam investments so far. While both still hold massive growth over the next few years, partly due to the sticky nature of medical device products, one […]

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Why Akebia Therapeutics Is Soaring Today

What happened After announcing that its proposed merger has been completed, shares of Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AKBA) rose as much as 17% in early trading on Thursday. Shares were up about 9% as of 10:55 a.m. EST. Continue Reading Below So what Akebia Therapeutics and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) announced that they had signed a deal to merge back in […]

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Oil Futures Settle Sharply Higher As Saudi Plans To Reduce Shipments

Crude oil prices rebounded after early weakness on Thursday, lifted by reports that Saudi Arabia is likely to slash shipments to U.S. refiners. According to Bloomberg reports, Saudi Aramco, the state-controlled oil giant of Saudi Arabia, has warned U.S. refiners to prepare for a sharp reduction in cargoes in the coming month. Meanwhile, a report from the International Energy Agency […]

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How Do You Monetize a Streaming Platform?

The cord-cutting revolution kicked off in earnest when Netflix announced its streaming service back in 2007. But another product announcement that year was similarly important: Roku's (NASDAQ: ROKU) first "Netflix player." The device, a box that could be connected to televisions in order to view content from the web, helped end Netflix's computer-screen confinement. More than a decade later, streaming […]

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What You Need to Know About NVIDIA's Upcoming RTX 2060

Last month, graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) had some bad news to share with investors. Thanks to the waning of GPU-based cryptocurrency mining, demand for its midrange graphics processors slowed so much that NVIDIA's distribution partners were left with substantial inventories of graphics cards based on the company's GTX 1060 graphics processing unit (GPU). NVIDIA said in its most recent […]

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Make these 2 tax moves in time to cut your tax bill

Saving for retirement is a good idea, of course, but if you time things right and do your homework, some of your nest egg could also do double duty as a tax shield. Here are two simple savings maneuvers that tax pros say could also lower your tax bill — if you make them in time. Continue Reading Below MANEUVER […]

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US mortgage rates fall to 3-month low; 30-year at 4.63 pct.

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week to their lowest level in three months, an inducement to prospective homebuyers in a haltingly recovering market. Continue Reading Below Continued steep declines in the stock market pushed home borrowing rates lower, although they remain much higher than a year ago. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark […]

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