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The oil market has very little room for error

The world was awash in crude oil just two years ago. Now there’s barely enough to meet the unquenchable thirst for energy. Faced with rapidly rising prices and sanctions on Iran, Saudi Arabia agreed to raise production to a record level. Russia is chipping in, too. But even Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, can only pump so much. […]

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Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned Monday, adding to divisions over Brexit that threaten to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May's government. Continue Reading Below May's office said in a terse statement that the prime minister had accepted Johnson's resignation and would name a replacement soon. Johnson, one of the best-known and most flamboyant members of the government, quit just […]

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The 3 Worst Energy Stocks of 2018 (So Far)

The average energy stock in the S&P 500 gained 5% in the first half of 2018, which is noteworthy considering that the index was only up about 1.7% overall. While oil stocks led the charge thanks in part to red-hot crude prices, several nonproducers also had strong first halves. However, that rising tide didn't lift all boats; the stocks of […]

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Maryland governor signs federal all-payer health contract

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a contract with the federal government to enact the state's unique all-payer health care model. Continue Reading Below Hogan signed the five-year contract Monday with Seema Verma, who is the administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Overall, the model aims to provide incentives in the state's health care system to […]

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3 Streaming Stocks Not Named Netflix That Can Soar

Netflix is the household name in the world of online streaming media, but a number of other lesser-known names are starting to make some noise in the streaming space, posting big gains in recent months. In an economy increasingly flooded with subscription-based models, stocks like Pandora Media Inc. (P), Roku Inc. (ROKU), and Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT) are soaring on […]

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Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

A Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. Continue Reading Below But a last-minute lawsuit filed by a drug company that doesn't want its product used in "botched" executions could derail Scott Raymond Dozier's […]

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Why Micron's Stock May Rebound 10%

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.) Micron Technology Inc.’s (MU) stock may be ready to rebound by roughly 10% in the coming weeks, based on how traders are betting in the options market. The chipmaker’s stock has been on a roller coaster ride thus far in 2018, but despite all the ups and downs, the […]

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The First ETF Investing Exclusively in the Bonds of the Iconic S&P 500

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The S&P 500 has been among the best-known and most widely used U.S. equity benchmarks for decades. In fact, over $7.8 trillion in equity investments are benchmarked to it. Now, investors who have used the S&P 500 to help build their stock portfolios can make the S&P 500 their principal index for bond […]

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Why CTI BioPharma Corp. Is Sinking Today

What happened In response to the company sharing a clinical update, shares of CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ: CTIC), a clinical-stage biotech focused on blood-related cancers, fell 13% as of 12:05 p.m. EDT on Monday. Continue Reading Below So what CTI Biopharma provided investors with an update on its PIX306 trial. This 312-patient phase 3 study was designed to evaluate its cancer […]

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Nevada inmate wants his death sentence, painful or not

The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. Continue Reading Below "I've been very clear about my desire to be executed … even if suffering is inevitable," Scott Raymond Dozier said in a […]

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