Will Johnson & Johnson Raise Its Dividend in 2018?


Just about everyone has some products from Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) in their medicine cabinets, ranging from over-the-counter medicines like Tylenol and Benadryl to Band-Aid bandages Yet what has driven Johnson & Johnson's growth lately -- both in its overall sales and in the dividends it pays to its shareholders -- has been the healthcare giant's pharmaceutical business With decades of...

Is Apple Ready for Another Stock Split in 2018?


Since then, Apple stock has climbed significantly, and some wonder if another stock split would be appropriate even as the company's market capitalization approaches the $1 trillion mark Below, we'll work through the thought process that Apple might use to consider a stock split in 2018 When you look at what has seemed to prompt Apple to do stock splits in the past, a pattern seems to emerge...

2 Top Steel Stocks to Consider Buying Now — and 2 to Avoid


Although it's used throughout modern society, construction is a big piece of the demand equation Construction made up a huge portion of that growth as the giant nation built cities to accommodate a shift from rural to urban living China had little choice but to ramp up the use of steel, which required an increase in its production capacity As a result, it has been selling steel to foreign markets...

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See


Arguably the most important Social Security chart you'll ever see, it clearly illustrates exactly why you can't rely on Social Security benefits and highlights a common mistake retirees make that could cost them thousands over the course of their lives On low fixed incomes, many will also struggle mightily to afford the costs of medical care, especially with mean healthcare expenditures totaling...

BANK OF AMERICA: The dollar is set for a big rebound after a difficult year


The dollar has fallen 8% this year against a basket of other G10 currencies But it's poised for a rebound in 2018 if the GOP tax plan passes, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Right now, the market is pricing in "almost nothing" on taxes Against a basket of G10 currencies, the greenback has lost 8% this year Companies would be encouraged to repatriate funds they've left overseas for tax...

New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide


(AP) -- A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of US investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday More lives could have been lost had Francisco I Fernandez not walked into the bathroom, authorities said Atchison then walked up and down the hall, firing randomly, before...

Bitcoin drops after dramatic gains ahead of futures launch


LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse "The initial bounce after this morning's sell-off suggests there's still appetite for buying dips but that may not last if we don't see the kind of rebound witnessed previously," said...

Dina Powell to Leave White House National Security Post


White House aides Stephen Miller, Dina Powell and Steve Bannon exit Marine One on the South Lawn on May 13, 2017 Dina Powell plans to leave her White House job as deputy national security adviser early next year, though she will continue to advise President Donald Trump on Middle East policy “Dina Powell has been a key, trusted advisor in this administration,” White House Press Secretary Sarah...

A former SpaceX employee describes the job interview tactic that ensured the company only hired the best of the best


A former SpaceX employee told Business Insider that he was directed to cut interviewees off abruptly if he knew they wouldn't be a good fit at the company Halfway through an interview they'd be escorted out But a brutal interviewing tactic makes it even more tense, according to former SpaceX employee Josh Boehm "If you know in the middle of an interview that [an applicant answers a question] that...

Trade of the Day: Nvidia Corporation Offers a Buying Opportunity Again


Shares of Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) are having another stellar performance year Because chasing stocks higher is a low-probability strategy in my 20 years of experience, I have abstained from trading NVDA stock from the long side since late October So you know and for perspective, when I last offered my take on NVDA stock on Sept 15 I wrote that the stock was ready to get on a next leg...

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