Coca-Cola Reports Climbing Its 200-Day Moving Average



Soft drink giant and component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, The Coca-Cola Company (KO) is one of the eight “Dogs of the Dow” for 2019. The stock closed last week at $47.48, up just 0.3% so far in 2019 and up 14.5% from its low of $41.45 set on May 15, 2018. Shares of Coca-Cola gapped significantly lower following its last earnings report delivered on Feb. 14, and this is when the stock started to stabilize around its…



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Opinion|The Fed Drained $4B From Its Balance Sheet Last Week




The yield on the U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note rose to 2.614% on April 17 and then dipped to 2.549% on April 18. The rise in yield was likely caused by the reduction of $4 billion in U.S. Treasuries for the period ended on April 17. Most likely, the Federal Reserve allowed the $4 billion to roll off of its balance sheet by not reinvesting the proceeds from Treasuries that matured on April 15.


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Why Do Companies Merge With or Acquire Other Companies?


Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are the acts of consolidating companies or assets, with an eye towards stimulating growth, gaining competitive advantages, increasing market share, or influencing supply chains.


Key Takeaways

  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are the acts of consolidating companies or assets, with an eye towards stimulating growth, gaining competitive advantages, increasing market share, or influencing…



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When Leasing a Car Is Better Than Buying



Choosing whether to lease a new vehicle instead of buying it largely comes down to one’s priorities. For some drivers, getting a new set of wheels is all about dollars and cents. For others, it’s more about forming an emotional connection to the car. Before which road to go down, it’s important to understand the key distinctions.



The Basics of Leasing

When you lease a vehicle, you’re basically renting it from the…



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Junk Bonds Keep Dropping as Oil Spikes




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The Purpose of IRS Form 8949


Anytime you sell or exchange capital assets, such as stocks, land, and artwork, you must report the transaction on your federal income tax return. You may have gains or losses, the transactions may be short- or long-term, and this information must be broken down to apply the correct tax treatment for the net results.




Transactions may be combined or listed on separate forms for spouses filing a joint return.




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How to Profit From the Bollinger Squeeze


You’d be hard-pressed to find a trader who has never heard of John Bollinger and his namesake bands. Most charting programs include Bollinger Bands®. Although these bands are some of the most useful technical indicators if applied properly, they are also among the least understood. One good way to get a handle on how the bands function is to read the book “Bollinger on Bollinger Bands®,” in which the man himself explains it…



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Top Paying Math-Related Careers


It’s become axiomatic, the belief that going to college is a shrewd financial investment regardless of what you happen to study. It takes a mathematician to understand the variance, skewness, and deviation from the mean implicit in that statement. Major in the soft sciences or humanities and chances are good your income will be in the first quintile. Major in math, however, and you’re probably going to be looking at a more…



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Understanding Horizontal vs. Vertical Integration




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Top 3 Oil and Gas Penny Stocks for 2019


The energy sector is booming. As of October 2018, third-quarter earnings were expected to increase 21.9% from the third quarter of 2017. Eighty-four percent of the 51 companies in the S&P 500 reported earnings above analyst expectations for third quarter 2018, which was higher than the long-term average of 64% and above the prior fourth quarter average of 77%


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