Plaid co-founders William Hockey and Zach Perret Source: Plaid Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday. Plaid’s API software, often referred to as the “plumbing” behind fintech companies, lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts. It’s well-known among financial technology developers, but the average person interacting
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Last year wasn’t encouraging for investors in cannabis stocks. And despite the company’s comparatively strong revenues, Aphria (NYSE:APHA) stock was collateral damage as risk-off sentiment dragged the sector lower. The so-called Cannabis 2.0, in which edibles and vaping products were expected to drive marijuana-market revenues in Canada in late 2019, simply didn’t pan out and
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Recognizing that the future of media consumption is online, little-known Indian entertainment company Eros (NYSE:EROS) has tried to aggressively transform from an antiqued film business into a next-gen, hyper-growth streaming content business, something like the Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) of India. Source: Shutterstock.com But Eros hasn’t turned into the Netflix of India. Instead, EROS stock has plunged
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that he feels like a “clown” for defending Boeing in the early days of the 737 Max scandal. Cramer expressed that regret one day after Thursday’s release of more than 100 pages of internal Boeing communications, in which company employees boasted about bullying regulators to approve the now-grounded 737 Max
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Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), arguably Warren Buffett’s favorite bank stock, surged 43% in 2019 as investors applauded the bank’s conservative management and better-than-expected quarterly results. Lately, though, the banking sector and Bank of America  stock can’t catch a break. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Recent notes to clients from UBS, Baird, and Keefe, Bruyette &
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When the U.S. launched a missile strike that killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, people around the world freaked out, claiming that this was the beginning of World War III. Investors freaked out, too, and markets around the globe tumbled the day after the missile strike. But my reaction to the missile strike was completely
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InvestorPlace’s Josh Enomoto recently called Naked Brand Group (NASDAQ:NAKD) “almost completely irrelevant.” I would go a step further and suggest NAKD stock should not be traded on the public markets. Source: Shutterstock Seriously, why is Naked Brand still a public company? Anybody? There Are Countless Better Options Than NAKD I did a quick screen of
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The markets showed more resilience on Thursday, with many mega cap stocks and all three major U.S. indices hitting all-time highs. Let’s look at a few top stock trades as a result. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL) Shares of Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) were among those hitting new all-time highs on
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In October, Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) stock hit a 20-year low, reaching about $6.50 per share. Keep in mind that in 2015 the stock price was $70. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Yes, it has been an absolute disaster. Teva, which was launched in Israel in 1901, was once seemingly invincible. Now the company is desperately trying
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McDonalds Big Mac Getty Images Wall Street analysts say there’s no shortage of high quality stocks with upside for investors as 2020 gets underway. Many analysts named their top picks this week and CNBC looked at the most recent research to find the best picks. Stocks include Verizon, McDonald’s, Estee Lauder, Facebook, Simon Property Group,
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Most investors want big rewards, but not the big risk that can come along with them. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy, especially in times of uncertainty. But don’t worry. Even in times of chaos, some of the safest stocks to own are blue-chip companies. These are the best-of-the-best in terms of industry leaders. They have
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