Finance

Options strategies with Pete Najarian

Options expert Pete Najarian joined CNBC Pro for an exclusive Q&A to share his approach to investing. Najarian, who was ranked one of the top 100 traders by Trader Monthlymagazine in 2005 and is a familiar figure on CNBC, highlights the key metrics that every savvy investor must use to his or her advantage, particularly around options. “Knowledge in the ... Read More »

Caterpillar cuts Q1 earnings, revenue guidance

Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The CAT logo is displayed on Caterpillar construction equipment. Caterpillar on Thursday cut its first-quarter earnings and revenue guidance, but said it remains comfortable with its prior full-year forecast. Shares of Caterpillar fell more than 3 percent in premarket trading on the news. (Get the latest quote here.) The world’s largest construction and mining equipment ... Read More »

Apple chart points to massive rally: Technician

Apple stock has been floundering for the past 11 months, falling nearly 22 percent since its high of $134.54 in April 2015. But according to one market technician, the shares are setting up for a huge move higher. “Momentum is in favor of the stock,” Greg Harmon, founder and president of Dragonfly Capital, said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” By ... Read More »

Valeant cuts 2016 revenue forecast

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals tumbled on Tuesday after the company cut its 2016 revenue forecast by about 12 percent and said a delay in filing its annual report could pose a debt default risk. The stock closed down more than 51 percent on Tuesday. One of its big investors, Bill Ackman, said he is still confident in Valeant and he ... Read More »

Cramer: You could have avoided Valeant’s disaster

One look at the action on Valeant’s stock on Tuesday, and now investors understand why Jim Cramer preaches that when the words “accounting irregularity” are associated with a company, that always means sell. Investors repeatedly assured Cramer that Valeant’s cash flow was so strong he didn’t have to pay attention to the decline in the stock because it was all ... Read More »

Some Bakken drillers see greener pastures elsewhere

In recent years, North Dakota’s Bakken formation was synonymous with boom times. Crude production grew 10 times over, unemployment fell to a national low, and the state budget more than doubled as North Dakota’s coffers grew fat on severance and sales tax income. But with crude prices down more than 70 percent at their recent bottom, some of the drillers ... Read More »

Jamie Dimon the stock picker?

It was one month ago—Feb 11—that the market bottomed. One factor was likely JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s announcement that day that he had purchased $26.5 million of JPM stock. The buying was at four different prices, but the average price was roughly $53.18. With JPM stock hovering near $59 today, that’s a gain of 10.8 percent, slightly outperforming the S&P’s ... Read More »

Tired of rising rent? Maybe you should consider becoming a landlord

The stock market is looking wobbly. Bonds are paying you about what you’re losing to inflation. And the rest of the investment landscape is about as reliable as the latest presidential candidate poll. So if you’re wondering how to get ahead, let alone keep up with your rising monthly rent payment, take a look at where some investors are generating ... Read More »

Three Small Business IT Security Solutions You May Not Have Considered

Everyone by now is well aware that IT networks are subject to various cyber threats, and small and medium size businesses (SMBs) must protect against them just as larger enterprises do. But these threats are not limited to the online world. SMBs also have to protect the IT equipment itself from physical dangers. Here are three ways that SMBs can ... Read More »

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In recent years, North Dakota’s Bakken formation was synonymous with boom times. Crude production grew 10 times over, unemployment fell to a national low, and the state budget more than doubled as North Dakota’s coffers grew fat on severance and sales tax income. But with crude prices down more than 70 percent at their recent bottom, some of the drillers ... Read More »