Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities: Safe or Subprime?

Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities: Safe or Subprime?

With a global economy in which liquidity is increasingly important, securitization – the repackaging of assets into marketable financial instruments –has slithered into every market. While this affects the mortgage, credit and auto loan markets, a less widely known...
Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2019

Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2019

Copper prices started 2018 on a positive streak carried over from last year, and the metal remained well above $3.00 per pound for several months. However, concerns about a looming trade war began to weigh on the outlook for copper in recent months, sending prices...
Intel Breaks Out to Fresh Highs After Qualcomm Deal

Intel Breaks Out to Fresh Highs After Qualcomm Deal

Intel Corporation (INTC) shares rose nearly 4% during Wednesday’s session after Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) dropped their litigation and entered into a six-year licensing agreement. The move prompted Intel to abandon its efforts to launch...
Liability Issues Weigh on Johnson & Johnson

Liability Issues Weigh on Johnson & Johnson

Dow component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) gave up the majority of a 4% intraday rally on Tuesday after beating modest first quarter profit and revenue estimates. Quarterly revenues rose just 0.1% to $20.02 billion, in line with the personal product giant’s slow...
Top 3 Platinum ETFs for 2018

Top 3 Platinum ETFs for 2018

Platinum is the third most heavily-traded commodity in the world, after gold and silver. Platinum is difficult to buy and keep physically. However, investors can buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that specialize in the commodity. In addition to being a rare precious...