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Nasdaq gains 0.43%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,313.65 on Thursday with a loss of 225.92 points or -0.85%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,246.22 for a loss of 12.22 points or -0.38%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,587.81 for a gain of 44.87 points or 0.43%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 25.25 for a gain of 1.15 points or 4.77%.

Thursday’s market movers

U.S. indexes closed mostly lower Thursday after gross domestic product was a detractor. Annualized GDP decreased 32% from the first quarter to the second. Initial jobless claims and continuing jobless claims were another detractor, both

41 Views    Julie Young    2020-07-30 20:56
Nasdaq up 1.35%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,539.57 on Wednesday with a gain of 160.29 points or 0.61%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,258.44 for a gain of 40.00 points or 1.24%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,542.94 for a gain of 140.85 points or 1.35%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 24.10 for a loss of 1.34 points or -5.27%.

Wednesday’s market movers

U.S. indexes closed higher Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee reported no changes to its monetary policy after a two-day policy meeting. This leaves the federal funds rate target at 0% to 0.25%. Powell commented

99 Views    Julie Young    2020-07-29 21:16
Nasdaq gains 1.67%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,584.77 on Monday with a gain of 114.88 points or 0.43%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,239.41 for a gain of 23.78 points or 0.74%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,536.27 for a gain of 173.09 points or 1.67%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 24.79 for a loss of 1.05 points or -4.06%.

Monday’s market movers

U.S. indexes closed higher Monday after two days of closing losses. The Nasdaq regained 1.67%. On Capital Hill, lawmakers continued to negotiate a second round of stimulus measures. Officials have reported another $1,200 payment

112 Views    Julie Young    2020-07-27 21:11
Their technical prowess is resulting in sizeable moats

Charlie Munger is famous for stressing the role of moats in successful investing. He argues that only strong moats allow a business to earn returns in excess of the cost of capital for substantial periods of time.

The big problem is maintaining a moat. Potential competitors, eyeing those excess returns, will want to enter. What is worse, they will target those aspects of an incumbent’s business that are the most profitable and offer the best opportunities for growth.

Technology serves to exacerbate the difficulty of maintaining a moat. It often allows an entrant

126 Views    Jacob Wolinsky    2020-07-22 14:55
S&P 500 down 0.94%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,085.80 on Monday with a gain of 10.50 points or 0.04%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,155.22 for a loss of 29.82 points or -0.94%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,390.84 for a loss of 226.60 points or -2.13%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 32.19 for a gain of 4.90 points or 17.96%.

Monday’s market movers

U.S. stocks ended lower Monday, after starting the day with a tech sector rally and optimism over second-quarter earnings releases. News from California changed the market’s momentum in afternoon trading. The state announced indoor service

105 Views    Julie Young    2020-07-13 22:00
Guru stock highlight

PayPal (PYPL) shares posted their best quarter since they were spun out of eBay in 2015. The Company appears to be an early beneficiary of the seismic social and economic shifts that occurred as a result of COVID-19. While much of the global economy ground to a halt during the month of April, PayPal managed to grow total payment volume (TPV) and revenue more than +20% during the month, which was a sizeable acceleration from the brief slowdown seen in March. We expect PayPal will continue to enable more merchants to quickly shift their offerings to an online or

86 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-13 16:45
Discussion of markets and holdings

"We will not run out of money." -Federal Reserve Chairman, Jay Powell. April 29, 2020

Review and Outlook

For the second quarter 2020 our Composite (net)i gained +27.13%. The S&P 500 Index gained +20.54%, its best quarterly gain since 1998. The Russell 1000 Growth Index gained +27.84%. The Russell 1000 Value Index gained +14.29%.

Top performance detractors for the quarter include Booking, Bristol-Myers, Motorola, Copart, and Alcon. Top performance contributors for the quarter include PayPal, Apple, Tractor Supply Company, Facebook, and Alphabet.

During the quarter, we sold Booking and Fleetcor. We trimmed NVIDIA, Facebook and Apple. We added

112 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-13 16:26
Nasdaq up 12.11% for the year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,812.88 on Tuesday with a gain of 217.08 points or 0.85%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,100.29 for a gain of 47.05 points or 1.54%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,058.77 for a gain of 184.61 points or 1.87%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 30.37 for a loss of 1.41 points or -4.44%.

For the year, the Nasdaq is up 12.11%, the S&P 500 is down 4.04% and the Dow Jones is down 9.55%. In the second quarter, the Nasdaq gained approximately 34%, the S&P 500 was up 22% and the

33 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-30 21:11
By Daniel Hill, CFA

The digital payments industry offers access to a truly enormous addressable market across the world, and varying penetration across regions and countries creates opportunities for active managers. But disruption is always a consideration when analyzing an industry, and this threat varies significantly across the segments of the digital payments industry.

The global payments ecosystem consists of three primary segments.

Merchant acquirers are the entities that enable merchants to accept credit cards and other forms of digital payments. Issuers are the banks that issue credit and debit cards and the issuer processors that are either internal functions within banks or

120 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-06-25 15:56
Nasdaq gains 1.11%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,024.96 on Monday with a gain of 153.50 points or 0.59%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,117.86 for a gain of 20.12 points or 0.65%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,056.47 for a gain of 110.35 points or 1.11%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 31.94 for a loss of 3.18 points or -9.05%.

Monday’s market movers

Investors were hopeful for a V-shaped recovery in trading Monday. New York City began its phase two reopening. Across the country, all states moved substantially further into reopening plans with much fewer restrictions. However, coronavirus

114 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-22 20:55
Nasdaq gains 0.33%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,080.10 on Thursday with a loss of 39.51 points or -0.15%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,115.34for a gain of 1.85 points or 0.06%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,943.05 for a gain of 32.52 points or 0.33%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 32.94 for a loss of 0.53 points or -1.58%.

Thursday’s market movers

U.S. indexes ended mostly flat Thursday. Coronavirus concerns capped gains. California’s governor required face coverings in public as infection cases rise. Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas have all made headlines for substantial increases in

157 Views    Julie Young    2020-06-18 21:52
Stocks with the highest year-to-date return as Nasdaq closes above 10,000 for the first time ever

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed on Wednesday above 10,000 for the first time in history as investors continue their optimistic bet on the economy recovering from the coronavirus-related shutdown. Among the S&P 500 companies trading on the Nasdaq exchange, the five stocks with the largest year-to-date total return are DexCom Inc. (DXCM), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN), Nvidia Corp. (NVDA), PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) and Abiomed Inc. (ABMD).

Tech-heavy Nasdaq reaches five-digit intraday high, boosted by Apple and Amazon

The Nasdaq Composite closed at 10,020.35, up 66.59 points from Tuesday’s close of 9,953.75. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), a major

624 Views    James Li    2020-06-10 21:59
Nasdaq has a gain of 4.42% for the year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,383.11 on Friday with a loss of 17.53 points or -0.07%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,044.31 for a gain of 14.58 points or 0.48%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,489.87 for a gain of 120.88 points or 1.29%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 27.36 for a loss of 1.23 points or -4.30%.

For the week, the Dow Jones gained 3.9%, the S&P 500 gained 3.1% and the Nasdaq had a return of 1.9%. For the month of May, the Nasdaq gained approximately 10%, the S&P 500 gained around 6% and

33 Views    Julie Young    2020-05-29 21:07
Paypal and Centene make the list

First Pacific Advisors (Trades, Portfolio) bought shares of the following stocks in both the fourth quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.

Automatic Data Processing

The firm raised the Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) position by 9.26% in the fourth quarter and then added 57.29% in the first quarter.

The company, which operates in the business services industry, has a market cap of $59.70 billion. Its revenue of $14.75 billion has risen 9% over the last five years.

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Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)’s Oakmark Fund is

144 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-05-29 15:47
Nasdaq has a gain of 3.92% for the year

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,465.16 on Friday with a loss of 8.96 points or -0.04%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,955.45 for a gain of 6.94 points or 0.24%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 9,324.59 for a gain of 39.71 points or 0.43%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 28.15 for a loss of 1.38 points or -4.67%.

For the week, the Dow Jones gained 3.3%, the S&P 500 gained 3.2% and the Nasdaq returned 3.4%. For the year, the Nasdaq has a gain of 3.92%, the S&P 500 is down 8.52% and the Dow Jones

78 Views    Julie Young    2020-05-22 21:11
Nasdaq gains 1.41%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,875.89 on Thursday with a gain of 211.25 points or 0.89%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,881.19 for a gain of 32.77 points or 1.15%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 8,979.66 for a gain of 125.27 points or 1.41%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 31.77 for a loss of 2.35 points or -6.89%.

Thursday’s market movers

Stocks rallied Thursday after a report of jobless claims slowing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 3.169 million jobless claims, down from the previous week’s 3.846 million.

In the S&P 500, energy and financials led

165 Views    Julie Young    2020-05-07 21:22
Firm's largest sales of the 1st quarter

The Smead Value Fund (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter of 2020.

Aflac

The firm trimmed the Aflac Inc. (AFL) position by 57.71%. The portfolio was impacted by -2.27%.

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The company offers health and life insurance. It has a market cap of $25.77 billion and an enterprise value of $28.38 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 10.57% and return on assets of 1.95% are outperforming 58% of companies in the

87 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-05-06 14:44
Guru ups its bet on largest position

Marathon Capital Management founder Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) disclosed earlier this week he upped his stake in e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF) by 18.75%.

Known for focusing on less efficient portions of the market, the activist investor’s New York-based firm relies on fundamental research to find long-term opportunities among undervalued stocks that he believes will double in three to five years.

According to GuruFocus Real-Time Picks, a Premium feature, the guru purchased 372,700 shares of the Oakland, California-based cosmetics company on April 30, impacting the equity portfolio by 2.96%. The stock traded for an average price of

247 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-05-05 15:29
S&P 500 gains 2.29%

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,475.82 on Wednesday with a gain of 456.94 points or 1.99%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,799.31 for a gain of 62.75 points or 2.29%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 8,495.38 for a gain of 232.15 points or 2.81%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 42.11 for a loss of 3.30 points or -7.27%.

Wednesday’s market movers

Stocks rebounded from two days of losses Wednesday. Congress and the White House agreed on a nearly $500 billion deal to help hospitals and provide more funding to small businesses. President Trump has also announced

187 Views    Julie Young    2020-04-22 21:26
The 'English Warren Buffett' touched upon a few of his holdings, his investment philosophy and business approach

The annual Berkshire Hathaway meetings are referred to as being filled with wisdom about investing, business and even life at large. Similarly, we at Urbem think that the yearly meetings of Terry Smith’s Fundsmith are informative, insightful and rewarding to value investors. The investment guru, known colloquially as the “English Warren Buffett,” has consistently beaten the benchmark with his ODD strategy (Only invest in good companies, Don’t overpay, and Do nothing), which he applies to the global equity market. With regards to this year’s session, below are a few of our takeaways from the Fundsmith team.

The best fund

With

1372 Views    Steven Chen    2020-04-09 15:12

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