Understand This Before You Buy Gold

4 Things to Watch When Buying GoldIt could take a lot of patience for those looking to buy gold.Gold prices are often volatile and can jump or drop depending on a multitude of factors.However here are four key factors investors may want to keep their eye onCURRENCY MARKETSGold prices tend to reflect changes U.S. dollar value compared to foreign currencies. When the dollar is strong gold will be more expensive in foreign countries whose currencies have declined in value.INTEREST RATESLow interest rates make it easy to choose gold as an alternative to bonds.Whereas many [read more]

Here What You Need To Know For Boeing Earning Report Before Market Open

Earnings wont move the needle when Boeing discloses its firstquarter results on Wednesday. Investors want to know more about the 737 MAX jet and its prospects for taking to the skies again.Aviation authorities all over the world grounded the new singleaisle jet in midMarch after the second crash involving the airplane in five months. Still Boeing (BA) stock has held up surprisingly well with a yeartodate gain of 17%. That is better than the 14% gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.The stock trades at 22 times [read more]

Starbucks (SBUX) To Reports Earning After Market Close Thursday, What to Expect

Starbucks (SBUX) Reports after the close Thursday Apr. 25Wall Street expects Starbucks to earn 56 cents per share on revenue of $6.31 billion. This compares to the yearago quarter when earnings were 53 cents per share on revenue of $6.03 billion.What to watch Wall Street expects Starbucks Q2 revenue to rise. But concerns regarding whether the company has saturated its market persists. As of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2019 the premium coffee chain operated 804 more companyoperated restaurants and 852 more franchised restaurants. [read more]

Microsoft (MSFT) To Reports Earning After Market Close Thursday, What To Expect

Microsoft (MSFT) Reports after the close Thursday Apr. 25Wall Street expects Microsoft to earn $1.00 per share on revenue of $29.84 billion. This compares to the yearago quarter when earning were 95 cents per share on $26.82 billion in revenue.What to watch Shares of Microsoft have risen nearly 13% over the past three weeks suggesting Wall Street is all in on the companys longterm growth prospects thanks to the companys strength in its Commercial Cloud business. The companys growth narrative is closely tied to its Azure Cloud [read more]

Tesla (TSLA) To Reports Earning After Market Close Wednesday, What To Expect

Tesla (TSLA) Reports after the close Wednesday Apr. 24Wall Street expects Tesla to report a pershare loss of 69 cents on revenue of $5.33 billion. This compares to the yearago quarter when the loss came to $3.35 per share on revenue of $3.41 billion.What to watch Tesla stock has been under pressure following a firstquarter delivery miss earlier this month. The shares have lost more than 5% in the past 12 months and more than 18% so far this year compared to a 16% rise for the [read more]

Facebook (FB) To Reports Earning After Market Close Wednesday, What To Expect

Facebook (FB) Reports after the close Wednesday Apr. 24Wall Street expects Facebook to earn $1.63 per share on revenue of $14.97 billion. This compares to the yearago quarter when earnings came to $1.69 per share on revenue of $11.97 billion.What to watch Is Facebooks efforts to regain the enthusiasm investors once had for the social network giant working Despite a bevy of controversies surrounding the company subscriber growth is expected to continue in the first quarter. In Q4 monthly active users (MAUs) rose to 191 million on [read more]

Baidu (BIDU) To Reports Earning After Market Close Monday, What To Expect

Baidu (BIDU) Reports after the close Monday Apr. 22Wall Street expects Baidu to earn 71 cents per share on revenue of $3.61 billion. This compares to the yearago quarter when earnings came to $1.88 per share on revenue of $3.01 billion.What to watch What is it going to take to get BIDU stock rising again Despite the broad market rally BIDU shares have remained relatively at the same level they were when the markets drove lower to end 2018. But theres still a [read more]

The Travelers Companies (TRV) To Report Earning Before Market Open

The Travelers Companies Inc. TRV is to report firstquarter 2019 results on Apr 18 before market open. The company delivered positive earnings surprise in each of the last four reported quarters.Travelers is likely to report premium growth driven by an improved pricing environment high levels of retention a positive renewal premium change as well as substantial growth across its businesses. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for premiums is pegged at $6.8 billion up 3.6% from first quarter 2018.Successful execution of marketplace strategies [read more]

Philip Morris (PM) To Report Earning Before Market Open Thursday

Philip Morris International (NYSE PM) is set to announce its Q1 2019 results on April 18 2019. We expect the company to report revenue of close to $6.75 billion in Q1 2019 which would mark a decline of 2.1% on a yearonyear basis. Sequentially net revenue is expected to decrease by about 10%. Lower revenue is likely to be a reflection of decreasing sales of cigarettes and a slower than expected sales growth in the heated products segment due to regulatory uncertainty. Market expectation is for [read more]

American Express Co. (AXP) To Report Earning Before Market Open

American Express Co. (NYSE AXP) is scheduled to release its firstquarter earnings report before the markets open on Thursday. Consensus estimates are calling for $1.98 in earnings per share (EPS) and $10.45 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had $1.86 in EPS and $9.72 billion in revenue.Amex shares had gained a surprising 34% in 2017 and they are on track for a similar gain this year. Gains of that size tend to rob future gains. [read more]