Market Updates

Top Biotech Stocks to Watch in 2015: What’s Trending in 2015

Market Updates In searching for the top biotech stocks to watch in 2015, let’s not forget that many on Wall Street are talking about the group’s sky-high valuations. In fact, since the start of 2012, the NASDAQ Biotechnology index has gained 256%. In the same period, the S&P 500 has only mustered a 65% gain. With that in mind, it’s important to do proper due diligence on any biotech stocks in 2015. With the biotechnology index on fire, due diligence will help investors avoid the high-risk stocks.

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Fixed Income

DVHI: New ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN an

High-Yield & Dividend UBS (UBS) rolled out the ETRACS Diversified High Income ETN (DVHI) on Thursday (9/19/13).  The new exchange traded note (“ETN”) is targeted at investors desiring significant monthly income from a diversified multi-asset mix.  It will track the new NYSE Diversified High Income Index minus the 0.84% annual tracking fee.  The underlying index has a current yield of 7.7%, and the ETN will make monthly cash distributions.

Fund & ETF

MLP ETF Expenses Hit The Fan

ETFs Since the inception of the Investment Company Act of 1940, investors have grown to expect every mutual fund, closed-end fund (“CEF”), and exchange traded fund (“ETF”) to be treated as a “pass-through vehicle” for tax purposes. The entity itself would not pay any taxes, and all tax liabilities would be passed-through to the shareholders. That was the status quo for decades, until master limited partnership (“MLP”) funds came along.

Stock News

Market Update: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) – Yahoo, Microsoft extend search partnership talks for 30 days

Technology [Reuters] - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. The search partnership, which took effect in 2010, allowed the companies to negotiate changes or to terminate the arrangement entirely after five years. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to extend that deadline to a 60-day period following Feb. 23. "We value our partnership with Microsoft and continue discussions about plans for the future. Read more on this. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), valued at $336.11B, started the session at $41.10.   Shares have traded today between $40.83 and $41.43 per share with the price of the stock fluctuating between $38.51 to $50.

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With Expertise and a Little Luck, East West

Energy The Energy Report: When was East West Petroleum Corp. (EW:TSX.V) founded, and where do you operate? David Sidoo: East West was formed in 2010 on the back of the award of four exploration blocks in Romania's prolific Pannonian Basin. Following the award, we raised $30 million ($30M) to fund a work program and future business development.

Personal Finance

This Is the Way Out of Today’s Mad

Personal Finance Investors have had to endure much more volatility in the past few weeks. We may know why — the Federal Reserve put an expiration date on its $3 trillion-plus bond-buying program. But some investors don’t know how to proceed. The Fed’s easy-money policy — mainly known as quantitative easing, or QE — probably will end next year.