Image source: Getty Images. If you've picked up a prescription from the pharmacy recently, you probably don't need any reminding that prescription drugs can be expensive. In recent years, drug prices have soared as biotech and pharmaceutical companies have focused their efforts on bringing specialty products to market, such as cancer immunotherapies, which work by boosting the immune system to fight cancer, and hepatitis C drugs, such as Gilead Sciences' Harvoni.
Unless you're lucky enough to have a seat on the exchange, you'll need to open a brokerage account to place trades to buy and sell stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds. Online discount brokers like Fidelity and Capital One allow investors to trade from their own computer or phone, making it easier than ever before to be an investor.
Semiconductor stalwart Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) previously told investors that its long-term gross profit and operating margin targets were 60% and 40%, respectively -- both figures representative of a best-in-breed chip company. Image source: Broadcom. Continue reading
It's getting close to mid-December, which means that Boeing (NYSE: BA) shareholders could soon be getting some good news about the aerospace giant's capital return plans. Since 2013, Boeing has more than doubled its dividend payout through a series of big dividend increases each December. Boeing dividends paid (TTM), data by YCharts.
You've diligently managed your budget, you've built up your savings, and now you're ready to invest. The next step is to open a brokerage account to buy stocks, funds, and other investments. Picking a broker is no small matter, as each broker fits a different type of investor. Here's how TD Ameritrade and OptionsHouse, two well-known discount brokers, compare for buy-and-hold investors. Deciding which brokerage is best for you isn't just about commissions or trading costs, but it is an important consideration for people who trade more frequently.
Car-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can pick up and drop off fliers at most major airports in Southern California, but the city of Long Beach isn’t ready to allow such drivers to pick up at the Long Beach Airport. In a meeting last week, the Long Beach City Council was set to consider a