Next Week Earnings Report Preview (September 26 – 30, 2016)

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Adobe Systems reported a 20 percent rise in quarterly revenue. The company’s revenue rose to $1.46 billion in the three months ended Sept. 2, from $1.22 billion a year earlier. Adobe said its net income rose to $270.79 million, or 54 cents per share, from $174.47 million, or 34 cents per share.

FedEx reported quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday that beat analysts’ expectations. The company posted adjusted fiscal first-quarter earnings per share of $2.90 on revenue of $14.66 billion. Wall Street expected FedEx to report earnings of $2.81 a share on $14.61 billion in revenue, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. Earnings were up from $2.42 per share a year earlier, while revenue climbed from $12.3 billion. The stock gained about 1 percent in extended trading.

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Next Week Earnings Report Preview (September 19 – 23, 2016)

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Oracle (ORCL) reported forecast lower-than-expected quarterly profit as growth in its cloud-based business fails to make up for weakness in its traditional software offerings. Net income rose to $1.83 billion, or 43 cents per share, from $1.75 billion, or 40 cents per share. The company said it expected adjusted earnings of 59 cents to 62 cents per share and revenue growth of up to 3 percent in the second quarter. They had reported revenue of about $9 billion for the same period a year earlier. Oracle’s shares closed at $40.86 on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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From Poor to Billionaire: Successful people stories, Part 1

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Howard Schultz – CEO of Starbucks – $3 billion

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.”

As a child, Howard grew up in a housing complex for the poor. Back in the 70s, he took another path -won a football scholarship to Northern Michigan University and was the only one to attend college from his family. After his graduation, he took over a chain of coffee shops, (now the famous Starbucks), which at the time had only 60 locations.  Nowadays Starbucks is one of the most popular coffeehouse chains in the world.

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Financial Spread Betting vs CFDs: Which one to choose? (+Video)

Financial Spread Betting or Contracts for Difference?

Which one to choose? They may appear almost identical:

You can trade on a wide range of markets
Trade Forex, Gold&Silver, Shares, Indices and Futures.

You can go long or short

With Spread Betting and CFDs you can buy (go long) or sell (go short).

They give you the ability to go long as well as short, so taking a long position when market prices are rising or opening a short position when prices are falling will both yield a positive result and vice versa.

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Weekly Overview (September 5 – 9, 2016): Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned?

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On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia made the decision to left rates unchanged. The Aussi dollar rose shortly after the announcement.

Brent Crude Oils was trading at $47.28 on Tuesday morning, being as high as $49.32 on Monday. The pound was trading one-fourth percent higher, rising against the dollar for a fifth straight day.

A CNN poll pointed Trump as a leader in the race for the White House. The Republican Nominee was 2 points ahead from Hilary on Tuesday morning.

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Next Week Earnings Report Preview (September 12 – 16, 2016)

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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) reported better-than-expected earnings in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31. Net income soared to $2.27 billion, or $1.32 per share, thanks to a hefty gain on an asset sale. Earnings, adjusted for the gain and restructuring and other costs, were 49 cents per share.Revenue slipped about 6 percent year over year to $12.21 billion, missing Street forecasts. For the current quarter ending in October, HPE expects its per-share earnings to range from 58 cents to 63 cents. The company expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.90 to $1.95 per share. HP Enterprise shares have increased 45 percent since the beginning of the year. In after-hours trading, the stock dipped 4 cents to changed hands at $22.05.

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