Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

Profit jumps despite EU fine

ALPHABET INC. (Nasdaq symbols GOOG $1,264 [class C: non-voting] and GOOGL $1,276 [class A: one vote per share]; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 694.5 million; Market cap: $877.8 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.4; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.abc.xyz) is the parent company of Google’s Internet… Read More

Google wins key partner

ALPHABET INC. (Nasdaq symbols GOOG $1,170 [class C: non-voting] and GOOGL $1,184 [class A: one vote per share]; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 694.8 million; Market cap: $819.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 7.0; No dividends paid; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.abc.xyz) announced that its Google Internet search business… Read More

IPO Spotlight

DROPBOX INC. $31 (Nasdaq symbol DBX; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 400.4 million; Market cap: $12.4 billion; No dividend paid; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.dropbox.com) completed its much-anticipated initial public offering, or IPO, on March 21, 2018. It raised a total of $756 million… Read More

Alphabet has long-term gains ahead

Alphabet’s shares have declined 4% since the start of 2018. That’s partly due to fears the recent Facebook data scandal will prompt governments to bring in new regulations on how Internet companies gather and use customer information. That could hurt the ability of the company’s… Read More