One of these hotel spinoffs is a buy

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WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP. $115 (New York symbol WYN; Consumer sector; Shares outstanding: 99.9 million; Market cap: $11.5 billion; Dividend yield: 2.3%; Takeover Target Rating: Medium; www.wyndhamworldwide.com) is one of the world’s… Read More

Q: Hi Pat: Can I get your opinion on two Vanguard consumer ETFs—Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF and Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF. Thanks.

A: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, $161.83, symbol VCR on New York, aims to track the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Discretionary 25/50 Index. That index follows U.S. consumer discretionary companies. Those firms, in the manufacturing and service industries, are highly sensitive to economic cycles. The… Read More

The hidden dangers of online trading

The hidden dangers of online trading

It doesn’t get as much play in the media as it did a decade ago, but even in the volatile market of 2018, online trading carries hidden dangers that aren’t always evident at first.
The main risk comes from the fact that it all may seem deceptively easy. The… Read More