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Yikes! Individual Health Insurance Policy Premiums Expected To Surge

Yikes! Yes Yikes! Individual health insurance policy premiums continue to rise as the options diminish as we move into 2018.   The group that makes up the vast majority that is squarely hit by this situation are early retirees, skilled tradespeople, musicians, self-employed professionals, & business owners....

Stocks Up in the United States Markets Today!

Stocks in the United States markets were up again today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 55.67 points Closing at 21,948.1, the S&P 500 was up 14.06 points to 2,471.65 and the Nasdaq added 60.35 points to close at 6,428.66. Wall Street gains on...

“Meeting or Exceeding Expections”

Vista Partners (“Vista”) has published its FREE Macroeconomic & Investment Monthly Newsletter for the month of August. Each monthly newsletter from Vista contains macroeconomic thoughts, investment considerations with regard to Biotechnology, Cloud Services, Energy, Fintech, Healthcare Insurance, Manufacturing, SaaS, & Technology, monthly highlights from select...

BHP Billiton Back On Map Post Latest Quarter

BHP Billiton (BHP) this week reported a $6.7 billion profit in their latest annual report and squarely placing themselves back on the map. This is post the $6.4 billion loss they reported the year before. The Melbourne, Australia based miner has seemingly recovered from the...

Energy Titan Chevron (CVX) Needing A New Leader?

Chevron Corp. (CVX), the energy titan, is reported to be seeking new leadership as Chief Executive John Watson is looking to retire. Looking internally, their leading candidate is reported to be Michael Wirth who is a refining specialist at Chevron. Chevron CEO John Watson plans...

Microsoft’s Amy Hood Added to Board of 3M (MMM)

Amy E. Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), has been elected to 3M’s Board of Directors, effective Aug. 13, 2017. Amy E. Hood Elected to 3M Board of Directors 3M (NYSE: MMM) announced today that Amy E. Hood, executive vice...