On Feb. 3, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to do a cost-benefit analysis of the fiduciary rule, leaving both financial firms and retirees asking, “Will the fiduciary rule be delayed?”
Originally, the rule was supposed to go into effect on April 10 — just over a month away.
But before that happens, the Trump administration wants to know:
Whether the rule has harmed or is likely to harm investors due to its provisionsWhich ways it has resulted in disruptions within the retirement service industry that may also affect investors or retireesWhether it is likely to cause an increase in litigation and prices for retirement services
To that end, the DOL kicked off its investigative process last Wednesday, when the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released its review of the proposed delay on Feb. 28.
best stock investments today: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
In Canada, for example, the company and its partners Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) came up dry in their initial exploration attempts in the Shelburne Basin offshore Nova Scotia. The first noncommercial well forced Suncor Energy to write off 105 million Canadian dollars ($78.7 million) for its 20% stake in the well. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips recorded a total of $187 million of dry hole expenses in Canada last year after it wrote off two wells.
- [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]
With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
The six companies that met the criterion are:
Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.
best stock investments today: StoneMor Partners L.P.(STON)
- [By Monica Gerson]
The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:
best stock investments today: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)
- [By Cameron Saucier]
Alexco Resource (NYSEMKT: AXU) operates in two segments: an environmental services business and a mining company. Its mining segment explores developments in Canada, while its environmental segment provides consulting and project management services in the United States and Canada. AXU is up over 400% YTD. The stock has been steadily rising since January. It isn’t clear what’s driving AXU upwards, other than general investor speculation. The stock is trading at $1.72 per share as of Monday intraday.
best stock investments today: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 20 percent to $7.22. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) were down 17 percent to $7.43. VBL Therapeutics reported pricing of 2.5 million share common stock offering for $18.75 million.
best stock investments today: Coffee Holding Co., Inc.(JVA)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart for Farmer Brothers Co shows an outstanding outperformance while large capStarbucks Corporation has been flat for more than a year and both iPath Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN and small cap Coffee Holding Co, Inc (NASDAQ: JVA) have underperformed: