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If your clients are shopping around for a new place to live and work, or simply to retire, it’s important that financial professionals can help them make informed decisions based on their goals and desires and how those fit within their financial plans.
As aging clients retire, for example, many of them look for a change of scenery to spend their golden years and, where someone lives in retirement is a personal choice, but it’s also a financial one. A recent study by GoBankingRates revealed several destinations experiencing expensive growing pains. Portland, Oregon, known for its microbreweries, hipster vibe and fledgling tech scene, tops the study’s list and is expected to see the highest rise in cost of living in 2018.
(Related: 12 Best Big Cities for Successful Aging: 2017)
GoBankingRates reached its findings by analyzing 75 of the largest cities in the U.S. and zeroing in on three key economic indicators: Zillow’s year-over-year median home value forecast; Zillow’s year-over-year median rent forecast; and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index change between 2014 and 2017.
Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
- [By Jayson Derrick]
On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.
Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: iShares US Basic Materials (IYM)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Apogee Enterprises strongly outperforming potential performancebenchmarks like theMaterials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA: XLB) and iShares Dow Jones US Basic Materials ETF (NYSEARCA: IYM) albeit that performance has fallen off:
Top Financial Stocks To Buy For 2019: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)
- [By Sara Cornell]
The management team member who garners the most attention right now is Dave Mathewson, VP, Head of Exploration. Dave is a geologist with more than 35 years’ experience in the gold exploration space, and specifically, in Nevada. He is credited with a number of notable discoveries for Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM), and later went on to Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSE: GSV) helping take that company from a start-up to a now $481 million market cap.
- [By Paul Ausick]
NewmontMining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings after markets closed Tuesday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.25 on revenues of $1.79 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported a loss per share of $0.03 on revenues of $1.82 billion. Fourth-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.33 and $1.79 billion in revenues.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Barrick Gold is the largest gold miner in the world, producing 5.32 million ounces of the precious metal in 2017. While that was down from 5.53 million ounces in 2016 — and well off the company’s peak from a few years ago — it was enough to edge out Newmont Mining’s (NYSE:NEM) 5.27 million ounces for the top spot. In addition to gold, Barrick also produced 413 million pounds of copper, which — while significant — pales in comparison to Freeport-McMoRan’s 3.7 billion pounds, enough to make it the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer.