2014 Was Tough for Class Action Lawyers, Good for Investors: Report
The number of securities class actions filed stayed nearly flat, but investor losses dropped dramatically and dismissal rates rose, a study found.
Energy: Powerful Production
On August 5, Southwest Gas Corp reported second quarter earnings of $0.21 per share vs. $0.22 per share last year. Excluding COLI, earnings were $0.16 per share versus $0.18 per share.
Euro Improves Latvia’s Prospects but Highlights Geopolitical Tension
Investors to date have found it difficult to gain access to Latvia, but the adoption of the euro is encouraging.
MLPs Come into Sharp Focus
The young, tax-advantaged asset class of master limited partnerships, with its unique structure and method of return, has been picking up steam for the past several years.
Have We Turned the Confidence Corner? Millionaires Think So
Spectrem Millionaire Confidence Index hits nine-month high; consumer confidence, Chicago PMI—even Ben Bernanke—points to a possible resurgence, but Spectrem’s Wolper warns about negative effect of rising gas prices.