Apple Inc. Might Be Planning to Kill the iPhone X Later in 2018

According to analyst Jun Zhang with Rosenblatt Securities (via Phillip Elmer-DeWitt), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) "may be planning to cut iPhone X production for the June quarter by as much as 10 million units." That drastic reduction, the analyst says, would bring output in the quarter to just 15 million units. Apple's

If You're in Your 70s, Consider Buying This High-Yield Dividend Stock

If you're in your 70s, you'll probably appreciate an investment that can supply you with a steadily rising stream of income -- one that can help support you in retirement and that you can count on year after year. There are a select few stocks that meet these criteria. Read on

Amazon Raises Prime Membership Fees: What You Need to Know

E-commerce giant Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced yesterday that it was boosting monthly membership fees for its popular Prime service. The company is raising the price from $10.99 per month to $12.99 per month -- an 18% increase. Student members that pay monthly will see their prices rise by a comparable

3 Growth Stocks With Virtual Monopolies

Investing in high-quality growth stocks is an effective way to beat the broader market's returns. But finding the best growth stocks is easier said than done. To that end, one way to narrow your portfolio candidates is by searching for companies that are absolutely dominating a growing industry. So we asked

Why You're Probably Never Getting a Real Raise From Social Security

In 2018, Social Security recipients got a 2% raise thanks to the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). While a 2% raise should theoretically result in about $27 more per month for seniors who received the average retirement benefit of $1,377 in 2017, many seniors will see no bump in income at all.

New Menu Items That Could Arrive at a McDonald's Near You

On its home turf in the U.S. and in other key developed markets, McDonald's(NYSE: MCD) struggled for years. That story has changed as of late, though. Under the guidance of CEO Steve Easterbrook since 2015, the company has launched several menu innovations that have played a part in returning the

Social Security's 3 Purposes, and the 1 Thing It Was Never Intended For

As of November, according to a snapshot provided by the Social Security Administration, almost 62 million people were receiving a monthly benefit from the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Trust. For many, this payment isn't just icing on the cake during their golden years, but a much-needed source of income

3 Reasons Deere Is Set for a Good Year

Shares in Deere & Company(NYSE: DE) have gone up nearly 60% in the last 12 months, but there could be more to come. After a difficult few years operationally, the company looks set for a strong 2018. I think there are three key reasons to like Deere this year. Let's

3 Top Oil Stocks to Buy Right Now

From the investors' perspective, the company has a decent amount of available rigs to grow revenue, and isn't overly burdened by its debt load. So as those rigs go to work, more of that is going to flow to the bottom line than to pay off outstanding debt. The offshore oil