The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is commonly referred to as the VA, offers home loan programs to help qualified individuals and families buy, build, or improve a home or they can refinance an existing home loan. While federal law requires VA lenders to abide by Fair Housing laws,Continue Reading

What Is Other Comprehensive Income? In business accounting, other comprehensive income (OCI) includes revenues, expenses, gains, and losses that have yet to be realized and are excluded from net income on an income statement. OCI represents the balance between net income and comprehensive income. A common example of OCI isContinue Reading

Key Takeaways U.S. comparable sales, excluding fuel, rose at a faster pace than analysts expected. U.S. comparable sales indicate the sales generated by the company’s U.S. stores and clubs that have been open for at least one year, including e-commerce sales. Walmart said that its bottom-line results were unexpected andContinue Reading

Key Takeaways Pfizer’s earnings and revenue beat consensus estimates. The company’s COVID-19 vaccine contributed $13.2 billion in global revenue, more than half of Pfizer’s total revenue for the quarter. Pfizer expects that its COVID-19 vaccine and oral antiviral treatment against the disease will rake in about $54 billion in combinedContinue Reading

Swing trading has been described as a type of fundamental trading in which positions are held for longer than a single day. Traders attempt to capture short-term profits by using technical analysis to enter into positions, hold for several days or weeks, and exit soon thereafter. Most fundamentalists are swingContinue Reading

The term “personal finance” refers to how you manage your money and plan for your future. All of your financial decisions and activities have an effect on your financial health. It’s always important to consider what we should be doing—in general—to help improve our financial health and habits. Here weContinue Reading

What Is a Bubble? A basic characteristic of financial bubbles is the suspension of disbelief by most participants when the speculative price surge is occurring: It’s only in retrospect, after the bubble has burst, that they’re recognized (to many an investor’s chagrin). Nevertheless, some economists have identified five stages ofContinue Reading