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World's Smallest Stock Markets

MoneyTips | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business

Every investor knows the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Most people are aware of the Tokyo, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong stock exchanges. But are you aware of the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) of Zambia, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE), or the Mongolian Stock Exchange?

Testy Tuesday -- Double Bottom or Look out Below?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

This is not a pretty chart.

Monday Market Movement: Make or Break for the Nasdaq

Phil Davis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Sometimes, you hit a critical point in the markets. This week, the Nasdaq, which is the only index we have that hasn't had a death cross, ha...

With China on the Ropes, Oil Plunging, Markets in Free Fall, How Do I Play Equities Now?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Friends often ask me, on huge down market days like Friday, what I think of equities moving forward. While I have earned decent long-term returns from Apple, several ETFs, and from trading around volatile names like Twitter, I don't give financial advice for a living.

China's Market Collapse and Currency Devaluation

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Natalie Pace

In 2014, the Chinese economy became the No. 1 economy in the world, followed by the European Union and the U.S. The U.S. is now considered to be the third largest economy in the world.

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Stock Trading App Robinhood and Its One Million-Person Waitlist

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

For Robinhood founders Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev, the 2008 financial crisis, followed by the Occupy Wall Street movement, were a source of inspiration to create Robinhood, a mobile first zero-commission stock brokerage app.

Markets Around the World Drop 2-4% on Greek Worries.

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

The announcement that the banks and stock market in Greece would be closed was made by the Greek Prime Minister on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Within 24 hours, markets around the world declined in value. There wasn't any country you could escape to for safety.

Risk/Reward: Investing in Women Pays Dividends

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Elisa Gaudet

We often hear "You have to be willing to take risks" in business, sports and life. Risk / Reward is the ratio used by many investors to compare the ex...

Nasdaq Breaks 15-Year High

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, with the Nasdaq index hitting a record closing high, as corp...

Nasdaq Hits Major Milestone

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, with the Nasdaq moving above the 5,000 mark for the fir...

'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale's "little problem" reflects a big problem the oil and gas industry faces -- particularly smaller operators involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -- going forward.

Beware of 'Alarmist' Journalism During Times of National Crisis

Laura Wellington | Posted 12.28.2014 | Media
Laura Wellington

The fact is -- given a bit of clear thinking unencumbered by all of the noise -- none of the issues perpetuating our current national crisis are going to be solved by the screaming children in the room so why join them as it will only serve to hamper much needed solution.

Alibaba: Fast as a Rabbit, Patient as a Turtle

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

If you want to understand the shift in global business, watch out carefully what is happening these days in New York. Alibaba Group is in for an unprecedented bonanza, launching the biggest IPO in history on Nasdaq.

Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

AP | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of econ...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's Trust Question Poses Problem For Wall Street Exec | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple question. With only 15 percent of Americans trusting the stock market and a declining percentage who invest in it...

The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Oh, Americans have such short memories -- made only worse by how pathetically poor many choose to be informed.

How the One Percent Is Stealing Your Money in the Stock Market

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You think that the broker has your best interest at heart. They are, after all, working for you. You are paying them a commission. And you are living in America, the land of "everyday low prices." But you have been misled.

Washington Post Raises Price Surreptitiously

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Peter D. Rosenstein

The cost of the Washington Post goes up on a regular basis and unfortunately the quality of the paper hasn't kept pace. Now they have found a way to i...

The Bond Market Disagrees With The Fed: So What's New About That?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Bond traders seem to have seen Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains so often they have forgotten it was a comedy. And these are the folks the equity markets are supposed to pay attention to?

Nasdaq Closes Below 4,000 As Tech Stocks Drop Again

AP | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks are dropping for a second day in a row as investors flee highflying Internet and biotechnology companies. T...

Nasdaq Just Plummeted And Everyone's Asking The Same Question

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business

The stock market got completely kerslammered on Thursday, and the kerslammering might not be done. The punishment started on the Nasdaq, which sank...

High-Profile Stocks Come Crashing Back To Earth

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

By Angela Moon NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughou...

Women's History Month, Luan Cox, Crowd Finance and the Future

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Cliff Schecter

During a month when we celebrate the historical achievements of women, only a few days after International Women's Day, after a year in which we've wa...

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

Whether or Not It's the Weather

Michael Pento | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

Growth in the U.S. is slowing, along with Asia and emerging market economies. This is occurring under the context of a continued reduction of Fed asset purchases. Meanwhile, U.S. market strategist are busy looking at the weather charts trying to find excuses.