iOS app Android app

Stock Market

Dow, S&P 500 Rally To Record Highs

AP | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes are back at record highs after a turbulent month. Stocks rallied in the U.S. and oversea...

What Oil Is Telling You

Michael Farr | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The drop in oil (and corresponding drop in energy stocks) is causing much consternation throughout the investment world because it is inconsistent with the narrative articulated by most economists.

These 5 FinTech Companies Are Changing the Way We Invest

Kevin Yu | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Kevin Yu

These five companies are positioned to really change the way consumers think about investing. By empowering individuals to have easy and affordable access, it simplifies the complex world of investing.

No Matter What Happens in the Stock Market, You Have Great Options on Your Student Loans

CommonBond | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money
CommonBond

How do you "know" that the stock market will yield a better return than what your student loan interest rate is? You don't. But you can make an educated determination of how you might tie out after, say, a 10-year period, by doing your research and using your own risk tolerance as a guide.

What's Your Plan if the Market Falls?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you've been investing for any length of time then you've experienced a market correction much like the one we are in now. But I'm not talking about a mere 10 percent correction. I'm talking about a drop like we saw in 2008 and 2009. Do you have a plan?

I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 12.21.2014 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa

Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.

4 Year-end Portfolio Moves

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

October is month when leaves are changing color, there's a nip in the air signaling the beginning of fall, and of course... stock market corrections!

Should You Sell???

Michael Farr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The growth of the American and global economies are the underlying drivers for most all equity investments. A clear discipline, dogged research, and dispassionate assessment are an investor's best friends.

European Markets Tumble

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

* FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1 pct, hits 13-month low * Euro zone banking index falls 2.7 percent * Getinge slumps 15 pct af...

What Oil Price Got to Do, Got to Do With It? (10 Things to Remember About Oil Prices)

Carl Pope | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

The collapse of soaring oil prices signaled the beginning of the 2008 Great Recession. This milder repeat performance is not so confusing if we look at the basics -- and remember that what counts about oil is not where it is produced, or exactly how much we need, but its price.

Dow Has Its Worst Day In Years Amid Global Market Freakout

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

October is a month known for market panics, including the crashes of 1929 and 1987.

Ben Walsh

Your 401(k) Will Be Fine Even Though Stocks Just Tanked

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

Markets do their thing –- go up and down -– and you do yours –- use tax incentives to save the best you can.

Do Minimum Wage Increases Benefit the Middle Class?

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

This is not to argue against minimum wage increases as much as to argue that this remedy must not be substituted for reforms at deeper levels.

More Trade Agreements Won't Fix Austerity

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The U.S. economy is growing slowly and Europe's hardly at all. The stock market lurch last week is a belated acknowledgement that our two economies share a common affliction, and Europe suffers more seriously. The affliction is austerity. And yet the main remedy being promoted by the U.S. government and its European allies is a trade and investment deal known as T-TIP, which stands for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. According to the deal's sponsors, T-TIP would help stimulate recovery by removing barriers to trade and promoting regulatory convergence and hence investment. The proposed deal is not popular in the U.S. Congress, which has to approve negotiating authority. The administration, say well-placed sources, hopes to cram through the necessary approval during the lame duck session of Congress after the November 4 election. That still will not assure approval, because the deal is also increasingly unpopular in Europe.

Timothy Sykes: How to Transform Haters Into Customers

Sean Kim | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Sean Kim

Do you have haters in your life or business? I sure do. In fact, haters can be an asset if you know how to prove them wrong. This is exactly what Ti...

The Buyback Binge

Michael Farr | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

Remember, markets go down from time to time, and it's normal. Cool heads and steady hands make money over time.

Time to Put Your Money in Motion?

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.30.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many indicators suggest that our economy is nearing record levels, and now's an excellent time to assess a possible move.

Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Meet the New Wolves of Wall Street

Jesse Felder | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Jesse Felder

Wall Street is in the midst of some pretty massive changes right now. And I'm talking about Wall Street as it relates to Main Street. I'm talking about how individual investors are being courted (hunted) and cared for (killed) by the new wolves of Wall Street.

Another Flash Crash or Market Shutdown?

Michael Farr | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

Technology seems to have solved the trade execution issue, so I don't foresee an overwhelming market shutdown. Fidelity now offers an amazing 1 second trade confirmation guarantee.

Taking Stock: Investors Seem as Interested in Reality as Willy Wonka

David Fagin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
David Fagin

Is it just me, or does the stock market seem to be tiptoeing through the tulips while all hell's breaking loose around us?

Loan Me $250,000. Please!

Michael Farr | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Michael Farr

I want to buy a house. Would you be willing to loan me $250,000 for 30 years at 4.25 percent? Your answer is crucially important. Before you answer, keep in mind that you will be taxed on the interest you receive.

Invest in the Creative Economy

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

We're squandering our future obsessing about stock price, hoping that a rising stock market will lift us all out of these doldrums.

A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

Margins Remain Suspicious

Michael Farr | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So what are the causes for optimism with regard to future earnings power? Well, the most notable are probably the recent sharp decreases in interest rates and gas prices.