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2015 Stock Market Correction Worst Kept Secret Since Area 51

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Eric Wallace

In 2013, the CIA announced the official existence of one of the governments worst kept secrets, Area 51. It had to be the easiest press releases to write in the history of declassified government information. I'm paraphrasing the official document, but it said "Yep".

U.S. Stocks Rise On Positive Sales Data, Stabilizing Market

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

Aug 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened sharply higher on Wednesday after data showed U.S. orders for durable goods rose more than expected in July. The...

Former Mob Snitch All But Indicted

Blayne Davis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Crime
Blayne Davis

Mr. Corso has not been proven guilty of anything, and it will likely be up to his lawyer and himself to explain away some very nebulous business tactics, but this time around he won't have the benefit of being a highly-placed mob informant.

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's official: July 2015 was the hottest month ever recorded on Planet E...

Why You Shouldn't Sell Stock During A Market Panic

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business

If you are a retail investor with money in the stock market, you probably lost a lot of money in the last couple of days (on paper, at least). That's ...

Yesterday's Trade Ideas Are Up $18,400 -- Today it's 3 Percent Index Gains or Bust!

Phil Davis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

We need 3% gains today. That's right, after dropping 15% our 5% Rule says a weak bounce should be 20% of the drop and that's a 3% bounce off yesterday's close just to keep us a tiny bit bullish.

5 GIFs Show The World Losing It Over #BlackMonday

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

You may have noticed fear erupting around the globe as stocks plummeted Monday. China's stocks saw the worst decline since 2007, and European markets ...

4 Don'ts for Investors During a Correction

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

I see so many investors that start to watch the financial news every waking moment when we start to have a correction. The more you check your investments and listen to the media, the more volatile it will appear -- further fueling your internal panic buttons.

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

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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 08.20.2016 | 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.

Twitter's Shareholders Don't Believe The Company Can Transform

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology

Twitter isn't looking so good lately. Shares in the social media site dropped almost 6 percent on Thursday, dipping from a onetime high of $69 to jus...

Should You Prepare for the Next Bear Market?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

There are probably plenty of reasons to start preparing for trouble. Far be it for me to tell you to not be a doomsday prepper. Between the Federal Reserve, China and bonds, what's a poor investor to do?

Uncertainty Intensifies

Michael Farr | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

China's move to devalue its currency caught the markets somewhat by surprise. As a result, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding both the reasons behind the move as well as the implications of the move.

Surprising Findings in China

Judah Freed | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Judah Freed

Steve Hoffman at Founders Space recently returned from a "marathon business trip" to China. He returned with some unexpected findings that defy many of our staid stereotypes in the West. With Steve's permission, I am quoting his findings below.

Confusion Reigns

Michael Farr | Posted 08.06.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.

Greek Stocks Plummet After Five-Week Shutdown

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was abou...

Chinese Man Tries To Sell Pet Alpaca After Losing Big On Stocks

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 07.29.2015 | Home

With the Shanghai stock market once again in free fall, desperate times call for desperate measures. One Chinese man who reportedly lost big on stocks...

Chinese Market Flu

Peter D. Kiernan | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Peter D. Kiernan

Where do people get the notion that the Chinese government is turning its back on middle-class investors? The Chinese government will not swallow the western concept of moral hazard without washing it down with massive intervention.

Who Says You Can't Time the Stock Market? Why Market Timing Is Easy | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business

Don't waste your time and money trying to fight the impossible to win the market timing battle of predicting when to buy low and when to sell high. If you buy today and sell during your retirement you will do just that and with a lot less effort and stress.

Google Gains $65 Billion In Biggest One-Day Rally In History

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business

Google Inc’s (GOOGL.O) shares closed up 16.3 percent at $699.62 on Friday, adding about $65 billion to its market value, as strong growth in YouTube...

Small But Mighty: Eight Year Old Boy Spends His Summer Giving to a Cause Greater Than Himself

Bobbie Shay Lee | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Bobbie Shay Lee

Most kids spend their summers playing video games and bugging their parents to keep them entertained, but eight-year-old Aidan Gilbert is making a philanthropic impact by competing with his dad in Portfolios with Purpose.

Ladies, Are You Prepared For Retirement?

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Cary Carbonaro says many women are too conservative with their investments compared to men and are making mistakes that are hampering their retirement planning.

Has the Chinese Market Finished "Correcting"?

Michael Farr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Michael Farr

All things considered, the major equity markets of the world have been fairly orderly for the past year and a half. That is, all except the Chinese market.

The China Syndrome

Peter D. Kiernan | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Peter D. Kiernan

Never airbrush the Communist Party out of the Chinese markets -- for all of the freeing up of individual access there remains an abiding faith in Beijing's ability to provide a soft landing. And state-owned media's urging of its citizens to invest took hold.

European Stocks Jump On Prospect Of Greek Debt Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2015 | Home

By Alistair Smout LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - European stocks surged on Friday after Greece made substantial concessions in its latest bid to win n...