Investors have a unique perspective on current events, as they always have to consider the financial ramifications of what’s happening throughout the world. Sometimes, as we saw with the Greek sovereign debt crisis, the event that spurs civil unrest is itself a direct consequence of activity in the financial markets. Yet more recently, uprisings in Egypt, Turkey, and Brazil have raised concerns....more>>>
Investing these days is like sitting down at a restaurant with a 500-page menu. With so many choices, even the most experienced of investors might feel overwhelmed, however, sometimes simple is better, writes Rob Carrick of The Globe and Mail.
Even savvy investors can be overwhelmed by the number of investment choices available in Canada: 355 exchange-traded funds, 17,517 mutual funds....more>>>
In the second half of 2013, Bitcoin made an unprecedented jump from the $70 level and passed $1140 from July to December, an increase of more than 1000 percent.
And then, it dropped. Not as drastically as it popped, but the crypto-currency has been on a steady decline since that all-time high. While some will argue that Bitcoin was in a bubble that has now burst, there are still many....more>>>
Even as America’s well to do continue to buy cars in impressive numbers, pushing inventories of some models low, most luxury vehicles can still be given as Christmas gifts. Not so the products of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). The wait time for the once-popular car now is four months. Buy a Tesla S online, and have it by March — at the earliest. The deposit is only $2,500.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Since reporting fiscal first-quarter earnings results that disappointed the Street, shares of OmniVision (OVTI), which were already in a downtrend, have lost another 17%.
Understandably, OmniVision bulls insist that the stock is oversold, while “observers” are debating whether to take a closer “peek” at a possible turnaround candidate.....more>>>
At issue in NYC is whether polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, can be effectively recycled in a way that doesn’t cost too much. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) New York City could soon become the biggest U.S. metropolis to outlaw Styrofoam food and beverage containers.
Currently, most Styrofoam products used in the city end up in landfills.
At issue now is whether polystyrene,....more>>>
It’s earnings season. In fact it’s prime time for companies’ first-quarter earnings.
For company players the game is about trying to beat analysts’ estimates, to get your company’s stock to pop so you look better than your reflection.
But, the game is rigged.
What! Another rigged game on the purposely muddied fields where Wall Streeters play?
USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at email@example.com.
Q: Have any South African companies emerged for investors?
A: South Africa at times showed promise to be an economic powerhouse. But global public outcry over apartheid turned the country into a political hot spot instead.
There’s a good chance you’re paying too much for auto insurance. A new study by NerdWallet found that American drivers are overpaying an average of $368 a year to insure their vehicles because they don’t shop around for the lowest rates.
SEE ALSO: The Biggest Car Insurance Discounts
Only 12% of drivers surveyed by NerdWallet — a site with price-comparison tools for dozens....more>>>
Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) has inoculated itself against today’s biotech selloff thanks to its stellar financial results.
The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI) has fallen 1.3% to $128.69 at 2:10 p.m., as Biogen Idec (BIIB) has dropped 4.2% to $293.91 and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) has declined 3.7% to $291.81. Even Gilead Sciences (GILD), which managed to buck yesterday’s....more>>>
In one of the most dramatic signs yet of the bull market’s strength, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time in the much-watched average’s 117-year history.
The Dow’s accomplishment, which came on better-than-expected unemployment news, was the latest major milestone to fall in a bull market that’s riding the powerful combination of....more>>>
Of all the financial statements issued by companies, the balance sheet is one of the most effective tools in evaluating financial health at a specific point in time. Consider it a financial snapshot that can be used for forward or backward comparisons. The simplicity in its design makes it easy to view balances of the three major components with company assets on one side, and liabilities and owners’....more>>>
Social Security may be your largest or one of your largest assets. How you manage it, by deciding which benefits to collect and when, can make an absolutely huge difference to your lifetime benefits. And those with the highest past covered earnings have the most to gain from maximizing their Social Security.
I’ve been answering questions and writing columns about Social Security each week....more>>>
DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don’t just look at a stock’s price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility.
>>5 Stocks Set to Soar on Bullish Earnings
Major moves in volume can signal unusual....more>>>
LONDON — The FTSE 100 (FTSEINDICES: ^FTSE ) doesn’t look like it’s going to reclaim its five-year high of 6,534 set on March 12 anytime soon after fresh Chinese fears sent it down 0.64% to 6,344 points today. Not that China is in any real trouble, mind — its economy just grew a little slower than expected in the first quarter.
But even if the FTSE is off....more>>>