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UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 6:01 p.m.

S&P 500, Dow industrials and Nasdaq close at record highs

NEW YORK – Investors extended a rally through a holiday-shortened day and pushed the S&P 500 index to its third straight record high close on Wednesday. Other major indexes also …

UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Investing became cheaper, easier during bull market run

As bull market turns 10 years old this weekend, it’s never been cheaper or easier to buy stocks.

Should you invest in hot pot stocks?

With recreational marijuana now legal in Canada, along with the growing popularity of the non-psychoactive CBD strains, investors in the United States and Canada are taking a hard look at …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Warren Buffett’s investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn’t changed …

As low volatility booms investors wonder if elation will last

The low volatility trade is back. Cue the panic. Typically sleepy stocks have been wide awake lately. The two most popular low volatility exchange-traded funds posted record highs every day …

Motley Fool: Documented profits for Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain’s (NYSE: IRM) core business is providing storage, primarily of records, and information management services to companies and government organizations. It’s also been expanding into related operations, such as …

Many women think men are the better investors; they’re not

After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women earned 6.4 percent on their portfolios. Its male customers made slightly less: 6 percent.

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Congressman Chris Collins part of probe into insider trading; HHS Secretary Tom Price also part of investigation

The Office of Congressional Ethics is reportedly conducting an inquiry into whether Rep. Chris Collins improperly attracted investors to an Australian biotech company and gave a stock tip to then-Rep. …

Motley Fool: Whirlpool should appeal to value investors

Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR), the largest appliance manufacturer in the world, is trading at an appealing price for long-term investors. After years of growth, the company has experienced a few hiccups …

Motley Fool: Long-term success of mutual funds for T. Rowe Price

One of the world’s largest mutual fund companies, T. Rowe Price’s (Nasdaq: TROW) long history of excellence has made its own shares a winning investment. They have risen by about …

Motley Fool: McKesson well positioned for profitability

It rakes in close to $200 billion per year, employs about 70,000 people and is No. 5 on the Fortune 500 list, but relatively few people have heard of McKesson …

Idaho sues man accused of defrauding investors

The Idaho Department of Finance is suing a man who raised more than $2 million from investors for allegedly violating state securities laws.

Motley Fool: A buying opportunity in Hanesbrands

Just about every consumer has purchased something from Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI), with its well-established brands that include Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, …

Motley Fool: The money mouse: Disney’s deep portfolio

With blockbuster movies like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia,” studios helped Disney rake in more than $7.5 billion in total box-office receipts last year.

China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha

Coca-Cola is featuring a different type of celebrity on its cans in China: Warren Buffett.

Motley Fool: Biotech company AbbVie offers healthy dividends

One of the best health care dividend stocks around belongs to biotech company AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), which was spun off by Abbott Laboratories in 2013.

New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on …

Stocks tumble as banks, industrials take broad losses

U.S. stocks are on track for their biggest loss this year as banks tumble and industrial companies such as transportation stocks take large losses. Small-company stocks are falling more than …

Motley Fool: Footwear giant Nike more than just sneakers

Shares of global footwear and apparel giant Nike (NYSE: NKE) were recently down about 13 percent from their 52-week highs. That spells opportunity more than trouble.

Fed, economists and investors show rare harmony on rate outlook

A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. …

Medicare Part B premium rise erodes Social Security increase

While average Social Security benefits for retired workers increased by about $5 from $1,355 to $1,360 because of the annual cost-of-living adjustment, Medicare Part B premiums also rose this year, …

Fixed index annuities: ‘Magical’ or ‘unsuitable’?

PHILADELPHIA – That night, like most nights, Phillip J. Cannella III warned that the financial world was at the brink of a massive meltdown, one that would wipe out savings …

Motley Fool: General Electric’s bright future

Not all that long ago, General Electric (NYSE: GE) was a mega-conglomerate with its hands in a wide variety of businesses. Not anymore.

Motley Fool: Ford Motor churning out cars, profits

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has made vast improvements in the quality and attractiveness of its vehicles since the recession subsided, and now it’s churning out profits quarter after quarter. …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

Why the stock market has climbed to record highs despite Trump uncertainty

It’s often said the stock market hates uncertainty, so one might assume Wall Street would be very skittish about President Trump. Far from it, at least for now.

Motley Fool: AMC down, but don’t count it out

Shares of AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX), the network behind the hit show “The Walking Dead,” has acted somewhat zombielike, falling 30 percent in 2016 – and drawing the attention of …

Motley Fool: Look to biotech sector for undervalued stocks

With the stock market trading near an all-time high, it’s hard to find undervalued stocks. You can find some in the biotechnology sector, though. Consider Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG).

Inflation’s special threat for stocks as richly priced as these

Investors have spent a decade beseeching heaven for inflation. Given the market’s vulnerability to valuation shocks, they should be careful what they pray for.

The Motley Fool: AT&T stock offers solid income

AT&T (NYSE: T) is not a perfect investment: The company has a high debt load and primarily operates in the increasingly competitive wireless industry. However, it has been around as …

Stock indexes extend climb into record heights

Miners and other raw materials companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks late Friday afternoon, steering the major indexes toward record highs for the second day in a row. …