Stories tagged: investing
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2017
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 …
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017
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).
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 10:31 A.M.
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
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 …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 1:35 P.M.
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. …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10 A.M.
Trump’s trade war rhetoric sends warnings to post-election bulls
Investors are ignoring Donald Trump’s trade rhetoric at their own peril. That’s the warning coming from a rising cohort of erstwhile Trump bulls who’ve gone weak in the knees as …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Motley Fool: Amgen a biotech blue chip
With a market value recently topping $110 billion, biotechnology titan Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) is a blue-chip company whose stock has been held back by bad news.
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 1:43 P.M.
Gold bulls emboldened as Fed grapples with Trump uncertainty
The Federal Reserve has emboldened gold bulls. Prices and trading volumes surged Thursday on call options giving holders the right to buy bullion at higher prices. On Wednesday, investors poured …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 1:37 P.M.
Apple surges on iPhone sales; stock indexes wobble
Investors didn’t react much to a strong hiring survey or the Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged Wednesday, and U.S. stocks finished little changed Wednesday. Apple soared after …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 11:41 A.M.
Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day
U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Industrial and financial companies are down the most as investors move money into bonds …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017, 4:45 A.M.
Motley Fool: After transformation, Big Blue is generating green
After a few years of causing pain for investors, shares of IBM (NYSE: IBM) bounced back in 2016, gaining around 20 percent. The company famously spent much of the last …
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017
‘America First’ doesn’t have to mean ‘American Only’ 401k
“America First” is President Trump’s economic policy. But that doesn’t mean investors should set their 401(k) accounts to “America Only.”
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:12 A.M.
Dow 20,000, your gift for living through Brexit and the election
Between the worst start to a year ever, the violent reversals of last March, then Brexit and the U.S. elections sending stocks into the biggest tailspins since the flash crash, …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:02 A.M.
Dow hits 20,000 for the first time ever as stocks keep climbing
The Dow Jones industrial average reached 20,000 points for the first time in history Wednesday as the stock market extended its rally in response to the election of President Donald …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017
Alphabet’s portfolio of innovative projects could pay off over long term
In August 2015, the company formerly known as Google changed its name and corporate structure to better reflect its business model and strategy. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL, GOOG) is now a …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 5:33 A.M.
Overvalued or not, Amazon.com stock value has surged
The main reason many have passed up shares of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is that they think the shares are overvalued. The stock has seemed overvalued for many years, though – …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 1:52 P.M.
Millennials may need to double how much they save for retirement
The projections are in and Wall Street analysts have pretty low expectations for how the stock market will perform this year.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 7:28 A.M.
Holiday sales expose losers in changing market
Another holiday shopping season has passed, and though the rapid growth of online spending has been a well-told story for a number of years now, it’s worth highlighting the latest …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
Drugmaker brings innovative drugs to market
Danish drug giant Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), a kingpin in the diabetes space, disappointed Wall Street and investors following the release of its third-quarter results in late October. The company …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 12:01 P.M.
Dow nears 20,000 barrier as higher wages boost stocks
The Dow Jones industrial average is tantalizingly close to the 20,000 mark Friday as U.S. stock indexes close in on all-time highs following a shaky start. The federal government’s December …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017
The Motley Fool: Medical device king Medtronic warrants closer look
If you’re seeking a company that offers regular dividend increases and stable cash flow, consider medical device king Medtronic (NYSE: MDT). The company has increased its dividend for 39 years …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 4:19 P.M.
Stocks end modestly lower on final trading day of 2016
Investors capped a year of solid gains on Wall Street in a selling mood Friday, sending the major U.S. stock indexes modestly lower on the final trading day of 2016.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 10:36 A.M.
Trump’s Twitter age brings chaos risk reviving gold as haven
The Donald J. Trump era is marking a new age for gold as an investor safe haven. While the precious metal has always been hoarded in times of trouble, a …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
2017 investment forecasts: Possibly good, no longer great
Get ready for investments to be merely good again. They’ve already been great for years, as both stocks and bonds have delivered fat returns since the worst of the financial …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
Investors proving bullish on Trump
Investors are pushing U.S. stock markets to new heights in what some are calling the “Trump rally,” anticipating that the president-elect will work with the Republican-led Congress to lower taxes …
SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016
The Motley Fool: Priceline Group more than a travel group
The Motley Fool Take If you’ve been assuming that The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is just another “me too” travel site, you’re wrong. It actually runs a collection of industry-leading …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Stocks struggle again as investors eye 2016 election
Stocks retreated for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the market’s longest decline in five years, as investor worries about the U.S. presidential election continued to weigh on the market.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 2:17 P.M.
Oregon universities want OK to invest in stock market
Oregon’s seven public universities installed independent governing boards in recent years. But the schools soon discovered their newfound independence only went so far.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Global money is fleeing Japan stocks at fastest pace since 1987
After dumping their Tokyo stock holdings for four of the past five months, foreigners are on track for their biggest annual exodus since 1987. Back then, they were fleeing bubbly …
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2016
The Motley Fool: Netflix more attractive after recent drop
If you’re looking for fast growers and can stomach some risk, consider Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for your portfolio. It recently reported some disappointing numbers for its second quarter, with its …