Stories tagged: investing
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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.”
Wed., 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: Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 – …
Tue., 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.
Sun., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Sun., July 31, 2016
The Motley Fool: A stock to bank on
After the Federal Reserve raised its federal funds target rate for the first time in nearly a decade in December and led many to expect several more hikes in 2016, …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
Stocks end slightly lower in quiet trading
U.S. stocks fell slightly in quiet trading Monday as investors worked through several company announcements and prepared for the start of company earnings releases.
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015
The Motley Fool says Viacom an interesting investment option
Media and entertainment giant Viacom (Nasdaq: VIA) has seen its shares drop more than 25 percent over the past year, but that just presents an interesting opportunity for investors.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 3:43 p.m.
Fed chief Janet Yellen: December interest rate hike a ‘live possibility’
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that an interest rate hike in December is a “live possibility” if the economy stays on track. Yellen described the U.S. economy as …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Q&A: How myRA, a new retirement account, works
A government-backed individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the country, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, and it removes several barriers …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
Amid stocks correction, stay the course, fund managers say
NEW YORK – When the stock market plunges, it’s natural to want to do something, anything. But when markets around the world started falling last week, the first reaction of …
Sun., July 19, 2015
Motley Fool: Amgen hopes new drugs drive success
Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) is a biotech blue chip stock “on the cusp of a new product cycle,” according to company management. If all its pieces fall into place, the company …
Sun., June 28, 2015
AMC Network shows promise for swift growth
If you’d like to make money in show business, consider investing in AMC Networks (Nasdaq: AMCX). AMC, once mainly a distributor of content, is now purchasing and/or producing it, with …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2013
Motley Fool: Consider adding black gold to investment portfolio
Does one of the largest companies in the world belong in your portfolio? Consider ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), with a recent market value topping $400 billion.