Amazon Local Register Faces New Competition in Mobile Payment Wars (Nasdaq: AMZN)
On Tuesday at its gala event, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled its mobile payment device, the "Apple Pay." It will compete with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), which just launched its own swipe-to-pay device, the "Amazon Local Register," in August, and current market leader Square.Here's a side-by-side comparison of how Local Register, Pay, and Square stack up...
How the Federal Reserve Is Killing America
It's maddening. Our economy is stagnating. The divide between haves and have-nots is widening every day. There are fewer and fewer good jobs and careers to be had. What the heck happened?
The U.S. Federal Reserve System is killing America. It has destroyed the economy. It has undermined savers and retirees. It is even responsible for the corruption in Congress.We have to kill the Fed before it kills America for good.
Stock Market Crash 2014: George Soros Tips His Hand
Hedge fund filings for the second quarter show a spike in defensive positions, which many have interpreted as a sign that professional investors like George Soros are preparing for a stock market crash.
And yet these hedge fund managers don't seem to be bailing on stocks altogether. Some even increased their long positions.
But if you dig a little deeper it becomes clear exactly what Soros and his fellow hedge fund managers are up to – and it makes perfect sense.Here's why you should follow their lead on this...
Top 10 Penny Stocks 2014: Profits of More Than 33,000%
The top 10 penny stocks of 2014 have seen tremendous gains, one as high as 33,000% since January.
That's exactly why some investors are so enamored with penny stocks – they have the potential to transform entire portfolios in a very short period of time.Here are some of the best penny stocks of 2014, and they've all posted gains of at least 180%...
Alibaba Roadshow Brings BABA Stock to Investors
The Alibaba roadshow kicked off this week as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) officials began the final sales pitch for Alibaba stock ahead of the company's massive IPO.
The roadshow presentations are the primary way for Alibaba and the underwriters to sell Alibaba stock to institutional investors prior to the stock's debut.And they've taken on added importance as Alibaba plans to hold the largest IPO in world history...
Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL, FB, and TWTR News
Stock market today, Sept. 9, 2014: The U.S. stock markets were mixed Monday afternoon following a slide in energy prices. Brent crude prices slipped below $100 per barrel in London for the first time in more than a year.Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable, including news stories from AAPL, FB, and TWTR…
Gold prices also slipped another 1% to hit a three-month low as the dollar continued its surge.
Cybersecurity Investment More Important Than Ever After Latest Data Breaches
A number of recent high-profile data breaches have turned the spotlight on the growing threat of cyberattacks and the need for increased cybersecurity investment.
In the first three months of 2014, 254 data breaches occurred, resulting in more than 200 million data records lost or stolen. That's a whopping 233% year-over-year increase, according to data security company SafeNet.A few recent examples make this all too clear...
Why Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) European Privacy Debates Are Pure Genius
Starting Tuesday, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) will host the first of seven meetings to debate a controversial Internet privacy law imposed by the European Union. The move is the company's latest stroke of genius, but this time, Google's not crafting a futuristic new product. It's solving a way to deliver the perfect balance between privacy and freedom of information to users.It’s going to use crowdsourcing…
Silver Futures Market Is Keeping Silver Prices Down – but Not for Long
Silver futures activity has been smothering prices, with the white metal trading down seven of the last eight weeks as it nears three-month lows.
And not surprisingly, speculators have taken center stage in this protracted bear session, adding to their short positions for the fifth straight week.Here’s why, despite all those discouraging factors, silver is still primed for a rise in the coming weeks…
Investing in Water Stocks: Five Dividend-Paying Utilities
One of the adages of investing is to look for things that people absolutely must have, and nothing fits that definition more than water. And with droughts and water shortages becoming increasingly common, investing in water stocks – particularly water utilities that pay dividends — makes more sense than ever.
When it comes to investing in water stocks, dividend-paying utilities are a particularly good option.Here are five water utilities that all offer a yield of at least 2.6%...