Despite Strong Facebook Earnings, FB Shares Dip After Hours (Nasdaq: FB)

Facebook earnings for Q2 2015 were released Q2 Wednesday after the close.

The social networking behemoth beat earnings and revenue expectations, but the stock still fell.

Here all the key figures you need to know about Facebook earnings today...


Protect Yourself Before the Next Stock Market Crash in China

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is up more than 3.4% today after falling more than 11% over the previous four trading sessions. Even with today's gain, the Chinese index has fallen more than 26% since mid-June.

The Chinese market remains incredibly volatile, and many on Wall Street are predicting another stock market crash in the country.

Here's how to protect yourself in case there is another stock market crash in China...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Up 120 Points on Key Gains by GD, NOC, LMT

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Wednesday) was up 120 points.

Here's how the stock market did today, earnings reports, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves…

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Goldman Sachs

This Media Darling Is Worth 98.22% Less Than Goldman Sachs Thinks (NYSE: GS)

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and Wall Street in general are bullish on this market darling, even after it has already fallen more than 45%.

This is why you definitely don't want to listen to "the herd."

Here are five good reasons why you should avoid this beloved stock at all costs...

Tech investing

Why Intel Stock and Micron Stock Just Got a Shot in the Arm (INTC) (MU)

Both Intel stock and Micron stock got a boost yesterday (Tuesday) after the companies announced a new type of computer memory that's 1,000 times faster than the memory in a smartphone.

Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) said the new chip, called 3D XPoint, is the first new category of memory in 25 years.

This new tech is a big deal.

Here's why it will drive both MU and INTC stock...

Biotech Investing

Why Pharmaceutical Stocks Are Crushing the Market [Chart]

Pharmaceutical stocks have crushed the broader markets in 2015.

The S&P Pharmaceuticals Select Industry Index has climbed 20.9% year to date. In the last 12 months, the index has climbed 42.5%.

Here's how that compares to the broader markets...

The Fed

Will the Fed Meeting Today Ignore This Reality?

The U.S. Federal Reserve will adjourn its two-day Fed meeting today (Wednesday) as the Fed mulls over rate hikes.

What's spooked markets over a potential rate hike is the possibility that with so much global stimulus, the United States will sink into deflation should it raise rates.

Though this is a flawed assessment of how U.S. monetary policy is working and has worked over the last seven years...


Twitter Stock Price Today Down 13% After Earnings (NYSE: TWTR)

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reported earnings after the closing bell July 28. What the social media company had to say sent Twitter stock into fits…

After an immediate 6% gain, shares began to plummet. The Twitter stock price today hit a 52-week low, down 13.63% to $31.56 a share as of noon ET.

Here's what happened...

Stock Market Today

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gaining Ahead of Fed Meeting Today

Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get a look at how the Dow Jones Industrial Average today is shaping up, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

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Housing Market

The Home Sales Market Is Dead – This Chart Proves It

The seasonally adjusted headline number for the monthly-error-times-12-annualized version of new home sales in June was 482,000.

Wall Street analysts had guessed that the number would be 550,000. The Wall Street Journal went into apoplectic excuse-making mode, almost foaming at the mouth to try to find pundits to explain away the bad number.

The whole spectacle was silly and pointless since we have actual data and can readily see whether sales remain on trend or not. We don't need Wall Street pundits to tell us what to think.

We can see for ourselves...

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