There's an irony in the fact that Twitter's disastrous earnings report was leaked and made public on its own platform an hour before expected. With some technology, even its creators aren't immune to its "disruptive" effects.
Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) has been one of the biggest winners of 2015, having gained more than 65% year-to-date. That compares to a gain of just 0.8% for the Dow Jones and 2.1% for the S&P 500 during the same time.
And that has many investors asking us the same question: "Should I buy Netflix stock?"
The Fed meeting today (Tuesday) will adjourn tomorrow with a predictably vague statement about how the U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee is considering rate hikes on a meeting-by-meeting basis.
But what won't be discussed at the Fed meeting today or tomorrow is that it's that very FOMC that has been setting the stage for the next global financial crisis.
Some of the most common questions we receive at Money Morning from new investors are "What are blue-chip stocks?" and "Why should I invest in them?"
Blue-chip stocks are best for investors who want to purchase a stock and hold it for five years, 10 years, or even longer.
It's a great day when a mega-profitable industry that sucks money out of us for services we can't live without has to change how it lines its pockets.
That day has come for insurance companies.
We've been talking at length about the new economic Disruptors that are forcing change in everything from public policy to the financial markets.
There are more warnings of a stock market correction circulating now – especially since the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both reached closing record highs Friday.
The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high on Friday at 5,092.08. That was the first time the index had set a record in more than 15 years. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,117.69. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have now climbed 7.7% and 3% respectively in 2015.
At the same time, more than $79 billion has left U.S. stock funds this year.
Understanding how silver futures trading works is integral to understanding what moves silver prices.
The quoted price of silver is typically not the spot price of silver -the price of immediate delivery. Rather, it's the price of the most actively traded futures contract for the later delivery of silver.
There are six new IPOs this week on the April IPO calendar.
According to Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, they're expected to raise a combined $875 million.
Despite rising expectations, the consensus for the Q2 Apple earnings estimates will likely turn out to be too low.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its fiscal Q2 earnings after the market close today (Monday).
As usual, the iPhone will determine the size of the success of Apple's earnings. Apple's flagship product usually generates about 55% of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's revenue.
Exxon Mobil Corp. dominates the world of Big Oil in terms of market cap and brand recognition.
The $364 billion company is widely embraced by income investors thanks mostly to the healthy XOM dividend.