Stock Market Today


Alibaba Stock Could Replace These Major Mutual Fund Tech Holdings

A new report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Alibaba stock could begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange as soon as Sept. 18 or 19.

The size of the IPO, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) itself, should make Alibaba stock a hot commodity when it hits the market. And not just for investors, but for mutual funds as well.

That may be good news for Alibaba stock, but it means these high-profile tech stocks could be replaced…

Income Investing

These 17 Stocks That Pay Dividends Just Sweetened the Deal for Investors

Falling Treasury yields strengthen the case for buying stocks that pay dividends. Last Thursday the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note hit 2.33% – a 15-month low – and ended the week at 2.34%.

Dividend-paying stocks not only offer attractive income options, but also provide the potential for capital appreciation.

Following are the 17 dividend stocks that raised payouts during the week ending Aug. 29, 2014.

Income Investing

The 10 Best Dividend Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Investors currently have a chance to pick up some of the best dividend stocks by looking at those in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The 10 dividend stocks listed below are among the best in the Dow. They all offer modest valuations and hearty yields, as well as the potential for capital appreciation based on forward earnings estimates.

Take a look...

Penny Stocks

These Penny Stocks to Watch Show Profit Potential in Three Diverse Sectors

Penny stocks across a variety of sectors have logged impressive gains year to date – but there have also been a few penny stock fiascos.

Many penny stocks are legitimate companies that generate revenue and have healthy prospects. The key is finding those engaged in niche businesses offering a product that will serve many.

And the following three hot penny stocks to watch deliver just that…

Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today Readies Itself for Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) IPO

Stock market today, September 2, 2014: U.S. markets closed on Friday in the black. The S&P 500 sustained its gains last week, finishing the day above the vaunted 2,000 level. With U.S. markets closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, investors will look forward to a heavy week of economic data, including the all-important August jobs report.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable:

U.S. Economy

The Only Way to Fix the Broken U.S. Free Market Economy

There's a reason America is floundering economically. There's a reason for the ever-widening divide between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in the United States.

Our country is no longer a free market, capitalist republic.

America has devolved into a socialist plutocracy as a result of the "financialization" of the economy.

Wealthy financial alchemists with the backing of paid-for White House administrations and Congressional lap-dogs engineer and manage the U.S. economy.

They also manage the public's access to money and credit for their speculative benefit when they win, and to taxpayers' detriment when they lose.

There's only one way out of this downward spiral…

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Short Selling

Short Selling Will Plague Retailers Who Fall into These Traps

This past week and a half saw all of The Big Three teen clothing retailers post a second consecutive quarter of year-over-year losses, further fueling the short selling spree on these specialty apparel retailers.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO), and Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO) have been suffering blows to their top line since the tail end of the recession, fueling short-selling activity that has further threatened these companies' stocks.

Here’s why they are struggling, and how to identify a prime retail short sale candidate.

Top News

Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Smashes All-Time High Today on Massive China Deal

Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock hit an all-time high of $272 today, after the company signed a deal with China's second-largest mobile phone company to build 400 charging stations in 120 Chinese cities.

The partnership with China United Network Communications Corp. sent the Tesla stock price up more than 3% from yesterday's closing price of $263.86.

But that’s just the start of TSLA’s run. Here’s how much higher the Tesla stock price is going…

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