The Dow Jones today dipped 30 points after a rash of geopolitical concerns hit markets and crude oil prices slipped to a 15-month low. Rising concerns in Pakistan, Iraq, and Ukraine outweighed positive news on the U.S. economy.
Stock Market Today
The Tesla stock price reached another all-time high today (Tuesday) of $284.89 after analysts from Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock from a "Hold" to a "Buy," and set a price target of $400.
At today's high, Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock was up 5.6% from Friday's closing price. TSLA stock is now up more than 21% in the last month and 88% year to date.
Since the Google stock split in April, investors have been asking "What's the difference between GOOG and GOOGL stock?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.