Top Financial News: FOMC Minutes Today, Detroit's JP Morgan Bailout, and More
Top financial news today, May 21, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 100 points on Tuesday after a sharp selloff in retail stocks rattled the markets.Here are the top financial news stories you should know to make your Wednesday profitable…
Dow Jones Industrial Average Slumps Today on Poor Retail Earnings
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted more than 100 points on Tuesday after a sharp selloff in retail stocks rattled the markets.
Here are today's closing numbers:Now here are the top stories from the stock market today:
Why You Need to Be Bullish on Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) just announced a 7-for-1 stock split that will drop the price of Apple shares from about $600 all the way down to about $86.
Academics often dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers with little impact, but retail investors usually get pretty stoked about them.
This time around it's the investor who has the right take on this.Here’s how this AAPL stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.
Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hit $600 – And Will Go Higher in 2014
Powered by an earnings beat and a string of shareholder-friendly moves, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock breached $600 on Monday for the first time since November of 2012, and now looks like it will challenge its all-time high by year's end.
The stock got to this point with the help of a strong dividend, a stock buyback program, and a big earnings beat. But there is so much more to come.Here are the catalysts that will keep pushing AAPL stock higher for the rest of the year…
Stocks to Buy Now: This Small Cap Is Leading the Voice Tech Revolution
Most smartphones today come with voice-recognition software: You speak a question into your phone and the results come back to you via the wireless web.
Microsoft recently introduced "Cortana" as part of its Windows Phone 8.1, the key new update for Microsoft's mobile operating system.
Voice-recognition technology has now passed the so-called "tipping point" - it's now an integral part of personal computing.And we found one of the best stocks to buy now to profit from this growing sector...
What the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Bond Deal Is Really Telling Us
Apple Inc. sold about $12 billion worth of bonds Tuesday, almost exactly one year after it conducted a monster $17 billion bond sale.
But that's a lot of debt to take on when you have $150 billion of cash and marketable securities on your balance sheet and free cash flow of about $40 billion per year.
So why do it?As odd as it may seem, it's actually all the government's fault...
Can Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Avoid the Microsoft Syndrome?
Although Apple Inc. stock is up about 8% on the strength of an earnings beat and several shareholder-friendly announcements, the real question is whether the tech giant can keep the stock moving higher.
But Apple today could easily turn into the next Microsoft Corp. in the last decade - a company making mountains of money with a stock that stayed flat.These similarities between Apple now and Microsoft then should be keeping Apple CEO Tim Cook up at night...
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Beat Takes Everyone By Surprise
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) pleasantly surprised Wall Street by comfortably beating expectations when it reported earnings for its March quarter after the market close today (Wednesday).
The tech giant also threw existing holders of Apple stock several goodies, including an expansion of the stock buyback program and an 8% increase in the dividend.
But while the stellar earnings report will push Apple stock higher in the short term,it will take more than that to sustain a push back to $600 and beyond...
Why It's Not Too Late to Buy Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock
While many investors were bailing on Apple Inc. last summer, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani was recommending it.
Gilani, a retired hedge-fund manager who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press, often makes counter-intuitive picks; the same day he made his call on Apple, he recommended Microsoft Corp.In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani explains what he likes so much about Apple...
- Apple TV (Nasdaq: AAPL) Will Be Huge in 2014 – But Not Because of Comcast Apple TV will indeed make a splash this year, but all this business with Comcast is a red herring. In fact, there are two big changes Apple can make to its $99 set-top box that will go a long way toward turning it from a "hobby" to a major source of revenue...
- How Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Will Dominate the Wearable Tech Wars Apple has quietly been putting together a strategy that will allow it to gain the upper hand in a wearable tech market expected to explode over the next few years. That strategy revolves around the one thing that will drive the most people to buy and use wearable tech devices...
Why Pixelworks Inc. (Nasdaq: PXLW) Stock Soared 85%
What happens when an obscure small-cap company announces behemoth Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is a major customer? Shares skyrocket.
That's exactly what happened Thursday when Pixelworks Inc. (Nasdaq: PXLW) disclosed Apple is a chief purchaser.To continue reading, please click here...