Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock still has a lot to prove if it wants to win over value investors, but it took a big step in that direction Wednesday with the announcement of its addition to both the S&P 500 and S&P 100 Indexes.
The social networking giant will replace Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), a manufacturer of test computer chips, in the prestigious broad-based S&P 500, and will change places with natural gas company Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB) in the more elite S&P 100 at the close of business on Dec. 20.To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Today Down on Taper Fears
Stock Market News Today, Dec. 12: U.S. stocks are weighed today after having started the day higher on upbeat retail sales data. They retreated on more concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will scale back its $85-billion-per-month bond-buying stimulus program.
The S&P 500 today fell 0.38%, or 6.72 points, at 1,775.50, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.66%, or 104.03 points, at 15,739.50 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.14%, or 5.41 points, at 3,998.40.To continue reading, please click here...
The Highest Paid CEOs in America
Most chief executives of major corporations earn millions of dollars in base salary, but that's not all they get (just take a look at how the highest-paid CEOs in America make their money).
Total CEO compensation includes perquisites, bonuses, and stock options, among other things.
In fact, the great bulk of CEO compensation does not come from base salaries. Even the highest CEO base salaries fall under $10 million. It's all the other goodies that push total CEO compensation miles past $10 million.Is anyone really worth that kind of money?
Stock Market News Today: What Week 2 of a Government Shutdown Looks Like
Investors are increasingly concerned that the conflict will not be resolved soon and fear the political stalemate will extend to the debt ceiling issue.
Without a debt ceiling resolution by Oct. 17, the United States would be in default, which would have a more damaging effect on the economy than this shutdown.To continue reading click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
Last week's best stocks to buy were influenced by several crises building on Capitol Hill - the 2014 fiscal budget and looming government shutdown, the debt ceiling, and mounting anxieties over the Federal Reserve's QE taper timing.
As a result of these factors, many concerned investors turned to cash.
But with money market instruments yielding next to nothing, you will miss out on 100% of market gains if you are just sitting on cash. Money Morning keeps reminding readers that savvy investors make money in all kinds of markets - and we found just the right stocks to buy to make the most of current conditions.
Here's a recap of our picks for the best stocks to buy now, culled from last week's Money Morning daily articles, videos, and insights from our in-house experts:To continue reading click here...
Why the Facebook Stock Price Has Doubled in Two Months
After an ugly 15 months of trading, the Facebook stock price (Nasdaq: FB) has not only passed its $38 initial public offering (IPO) price, but it has more than doubled over the last two months and is up an astounding 85% year to date.
Shares of the social networking giant have done a stark about-face since hitting a low of $17.55 in September 2012.
Some 135,723,000 shares changed hands Tuesday, making FB the day's most actively traded stock. Shares finished the day at $48.45, up 2.67%
Facebook stock was trading above $49 a share Wednesday.Read more...
Don't Feel Bad If You Miss Out on the Twitter Stock IPO
The Twitter stock IPO is going to happen - it's no longer a question of if, but of when. The company is the latest social media concern to go public, and investors and commentators alike are looking forward to the festivities.
It remains to be seen whether or not NASDAQ can avoid the issues that it ran into with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). That IPO was one of the biggest in history. The company had a market cap of $104 billion, unprecedented for an IPO.Read more...
Why the Best Investments in Tech Right Now Stem from This Industry
Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been saying how "Big Data" will deliver some of the best investments in technology that we've ever seen...
You see, by 2009, almost every midsized-to-large company in the U.S. economy was storing more than 200 terabytes of data. (A terabyte is about 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, or 2 times the size of giant retailer Wal-Mart's data warehouse in 1999.)