Stock Market Today Strikes a New Record on These Top Stories
Stock market today, June 9, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit another record on Monday, while the S&P 500 rose even closer to the 2,000 level. Markets are still reacting positively to last week's jobs report and expected stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.Here are the rest of the top stories from the stock market today:
Profit Massively from This "Margin Call" on American Homeowners
Get ready. There's more trouble ahead for home buyers, home builders, and especially homeowners who took out home-equity lines of credit before the housing crisis. Those heydays have turned into haymakers.What's already started to happen might not only knock out the formerly aspiring but now petering-out housing recovery, but also might knock the already weak economy to the ground.
Back in the good old days, when banks and mortgage shops were selling mortgage money and home-equity credit lines like carnival barkers wowing crowds into the big top, millions of homeowners stepped right in.
That circus tent was nothing but a trap, however. And now I'm going to tell you what that trap means for those borrowers - and the rest of the economy... Full StoryRead More...
Stocks Today Break Records Again – Here's the Top News
Stocks today were all up – the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new intraday high and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit its 16th record high of the year.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, plus the top stories:
Low Rates Won't Hide This Looming Threat Forever
Financial markets are experiencing a significant divergence in 2014 between the direction of stocks and bonds.
While the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average have traded to new record highs, the yields on benchmark Treasury bonds have dropped sharply.
Normally, one would not expect stock prices to rise and bond yields to drop simultaneously because these movements suggest contradictory readings of the economy.
Higher stock prices indicate bullishness about economic growth, while lower bond yields suggest just the opposite.
However, the inconsistent signals being sent by markets are not as surprising as they seem, given the context of the post-crisis environment in which Federal Reserve policies have distorted normal market pricing mechanisms.
This situation could blindside investors who don't see it coming... Full Story Read More...
The Most Important Stories from Today's Market Trading
Here's the scorecard from today's market trading:
DOW: 16,722; -0.13%And here are the top stories from today’s market trading:
S&P 500: 1,924; -0.05%
NASDAQ: 4,234; -0.08%
Hot Penny Stocks to Watch – From a Place You May Not Be Looking
Over-the-counter (OTC) penny stocks have been overlooked on lists of hot penny stocks to watch. That’s because OTC penny stocks mercurial investments that aren't subject to the same financial standards as stocks on the larger exchanges.That’s why we’ve broken down how OTC penny stocks work – plus highlighted five hot penny stocks to watch right now to help get you started...
Investors paying attention to the trend are drawn to the massive upside OTC stocks can generate in profits, but many are scared to pull the trigger.
The Next Trillion-Dollar Mortgage Meltdown May Be Coming
The fourth securitization deal of big investor-owned single-family homes for rent is here.
Is this just another Wall Street gamble that will wreck the economy again, or is this time different?
You be the judge.
I'll tell you where I stand...
Stock Market Close: Dow Up (Despite Weaker GDP) on These Top Stories
Stock market today, May 29, 2014: Today's (Thursday) stock market close finished in positive territory, despite a U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) report that was weaker than anticipated. Additionally, the Labor Department reported today that the number of initial jobless claims dropped lower by more than was expected.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
Dow: 16,698.42, +0.39%And here are the top stories in the stock market today...
S&P 500: 1,920.03, +0.54%
Nasdaq: 4,247.95, +0.54%
Dow Jones Futures Up Today Ahead of This Market News
Dow Jones futures today, May 29, 2014: Dow Jones futures pointed to a 0.07% gain ahead of open today (Thursday). This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) slipped by 1% - much more than the 0.4% expected contraction.Here’s what will affect Dow Jones futures today, and other top market news…
Stock Market Today: GE-Alstom Deal News, McDonald's Dividend Hike, and More
Stock market today, May 28, 2014: The stock market today (Wednesday) ended its streak of four-straight session gains. U.S. Treasury prices surged, putting the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield at its lowest level this year on a closing basis.
Here's the scorecard from this session:
DOW: 16,634.40, -0.25%And here are the top stories from the stock market today.
S&P 500: 1,909.77, -0.11%
NASDAQ: 4,225.08, -0.28%
Stock Market News Today: Home Prices, Cyber Spying, and Poultry Profits
Stock market news today, May 27, 2014: The big stock market news today (Tuesday) was the S&P 500's climb to an intraday record. Fueling U.S. stock markets' rise were positive economic data, including growing consumer confidence, and expansion in the U.S. service sector.
Here's the scorecard from today's trading session:
DOW: 16,675.50, +0.42%And here are the top stories in Tuesday’s stock market news:
S&P 500: 1,911.91, +0.60%
NASDAQ: 4,237.07, +1.22%
You Can Make Money in Stocks (Especially These Three) No Matter What Rates Do
It's commonly held wisdom that stock markets go to heck in a hand basket when interest rates rise. So, the thinking goes, you'd be better off selling ahead of time before that happens.
No doubt it's tempting to head for the hills with rates at historical lows, but it pays to do your research before you hit the "sell" button.
The three companies I'm going to show you today, for example, can actually benefit from rising rates.
First, let's take an "Econ 101" look at the impact interest rates can have on stocks, especially when rates start rising...Full Story
Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain
When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.
For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…
Stock Market Today: Wal-Mart Misses Earnings, Other Top Stories
Stock market today, May 15, 2014 The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped from record highs yesterday on concerns of rising inflation. Producer prices increased 0.6% in April, the largest increase since September 2012. Economists had predicted a rise of just 0.2%.Here’s what you need to know to make your Thursday profitable:
Dow Jones Today Dips on Inflation Fears, Plus 9 Other Top Stories
The Dow Jones today fell more than 100 points, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell as well.Here's what moved the Dow lower.