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Has Apple Fallen?

Apple reported a year-over-year earnings decline for the first time in a decade. Its stock has corrected severely, giving back 40% of its gains over the last ten years (chart). Is this the beginning of the end, or just a correction of expectations that were out of line?<p>Apple’s business is driven by …

Amazon, Starbucks, UPS are stocks to watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Amazon.com Inc., Starbucks Corp., and United Parcel Service Inc. are among the stocks likely to be active on Thursday as the …

Dove's New Video Is A Beauty, But Is It A Bit Skin Deep?

My Facebook page lit up last week as soon as Dove soap started airing 6 and 3-minute videos on YouTube, showing a forensic sketch artist drawing a series of women, sight unseen, based only on their descriptions. The women are fairly critical of their own appearance.<p>The artist then draws another …

Once Again, The Yen Is Getting Close To A Major Milestone

The week begins, and once again, the yen is nearing a major milestone.<p>USDJPY (Dollar vs. Yen) is near 100, a level that has been neared sevearl times, only to see the yen strengthen, and the pair repelled downward.

As Apple loses value, analysts ask: How low can it go?

NEW YORK -- Apple may have lost nearly half of its value since its peak in September, but it's still the talk of the town. Only this time, it's all about how low can it go?<p>Wall Street would normally be set for a technical rebound after a drop of more than 2 percent, the worst weekly decline so far …

What to watch: Profits trump fear as stocks rebound

NEW YORK -- Data trumped emotions Tuesday on Wall Street, sparking a rebound in the stock market after its worst drop of the year a day earlier.<p>In yet another sign of resilience, stocks recouped 60% of their losses from Monday, when gold tanked, China's economic picture dimmed, and terrorism …

Last night, NASA saw the year's biggest solar flare

If you noticed a little extra radio interference last night, it wasn't your imagination. At 3:16 AM, NASA saw the biggest solar flare of the year, an M6.5-level coronal mass ejection that was powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout. That's not enough to disturb much outside the highest …

Commodities traders beat Wall Street giants

The world's biggest commodity traders have generated close to $250bn in the last decade, as China's explosive growth fuelled high prices and profits.<p>Over the past decade the world's top 20 commodities trading houses have enjoyed net profits which outstrip the biggest five carmakers put together, or …

Foreign holdings of U.S. debt at all-time high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury securities rose to a record level in February, indicating that international investors remain confident in U.S. debt despite the continual budget wrangling in Washington.<p>The Treasury Department said Monday that foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury …

Five reasons for gold’s sudden, violent collapse

It’s getting disgustingly ugly for the gold bugs. The yellow metal is down more than 9% over the last two trading sessions, and was trading at around $1,418 in New York at last glance. That’s down roughly 25% from its August 2011 high, which puts it solidly into bear market territory. (Bear markets …

Stock Markets

The Great, Good And Ugly In Emerging Markets ETFs

There is little question that the biggest story to come out of the first quarter has been the dramatic surge in U.S. equity prices. Investors, frustrated by the continued low-interest rate environment, have flooded the markets with capital and sent indexes soaring to a string of historic heights. …

Stocks Smacked After Commodities Crumble, Citi Skirts Market Slide

Investors were greeted by a sea of red in the commodity space Monday morning, and the selloff sunk its teeth into the equity market over the course of the day before the bell rang at session lows. Market action was overshadowed by two explosions near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon, …

S&P Drops Most in 5 Months as Boston Explosion Heightens Market Concerns

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The <b>S&P 500</b> suffered its largest loss in five months as two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon left dozens …

Where Are The World's Safest Banks in 2013?

Once upon a time, banks were a safe place to park cash, as governments implicitly guaranteed deposits. In the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout, banks are no longer safe, as governments seem unwilling to provide guarantees beyond the official limits.<p>That’s why depositors should search for safe banks. …

When do investors know stocks are too costly?

<i>USA TODAY markets reporter Matt Krantz answers a different reader question every weekday. To submit a question, e-mail Matt at mkrantz@usatoday.com</i>.<p><b>Q: When do investors know stocks are too expensive?</b><p>A: Nobody wants to be the one to overpay for a stock. And that's why it's a good idea to be vigilant …