Finance

How Dividends Can Cost You Money

Given that the human lifespan has risen globally, first in wealthy nations like the United States and Japan, and now rising almost everywhere, people are worrying about how to finance the consumption they will need in retirement. As one solution, many people seek to fund their retirement by …

Stocks

7 Figures That Every Investor in Gold and Silver Stocks Needs to Know

If you get a handle on these figures, you'll greatly increase your chances of successfully investing in precious-metal mining stocks.<p>Investing in …

gold

Correction Continues, Should You Buy The Dip?

Following the money, examining this sell off.<p>What has changed fundamentally?<p>Backdrop for stock markets.<p>VIX touching 15 & other key technical …

Stocks

Quant Guru Explains Why Reactive Investing Undermines Success

The knee-jerk, media-sensitive mindset of most investors gets in the way of their success.<p>At least that’s the gist of comments made by James O’Shaughnessy, CEO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, in a recent Bloomberg interview. O’Shaughnessy, whose philosophy inspired one of my guru-based stock …

Stocks

Gold: Zooming Out

The monthly and yearly charts of gold continue to point display signs that the violent 4-year bear market is over.<p>Despite what some analysts believe, …

gold

Climate Deniers Unhappy With Their Return on Investment From Trump

Despite having fellow deniers at the wheel at both the White House and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reports surfaced this week that …

Climate Change

U.S. consumer confidence hits highest level since 2000 in March

Investing.com - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly surged in March to its highest level in 16 years, bolstering optimism over the outlook for the …

S&P 500

3 Stocks That Could Make You Rich

These three stocks offer explosive upside potential.<p>Stocks that can generate life-changing returns on capital aren't exactly commonplace. In fact, …

Investing

Some of the biggest hedge funds are closing — here's what it takes to launch one today

Around midday on March 23, the news that a once vaunted hedge fund would close started rippling through New York's hedge fund community.<p>Eton Park Capital Management, a $7 billion hedge fund run by former Goldman Sachs wunderkind Eric Mindich, announced it would shutter. Performance had been …

Hedge Funds

Stocks edge up, and oil rises

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. Banks and other financial stocks led the gainers, while phone company stocks were down the most. Energy stocks rose as oil prices …

Stocks

New Yorkers, Don't Cry Over the One (Bedroom) That Got Away

I got curious the other day and looked up the two-bedroom apartment overlooking Prospect Park in Brooklyn I almost bought in 2001 for $112,000. Comparable co-ops in the building are now fetching $500,000 or more.<p>The one consolation? Every real New Yorker has a similar story. And some are far …

Real Estate

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise at Fastest Pace Since 2014 - Bloomberg

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities climbed in the 12 months through January at the fastest pace since July 2014, while nationwide the increase in property …

Business

Regeneron's New Drug Price Could Disappoint Everyone. Here's Why That's A Good Thing

It was a symbolic act that spoke volumes. On stage with other pharmaceutical executives to talk about drug pricing at the Forbes Healthcare Summit last December, Regeneron cofounder, chairman and chief executive Leonard Schleifer physically moved his chair away from those of his peers.<p>“If you look …

Investing

Snapchat sinks as Facebook launches a clone (SNAP)

Snap's stock price is d0wn 3.7% at $22.95 per share on Tuesday after Facebook announced it is is releasing Stories in its main mobile app.<p>Much like Snapchat, Facebook Stories will allow users to post photos and videos that will disappear after 24 hours.<p>Tuesday's slide comes after Snap gained about …

Wall Street

Hedge funds with "powerful" names are more popular — but they perform worse. Here's why.

Is your Kentucky Derby strategy to bet on the horse with the coolest-sounding name? Turns out you have something in common with wealthy …

Hedge Funds

Brits Hoard Gold on Brexit Nerves

As the U.K. prepares to trigger its formal departure from the European Union, some Brits have been turning for comfort to gold.<p>The U.K. government is expected to trigger Article 50--the legal mechanism which will start Brexit negotiations--on Wednesday after the British voted to leave the EU last …

gold

Don't Be Fooled By High Dividends on Retailer Stocks

In the fall of 2007, an analyst named Meredith Whitney from a second-tier Wall Street firm would make a name for herself in the world of finance when she predicted that Citigroup was so undercapitalized and mismanaged that it would surely be forced to cut its dividend.<p>Whitney was immediately …

Stocks

Hospital Stocks Tank as Republicans Hope to Revive Obamacare Repeal

Hospital stocks dropped Tuesday morning, after reports that House Republicans are discussing ways to revive their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill.<p>Just one day earlier, many hospital-related stocks ended in green territory, rallying on the news that the GOP's healthcare proposal was yanked …

Health Care

AAPL Stock: Is Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Setting Up For A Massive Short Squeeze?

The short interest ratio for Apple Inc. stock has spiked to a 3 month high while the days to cover metric has climbed over 2. Is AAPL stock setting …

Stocks

Goldcorp, Barrick, team up on Chile gold mine projects

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Goldcorp Inc will team up with larger peer Barrick Gold Corp to work on developing gold mines in northern Chile, it said on Tuesday, as the industry starts to invest in new projects again.<p>To reduce development costs and risks, the companies will form a 50-50 joint venture to …

gold

27 ETFs To Consider For Hedging Your Portfolio Risk

10 "Long/Short Fund" ETFs.<p>9 "Hedge Fund" ETFs.<p>3 "Market Neutral" ETFs.<p>3 "Merger/Arbitrage" ETFs.<p>2 "Managed Futures" ETFs.<p>Yesterday, I got an email …

Stocks

Trump Is Slashing FDA Rules. Why Isn’t Big Pharma Excited?

President Donald Trump is planning to take the ax to Food and Drug Administration regulations. “[We’re] going to be streamlining the process so that, …

Investing

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

<b>RECENT SALE</b><p>$7.215 <b>MILLION</b><p>165 Avenue B (between East 10th and 11th Streets)<p>Manhattan<p>A private investor has bought this five-story mixed-use East Village walk-up, with 3,196 square feet in air rights. The building has four renovated free-market three-bedroom apartments, as well as a 1,600-square-foot …

Business

Three securities to consider for a jittery stock market

The stock market rally is losing some of its fizz, and that has bargain hunters anticipating better buying opportunities ahead. But what should they consider?<p>Stocks have hardly fallen into the bargain bin just yet. Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX composite index has retreated about 3 per cent from its …

Stocks

Home Prices Are On A Tear In 2017, Says S&P/Case-Shiller

Home prices continued their ascent in January, starting the New Year with a bang as buyers compete over an increasingly tight supply of houses.<p>On a national basis, single-family home prices increased by 5.9% in January, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers …

Business

Risk of correction ‘quite high’ but won’t kill bull market, says Goldman Sachs strategist

Equity markets are facing a "quite high" risk of a correction but it won't be enough to throttle the bull market altogether, the chief global …

Wall Street

Stock volatility could continue as Wall Street reassesses Trump's priorities

Volatility could reign in the U.S. stock market in the coming months as Wall Street pivots on its assessment of President Trump’s priorities.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.2%, marking its first 8-session losing streak since July 22 - Aug. 2, 2011, when the debt ceiling fight erupted in …

Wall Street

Will The Stock Market Crash In 2017? Investors Predict 10% ‘Correction’ In Share Prices

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), like the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) and Standard & Poor’s 500 (GSPC) indexes, appeared to recover somewhat from …

Stocks

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.<p>The White House said the order, to be …

Corporate Sustainability

Dow on track to snap eight-day losing streak as banks gain

(Reuters) - The Dow was on track to snap an eight-day losing streak on Tuesday as financial stocks rose on the back of strong consumer data, …

Wall Street