Financial Markets

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Investing

Dildos Covered The Wall Street Bull As Part Of A Prank & You Have To See It To Believe It

When it comes to protest art, it seems you never know what medium might be used next. This week, it seems, it was the Wall Street bull, covered in …

Wall Street

Lee Munson: Tesla Is a 'Money Monster'

Elon Musk's Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is a money monster, according to Lee Munson, founder and Chief Investment Officer of Portfolio Wealth Advisors.<p>"All …

Tesla

US housing starts tumbled 12.3 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent.<p>The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. June's pace of construction …

Housing

The Guy Who Put Dildos All Over the Wall Street Bull Explains Himself

And the Putin mask.<p>Jeff Jetton has about 100 dildos he's looking to get rid of. They were a gift.<p>"If you know anyone looking," he told me over the phone, "I'm your guy."<p>According to him, the dildos had already served his purpose: On early Monday morning, the same day Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin …

Donald Trump

Even the Americans sitting on piles of cash aren't using it correctly to build wealth

Sitting on a pile of cash may sound nice, but it won't get you very far financially.<p>The average American is holding more than $32,000 in cash, a new study from NerdWallet found. Because the money is sitting in a traditional savings account earning less than 1% in interest, NerdWallet calculated the …

Business

5 Ways to Protect Your Retirement if the Market Tanks

When you’re investing for retirement, your main task is to establish a long-term goal and plot out a portfolio that will get you there. But it’s also …

Retirement

A brief history of the 1929 stock market crash

On October 16, 1929, Yale economist Irving Fisher wrote in the New York Times that “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high …

Stock Markets

China's Yuan Extends Loss as PBOC Weakens Fix Beyond Key Level

The yuan fell to a one-year low as the central bank showed little sign of intervening to slow the currency’s descent.<p>The yuan dropped 0.3 percent to …

Stock Markets

Goldman Sachs recommends these 5 highly profitable companies — including Nvidia — to combat rising inflation

Goldman Sachs is worried about rising commodity prices and higher wages, but the firm believes there is still an investment strategy that can …

Markets

China is running out of US imports to tax—but there’s still a big way it can punish the US

As Donald Trump continues to escalate his slap-happy approach to tariffs on Chinese goods, China is running out of US goods on which to to levy duties in retaliation. But if China wants to keep going tit-for-tat, it has other options.<p>Unlike the US government, the People’s Bank of China—China’s …

China

How to Become Financially Independent Quickly Using the FI Formula

The term “financial independence” gets thrown around a lot in personal finance articles and blogs, and not everyone uses it the same way. To some …

Personal Finance

Despite The Market Rally, These 5 Big, Brand Name Stocks Are Weak

The major stock market indices have rallied steadily since the April lows — it’s been a decent 3-month run for both the Standard & Poor’s 500 and for the Nasdaq Composite. Although overall market strength is measurably good, some well known stocks with highly recognizable brand names have not been …

Stock Markets

Asian Stocks Climb; Aussie Jumps on Strong Jobs: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks gained as investor optimism about the earnings season took root. Australia’s dollar jumped after the country’s employment surged in June.<p>…

Stock Markets

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow demands to know how Russia knew Trump was thinking of appointing Mitt Romney

After the notorious Christopher Steele dossier, the British ex-spy authored another short report about the Russian attempt at getting Trump not to …

Liberal View

Barings' Do Sees Run Up on Chinese Equities by End of Year – Bloomberg

Barings' Do Sees Run Up on Chinese Equities by End of Year<p>Barings' Do Sees Run Up on Chinese Equities by End of Year<p>Barings' Do Sees Run Up on …

Stock Markets

Amazon.com's stock market value hits $900 billion, threatens Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com’s stock market value reached $900 billion on Wednesday for the first time, marking a major milestone in its 21-year trajectory as a publicly listed company and threatening to dislodge Apple as Wall Street’s most valuable jewel.<p>After Jeff Bezos founded the online …

Stock Markets

Bitcoin FOMO Is Back On Track

If there is anything worth talking about today, it surely is the crypto space. Bitcoin has crossed the $7K and it is trading near $7,500. Year to date, we are still down by -47.85% but the $600 move in sixty minutes (yesterday) for Bitcoin was a remarkable one. The sellers in the OTC market are …

Cryptocurrency

China begins three-year plan to integrate Yangtze delta region: media

© Reuters. A man walks on a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai<p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Regions in China's Yangtze delta have …

China

What Saudi Women Drivers Want: Muscle Cars

Showrooms in the kingdom stocked cars they thought Saudi women would be drawn to, such as brightly colored mini-SUVs. Instead, they’re opting for models that are loud and fast.<p>JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—They rumble. They roar. And when a heel stamps on the gas pedal, they overtake.<p>Weeks after the …

Abdul Aziz

4 Ways to Reduce Retirement-Plan Risk

Many people are worried about their retirement from a money perspective.<p>According to a survey by Transamerica, most workers think the financial …

Retirement

Trading on Bad News Can Yield Great Results

Getting stock market bargains usually requires buying when others are scared to do so. Sometimes it's because of overall market weakness. Other times …

Stock Markets

3 Franchise Tech Stocks to Bet It All On

Traders would be wise to scour Jefferies' "Franchise Pick" stock list, like now.<p>Year to date the "Franchise Pick" list returned an impressive 408 …

Investing

Samsung will reportedly launch foldable-screen phone in early 2019

Samsung has been teasing the prospect of a foldable-screen smartphone for years, and even hoped to launch one this year. Now, however, it looks like that pipe dream might become a reality... if a little later than expected. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> sources have claimed that the folding-screen handset …

Mobile

Markets Live: ASX flat despite base metals recovery

<i>LIVE</i><p>This page updates automatically<p>A base metal recovery overnight on the back of increasingly positive investor sentiment is set to give the …

Stock Markets

Opinion: To make money on marijuana stocks, buy when the buzz is over

Money is to be made in marijuana stocks in the long term. However, markets are not simple. Investors need expert guidance. Not only investors are not …

Stock Markets

Why People Lose Money in the Market

Soon after I bought my first stock, its value dropped in half. It was a disappointing introduction to the world of investing, but it also proved to …

Stock Markets

Bonds Will Benefit From A Trade War

The Treasury market has gotten a welcome respite from the selling pressure it suffered earlier this year. More importantly, the current state of …

Stock Markets

Gold's demise may be golden for US stocks

Gold continued its slide on Wednesday and is headed for a new yearly low, a sign investors are not worried at all about inflation rising too far, too fast anytime soon. It may also be a buy signal for U.S. stocks.<p>“Why buy gold when U.S. stocks are so good?” said Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at …

Stock Markets

What Happened in the Stock Market Today

On a day stocks rose on optimism over earnings and the economy, United Continental reported strong profit growth and Cara Therapeutics announced a …

Stock Markets