Financial Markets

A Surefire Way To Beat Normal Stock Returns

<i>By Brian Kehm</i><p>It's always a bumpy ride for small-cap stock investors... but it's been worth it since the turn of the millennium. Small-cap stocks have …

Investing

Hedge funds betting on stocks are having their best year since 2009 — but they're still getting smoked by the market

• <b>Equity hedge funds are off to their best start to a year since 2009, but they're still trailing the S&P 500.</b>• <b><br>In a market that's been largely devoid of price swings, hedge funds have been piling into the same proven stocks.</b><p>The performance of stock hedge funds this year isn't exactly providing a …

S&P 500

Bankruptcy fight over Oncor to test Warren Buffett's discipline

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett takes pride in naming his price to buy a company, and not paying a nickel more.<p>But the largest U.S. natural gas …

Stock Markets

This Theory Links Eclipses With Market Crashes

Bored traders with too much computer power have found the key to the next stock market crash: the solar eclipse.<p>Fed up with political dramas that can …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Crude oil futures - weekly outlook: August 21 - 25

Investing.com - Oil prices settled sharply higher on Friday, jumping about 3% in a surprise rally amid reports of a unit shutdown at one of the …

Commodities

Warehouse company which counts Argos as a tenant plans £150m float

A property company which provides logistics and warehouse space for Argos, Boots and Amazon is to float part of its business on the London Stock Exchange in order to raise up to £150m.<p>Warehouse Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a new company spun off from existing industrial property business …

London Stock Exchange

US Law Firms Initiate Investigation Against Infosys

Four US law firms have said they are investigating potential claims on behalf of Infosys investors on whether the Indian company and some of its …

NYSE

Steve Bannon's exit too soon for investors to cheer

When chief strategist Stephen Bannon's sudden exit from the Trump White House was revealed on Friday in the United States, traders on the floor of …

NYSE

Wall St Week Ahead: Shift from non-GAAP bottom lines could be good for stock prices

Investors worried about lofty stock-market valuations may take comfort in signs that companies in the benchmark S&P 500 index are padding their bottomlines less than they have in previous years.<p>Recent changes to accounting standards and a crackdown last year by the Securities Exchange Commission …

S&P 500

Stocks do go down

<i> By Guest Blogger Ryan Lewenz</i>aJust in case you forgot, stocks do go down! It’s a fact of life, and understanding this can make you more equipped to …

S&P 500

Indexes And Index Funds - So What's The Difference?

S&P 500 Index funds are one of the most common investments for individual investors. But what are "index funds" and how do they compare to …

Investing

Investors focus on prospects for Trump trade and asset prices

<i>Here are the main questions facing investors and markets as a new trading week beckons.</i><p><b>Last rites for the Trump trade?</b><p>Barring an unlikely bout of …

Economy

Disruption Of Confidence

<b>Short-Term Sell Signal Deepens</b><p>As noted last week:<p><i>"The weakness in the market previously, combined with the threats between the U.S. and North Korea,</i> …

Trading

salesforce.com, inc. Earnings: 4 Key Metrics for Investors to Focus On

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, <b>salesforce.com</b> (NYSE: CRM) will report results for its second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company has outperformed the <b>S&P 500</b> so far this year, rising about 32% year to date compared to the S&P 500's 8% increase during this same period. Investors will be looking for the …

Stocks

Fear And Greed

While most of America seemed to be mired in statue controversies and rumored and real resignations, we choose to focus on making money for our …

S&P 500

Loss Of Confidence In Trump Roils Financial Markets

How could one not be appalled by what occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, with the failure of our President to take a firm stand against the …

Economy

Ask a Fool: How Can I Protect Myself From a Stock Market Crash? -- The Motley Fool

A market crash will happen. It’s just a question of when.<p>Q: I'm worried that the market is due for a crash. How can I prepare for it?<p>There's no way …

Stocks

Traders at NYSE cheered when Bannon departed White House

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange loudly cheered Friday as news broke of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s departure – a move that …

NYSE

Delving into dual-class structures

Snap Inc.'s (SNAP) initial public offering marked a turning point in investors' attitude toward voting structures that vest control in a small group …

NYSE

Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda

It was good while it lasted.<p>Almost seven months to the day President Donald Trump took office, his “Make America Great Again” agenda has been eclipsed by political turmoil that is threatening to unravel a record-breaking rally in stocks.<p>After a chaotic few days that culminated with the resignation …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

The S&P 500 Is Flashing a Major Warning Signal | Investopedia

Over the last few weeks, volatility has reemerged in the broader markets as the VIX, the fear gauge for stocks, is trading back up near its highs of …

S&P 500

Commentary: Stock holdings shine light on investors' risk-averse psychology

LONDON (Reuters) - As Wall Street and world stocks chalk up record high after record high, anxiety about a steep correction is mounting.<p>Yet all else being equal, the odds of say, a 20 percent fall are pretty much the same as another 20 percent raally. So why are investors more wary of and obsessed …

S&P 500

Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON (Reuters) - As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to …

Commodities

Are Markets More Fragile Than They Look?

Investors are complacent. That’s the conclusion that some have reached because the VIX, which measures volatility in the S&P 500 and is often called …

Investing

Stock traders cheer on Bannon exit

<b>US stocks regained ground on Friday, after it was confirmed President Donald Trump's polarising adviser Steve Bannon would depart the White House.</b><p>Three major indexes turned higher in mid-morning trading and were modestly up by early afternoon.<p>Mr Bannon, a right-wing nationalist, helped shape the …

NYSE

Hedge funds hate these 10 stocks, Goldman says

One of the main ways hedge funds make money is betting against companies they believe are overvalued, so investors should be wary of stocks with high …

S&P 500

How long can the stock market ignore the troubles in Washington?

A CEO mutiny against President Trump. An escalating nuclear threat with North Korea. Uncertainty about healthcare reform. The departure of top Trump strategist Steve Bannon.<p>So far the mounting turmoil has not rattled Wall Street to a significant degree, with the stock market still hovering near …

S&P 500

Hundred Thousand Dollars Income Portfolio - The Market Is Simply Overpriced

The Hundred Thousand Dollars Income Portfolio, thanks to suggestions from Seeking Alpha and my own decisions, allowed me to take a trip to Portugal …

Stocks

Are stocks overvalued? Unusually strong earnings may justify sky-high valuations

Equity analysts are an optimistic bunch. When they forecast future corporate earnings, they tend to start out bullish. But as time goes on, and reality sets in, those estimates get more subdued.<p>Until this year.<p>For months, analysts have penciled in double-digit growth in earnings per share for the …

S&P 500

Trump’s comments these past two weeks have tanked the stock market – VICE News

First it was North Korea. Then Charlottesville. Worlds apart, but the two incendiary situations have had a similar effect on the stock market in the last two weeks, prompting worried selling.<p>The Standard & Poor’s 500, a widely used measure of the stock market, was little changed Friday. But it …

Stock Markets