Markets

IWM: Small Caps Crashing. Is This A Warning Signal To Other Markets?

While most major market averages have proven to be extremely resilient IWM is down by more than 5% from its high, suggesting a stealth correction may …

Market Capitalization

The Tools and Services Needed for Day Trading

Day trading requires that you have a set of tools and services in order to do your job effectively.<p>Some of the required tools you likely already …

Trading

It’s become almost impossible to figure out what Tesla is actually worth

<b>• Valuations of Tesla vary wildly.</b><p><b>• The company is fueled financially by a "story" about the future.</b><p><b>• It could be a decade before it's possible to properly value the company.</b><p>Generally speaking, investors want a precise assessment of what the companies they invest in are worth.<p>Valuation is both art …

Market Cap

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 …

Business

Microsoft: Bing's US Market Share Is Wildly Underestimated

Microsoft claims Bing, its search engine for people who have just unboxed a new computer and are trying to find out where to download Chrome, is …

Microsoft

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges …

Samsung

Infosys Offers to Buy Back $2 Billion of Shares as CEO Quits

Infosys Ltd. approved a 130 billion rupees ($2 billion) share repurchase to improve returns for stakeholders of the Indian software exporter a day …

India

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 …

Business

How to Invest in Emerging Markets -- The Motley Fool

There are several ways to get exposure to these high-growth areas. Find out which one makes the most sense for you.<p>Emerging markets have been a …

Personal Finance

Sensex Pares Gains, Up 311 Points At 31,524.68; Nifty Climbs 127 Points

The market recorded gains in during the truncated trading week, with benchmark Sensex rising 311.09 to close at 31,524.68, while the broader Nifty …

North Korea

Here's What Investors Need to Know Before Buying Tech Stocks -- The Motley Fool

From high-flying IPOs to limited voting rights and unusual valuation criteria, this sector carries special concerns for investors.<p>In this episode of</i> …

Stocks

Speculators Add To Sterling And Peso Shorts, While Cutting Euro And Canadian Dollar Longs

The reporting period covered some big swings in spot.<p>Speculators seem to be adjusting positions more than reversing stances.<p>Bulls end ten-week streak …

Business

Potbelly Is Going To The Single Digits

PBPB reported a terrible Q2.<p>Comps and margins both fell by a bunch, but investors seem to be ignoring them.<p>PBPB is still egregiously overpriced …

Business

Brand Of Brothers: Abercrombie Or American Eagle

Examining retail brand names for a long term investment.<p>Reviewing earnings and sales growth with reports throughout the week.<p>Determining the better …

Business

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: A SPAC And A Reg A+ Price; 2 Billion-Dollar Companies File

Two IPOs raised a combined $380 million this past week. Blank check company Capitol Investment Corp. IV (Pending:CIC.U) led the way with a $350 …

Business

U.K. Retail Sales Growth Slides To Lowest Since 2013

Subdued retail sales growth in July reflected an ongoing deterioration in household finances, linked in turn to low pay, rising prices and concern …

Economy

Under Armour cheated on Dick's Sporting Goods with Kohl's — and it massively backfired

• <b>Under Armour has reportedly upset Dick's Sporting Goods after it started working with Kohl's, according to WSJ.</b>• <b><br>Department store Kohl's is known for aggressive discounting.</b>• <b><br>Analysts say the Under Armour and Kohl's partnership has diminished Dick's ability to sell at full price.</b><p>Once upon a time, …

Business

We did the math to see if it's worth buying a ticket for the $535 million Powerball jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing, after no one won on Wednesday, is up to $535 million as of 12:30 pm ET Friday.<p>That is a pretty huge chunk of money. However, as we saw before Wednesday's drawing, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that it's probably a bad …

Business

Victoria's Secret is abandoning the hottest lingerie trend — and it's a brilliant maneuver

Young women are increasingly choosing bralettes over bras — and Victoria's Secret is bucking the trend.<p>"Bralettes trend up and down and we’ll have them," CEO Jan Singer told analysts on a conference call, as reported by the New York Post. "But we make constructed bras best and anyone can make …

Lingerie

'Bitcoin cash' surges 40% in single day as investors bet on its faster processing speeds

The bitcoin offshoot, bitcoin cash, soared Friday after indications the alternative digital currency could achieve its goal of speeding up …

Cryptocurrency

China and India are guarding against the preposterous

China and India have been locked in a military standoff in a remote section of the Himalayas for a couple of months. At first it appeared to be the latest of the minor clashes that have flared between the countries for decades. But this time it has lasted longer than usual. There are two questions …

Business

The US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China

Bloomberg is reporting that the US has initiated an investigationn into China's theft of US intellectual property (IP) using Section 301 US Trade Act of 1974.<p>That may sound like a bunch of jargon, but what it boils down to is that the US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China.<p>“On …

Business

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 …

Donald Trump

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

Hibbett Sports Sales Tumble & Miss Targets, Outlook Slashed

Shares for Hibbett Sports Inc. are in the red today on the heels of second-quarter results that missed estimates across the board. As of 12:30 p.m. …

Fashion Industry

GST effect: India Inc sees dip in earnings; profit growth falls to five quarter low of 11%

The impending goods and services tax (GST) regime has made a dent on India Inc' earnings for the April-June period, with profit growth falling to a …

Business (India)

Deere sales disappoint as struggling U.S. farmers limit spending

Deere (DE) reported sizable growth in earnings and revenue for the fiscal third quarter, though sales disappointed as U.S. farmers continue to limit spending on new equipment.<p>The maker of the iconic green-and-yellow tractors has seen demand in the U.S. and Canada lag behind the rest of the world. …

Business

Trump's waning popularity sharpens government-shutdown risk, Goldman says

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the Wall Street firm that's produced three U.S. Treasury secretaries over the past two decades, is now warning clients that …

Investing

Small-cap focus: UK biotechs seek to prosper in immunotherapy

While AstraZeneca has suffered a serious setback in the hot field of cancer immunotherapy, a host of comparative minnows, undeterred, are pressing …

Market Capitalization

Why Wall Street is so fixated on Gary Cohn's position in the White House

Markets tumbled on Thursday after rumors swirled that Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser and formerly Goldman Sach's number two, was resigning.<p>The S&P 500 slumped at around 10 a.m. ET, after the rumors began swirling on Twitter. Gold, a traditional safe haven trade, climbed as …

Business