S&P 500

The Storm Is Coming

The Bank for International Settlements recently released a report showing that lessons have not been learnt from the financial crisis.<p>Early signs of …

Economy

The masses are going all-in for stocks, and that’s not a good thing

One thing has been missing from this 8 ½-year bull market, now the second-longest in history: the active, enthusiastic participation of individual investors.<p>For years, average Americans have sat on the sidelines. Many had been burned badly by the dot.com crash and the housing bust during the 2000s. …

Finance

How to Invest Just Like a Millionaire

"Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one," said American author Thomas J. Stanley, who wrote The Millionaire Next …

Investing

'Unnerved': These 5 Big Wall Street Players Are Predicting a Downturn

Perhaps it's time to get nervous.<p>It's one thing when perpetually gloomy prognosticators — Wall Street permabears like Dr. Doom himself, Marc Faber — …

Markets

The Sizzling Stock Market Is Making Investors Uneasy

Stocks are at all-time highs, and investors holding the priciest ones are starting to get uneasy.<p>Sitting on the sidelines as the S&P 500 Index is …

Markets

Global Markets Look to Fed Meeting

Investors don’t expect higher rates but watching for Fed’s plans to unwind its balance sheet<p>Trading in global stocks was broadly muted Wednesday, with investors appearing to be holding off ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement later in the day.<p>The Stoxx Europe 600 was flat in midmorning trade. …

Finance

Bristol-Myers Could Be Getting Ready to Break Out | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.)</i><p>Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) has had a rough 2017, up …

Trading

Another (Worrying) Record For U.S. Stocks

<b>No one can predict when a market will crash. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t signs that the risks are higher than usual. All (and I mean all)</b> …

Business

Kingfisher’s transformation is not so fluent

2017-09-20T07:01:16.000Z<p>By: Siona Jenkins<p>Kingfisher’s transformation is not so fluent. FT <i>Opening Quote,</i> with commentary by <b>Matthew Vincent</b>, is your …

Markets

What a “Less Miserable” US Means for Stocks and Bonds

With the recovery from the financial crisis now into its ninth year, the US Misery Index sits at 6%, near its all-time low. The Misery Index, which …

Personal Finance

U.S. stock futures in holding pattern as ‘historic’ Fed decision looms

U.S. stocks’ steady rally looks likely to stall somewhat at the open Wednesday, with traders refraining from making any big bets as they wait to hear what the Federal Reserve’s next move will be.<p>Stock futures flip-flopped flip-flopped between small gains and losses in the early going. Futures for …

Markets

Stress at UN Not Shared on Wall Street as Stocks Set Records

The United Nations and Wall Street are farther apart than they appear on a map of New York City. Stress is running high this week at First Avenue and …

Business

3 Reasons This Is The Only Residential mREIT I Plan To Buy

Residential mortgage REITs are not an industry I'm a fan of. However, I think I've finally found one worth buying.<p>American Capital Agency has managed …

Investing

The Daily Prophet: Fed Has Markets Right Where It Needs Them

Could things get any better for the Federal Reserve? Central bank officials on Wednesday are widely expected to reaffirm their plan to raise interest …

Economy

Fed Decision, Mexico Earthquake - 5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens

Here are five things you must know for Wednesday, Sept. 20:<p><b>1</b>. -- U.S. stock futures were flat on Wednesday, Sept. 20, following another day of record …

Markets

Iron ore producers ease as price retreats

Shares in Fortescue Minerals Group fell 1.8 per cent to a seven-week low amid a negative mood in the iron ore market.<p>The iron ore spot price for 62 …

Iron Ore

Sensex gains 93 pts in early trade; RIL, ITC gain

The benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded by over 93 points in early trade today on gains in bluechips such as RIL, L&T and ITC amid a rising trend in …

Markets

American workers can’t catch a break or a pay raise

Don’t hold your breath for a bigger pay raise next year. Despite an improving economy and jobs situation, American employers are tightening their …

Lifestyle

S&P 500 Winners and Losers for 09/19

These are today's winners and losers from the S&P 500. (Source: Bloomberg)<p>07:55 - Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, discusses the Intro to …

Business

September slump on Wall Street? At least not yet

So much for seasonal weakness.<p>Investors who greeted the month of September with trepidation, owing to its historically dire performance statistics, need not have worried—at least so far.<p>Not only has a much-feared pullback failed to materialize, but weakness of any type has been in short supply in …

Markets

Time to Brace for Another Earnings Rally

The earnings season stock market rally may be front-loaded again.<p>The July-to-September reporting period is just about a month away. Analysts expect S&P 500 companies to report earnings grew 4.4% from a year ago, according to FactSet.<p>As Tuesday's Morning MoneyBeat newsletter noted, the actual figure …

Markets

Costco: A Buy At Current Valuation?

Costco’s defensive moat is not as strong as many analysts have suggested.<p>Close to 75% of total operating profits are made through membership fees.<p>As …

Stocks

Wall Street’s winning streak continues ahead of Fed meeting

Ahead of the Fed, it’s onward and upward for US equities.<p>The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average both climbed to fresh record highs despite …

Markets

MARKET SNAPSHOT: How Much Longer This Stock-market Bull Lasts May Depend On Fed's Next Move

All eyes on Yellen as the stock market awaits Fed's two-day meeting<p>Wall Street investors have shrugged off recent worries to propel stocks to fresh all-time highs, but this week's meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers might provide investors the clearest sign yet about the health of the U.S. …

Economy

Can the Nasdaq close at a record — and join the Dow and S&P 500?

Category 5 Hurricane Maria is taking aim at Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after leaving a trail of destruction on the Caribbean island of …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up to new record highs

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks edged up to fresh records on Tuesday (Sep 19) as the bull market marched onwards following solid economic data while the …

Markets

Stock Market Keeps Rallying Even as Buybacks Wane

Companies are losing one of the biggest buyers of their stock: themselves.<p>Share repurchases among S&P 500 companies totaled about $120 billion in the April-to-June period, a drop of 9.8% from the prior quarter and down 5.8% versus the same period a year earlier, according to preliminary figures …

Markets

ASX sags as caution prevails ahead of Federal Reserve meet

by Sarah Turner and Patrick Commins<p>The ASX pulled off early lows to end the day marginally lower on Wednesday, as investors braced for the outcome of …

Economy

Don't expect much next week on tax reform

<b>DON’T EXPECT MUCH NEXT WEEK ON TAX REFORM</b> — MM hears that while nothing is finalized yet, the Big Six tax negotiators are leaning against releasing much in the way of new detail on a tax plan when they put out fresh paper next week. We are told the document might show a little more leg but that it …

Economy

At midday: TSX hits six-week high as energy, financials drive gains

Canada's main stock index rose to six-week highs on Tuesday, led by oil and gas companies, bolstered by oil prices near five-month highs, and by financial stocks.<p>Cenovus Energy Inc advanced 2.4 per cent to $11.51, while Inter Pipeline Ltd. also rose 2.4 per cent to $23.60.<p>The energy group climbed …

Markets