Stocks

Costco Wholesale and Hess rise; Oracle and CSX tumble

NEW YORK – Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:<p>Oracle Corp., down $1.89 to $48.30<p>Analysts were disappointed with results from the software maker's cloud business and its forecasts.<p>Adobe Systems Inc., up $2.51 to $177.51<p>The software company surpassed Wall Street's forecasts …

Business

3 Stocks That Are Absurdly Cheap Right Now

This trio of investors thinks IBM, General Motors, and Seagate Technology could be bargains at today's prices.<p>With the stock market at record levels, …

Investing

3 Stocks That Cut You a Check Each Month

Looking for monthly income? These three stocks have you covered.<p>A handful of companies choose to send their shareholders a check each month instead …

Personal Finance

10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks: Are Any Worth Buying

Income investors naturally gravitate toward dividend stocks with high yields. However, just because a stock offers a big payout doesn't automatically make it a smart buy. In fact, more often than not, a high yield can actually serve as a warning sign.<p>So are there any high yield stocks that are …

Investing

General Electric: A Top Stock Pick For 2018?

General Electric's shares sell close to multi-year lows, are widely oversold.<p>However, GE has provided income investors with dividend visibility going …

Investing

What Happened in the Stock Market Today

Stocks moved strongly higher Friday on rising expectations that the Republican tax bill will pass. The <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the <b>S&P 500</b> (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) closed at record highs.<p>Today's stock market<p>Investors bid up stocks that would benefit the most from lower tax rates. …

Investing

10 High-Yield Stocks That Won't Cut Their Dividends in 2018

Over the long run, high-yield dividend stocks have been the stocks to buy. Studies have shown that over time, they've outperformed both the broad …

Investing

Bitcoin Rival Ripple Erupts to New Record

Ripple is on its way to the top.<p>The cryptocurrency surpassed bitcoin cash, an offshoot of bitcoin, to become the third-largest digital currency by …

Bitcoin

Can Adobe Keep the Clouds Away?

When it comes to software, investors sometimes get what they are willing to pay for.<p>Adobe Systems has never been a cheap stock to own. It has averaged about 32 times forward earnings over the past five years, compared with an average of 18 times for the S&P 500 Software & Services group. The stock …

Business

Hope of tax vote propels stocks

U.S. stocks rallied to new highs and the dollar strengthened as investors grew increasingly optimistic that Congress would reach a deal to cut corporate taxes.<p>Yet when historians look back on the 2017 stock market, it will be weeks like this that they remember. Three up days, two down, volatility …

Economy

Stocks hit record highs as Wall Street awaits tax bill release; Dow jumps 165 points

Stocks hit record highs as Wall Street awaits tax bill release; Dow jumps 165 points

Markets

The 7 Best Investing Apps For 2018

A new year brings the opportunity to take stock in yourself and make a resolution to become a more educated and informed investor. These are the apps I plan to use most frequently in 2018:<p>(Disclosure: I have no financial stake in any of these companies and receive no compensation for anything in …

Charles Schwab

Final Republican Tax Bill Slashes Corporate Rate

Congressional Republicans’ final tax legislation proposes cutting taxes as expected for businesses, the wealthy and some middle-class Americans, …

Jeff Flake

Turning Coal Into Bitcoin? The Dirty Secret of 2017's Hottest Market

Bitcoin has a dirty secret.<p>The cryptocurrency has wowed markets this year with breakneck gains as investors flocked to an asset that exists only in …

Cryptocurrency

These 2 Tech Stocks Are Ridiculously Cheap

Tech stocks have enjoyed a stellar 2017, but there are still bargains to be had.<p>The tech sector is easily the top-performing group in the past year …

Investing

My Journey To Financial Independence: 86-Stock November Portfolio Update - Buying Apple, AbbVie And BMW

Dividend income in November totaled $182.80 in dividends, up +10% QoQ and +119% YoY.<p>I outline portfolio composition by sector and portfolio weight …

Investing

10 Stocks With 'Significant Upside' in an Overpriced Market | Investopedia

In an annual exercise, Barron's picks their ten favorite stocks for the following year, based on a combination of their own analysis and …

Personal Finance

This Crypto Stock Is a Laggard, Climbing Just 200% in December

Shares of Digital Power Corp. have almost tripled in December. In the world of crypto stocks, it’s a real laggard.<p>UBI Blockchain Internet Ltd. has …

Investing

Micron: Buy Any ‘Volatility,’ It’s a Cash Machine, Says Instinet

Another day, another positive note for <b>Micron Technology</b> (MU).<p>The shares are up 17 cents, or 0.4%, at $42.41, after <b>Instinet</b>’s <b>Romit Shah</b> this morning …

Investing

Crude Oil Prices Settle Higher as US Rig Count Snaps 6-Weeks of Gains

Investing.com – Crude oil prices settled higher on Friday as traders cheered data showing the number of oil rigs operating in the US fell for the …

Oil

Here's What's Expected to Ride the Bull Market in 2018

While 2018 likely will be another bull market year overall, strong earnings and confidence in the US economy are among the factors that particularly …

Personal Finance

This country is driving Bitcoin prices, rising Canadian cryptocurrency stocks, and the only analyst rating you can trust

Deutsche Bank's global financial strategist Masao Muraki believes he has uncovered the main source of the cryptocurrency mania, writing, ""Mrs. Watanabe" is a buzzword often used by U.S./European media and market participants to symbolize the typical Japanese retail investor who trades in FX …

Finance

How to make money off bitcoin without actually buying it

Bitcoin: it's electric.<p>Well, indirectly, anyway. Electricity consumption domestically and around the world is rising on bitcoin mining fervor, …

Cryptocurrency

Online brokerage TD Ameritrade says it will begin allowing trading of bitcoin futures on its futures platform on Monday

Trading

Opinion: Three stock winners, three losers in net neutrality ruling

The repeal of net neutrality rules was met with outrage and disappointment by many.<p>Those widely considered to be the founding fathers of the modern …

Business

Warren Buffett's 10 Largest Current Stock Bets

There are more than 40 stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio, but some holdings are much larger than others.<p>The majority of <b>Berkshire …

Investing

Is Facebook A Buy Or A Hold?

Facebook released excellent third quarter earnings result with significant growth in its top and bottom lines.<p>Despite strong growth in several …

Investing

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with miners, financials; Linamar jumps on deal

TORONTO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Friday, boosted by gains for financial stocks and base metal miners and a surge …

Investing

A Year In Berkshire Hathaway's Tech Stocks

Though he has since changed his mind, Buffett famously avoided tech stocks for more than the first 30 years of his investing career. In an interview from the mid-1980s, Buffett said that the technological revolution had “gone right past him,” and he hadn’t found any tech companies he …

Investing

Bitcoin Price Watch; Priming For A Spike?

And that’s pretty much the week over in the bitcoin space, with things about to kick off for the early European session and calling for our …

Bitcoin