Stocks

3 Mortgage Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know About

Whether you're new to homeownership or have been making mortgage payments for years, it never hurts to find ways to slash your costs. Here are three tips that can help you save thousands.<p><b>1. Accelerate a 30-year loan when you can't afford a 15-year term</b><p>One major advantage to getting a 15-year …

Mortgages

Cramer Remix: Billions of dollars could be about to flood the stock market

As the market digests details of the White House's tax plan, released Wednesday, Jim Cramer looked into the proposed cuts to see how they might …

Jim Cramer

3 Top Cheap Stocks to Buy Now

Investors should consider these three values at a time when cheap stocks are in short supply.<p>With the current bull market entering its eighth year …

Investing

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Do you want to know how to double your money? The Rule of 72 shows you how to do this without taking on too much risk in about 7 years.<p>What's the …

Investing

7 Blue-Chip Stocks Every Investor Should Own

My concept of blue-chip stocks is very different from that of most investors.<p>I think when most investors’ minds wander to blue-chip stocks, the old …

Investing

US markets retreat as Trump tax plan disappoints investors

US stock markets retreated from near record levels as the Trump administration’s long-touted tax plan disappointed investors awaiting concrete policy …

Markets

Better Buy: Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF vs. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF

Which is the best choice for dividend investors who don't want individual stocks?<p>Dividend-paying stocks tend to perform better, as a group, than …

Investing

Ivy Investment Management Launches Its First Passive Funds

The shift to passive investing is an ongoing trend that’s accelerated in recent months, exacerbated by active managers’ poor performance, to the …

Index Funds

Why Shares of Sonus Networks Soared Today

What happened<p>Shares of communications service provider <b>Sonus Networks</b> (NASDAQ: SONS) jumped on Wednesday after the company reported its first-quarter results. Sonus beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, leading investors to push the stock up 16%.<p>So what<p>Sonus reported first-quarter …

Investing

How to Play Starbucks Ahead of Earnings

KKM Financial's Dan Deming discusses market volatility and his options strategy for Starbucks. He speaks with Bloomberg's Julie Hyman on "Bloomberg …

Trading

Here's what was missing from Trump's tax plan that Wall Street really wanted

Stocks like Apple with large overseas cash hoards pared their gains Wednesday after Trump's tax plan failed to reveal a specific rate for …

Business

There's A Free Stock Waiting For You

There's A Free Stock Waiting For You<p>Eric invited you to Robinhood! Sign up now to find out what free stock you'll get. It could be a stock like …

Trading

How to make an-even money bet GOOGL moves higher on Earnings

Alphabet Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and rest of the world. The …

Trading

Why the Nintendo Switch Really Costs More Than $299

<b>Nintendo</b> (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) has repeated a formula with its Switch console that worked for its original Wii.<p>The company has delivered a family friendly gaming system that may not have the horsepower and fancy graphics of its rivals from <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ: MSFT) and <b>Sony</b> (NYSE: SNE) but competes well …

Nintendo

Don't Let ETF Mania Fool You, There Are Plenty of Bearish Bets in U.S. Stocks - Bloomberg

Skepticism is one thing this stock market rally hasn’t lacked. You just have to look for it.<p>The Nasdaq Composite Index is setting records while the …

Business

The Hated Stock Market That Beats The USA

<b>There's a currently hated stock market that's still performed better than the US over the past couple of decades. Right now, it's dirt cheap and has</b> …

Investing

10 things you need to know in markets today

Good morning! Here's what you need to know in markets on Thursday.<p><b>1. President Donald Trump's administration has rolled out a tax plan that proposes to slash corporate taxes, tweak personal tax rates, and eliminate most deductions used by wealthier Americans.</b> The plan was announced on Wednesday by …

S&P 500

Earnings from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet, Tesla Has Mojo Stocks in the Technical Crosshairs

Netflix (NFLX)<p><i>Courtesy of MetaStock Xenith</i><p>The weekly chart for Netflix is neutral with the stock above its key weekly moving average of $143.94. …

Investing

The Hot Stock: Edwards Lifesciences Soars 11% - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>Edwards Lifesciences</b> (EW) soared to the top of the <b>S&P 500</b> today after the medical-device company beat earnings and revenue forecasts, …

Investing

'Big tech Thursday' could be the catalyst for new highs

Thursday's blast of high-profile earnings, including big tech bellwethers, could help set the stage for new stock market highs in the very near …

Markets

3 Chains Weathering the Restaurant Recession

The news for the industry is negative, but some restaurant chains aren't sweating. Here are three popular restaurant brands that are still …

Restaurants

Buffalo Wild Wings is Flying in the Wrong Direction

Chicken wing prices are up, and Buffalo Wild Wings has been selling them at a discount. That’s a bad combination for the company, which released …

Investing

Can Chipotle Regain Its Past Glory? (CMG)

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) rose more than 3% on Wednesday after beating top- and bottom-line analyst estimates. Revenue rose 28.2% to $1.07 …

Trading

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Every month, Americans collectively make billions of credit card transactions, and that number is climbing rapidly. Credit cards are more secure than cash, they offer rewards for using them, and they allow you forego payment for a few extra days (or months).<p>But how many credit cards should you have …

Personal Finance

Man shackles rat in tiny stocks after catching it scurrying around his house

Bizarre pictures have emerged showing a rat SHACKLED in tiny stocks after being caught scurrying around a house in Taiwan.<p>Lee Wei-chin shared the …

Investing

Costco: Best in Class? - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>Costco Wholesale</b> (COST) announced a special dividend last night, and in the mind of one analyst, confirmed its place as a “core …

Investing

Time for Big Cap Biotech (CELG, VRTX)

Biotech stocks surged higher this week after Biogen, Inc. (BIIB), the sector’s fourth-highest capitalized component, rose more than 3.5% in reaction …

Trading

How Can a Company Be Cash-Flow-Negative, but Still Profitable?

Listener Seth wants to know specifically how Netflix is in what sounds like a contradictory financial position.<p>In this segment from <i>Market Foolery</i>, …

Investing

U.K. ETFs Shaping Up Well, Potential to Deliver Near-Term Upside

The iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (NYSEArca: EWU), the largest U.K. exchange traded fund trading in the U.S., is up 7.3% year-to-date, an impressive performance against the backdrop of Brexit negotiations and the surprise U.K. election, which is coming in just a few weeks. “UK equities have done …

ETFs

The Biggest Loser: Seagate Technology Tumbles 17% - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>Seagate Technology</b> (STX) tumbled to the bottom of the <b>S&P 500</b> today after beating earnings forecasts but offering below-consensus …

Investing