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Dow flying high despite other poor economic indicators

May 2, 2012
The Dow closed near its highest level in about four years yesterday, but how can that be when there are so many other economic indicators recently that don’t look so great?
Posted In: stock market, Dow, NASDAQ

STOCK Act becomes law

Apr 4, 2012
Today President Obama will sign the STOCK Act -- short for “Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.” It says Capitol Hill finally has to follow the same insider trading rules as everybody else.
Posted In: STOCK Act, insider trading, Congress, stock market

SEC cracking down on private Facebook stock trading

Mar 15, 2012
Yesterday, the SEC brought charges against two money managers who allegedly misled and overcharged investors when selling them Facebook stock, before it officially goes public.
Posted In: Facebook, stock market, SEC

Buffett’s shareholder letter dangles clues

Feb 27, 2012
Warren Buffett says in his annual letter that Berkshire Hathaway has chosen his successor. Many investors care more about his stock advice.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, stock market

A little risk in the portfolio could be worth it

Feb 8, 2012
The markets will always have their ups and downs, but Josh Brown of Fusion Analytics thinks the best way to prepare for a long retirement is to keep a little risk in your portfolio, especially as markets are looking up.
Posted In: stock market, Retirement, stocks

Markets rise on 'surprise and relief'

Feb 8, 2012
With investors feeling emboldened by a strengthening world economy, markets have steadily climbed since October.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, stock market

Getting in on the Facebook IPO

Feb 2, 2012
When it goes public, Facebook is likely to be worth $75 billion or more. But, odds are, you aren't getting in on the real action.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, stock market

Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?
Posted In: stock market, Eurozone

2011 market roundup: McD’s up, B of A down

Jan 2, 2012
The Dow’s best- and worst-performing stocks of 2011.
Posted In: McDonald's, Bank of America, stock market

World markets: Winners and losers in 2011

Dec 30, 2011
The past year wasn’t kind to those with money in the Greek market, but Zambian investors are laughing all the way to the bank.
Posted In: stock market, venezuela, cyprus, 2011, Wall Street

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