Trading suspended for hacked companies

Aug 11, 2011
Yesterday, the Hong Kong stock exchange suspended trading on seven companies who were the victims of hacks. The attack took place on a page of the...
Posted In: hackers, hong kong, stocks, trading

Take the money

Aug 3, 2011
Question: Hi Chris, I own or thought I owned shares of Verigy LTD a spinoff of Agilent which was spun off of Hewlett Packard. I received a check in...
Posted In: stocks

MID-DAY UPDATE: Egypt stock markets reopen, more water warnings in Tokyo

Mar 23, 2011
Tokyo health officials said today radiation levels are higher in the water supply there. Those officials are recommending people not give tap wat...
Posted In: billion, earthquake, Egypt, General Mills, Japan, mid-day update, mortgage, radiation, stocks, Tokyo, Toyota, tsunami, water

MID-DAY UPDATE: stock exchange merger, Egypt, workers' union, and Civil War tourism

Feb 18, 2011
Now that the German and New York stock exchanges have tied the knot, it's time to discuss which entity is going to take a new name. Germans think...
Posted In: Civil War, Egypt, Facebook, Germany, Hosni Mubarak, Mergers and Acquisitions, mid-day update, National Park Service, New York, NYSE, stock market, stocks, tourism

A change in the S&P 500 stock index

Dec 10, 2010
This final note on the way out, an observation about the ever-evolving state of the American economy. Standard & Poor's announced some changes...
Posted In: Dow, netflix, New York Times Company, Standard & Poor's, stocks, Wall Street

How much can you save for retirement without investing in stocks?

Aug 27, 2010
What would happen if you didn't put any of your retirement investment money in stocks, and instead stuck with more conservative investments? How...
Posted In: picture this, retirement savings, stocks

Sell stock to pay down debt

Apr 8, 2010
Question: My husband & I are both in our mid-50s. We have some money invested in the stock market, about $300,000. A few years ago we...
Posted In: debt, Housing, Savings, stocks

Points on the Dow

Mar 25, 2010
Question: I dabble a bit in the stock market with the money that have left over. That said I have a question in regards to how the ups and downs...
Posted In: Investing, stocks

A China bull

Nov 24, 2009
Question: I would like to consider putting a small portion of my retirement (and/or other) investment money in Chinese stocks. Is this a reasonable...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings, stocks, Taxes