What are negative interest rates?

Aug 22, 2019
While the U.S. waits on word of rate cuts, the global economy is seeing negative interest rates.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

S&P 500 plunges in worst loss of year as trade war escalates

Aug 5, 2019
It comes as the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level against the dollar in a decade.
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 5.

Stocks around the world slide as trade war worsens

Aug 5, 2019
It's the largest drop since December.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The numbers, World Poetry Day edition

Mar 21, 2019
Rhyming poetry can be hard ... with apologies to the Bard.
kertlis/Getty Images

Here's why Levi's is returning to the stock market

Mar 21, 2019
Levi Strauss & Co. returns to the stock market this week. The 165-year-old company is hoping to sell more than $500 million in shares, which it will invest in broadening product offerings and appealing more to young people. 
Traders, many in jeans, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the day that Levi Strauss has returned to the stock market with an IPO on March 21, 2019 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Who wins and who misses out when there's market volatility

Mar 7, 2019
Some can actually benefit from the chaos.
A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
Joyce Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Hedge funds are facing challenges in an uncertain market

Jan 11, 2019
For years, when stocks were making gains, hedge funds were criticized for their fees and lackluster performance.
Hedge fund performance on average dropped by less than the S&P 500 in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research. Above, traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.
Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Apple shares drop after news of waning iPhone sales

Jan 3, 2019
Cook also attributes challenges in China to the projected downturn in revenue.
Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

U.S. stocks end dismal, volatile year on a bright note

Dec 31, 2018
Health care stocks paved the way for Monday's modest gains, but major U.S. indexes ended 2018 in the red.
Traders and financial professionals work ahead of the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images