In a market obsessed with sexy, fast-growing technology companies, a better long-term strategy may be to look for wallflowers. Wall Street’s rally this year has been led by the tech world’s most storied franchises, including Amazon.com, Apple and Facebook. That has dimmed investors’ interest in many other companies, particularly those that are short on glamour or that face challenges reinvigorating their own growth.
Investors need to be wary of anything that looks too good to be true. Take a dividend stock with a yield of 8.6%, for example. There must be a catch, right?
We all make mistakes. But making mistakes with your money can haunt you for a lifetime. Here are three of the most dangerous mistakes investors make – and how to avoid them.
Getting good, ethical financial advice is imperative as you work toward retirement, and, unfortunately, that’s not a given. Here are three red flags that your adviser may be doing you a disservice.
Heading into your retirement years brings a slew of new topics to grapple with, and one of the most maddening may be Medicare. Figuring out when to enroll, what to enroll in and what coverage will be best for you can be daunting. To help you wade easily into the waters, here are ten essential things you need to know about Medicare.
Analysts provide extensive information on companies that they cover through formal reports, projections, recommendation revisions as well as via research notes. The importance of new analyst coverage is evident from the extensive data it unearths for investors. Analysts are privy to vital information and are crucial to investment decisions.
It has been quiet out there. The CBOE Volatility Index — better known as the VIX — just hit its lowest levels since 2007. Moves of even 100 points on the Dow are rare these days, and even most commodities markets have been pretty tame.
Snap Inc. reported a first quarter loss of $2.21 billion on revenue of $149.64 million. Shares fell to their lowest levels since the company went public in March.
Warren Buffett made a name for himself and became a multi-billionaire by making some savvy moves in the stock market. So, it might surprise some folks to hear him say that for stock market investors, the most important metric to watch is found in the bond market.
Your debts are under control, your emergency fund is fully funded, and you are maxing out your retirement savings. And, lucky you, you still have $1,000 left over to invest in stocks. There are options.