Stock buybacks have contributed to the market's advance, though perhaps not as much as some believe. » Read More
Analysts are lowering their earnings estimates for the quarters ahead amid a trade war. » Read More
Analysts are changing their earnings expectations with the ebb and flow of the trade war. » Read More
Ric Edelman, founder and chairman of Edelman Financial Engines, is annoyed about the state of investment advice in this country.
Uncertainty looms after the Fed's rate cut, but traders haven't lost optimism.
Half way through the earnings season, we've seen few surprises, but the market seems increasingly dependent on interest rate cuts.
Companies report varying impacts from China amid trade squabbles.
As buybacks hit records last year (about $800 billion), a predictable political backlash developed.
First the global slowdown clobbered them at the end of last year, then the China trade war intensifying clobbered them again in May, then the Huawei ban, then Japan's export restrictions against South Korea.
Citigroup kicks off earnings season on Monday.
The S&P 500 tops 3,000. What a difference five years makes.
There's lots of excitement that tech superstar Chamath Palihapitiya's Social Capital Hedosophia is buying a 49% stake (roughly $800 million) in Virgin Galactic to do space flights.
The first half of 2019 was a big surprise to many IPO investors.
Earnings estimates are essentially "flattish" for 2019 from 2018. This puts stock investors in a difficult position.
When these companies do well, the markets do, too.
Workplace messaging firm Slack is about to go public in a red-hot IPO market, but it's approach to going public--using a "direct listing"--is slightly different than an IPO.
IPO watchers were fearful an avalanche of IPOs would cause a crash in the market, but the big tech unicorns have been winners so far.
The average account value for an investor age 65 and older was $192,877.
The SEC has voted to approve a financial investment reform package.