Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 152 points The Dow slid 152.06 points, or 0.52%, to 29,196.04. The S&P 500 pulled back 0.27% to 3,320.79. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.19% to end the day at 9,370.81. Stocks slipped from record levels as worries about the coronavirus in...
In an unpredictable market, dividend and distribution payments are one of the few things investors can reliably count on. Unfortunately, many stocks that have the highest dividend yields come with a catch. When a stock drops, dividend yields rise given they are...
Three S&P 500 stocks joined the trillion-dollar club: Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL) and now Alphabet (GOOGL). Analysts think they know which stock will be next. Who’s next to join this prestigious club? Analysts are betting on Amazon.com (AMZN). The titan...
Checking the recent stock activity of smart investors can dig up some promising investment ideas. These investors are not only paid pretty well to pick stocks, but they have access to research tools, such as interviews with management or other network contacts, that...
Top Wall Street economist Michael Gapen believes the market’s record rally has stamina. The Barclays head of U.S. economics research cites a calm economic backdrop as a major driver. “We’re kind of sitting at a trend-like outlook...
Warren Buffett famously said “Our favorite holding period is forever,” and it’s good advice. Periodically reviewing your stocks is wise, but ultimately we’re looking for companies whose shares we can buy and hold for the ultra-long term — even as long as...
A virus outbreak in China is sending shockwaves through the country’s stock market, denting what had been growing enthusiasm toward shares. Consumer shares led losses in the FTSE China A50 Index of large caps Tuesday, which was set for its...
With 2019 in the rearview mirror, investors are looking ahead for investments that can deliver strong returns in 2020 even as the broader market continues to reach new highs. Recession fears have abated somewhat as trade tensions between the U.S. and China...
Stocks posted significant gains last week as both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by nearly 2% and set fresh all-time highs. Positive economic data, along with indications of reduced trade tensions between the U.S. and China, helped...
 European stocks declined on Monday and U.S. equity futures drifted lower as investors awaited a fresh batch of corporate earnings and some key central bank meetings this week. Crude oil rose following supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq. The...