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Planning, saving and investing for retirement are financial priorities for most Americans. Anyone with even the most general sense of how saving and investing works knows saving as much as possible as early as possible is the smartest path to an early and enjoyable retirement.
Everywhere they look, young Americans see headlines about how it’s always best to start investing at as young of an age as possible because doing so can help harness the full power of compounding returns and minimize the risk of short-term market fluctuations.
Most successful professionals didn’t get where they are today by accident. It takes a particular skill set of ambition, intelligence, savvy and tenacity to be successful in the business world. Unfortunately, that skill set might actually do more harm than good when it comes to investing.
Nothing can be more frustrating for a trader than a company delivering a big earnings number, positive drug data or another fundamentally positive headline only to have the company’s stock plummet after the news breaks.
The S&P 500 has continued its slow grind higher throughout much of 2017, gaining another 9 percent year-to-date. While the steady “melt-up” in the stock market this year has been great for long-term investors, the lack of market volatility has created a challenging environment for traders.
Even non-traders have likely heard of the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, the two largest U.S. stock exchanges. However, there could soon be a new major player in town that experienced traders should take note of. Here’s everything you need to know about IEX.
Buying a stock on an online trading platform is a bit different than paying for a gallon of milk at the store. Traders who expect to click and forget when placing orders with their broker could see surprising execution prices, unfilled or partially-filled orders or long delays before their order is executed.
Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported better-than-expected earnings, revenue and same-store sales on Wednesday afternoon and raised its full-year earnings guidance. However, shares of the discount retailer plummeted more than 7 percent on Thursday morning as investors get increasingly picky about retail performance.
The market cooled to H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) stock on Wednesday after the company reported its fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings. H&R Block stock plummeted more than 8 percent following the report, and Wall Street analysts believe investors’ expectations may simply be too high at the moment.
After days of speculation, former Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been confirmed as Uber’s new CEO. Khosrowshahi beat out former General Electric Co. (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt and current Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) CEO Meg Whitman, who were both reportedly finalists for the position.