For thousands of Americans, a 401(k) plan is the only real connection they have to the stock market. Some people have hundreds of thousands or even millions of hard-earned dollars invested in a 401(k) and still understand very little about how the plan works. Financial advisors often recommend investing as much money as possible in…
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) investors took another blow from Wall Street on Wednesday when BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock ahead of its highly anticipated fiscal first-quarter earnings report scheduled for Feb. 1.
Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) bounced back from an unfavorable trade ruling on Wednesday morning when the company reported a better-than-expected fourth quarter, sending shared higher by more than 5 percent in pre-market trading. Boeing finished off an incredibly successful 2017 in which it was the top-performing stock in the Dow Jones industrial average, gaining 89 percent on…
Leading cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin and Ethereum, tumbled after Bloomberg reported that digital currency exchange Bitfinex was subpoenaed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In addition to the Bitfinex subpoena, South Korea has begun implementing a new set of stricter cryptocurrency regulations, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stepped in to halt a $600 million…
There will soon be a new competitor in the electric vehicle market, and this one will not be the four-wheeled variety. This week, Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) announced it plans to have a fully electric motorcycle on the market within 18 months, but investors weren’t particularly impressed by the news.
The eventful January continued for Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) investors on Tuesday after the company announced it will make changes to emphasize local news in users’ News Feeds.
McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) reported another impressive quarter on Tuesday morning, beating analyst estimates on earnings, revenue and same-store sales in the fourth quarter. McDonald’s also says it plans to continue to heavily invest in is Experience of the Future initiative in 2018.
After a spectacular run in recent years, Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock is already up another 46 percent in January on the strength of blowout fourth-quarter subscriber growth numbers. Incredibly, even after the stock’s massive earnings spike, MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson says investors still aren’t fully appreciating Netflix’s growth potential.
Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) users are starting to receive notifications in their News Feeds to perform a “privacy checkup” as part of the company’s new initiative to keep users better informed about privacy issues and make it easier for them to manage settings.
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) continued its hot start to 2018 on Monday when the company reported big fourth-quarter earnings and revenue beats and said its balance sheet and backlog are strong headed into 2018.
Cryptocurrency investors have been itching for some crypto-themed exchange-traded funds, but regulatory concerns have kept the options limited up to this point. A pair of new blockchain ETFs launched this month, and record inflows suggest a huge appetite among ETF investors.