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The cyclical nature of the stock market means that even popular stocks trade at a discount from time to time. Long-term value investors recognize that market downturns are typically only temporary, and they swoop in to buy stocks at a discount. However, sometimes a stock’s downturn is more than just a cyclical lull and can…
Most long-term investors attempt to make money in the stock market by identifying individual stocks or exchange-traded funds that they believe will rise in value over time. As the old adage goes, the recipe for successful investing is buying low and selling high. However, certain investors actually profit off bets that share prices will go…
Though Wall Street isn’t known as a sympathetic place, many traders are quite fond of the sympathy trade. These are trades in which a trader reacts to news occurring in one security by trading another security that is making a move as a result.
One of the hardest things to do when trading is managing risk. Often, there are so many risk factors at play in a given asset, it can be hard to protect yourself and still profit.
The most high-profile IPO of 2017, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP), has been a major disappointment for investors up to this point. Roughly four months into its life as a public company, Snap’s stock is already trading more than 7 percent below its IPO price.
The big news on Wall Street Monday morning is a pair of market-moving merger and acquisition headlines. Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) announced a buyout of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) for $14.6 billion.
Tobacco stocks got smoked after the FDA caught investors off guard by announcing a new initiative aimed at reducing tobacco-related disease and death in the U.S.
Oil giants Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) reported mixed earnings on Friday morning as the lull in the global oil market persisted throughout the second quarter.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) failed to wow Wall Street on Thursday when the company reported in-line earnings and a slight revenue miss in its fiscal third quarter. As Starbucks continues to fine-tune its mobile ordering system, it is also making moves to increase its presence in China.
Twitter Inc (ticker: TWTR) investors were hoping that the company’s surprise jump in users in the first quarter was a sign the company was entering a new stage of growth. On Thursday, those investors were sorely disappointed.