Anyone who has ever witnessed the ringing of the iconic opening and closing bells at the NYSE is aware that the trading day lasts from 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for most retail traders. However, there is plenty of trading activity happening both before and after the bell as well.
It was no surprise to most investors this week when the Federal Reserve opted to issue its first interest rate hike of 2017. The Fed raised its target rate by 0.25% to a range of 0.75%—1.0%. It’s been quite a while since the Fed maintained a consistent schedule of interest rate hikes. Here’s a look…
The historic bull market just celebrated its eight-year anniversary this month. For investors worried about how much upside the aging bull market has left, dividend exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are a great, conservative way to diversify a portfolio.
A recent leak of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax filings revealed Trump’s effective tax rate in 2005 was around 25 percent. However, without a special type of tax called the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT), Trump’s tax rate could have been as low as 3.5 percent, even though he reported income of $150 million.
This August, Comcast Corporation’s CMCSA 0.43% NBC will be spinning off Saturday Night Live’s iconic satirical news segment Weekend Update into its own weekly show. In light of the news, Benzinga compiled a totally subjective list of what we believe are the seven best skits and characters in Weekend Update History.
When you’re the world’s richest Wall Street investor, people expect a certain amount of generosity.
Congressional Republicans may need to have a bit of flexibility when it comes to funding two of their top legislative priorities.
Another large-cap stock making new 2017 highs isn’t much of a story now that the “Trump Rally” has carried the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust SPY 0.07% up another 6.1 percent in 2017. However, at least one big tech stock is making new 2017 highs this week despite Trump, not because of him.
TOP SHIPS Inc TOPS 4.5% was the latest shipping name to experience a wild daily swing in share price Thursday when the stock closed the day up 109.5 percent on rumors that the company could be a buyout target for rival shipper DryShips Inc. DRYS 3.57%.
This week, President Donald Trump released his new federal “skinny budget” proposal. The budget comes in at only 50 pages, less than half the size of previous administrations’ budgets.