Fri09042015

Business & Real Estate

Corporate Q1 earnings look negative

Stocks snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday as investors digested economic data and prepared for Friday’s jobs report. The news of an accord between Iran and major world powers helped settle the market, which was closed Friday.

History reveals that when the market shutters on Good Friday, the following Monday is historically the S&P 500’s worst post-holiday trading session. Investors focused on the monthly jobs report as the key indicator for the timing of a U.S. Federal Reserve interest-rate increase.

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A summer stock correction

After a four-day losing streak, it was encouraging to see the market move back into positive territory Friday morning. Despite the advance, stocks were still set for a weekly loss.

Of concern to investors are potential interest-rate hikes, declining corporate profits and rising geopolitical tensions in the Far East that have weighed down stocks.

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'March Madness' in markets?

“March Madness” has always intrigued me in basketball, but now the yearly event has made its way to Wall Street, dribbling away investor’s profits.

The Dow Jones industrial average experienced triple-digit swings four of last week’s five trading days. By Monday, however, the market was up more than 180 points in early trading, and investors were shooting threes again.

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How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

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How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

Read more...

How not to worry about stock-market volatility

The fact is that stocks are among the most volatile of all investment asset classes, but they also provide the most growth over time, especially relative to inflation. They illustrate the underlying tenet of investing: If you want more return, you must take on more risk.

If you are worried about your portfolio right now given the recent volatility, following are four possible reasons and some simple ways to overcome them.

Read more...

Stock momentum still with the bulls

For now, market momentum is clearly with the bulls. As of Friday, the major averages were all up more than 5 percent, with the Standard & Poor's 500 index surpassing the 2,100 mark and sentiment rarely higher.

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