Following a strong finish to 2015, financial markets took investors on a harrowing ride during the first quarter of 2016. After losing 11% of its value in the first six weeks of the year (through February 11th), the S&P 500 Index reversed course and finished the quarter in positive territory. This volatility, which began affecting markets in the second half of 2015, can be attributed to numerous economic and geopolitical developments across both domestic and foreign markets. China's currency devaluation, falling oil prices, and uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's plan t
The stock market is the only market where things go on sale and all the customers run out of the store....
We are sharing this tweet, which takes a wry look at investor behavior, because it’s important to remember the impulse of investors to bolt when the stock market is struggling like it has since the start of 2016.
Millions of market participants and billions of ideas and trades create today's global capital markets. Hear how you can capitalize on the power of capital markets.
Much a like a mariner that plans each detail of a voyage before setting sail, a successful investor must also determine where they want to go, chart a reliable course, carefully monitor progress, and make necessary adjustments to safely arrive at a desired destination. Markets, like the open ocean, are unpredictable.
The stock market has been spooking investors lately. And it’s no wonder. As portrayed by the frenzied financial media, the market swings have looked wild.
In our recent piece, “Investment 101,” we explored how group intelligence governs relatively efficient markets (as well as jelly bean jars) in an imperfect world. Today, let’s look at how prices are set moving forward. This, too, helps us understand how to play with rather than against the wisdom of the market, as you seek to buy low and sell high.
Who would have thought, amidst a relatively quiet quarter-end, that the splashiest market news would come from the launch of a book tour? As Michael Lewis promoted his book Flash Boys on CBS “60 Minutes,” he called for a major overhaul to our stock exchanges. His aim is to combat what he believes is a rigged U.S. stock market, brought to us by high frequency traders.
Americans searching for reputable financial professionals should always check to see if an advisor has black marks on their public records.
Investors who want to do their due diligence on a stockbroker, however, could find nothing amiss even if the broker has been the subject of many claims. That’s because brokers who have encountered claims are routinely getting their cases expunged from the public records.