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What Is the Difference Between an Index Fund and an ETF?

Exchange traded funds have become popular among investors but how do they differ from crowd-pleasing index funds?Index funds and ETFs offer a diversified pool of assets, giving investors access to stocks and bonds and potentially other markets. In both an index fund and an ETF, the investor has a straightforward strategy that tracks the breadth of the market by buying shares […]

You know the stock market is in trouble when Tim Cook is emailing …

Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China.Two weeks ago China’s […]

America’s favorite stocks in bear market territory – WVTM13

The U.S. stock market is in the midst of a minor panic attack, and it’s taking America’s favorite stocks with it.
Apple and Disney are two of the most beloved stocks among regular Joe and Wall Street investors. Both got hammered this week. Apple fell almost 9% and Disney slid nearly 8%.Then there’s Netflix. The stock has been on fire this […]

US stock markets follow global drop over Chinese economy …

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA
US stocks rallied late on Wednesday afternoon following an earlier worldwide markets slump due to concerns about the health of the Chinese economy.The major US stock indices end the day roughly flat, after having […]

This week on AppleInsider: Stock market jeopardy, 'iPhone 6s' press …

–A+This week on AppleInsider: Stock market jeopardy, ‘iPhone 6s’ press event, Apple Music numbers & moreBy Roger FingasSaturday, August 08, 2015, 01:38 am PT (04:38 am ET)This week was tougher for Apple than some others, with serious trouble on the stock market, but the company did make headlines with rumors about a September press event, and the first-ever official Apple […]

CNBC Squawk Box – August 7, 2015

U.S. stock futures were under pressure in early trading ahead of this morning’s release of the July employment report-seen as a key piece of the economic puzzle on whether the Fed might hike interest rates next month. (CNBC)
The Dow is looking to break a six-session losing streak Friday, after closingThursday at a six-month low. Media, biotech, and energy stocks served […]

Who are the stock market heavyweights? – Phys.org

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013 file photo, people walk near the Apple store in Santa Monica, Calif. Even after its recent slump, Apple’s market value is still two thirds bigger than Microsoft, the next biggest publicly-traded company in the U.S. That means that when Apple moves, so does the market. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
At $660 billion, Apple is the […]

Wall Street Veterans Create The 'FarmVille' And 'Hay Day' Of Stock …

Harry Temkin and Stephen Kalayjian have spent years working in the financial sector, but it wasn’t until the two started working together that they realized they might have a future in game design.”Steve had always thought about doing a game,” Temkin told Benzinga. “But, being who we are, we never thought we’d actually do it. Then one day we came […]

FED Rallies Market But Biotech Stocks Are Lagging

Market Rallies on FED comments but Biotechs are Left Behind
FED Expected to Raise Rates as Labor Market Tightens
The FED stands pat on rates but is on track to raise rates later this year, possibly at the September meeting, as jobs are on track but inflation is still not above 2%. The market began rally at 2P EDT after the FED […]