The best sectors to look into over the next year for making a small investment to top up your family finances

Thinking of making a small investment to improve your long-term financial security? After a long period of uncertainty, the past 18 months have seen the markets start to stabilize and grow. This is the perfect time to pick up stocks, while costs are still low but when potential is high. These are some of the best sectors to consider over […]

Stock market sell off is about price – Business Insider

Investing.comThe recent collapse in stocks has been quick and brutal.It has not been a fun couple of days in the stock market. On Monday, the Dow lost 588 points, capping the blue-chip index’s first-ever string of back-to-back-to-back days of 300-point declines. Shortly after the market open on Monday, stocks were in a panic, with the Dow falling more than 1,000 points while […]

Here's how ugly it needs to get before they shut down the stock market

Wikimedia CommonsIt’s wild out there on Monday morning.Dow futures were down as much as 700 points, the S&P 500 was down about 4%, and the Nasdaq fell 5%, triggering a “limit down” brief pause in trading.And while we’re still a bit away from the point at which the S&P 500 will stop trading for a period, Dave Lutz at JonesTrading […]

US markets sell-off, Aug. 24, 2015 – Business Insider

investing.comStocks are rolling over again. It’s been a chaotic day in markets, with the Dow crashing more than 1,000 points, the S&P 500 was down 120 points, and the Nasdaq was down 393 points shortly after the market open. All of the major averages were down 5% or more at their worst levels. The market recovered most of its losses during the morning, but near […]

A Modern-Day Shoeshine Boy Moment

 The Original AnecdoteThere is a well-known – though likely apocryphal – anecdote from the end of the roaring 20s. It involves Joseph P. Kennedy, US ambassador to the UK from the late 1930s to mid 1940s. Before he entered the civil service and politics, he had made a name (and a fortune) for himself as a businessman and investor. On […]

Vest startup protects you from losing all your money in the stock …

VestVest cofounder Karan Sood.See AlsoA Beginner’s Guide To Stock OptionsThe Truth About The Skype Execs Who Got “Screwed” In The Microsoft BuyoutNever Forget: A Founding CEO’s Real Job Is To Find A Repeatable Business ModelA new generation of millennial investors is coming of age with money to save. But one problem for Wall Street is that many of these millennials […]

Download: Robinhood for Android – Phandroid

Robinhood – the stock trading platform that promises to revolutionize an industry (and we don’t doubt it considering they’re backed by Google) – is now officially available for download. The app has been available on iOS for almost a full year, albeit through a quite stringent invite-only process. As for a desktop version? It doesn’t exist (and possibly never will).Whereas most […]

Greek stock market rallies as outline bailout deal reached with …

Alexis Tsipras wants the Greek parliament to reconvene to vote on the bailout deal that has been roughly agreed with creditors. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA
Greece’s stock market rallied on news that the indebted country and its creditors have reached an outline agreement over an €86bn (£61bn) bailout.Athens’ benchmark ATG equity index closed up 2.1%, while the country’s banking index also climbed […]

Athens stock market reopening after 5 weeks of Greek crisis …

AP Photo/Petros KaradjiasA demonstrator in front of a banner depicting a wrecking ball reading “No” and destroying a wall with anti-austerity measures during a rally in Athens, Greece, on June 10.The Greek stock market reopened on Monday for the first time in five weeks. It had been closed since the country’s capital controls took effect and bailout referendum was announced.Greece’s […]

What About the Stock Market? | Terry Savage – Huffington Post

What’s the worst thing that could happen to your stock market portfolio? The obvious answer is a bear market, one that takes the popular averages down at least 20 percent. In fact, many bear markets have seen a loss of twice that magnitude, including the bear of 2007-2009, which took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 54 percent from top […]