European stock markets fall again as China worries bite | Business …

Germany’s Dax index and France’s CAC 40 fell 1.7% on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Corbis
European stocks resumed their falls on Wednesday as fears about the Chinese economy once again gripped investors and a late plunge in US stocks unnerved the market.The FTSE 100 fell by 102 points, or 1.68%, by the close of trading to 5,979 points, below the key 6,000 […]

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 […]

Venrock’s Bryan Roberts on Digital Health Investments

Timothy Hay


With biotechnology stocks turning in stellar performances on the Nasdaq Global Exchange and digital-health startups commanding huge funding rounds at high valuations, some are talking about a bubble forming in certain areas of medical technology.But Bryan Roberts of Venrock, who last year logged six successful exits from medical technology investments, doesn’t use the word “bubble.”The industry, he said, is […]

Robinhood stock trading app now available on Android – Android …

Ida TorresOne of the things that stops people from investing in stocks (aside from the lack of interest or understanding) is the fact that aside from the money you put in, the stock trading fees can sometimes be astronomical. One app that removes that barrier and has been available on iOS since last year is now finally on Android. Robinhood […]

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 […]

Stock Market News for July 23, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Massive decline in technology stocks following earnings releases from Apple and Microsoft dragged major benchmarks to negative territory for the second-consecutive day. Meanwhile, another slump in oil prices also weighed on energy shares, which in turn had a negative impact on markets. However, encouraging existing home sales data boosted housing stocks on Wednesday.For a look at the issues currently facing […]

New York Stock Exchange resumes equity trading after outage of …

The New York Stock Exchange halted trading for 3 1/2 hours because of a computer malfunction, forcing traders to route orders elsewhere in a drama that also highlighted the resilience of U.S. market structure.The suspension, lasting from 11:32 a.m. to just after 3 p.m. New York time, dropped the largest U.S. share platform out of the network of trading systems […]

China Stock Market Plunge Prompts Suspension Of IPOs

BEIJING (AP) — More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country’s free-falling stock market.The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from China’s securities watchdog for IPOs planned in Shanghai and Shenzhen, said they would postpone them due to recent market […]

A mixed start to stock trading in US; Chinese stocks plunge …

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly higher in early trading Friday as negotiators continue to work toward a solution to Greece’s debt problems.Chinese stocks plunged 7 percent as fears spread that a yearlong bull rally there has become overheated. The market is up more than 100 percent over the past year.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59 […]

(2)New York – Facebook Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart On Stock …

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FILE – In this July 24, 2014 file photo, Facebook staff members attend the opening ceremony of their new office in Hong Kong. The world’s biggest online social network knocked Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, out of the top 10 list of the highest-valued companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index on Monday, […]