If you’re wondering whether it makes sense to buy life insurance, ask yourself this one question: “Would my death leave anyone in a financial bind?” If your answer is “yes,” then it may be time to get serious […]
Wondering why your 401(k) plan is unavailable after your employment ends? Here are some scenarios to consider.
Speculators and hedgers are different terms that describe traders and investors. Speculation involves trying to make a profit from a security’s price change, whereas hedging attempts to reduce the amount of r […]
Find out why the Bahamas is an international tax haven. Learn about business and tax laws that make the Bahamas attractive for foreign investors.
The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is calculated by dividing a company’s stock price per share by its earnings per share (EPS), giving investors an idea of whether a stock is under- or overvalued. Generally s […]
Learn how to read the volume reports, look at the relation to liquidity and interpret volume for futures contracts.
The national average cost of a movie ticket in 2005 was $6.41. By 2018, it was $9.14. That’s the work of inflation. The price of a movie ticket, a house, or a semester in college tends to rise over time, […]
Learn what the asset turnover ratio is, how it can be used to compare companies in the same sector and how the ratio is calculated.
Futures contracts are one of the most common derivatives used to hedge risk. A futures contract is as an arrangement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a particular time in the future for a […]
Find out why we cannot forget the importance of diversification, and learn five ways to diversify your portfolio.
The investing landscape can be extremely volatile and change year after year, but there is a lot to be said for investing in what you really know and understand. Considering the enormous number of products on […]
Among the indicators of rising unease among investors are soaring valuations of stocks with histories of low volatility. These stocks now, as a group, have a forward P/E ratio that is a record 45% higher than […]
U.S. stocks advanced on the news even as a Treasury spokesman working with the administration's trade team denied the report.
Netflix Inc. (NFLX) reported its fourth-quarter results after markets closed on Thursday. Judging by the share price reaction, investors were not impressed with how the streaming giant ended 2018 and guided for […]
CVS Health Corp and Walmart Inc said on Friday the world's largest retailer would remain part of CVS's network for commercial and Medicaid pharmacy customers, breaking a contract impasse CVS disclosed […]
Tesla Inc said it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it ramps up production of its crucial Model 3 sedan, and the electric car maker expects fourth-quarter profit to be lower than the previous […]
Investors who believe in the longer-term story for Netflix had a chance to buy the stock on weakness in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is an iconic and diverse health care giant and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stock plunged by 18.7% from its all-time intraday high of $148.99 on Dec. 4 to its […]
The negative reaction to Netflix’s results helped vindicate bearish calls, although many short sellers are still sitting on heavy losses.
ETFs linked to volatility can also be used by those who want to short the market, as the VIX typically has an inverse relationship to the S&P 500 Index. In data outlined by the CBOE, the VIX moves in the […]
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