Billionaires have often been industrialists, real estate moguls or technology pioneers, but James Simons began his path to riches using math.
Don't be fooled by ETFs that look like stocks but have the risks of futures -- and are almost guaranteed to be losers over time.
A new startup brokerage called Robinhood aims to deliver on the spirit of its namesake by offering zero-commission stock trades.
A month ago investors worried that a big market correction had arrived. Now they just saw record highs for the S&P 500 for five straight sessions.
Some ETFs emphasize market segments that tend to be less prone to big swings, and they may be safer havens in these volatile days.
After several days surfing Wall Street's gut-wrenching swells and troughs, investors got a smoother ride on Thursday. Well, mostly.
The Dow, the S&P 500, the Nasdaq Composite and the Russell 2000 are all down. Is this another jinx month for stocks?
Worried about the wildly oscillating stock market? You should be. But don't just worry: Adapt these strategies to protect yourself and your money.
Is now the time to cash in your market gains? Or does sticking with a long-term investing strategy remain the best move?
Stocks ended with sharp losses Thursday, with the S&P 500 suffering its biggest one-day decline since July, as Apple tumbled and the dollar rose.
Among the ranks of elite dividend stocks, some companies use questionable methods to preserve their positions as Dividend Aristocrats.
Financial history is full of people who predicted disasters that didn't happen and trends that went the opposite direction.
A new owner for the NYSE means fewer workers overall but more brokers on a renovated trading floor. What else does Intercontinental Exchange have in mind?
Though the strategy of sell in May and go away, has historically has been a profitable one, 2014 was an exception.
Index-based investing has gone mainstream, but most investors are still not benefiting from it. Here's how you can -- and why you should.
Reports that Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military vehicles knocked stocks down, but recognition that a wider conflict wasn't starting sent them back up.
U.S. stocks are closing higher as investors were relieved by reports of easing tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
U.S. stocks stabilized on Wednesday after energy stocks and earnings from a major beer brewer helped the market stem its recent declines.
Fears that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating into a new and dangerous phase roiled financial markets Wednesday.
The stock market fell to its lowest point since May as traders worried that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could flare up.
Global stock markets recovered some lost ground Monday following last week's U.S. jobs report. But it's unclear if the sell-off is over.
There was news good and bad from Tesla Motors, Zillow, Trulia, SeaWorld, Southwest, Electronic Arts and the market itself.
No matter what you might think to the contrary, the numbers don't lie Buying a home is usually a really bad investment.
If you're trying to pick a mutual fund based on how it did last year, take note: New research shows actively managed funds are consistently inconsistent.
A thousand days is a long time for the bull market to run without interruption, but it doesn't necessarily mean a correction is right around the corner.