Some stocks are fun for a fling. Others, you'll want to keep close for a lifetime. How can you tell the difference? Take a cue from online dating.
Average investors like us are usually locked out of hot initial public offerings. But there is a way you can ride the wave of an IPO without being a rich insider.
Week after week, the broker cold-calls you with a "guaranteed" stock tip. Each time, his prediction comes true. Is he psychic? Using insider info? Nope. It's a classic con.
An innovative charity contest is allowing the public to participate side by side with some of the brightest stars on Wall Street. But don't tell that to the Occupy crowd.
The market may have rallied this year, but there are plenty of stocks that never got the memo. These five stocks are near their 52-week lows, but they don't deserve to be.
From a retailer's signature gadget going cold to some jewelers starting to heat up, here's a rundown of the week's smartest moves and biggest errors in the business world.
An EPA rule change rippled through Wall Street Friday, and it could help you when you fill your gas tank. Meanwhile it was another record day for both the Dow and the S&P 500.
From online educator K12 getting schooled to PC dinosaur HP showing signs of coming back to life, here's a rundown of the week's best and worst in the business world.
The second quarter was rough for retailers, but the sector's troubles battered some stocks that didn't deserve it. And that means opportunities for savvy bargain hunters.
The casual dining industry is in a rough patch, and familiar names are suffering. But there are some tasty new options out there, both for your dining and investing pleasure.
One tweet from billionaire investor Carl Icahn calling Apple "extremely undervalued" has given its stock a serious bounce. But what's the tech giant really worth?
The market panic the hit in June when Ben Bernanke said he would dial back stimulus will happen again when he really does it. But now you know what the results will look like.
U.S. municipal bonds fall sharply, after Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, adding to investors' woes in the $3.7 trillion market.
From a gaming device that got delayed to a software update that adds credibility to a high-tech field, here's a rundown of the week's smartest moves and biggest blunders.
Wondering how a company is really doing? Ask its rank-and-file employees. Glassdoor has done just that; here's how you can use their answers to buff up your portfolio.
Whether your investing personality is aggressively "warp speed" or a more conservative "raise shields," here are seven stocks we like that resemble the aliens of "Star Trek."
Groupon is surging in after-hours trading after beating analysts' revenue projections and showing strong subscriber growth.
Inflation is a real threat to your long-run ability to make ends meet, and you'll need a way to fight it. Dividend stocks just might be the best weapon available.
America is getting older, and that demographic trend will challenge society in new ways. But it will also mean profit for businesses that offer what seniors want and need.
The futures of the Lannister, Stark, Baratheon and Targaryen clans are unknown. But if George R.R. Martin lets them live, what stocks might his characters buy for retirement?
The recent rally in stocks has many investors excited again, but if you invest now, you have to protect yourself from the possibility that the bull market could reverse...