3 Companies With Cool Shareholder Perks

Companies aren't as generous with shareholder perks as they used to be, but there are still a few publicly traded companies that give investors a bit more.

Investing 101: What Is a Stock?

What is a stock, exactly, and why do companies sell them? Here's a quick overview on the this fundamental investment option, and why stocks can be worth the risk to buy.

Investing 101: What Is a Mutual Fund?

What exactly is a mutual fund? Sophia Bera explains in simple terms how these funds allow average investors to own more of the market with a smaller amount of money.

3 Ways Stock Buybacks Hurt Investors

Walmart's $15 billion stock buyback plan may be popular with investors, but is it really in their best interests? Read this before celebrating buybacks as an unqualified good.

What Makes a Perfect Stock?

Yet while few stocks have everything one might want in an investment, knowing the most desirable traits of great stocks can guide you in making choices for your own portfolio.

Fed Asks JPMorgan and Goldman for New Capital Plans

JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs were told by the Federal Reserve to submit new capital plans by the end of September. The Fed will then decide if they are in compliance with the rules on capital reserves.

Fed to Announce Which Banks Can Raise Payouts, Buy Back Stock

The Federal Reserve will announce this afternoon which banks will be eligible to raise their dividends and buy back stock. Some analysts say regional banks are likely to be the big beneficiaries. Evercore Partners says Keycorp, State Street and Northern Trust are the ones most likely to raise their payouts.

5 Companies Slashing Their Dividends

Investors love earning dividends, and over the past year, thousands of companies have rewarded shareholders with boosted payouts. But lately, some companies have been cutting back on or eliminating dividends altogether. Here's a look at five that made this unpopular move, and why.