With the stock market near its all-time high, few investors are terribly worried about their portfolios right now. But that makes it the best time to take steps to panic-proof your portfolio in preparation for the next financial crisis.
Among the events that will move the stock market this week -- big changes for a smartphone pioneer in trouble, and a big debut for a video streaming service trying to keep its momentum. Here's your quick guide to the days ahead on Wall Street.
Walking the floor at the Consumer Electronics Show, you don't see many PCs: Everyone is using tablets. With all the Web just an uttered sentence or touchscreen away, PCs just aren't portable enough, which is why the focus at CES is on devices you'll hold in your hand or control via remote.
With Hurricane Sandy approaching landfall in the Northeast, the major stock exchanges didn't want to take chances. There were no stock orders executed on Monday. There will be no trading on Tuesday, either.
A number of major U.S. companies postponed quarterly earnings reports Monday as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast and financial markets were closed: Among the biggies waiting until the rain stops: Pfizer, Thomson Reuters, NRG Energy, and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
Hurricane Sandy may have closed the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, and possibly longer, but trading will continue on the Big Board electronically, and that means there's still stocks worth watching: Sirius XM Radio, for example.
Netflix is having a hard time keeping up with its past. Shares of the video service provider tumbled on Tuesday night after posting disappointing domestic subscriber numbers in its latest quarter.
Apple has pushed iOS 6 live with a long list of new features, like system-wide Facebook integration, Passbook, and a much improved Siri. But while the upgrade offers a lot of new stuff, not everyone will get all of it. What will iOS 6 add to your device? The experts at TechCrunch break it down.