Just when you've finally gotten over the stock market crash, there's a new potential threat to your portfolio. Even worse, it's in an area that many people think of as being safer than stocks: the bond market.
The policies of departed Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker helped cost investors $50 billion in market value as the tech company's stock dropped from a 52-week high of $49.49 to its current price of $23.19. Now, the board wants to create a plan that could well keep the price of the stock low for some time.
The average person may find it hard to imagine what big company CEOs do to justify their massive pay packages. Shareholders often ask a similar question: Why pay executives so much when the returns they produce are often so modest? But that's a question that doesn't apply to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
Yahoo may be considering selling off its stake in joint venture with Japanese Internet giant Softbank. What would it do with the $8 billion?
A little late to the social media party, JPMorgan plans to invest $450 million in Twitter to buy a 10% stake of the social media company.