AmTrust Financial: A Five-Star Stock That's Prepared to Pop
AmTrust Financial: A Five-Star Stock That's Prepared to Pop
Market turbulence and economic uncertainty create fear and anxiety among investors. Unfortunately, many turn to advice freely dispensed by self-styled investment gurus -- who claim they can predict the direction of the markets or pick outperforming stocks.
Are Mergers and Acquisitions Ready to Take Off?
Approximately 60% of first-year U.S. senators and 40% of House of Representatives freshmen are worth at least $1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
The moods that dictate underlying prices can quickly swing from one extreme to the other and that creates opportunities for investors. For instance, the rush back to domestic markets is leaving opportunity on the table overseas again.
Skyrocketing oil prices don't have to bring only pain. Investors can also find some relief with investments that can benefit from oil's recent -- and likely future -- increases. Here are some ETFs and mutual funds worth considering, based on performance, risk and cost.
Proposed cuts in federal spending may be modest, but they could still undermine the economic recovery just as the economy is starting to gain momentum.
Using stories of how his company's therapeutic horseshoes were the choice of Olympic athletes, and were bought by a prince in Dubai for his camels, a...
Oil prices fell Friday in Asia after the U.S. Labor Department reported that more unemployed workers applied for aid last week.
Why you should sweat the small stuff in 2011
After the Great Recession and with volatile stock markets and unemployment keeping Americans jittery, more people are ready to commit to improving their personal financial situation in 2011. Here are a dozen steps that can help put you on the road to fiscal security.
Don't expect Twitter to be tweeting about an initial public offering any time soon. The popular online communications service has raised another $200 million so it can keep growing without Wall Street's help.
The U.S. Treasury Department is offering up its remaining Citigroup shares, a move that marks the end of one of the federal government's largest bank bailouts.
Portfolio managers from T. Rowe Price say taking advantage of volatility is the way to big gains in 2011.
U.S. GDP increased a revised 2.5% in the third quarter, slightly better than expected, and above the initially estimated 2.0% rate, as stronger exports, investment, and spending boosted commercial activity in the world%u2019s largest economy.
Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including the top 50 inventions this year and the stocks the billionaires are buying.
Carlos Slim, the world%u2019s richest man, bought a stake in BlackRock Inc. (BLK), the world%u2019s largest asset manager. Mexican billionaire Slim bought a stake worth less than 2% of the asset manager, Bloomberg News reported. Slim spokesman Arturo Elias did not give details on the exact size of the stake.
Volkswagen (VLKAY), Europe%u2019s top carmaker, plans to invest 51.6 billion euros ($71 billion) over the next five years. The company%u2019s supervisory board approved the investments in plants, vehicles and development for the nine Volkswagen brands, Bloomberg News reported.
In his new book, Trading Realities, tech-executive-turned-personal-investor Jeff Augen offers a refreshingly realistic account of how stock markets truly function.
Columnist Peter Cohan concludes that GE's parts would be worth 16% more, broken up, than the company's current market capitalization.
General Electric, the global conglomerate whose businesses include consumer and business financing, power generation, household appliances, aircraft engines, medical imaging and media content, said it plans to invest more than $2 billion in China through 2012 in research and development, technology and financial services partnerships.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development upped its estimate for second quarter economic growth among its 33 member nations on signs that investment rose. Gross domestic products in OECD countries increased by an average of 0.9% in the three months through June, the organization said, according to Bloomberg News. The OECD previously estimated second quarter growth of 0.7%.
After unsuccessfully bidding to buy Univision in 2007, Mexico's Grupo Televisa has now acquired a $1.2 billion stake in the New York-based Spanish-language broadcaster.
The Treasury Department two days ago said that the GM IPO would be open to investors from both inside and outside the US. The decision may be tested soon.
Wells Fargo analyst Jason Maynard expects Oracle shares to keep growing in the next 12 months as the result of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems earlier this year. The company is scheduled to report its earnings Thursday.
Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the market rising in spite of the Hindenburg Omen, 10 high-yield stocks and signs we're in a depression instead of a recession.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, is examining whether asset managers that recommend and funnel money to hedge funds are acting in investors'...
In a welcome sign of investor confidence in an economic recovery, U.S. interest rates grew for the third day in a row as people moved funds from bonds to stocks.
The Federal Reserve Board, on Tuesday, cleared the way for China Investment Corp. to acquire up to 10% of the voting shares of Morgan Stanley.
Axa (AXAHY), the largest investor in Goldman Sachs (GS), cut its stake by more than 50% in the second quarter as the bank dealt with civil fraud charges and flagging business. Axa, a French insurance and wealth management company, reduced its stake in Goldman from about 5% at the start of April to 2.1% at the end of June, the Financial Times reported. That%u2019s a sell-off of more than 16 million shares.