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.
If you thought that all the hype leading up to last week's unveiling of Apple's iPhone 5 was over, you'd be wrong. The party continues for the world's most valuable company -- which just got even more valuable after racing to an all-time high on Friday.
Apple has finally introduced the iPhone 5. Smartphone fans and Apple investors are naturally excited: The very nature of the shiny new handset and the bar-raising nature of some of its features will send out ripples far beyond Cupertino.
Apple reported disappointing third-quarter earnings Tuesday, but investor attention is shifting to the company's most important product, the iPhone 5. Here are some of the new features we expect for the latest version of the iconic smartphone:
If you haven't bought an iPhone to avoid being trapped in an expensive two-year contract, Leap Wireless subsidiary Cricket has a new prepaid plan with no strings. The savings look impressive, but be warned: You'll sacrifice plenty of what makes the iPhone great.
What do IBM and the ACLU have against Siri? Because every time you use your iPhone's Siri or Dictation functions, what you say gets recorded -- and sent to Apple.
All weekend I've been trying to come up with some glaring weakness in the new iPad. It's escaping me.
Every time Apple rolls out a new iPad model, potential buyers find themselves with more options to ponder. Before you head off to the Apple circus, let's go over the pros and cons of each model on offer so you can figure out exactly which one is best for you.
Given all of the hype ahead of Wednesday's unveiling, it's surprising to see how right the leading analysts and tech bloggers were in nailing Apple's new iPad. But that doesn't mean there weren't a few surprises out of the Cupertino powerhouse.
Microsoft Kinect -- the camera-based motion controller for the Xbox 360 -- is coming to a computer near you next month. How will an accessory that seems more suited to video games fit with the way you use your PC? Much better than you might guess.
Santa Claus was one busy dude this Christmas. Besides his full-time gig delivering gifts, he had a packed promotional schedule pitching everything from smartphones to pain relievers. His performances brought holiday cheer -- and industry accolades -- to the companies using him to advertise their wares.
It's not paranoia -- you really are surrounded by Androids. Google's mobile OS is now running on 200 million activated gadgets, matching the number running Apple's iOS. And recently, the 10 billionth Android app was downloaded.
Google is solving a problem that many of us have, but that of few us suspected would be dealt with by a smartphone: It's taking its popular mapping platform indoors with interior floor plans of select buildings, among them major airports and large retailers.
If you care about your privacy at all, you might want to muzzle Siri. The groundbreaking voice-recognition personal assistant on the brand-new Apple iPhone 4S turns out to be quite the chatterbox when you least expect her to be, and doesn't go to sleep when the phone is locked.
Folks have been writing off Sirius XM Radio for years. Competitor Pandora is flashier, and has been growing faster than its peers. But it's also been losing money, while the far-less-expensive Sirius is making a profit. Here's why investors should swap Pandora shares for Sirius.