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Investment Tips: How to Tame the Wall Street Beast

Amid plenty of uncertainty, investors are looking for strategies that will make them wealthy. But you should forget about the idea of getting rich quick and focus on diversity, according to Larry Light, author of the new book, Taming the Beast: Wall Street's Imperfect Answers to Making Money.

Wall Street Week in Review: Mixed Bag of Earnings, Hot IPO

It's been an exciting week on Wall Street. Not only did investors get a taste of how earnings are stacking up for companies like Apple and Chipotle, Zillow's stock really took off during its first day of trading. We asked Chris Hill from The Motley Fool what the numbers really mean.

Are Annuities the Right Choice for Your Retirement?

With memories of the stock market's 2008 tumble still fresh in investors minds, many are scared of stock and are seeking "guarantees" instead of chasing returns. Because of this, for many, annuities have never looked more tempting. But is an annuity a good choice for you?

How You Can Join the Ranks of the New Millionaires

Last year, the number of millionaires worldwide grew by 8.3%, and about one in a hundred American's qualifies as a "high-net-worth" individual. Wondering how you can join that demographic? It's not so far fetched: Just follow the advice of these fiscal big shots and you'll be on your way.

The Dow Jumps as Oil Dips and Banks Rally

After a rough opening session on Monday, stocks rallied sharply on Tuesday. The Dow enjoyed a triple-digit gain after oil prices eased and bank shares bounced higher on the possibility of further dividend payouts and share buybacks.

Stocks Fall as Oil Prices Rise and Tech Weighs

Increasing violence in Libya caused oil prices to rise and stocks to fall 80 points to close at 12,090 on Monday. It didn't help that a Wells Fargo analyst also downgraded the semiconductor industry, sending shares of Intel down by 1.6%.

BofA Analysts Cut Rating for Amazon Stock on Growth Prospects

Bank of America Merrill Lynch equity analysts cut their rating for Amazon%u2019s stock to "neutral" from "buy", saying that growth for the online retailer is slipping. Analysts expect growth to weaken starting the in the third quarter, Reuters reported. Growth could be down as much as 28% in the fourth quarter, after adjusting for foreign exchange rates.

The Big 100: Obama and our money

Here's what the real reincarnation of JFK, according to SNL, has done for our wallets since entering office: The Dow Jones has gone from...

More funny money: Sports "stocks"

With the stock market bouncing up and down like a four year old with a bellyful of espresso, a lot of investors are wondering if there is another...

Crocs: Eating its own success?

The brightly colored Crocs were all the rage a year or two ago. Originally designed for gardening, their popularity quickly spread to toddlers,...