With a new crop of Internet IPOs including household names like Groupon set to trade publicly at huge valuations, many pundits are starting to make comparisons to the heady days we saw at the turn of the century. Are we back in a bubble?
With the August 2 deadline approaching, more and more ink is being spilled over the debt ceiling debate. Sure it’s scary, but does it matter to your nest egg? Should you be taking action? Here six financial experts chime in with their view.
Before you put your life savings into the options market, why not test out your trading prowess with some virtual money using a stock market simulator? You may learn a few valuable lessons about your investing personality.
Dividend-paying shares have long been overshadowed by high-flying growth stocks, but they’re often worth a second look. Not only do you earn a yield on your investment, a steadily growing dividend is a good measure of a company’s health.
Why can’t you invest in your neighborhood bakery, laundromat or bookstore the same way you buy shares in Exxon, Home Depot or Caterpillar? Author Amy Cortese talks to Mint about the growing demand for local investing opportunities and what’s being done to meet the need.
Before you sink a bunch of money into an attractive stock, make sure you understand what the company’s true profits really are by stripping away the one-time, exceptional items that can make the earnings look more robust than they really are.
Investing through a DRIP has long been a way for individual investors to gradually build up a position in a public company without paying high brokerage fees or agonizing over market-timing, but are they still a sound idea?