NASDAQ: Here’s Why Stocks are Trading Lower This Morning

By Friday, July 24, 2015

Stocks are Down This MorningThe NASDAQ Composite Index opened the trading session lower on Friday, July 24th, down 6.5 points or 0.31%. Lagging pessimism from Greece’s debt crisis hung over the market, as did an underwhelming earnings report from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL). America’s technology exchange fell by 1.39% during the week, including a 0.49% fall on Thursday.Despite an attempted pivot away from economic headwinds last week, investors will have to pay attention to. Read More

Here’s Why Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is Down 7% Today

By Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Apple StockApple Inc.’s (NASDAQ/AAPL) share price tumbled as much as seven percent in early trading on Wednesday July 22nd. Why? The company just came out with its earnings.Solid FinancialsThe headline numbers look great. Revenue came in at $49.6 billion, a 33% increase year-over-year. Net profit was $10.7 billion, translating to earnings of $1.85 per share. That was a 44.5% increase in earnings per share (EPS)! (Source: Apple, July. Read More

What to Watch for in Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ/AAPL) Earnings Report

By Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Apple Stock To WatchApple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is due to release its quarterly earnings report on July 21st after market close. Here are a few things that investors should watch for in the report.Strong Growth ExpectedAnalysts are expecting strong growth for Apple in the reporting quarter. Revenue is expected to be $49.26 billion, a 31.6% increase year-over-year. Adjusted earnings-per-share are expected to be $1.80, up from $1.40 in the same quarter last. Read More

NASDAQ Hits Record High on Google Inc. (GOOG) Earnings, Economic Data

By Friday, July 17, 2015

NASDAQ Hits Record HighThe NASDAQ opened higher on Friday July 17th after strong earnings results from Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG, GOOGL) and positive economic data. This could eventually give clues on the timing of an interest rate increase.The U.S. dollar is heading for its biggest gain since May after economic data increased the possibility of an interest rate hike. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index rose more than three percent as the government. Read More

S&P 500: Here’s Why the Stock Market is Soaring Today

By Monday, July 13, 2015

Stock Market is Soaring TodayWall Street rose on Monday, July 13th, as Greece and its creditors strike a deal to move forward with a third bailout loan to avert their financial crisis.European stocks climbed on Monday after eurozone leaders announced a deal to provide a loan to keep Greece solvent. While the Athens stock market has been closed since June 26th, U.S.-listed Greek equity assets surged by over 10% in pre-market trade.The. Read More

S&P 500 Plunges 13 Points Sharply Down on Greece Debt Crisis

By Monday, July 6, 2015

Greece Debt CrisisWall Street opened sharply lower on Monday July 6, 2015, as Greek people rejected the bailout package by creditors on Sunday, putting the euro on edge. European stock markets plunged as Greece’s exit from the eurozone seems to be likely.After Greece overwhelmingly voted against conditions for a rescue package on Sunday’s referendum, many analysts and experts expected a closer result, or a “Yes.”  It remains uncertain whether Greece will. Read More

Carl Icahn Sells Netflix (NFLX), Buys Shares in Apple (AAPL)

By Thursday, June 25, 2015

Carl Icahn Sells NetflixBillionaire Carl Icahn sold his holdings in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) for $2.1 billion; and he wasn’t shy about what he’s looking at buying next—Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL).On Wednesday June 24th, Icahn tweeted that his hedge fund “sold last of [their] $NFLX today.”  He added that they “believe $AAPL currently represents same opportunity [they] stated NFLX offered several years ago.” (Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2015.)The. Read More

Fitbit (FIT): Not Top Amongst Wearable Technology Stocks

By Monday, June 22, 2015

FitBitOn Thursday morning last week, we saw the highly anticipated debut of wearable technology stock Fitbit Inc. (NYSE/FIT), a maker of wearable bands for monitoring health and fitness.After the company rang the opening bell at the NYSE, the initial private investors and other lucky shareholders made a fortune. This is generally the case with popular, hyped-up IPOs.Fitbit opened at $30.40, up 50% from its subscribed price, and much. Read More

Google (GOOG) to Replace Exxon (XOM) as the Next Big Dividend Stock?

By Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Google Next Big Dividend StockHow do you attract investors in an environment where it’s generally acknowledged that stocks are sorely overvalued? The one thing investors look for when it comes to added value is stocks that provide dividends. One of the most popular, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE/XOM), pays out an annual dividend of 3.5%. Wall Street juggernaut Google, Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG), on the other hand, does not. But with investors looking for a payout, can. Read More

TeliaSonera Buys 1.4% of Spotify for $115 Million

By Thursday, June 11, 2015

TeliaSonera to Cooperate on InnovationFollowing more than five years of successful partnership, TeliaSonera and Spotify have decided to tighten their relations even further.On Wednesday, Swedish telecommunications operator TeliaSonera announced that it would invest $115 million to acquire a 1.4% stake in Spotify, valuing the streaming music service at more than $8.0 billion. (Source: TeliaSonera, June 10, 2015.)This investment could provide a big shot in the arm for TeliaSonera’s bottom line. Today, Spotify. Read More


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