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Corporate Earnings: Second Quarter 2015 Worst Since 2009

By Friday, July 31, 2015

Corporate EarningsAs of July 24, 187 companies in the S&P 500 have reported their corporate earnings. For these 187 companies, their average decline in earnings has been 2.2%. If this is the final number, then it will be the biggest decline in quarterly earnings for the S&P 500 since 2009. (Source: FactSet, July 24, 2015.)But it may get worse. Only one-third of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported. 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

Stock Market: Why You Shouldn’t Be Fully Invested in It

By Friday, July 10, 2015

Stock MarketHistory has taught us that a stock market top occurs when there’s euphoria among investors. We have seen this over and over again. And you don’t need to go too far back in history to see it in the making. Just look at the current collapse in the price of Chinese stocks.Stock Market Top in ChinaChinese stocks had a solid run to the upside on the backdrop of. Read More

Best Technology Stocks: Three Tech Stocks with Great Potential in 2015

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tech Stocks 2015The U.S. stock markets have experienced two strong years of back-to-back gains; the S&P 500 soared approximately 30% in 2013 and a solid 13% in 2014; and the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently topped 18,000 for the first time ever. With the Federal Reserve expected to barely increase interest rates in the second half of 2015, the stock market looks to be the investment of choice for income-starved investors this. Read More

Market Indices Down After Fears of Greek Contagion

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

S&P 500 TumblesWall Street opened lower on Wednesday, July 8, on worries over Chinese financial instability and Greece’s debt crisis remaining unsolved.The main Chinese index, the Shanghai Composite, plunged nearly 30% from mid-June. On Wednesday, the Shanghai Index dropped by 6.75%. Trading on nearly half of every stock listed was halted.The S&P 500 opened in red territory; down 15.03 points at 2,066.20 at the beginning of the trading session. As. Read More

Stocks Market: Earnings and Revenue of Public Companies Now in Decline

By Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Stock MarketWhile the mainstream media is quick to blame the woes of North American stock markets on the crisis in Greece and the collapsing Chinese stock market, the fact is that American stocks were in a rout long before this.I’m not tooting my own horn; but I’m sure you saw the video I produced late last year titled, “The Great Stock Market Crash of 2015.” In it, I gave six. Read More

S&P 500 Opens Higher as Greece Talks Resume

By Tuesday, July 7, 2015

S&P 500 Opens HigherWall Street opened flat on Tuesday, July 7th, as talks between Greece and its creditors resumed. The U.S. trade deficit widened in May, reflecting concerns over weak global demand.European stocks continue to slide while the euro hit a five-week low against the dollar. In China, the stock market fell again despite the emergency measures by China’s central bank.Oil lightly recovered some ground after a selloff on Monday that. Read More

Stock Market: Risk Now Highest in Years

By Monday, June 29, 2015

Stock Market RiskThis morning, the news is full of talk about Greece. This weekend, the government there introduced capital controls in what’s looking more and more like a country on the brink of financial collapse.Greece leaving the eurozone is of importance as it opens the door for other struggling countries like Portugal, Spain, and Italy to eventually follow through the same exit. And while I feel for the people of Greece,. Read More

S&P 500: Stocks Open flat on Greece, China

By Friday, June 26, 2015

Stocks Open Flat on Greece and ChinaThe S&P 500 is set to be flat on Friday, June 26th, as investors are keeping an eye on a deal to avert a Greek default on a proposal from its creditors and China’s stock market continues to sell off.Although there was some encouraging news earlier this week about the Greece deal with its creditors, the differences between sides stretched the negotiations into the weekend. European Union leaders made. Read More

Stock Market Advice: The 5 Best Performing Stocks of 2015

By Friday, June 26, 2015

Stock Market AdviceThe stock market was flat during the first half of 2015 due to economic and political uncertainties in Europe and a tumbling energy sector. Yet despite those discouraging facts, some companies were able to deliver an enormous return to their shareholders. Let’s take a closer look at the top five performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the first half of 2015.Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX), up 92.61%Netflix, Inc.. Read More

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