Category: Stock Markets

MicroHoo Gives Wall Street Hope

MicroHoo Gives Wall Street Hope

Microsoft is buying when Yahoo is at its nadir rather than when it was ridiculously overvalued. Besides, when you think about it, what other company might make Microsoft’s short list to buy to stay...

Can We Panic Now?  Why Not Ask Harry Potter

Can We Panic Now? Why Not Ask Harry Potter

Look at any bear market and even at its lowest point you will find stocks that do quite well. Similarly, in any bull market there are stocks that do poorly. It is true that...

Stocks May Rise On A Rate Cut

Stocks May Rise On A Rate Cut

A Rate Cut appears to be the only way Wall Street may put the brakes on a steep decline next week, is anticipated from the Fed, and Friday’s monthly jobs data may trigger a...

Where Will WALL STREET Wrap Up 2008?

Where Will WALL STREET Wrap Up 2008?

It’s easy to look back at everything that happened in recent history and say, “I saw that coming.” But how good are you really at predicting the future? Wall Street’s top forecasters have some...

Bhutto Assassinated: Stocks Fall

Bhutto Assassinated: Stocks Fall

Stocks fell in Thursday after the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto and after the Commerce Department reported a weak increase in durable goods orders. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than...

Beyond Investing Intelligently

Beyond Investing Intelligently

From knowing the business you are getting into to having some “fun money” to invest with, here are some tips on getting into Stocks and Bonds. The stock market is something we read about...

Ever Heard Of Zero Risk Investing?

Ever Heard Of Zero Risk Investing?

In years of answering people’s questions about investing, I’ve come to classify two major sources of problems: One, investing without thinking enough, and two, thinking too much about investments. We all know at least...

Big Rate Cut May Lift Investor Confidence

Big Rate Cut May Lift Investor Confidence

A big rate cut by the Federal Reserve this week, or at a hint more cuts are coming, coupled with this weeks sub prime rescue plan could lift investor confidence and inspire a pre...

Large Companies vs Small Companies, Does Size Matter?

Large Companies vs Small Companies, Does Size Matter?

A remarkable number of investors are deeply concerned about the size of the company to invest in. Unfortunately, unlike some other kinds of prejudices, not having a prejudice about size is not good. Let...

The Growing Demand for Islamic Funds

The Growing Demand for Islamic Funds

For religious reasons, Islamic mutual funds shun nearly half of the stocks in the market, yet they still are among the top-performing U.S. funds. With Annual Growth rate of 15% and more in the...