StockScouter, MSN Money’s stock-picking tool, identifies companies capable of outperforming the broader market in the weeks ahead.
It’s psychologically difficult to own out-of-favor securities, yet potentially rewarding. Consider silver not long ago — or Microsoft today.
Even with its many risks and lack of transparency, the world’s No. 2 economy is too big and growing too quickly to ignore. Here’s how investors can ease their way into the Chinese market.
Companies are reporting stellar results. But drill down in the numbers and you find those companies benefiting from temporary tax breaks and facing climbing costs. Stock pickers need to be extra-choosy.
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The stock market can ignore economic woes and worries for only so long. Here’s why a pullback is on the horizon and the smart money is preparing for the worst, as well as several ways to get defensive.
It could help make a home more affordable, at first, but could cost more in the long term.
With the global economy looking uncontrollable and unpredictable, investors can’t get enough of the shiny metal. And increasingly they prefer physical gold.
By taking a weak stance on inflation, China is inviting political unrest. That sets it on a dangerous course of greater political repression and even less action on inflation.
Why do big companies with good profits often get little respect from Wall Street? Investors may expect these giants to stumble like many in the past.
The latest week of earnings brought good tidings for tech, but it also carried a stern warning from S&P about approaching US debt and credit risks.
Larry Page, who co-founded the search giant, doesn’t shy away from projects he calls risky and ‘even strange.’ Critics say this approach hurts profitability.
Credit rating agencies are more worried than ever about America’s fiscal health. Now it’s time for you to act as your own credit rating agency. Here are 4 categories to help you invest abroad.
S&P analysts issued a warning this week that we have to control our debt or face a credit meltdown. Here’s why austerity is our best choice, and how to get ready for it.
Exchange-traded funds let ordinary investors try strategies that used to be just too much trouble. But critics fear they encourage risk-taking.
A Wall Street research firm is tracking four key indicators for signs that the bull market is on its last legs. Here’s what to look for.
The end of the Fed’s program of quantitative easing will bring plenty of bumps, but it won’t crash the US economy. Emerging markets could be in for a rockier road.
Medical marijuana is big business. Some governments are taking a sympathetic approach to it, and some investors smell an opportunity. But there’s a problem hanging in the air: Pot is still illegal.
Stocks climbed a wall of worry in late March, but short interest in these companies is a sign that their shares could be in for harrowing declines.
Fears of inflation and global turmoil have sent precious metals surging, with gold trading at all-time highs above $1,500 an ounce. How much further can it climb?