StockScouter, MSN Money’s stock-picking tool, identifies companies capable of outperforming the broader market in the weeks ahead.
A hot company often helps drive its sector. But Apple’s dominance is a phenomenon that hasn’t been seen — and its fortunes will have an unprecedented ripple effect.
No matter how dramatic the politics around the debt ceiling become, it’s just theater. The reality is that government is out of control, tax revenues must rise and spending must fall.
Did China’s high-speed trains get so fast by cutting corners on safety? The recent wreck is becoming a potent symbol for those who believe China is growing too fast for its own good.
A quartet of money managers who trounced the market during the crash and recovery explain how they did it, and where they see opportunity today.
Politicians say they’re committed to making sure the US doesn’t default on its debt, but their actions haven’t inspired much confidence. Here’s how investors can prepare for the worst.
Even if the US technically runs out of money, creditors will probably allow a little time before calling it a default. But investors may bail long before then. Here’s a road map to how it would play out.
When strong earnings from tech titans like these can’t fuel much of a rally, there’s downside ahead. Also: Europe plays another round of kick-the-can.
I thought U.S. and European leaders could avert calamity. I may have been wrong. Here’s how investors should address the rising risks — and the higher potential rewards if these messes are resolved.
A surge in gold and silver prices has more people looking to invest a portion of their retirement savings in precious metals. Here’s how it can be done.
Savvy investors are looking for the relative handful of companies with the capital and expertise to wisely put their money to work for shareholders.
Political bickering over debt is threatening the US with its first major credit default since 1790. But the likely way out of the red means a painful era of inflation. Here’s how to get ready.
The recession has made employers less likely to contribute to workers’ retirement savings, or less generous with the options they do provide.
Taking time off is a lot easier when it starts with fueling up the corporate jet. Here’s a look at some of the big travel-related perks CEOs and other top executives enjoy.
Failure to raise the debt ceiling would inflict immediate pain on many Americans and long-term damage to the nation’s finances. But there’s a chance the fallout could be far worse.
Exchange-traded funds can offer an affordable way to broaden your investment options beyond index mutual funds. But there are also drawbacks to consider.
For all but a single star performer, first-half performance wasn’t worth bragging about. But investors should consider more than performance over a 6-month period.
Stakes in newly public online companies — and those still planning IPOs — add risk to a portfolio, but the possibility of quick growth makes the lofty valuations more palatable.
Fed chief Bernanke is hovering, ready to respond to US economic weakness with more stimulus; Europe wishes it could use the same ‘fix.’
A spike in mergers is a sign of optimism on the part of CEOs — and a handy way for individual investors to make some money while the economy limps along.