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Articles About S&P 500
March 03, 2015
3 Investment Rules to Get You Through Uncertain Markets
Allow your disciplined, rules-based approach to guide you through short-term market volatility.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
January 19, 2015
When to Say “I Don’t Know” About Your Money
Putting your money in Wall Street often means acknowledging and becoming comfortable with what you don’t, what you even can’t, know.
December 27, 2014
5 Events That Shaped the United States in 2014
Here is a look at 5 complex events that made 2014 both a breakout year and a challenging year.
September 09, 2014
Analysts Examine Historical Trends Around Apple’s Big Media Events
Two prominent analysts weigh in with their opinions on Apple ahead of its big media event.
August 12, 2014
What Bull Market? Investors Would Rather Put Money Under the Mattress
Many investors wouldn’t invest in stocks even if they were given a large wad of cash.
July 10, 2014
Here’s How Berkshire Hathaway Provides Automatic Diversification
A diversified portfolio is structured to minimize downside risks while also allowing for growth potential.
July 10, 2014
What Can Small-Cap Stocks Tell Us About the Economy?
While the market can continue to move higher -- despite the fact that it is historically overvalued -- the underperformance of small caps is telling.
June 26, 2014
Why the S&P 500 Is a Bad Benchmark
The standard the investment world uses for the performance of mutual funds and other assets is the S&P 500. That usually is a bad idea because the S&P seldom reflects the investments you own.
June 20, 2014
Wall Street Gives Goldman Sachs the Thumbs Down, But Is That Too Harsh?
Goldman’s rating with analysts hasn’t been this low since 2006. But is Wall Street wrong to be so negative on the stock?
May 29, 2014
Investing 101: Should You Hire Fund Managers?
It only makes sense that you would pay a professional to manage something as important as your investments, but that’s not always the case.
May 27, 2014
You Can Still Sell in May, But Should You?
With stocks up about 1.1 percent for May, the S&P 500 would have to fall about 0.8 percent in the next five months to reflect the longer term average.
May 13, 2014
Markets Close at Record High: How Likely Is Dow 20,000?
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed at all time highs on Monday. What's in store for the rest of the year?
May 06, 2014
Volatility: Are Stocks Getting Ready for a Bumpy Ride?
Some investors are becoming increasingly concerned about the market’s latest moves, but is volatility really returning to alarming levels?
May 02, 2014
Does ConocoPhillips’s Growth Potential Make it a Buy?
On Thursday, ConocoPhillips released outstanding first-quarter earnings figures.
April 30, 2014
4 Dow Stocks With 50 Consecutive Annual Dividend Raises
If you are looking for dividend paying stocks, the most reliable companies are those that don’t just pay dividends, but that raise them regularly.
April 29, 2014
3 Must-Have Assets for Any Winning Portfolio
These are 3 kinds of assets that investors need to include in their portfolios in order to be properly diversified.
April 23, 2014
Home Depot: Is the Growth Boom Talk Real?
Home Depot stock is up nearly 200 percent over the past five years.
April 18, 2014
Investing 101: Don’t Let Story Time Dictate Your Actions
Storytelling plays a major role in the financial markets, which more often than not, only serves as distracting noise for investors.
April 13, 2014
5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Tax Refund
Hoping to make money off of your tax refund this year? Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
April 13, 2014
Wall Street is Throwing Cash at Investors Like Never Before
Many companies are returning capital to investors by issuing dividends and conducting share repurchases at a record pace.
April 10, 2014
Why Union Pacific Is Outperforming
The rail transport industry has been one of the best performing sectors over the past several years.
April 04, 2014
Watch Out For One-Liner Investment Advice
A lot of this advice that makes for great headlines is not just bad, but it can be downright dangerous.
April 03, 2014
Gold Is Still Looking Strong
Despite weakness, the fundamental drivers that have been pushing the gold price higher over the past decade are still intact.
March 28, 2014
Warren Buffett’s Good Advice Applied to 3 ETFs
Why place bets on individual companies when you can place a bet on the market at large?
March 27, 2014
How Low Will Amazon Shares Go?
Now with Amazon shares off 16 percent year-to-date, we are on the verge of seeing a major correction.
March 24, 2014
Is It Worth Buying Silver Wheaton?
Silver Wheaton's earnings report makes it one of the fastest growing companies in the precious metals space.
March 21, 2014
There’s Big Value in Big Oil: Exxon, Chevron, BP
There is no doubt that large integrated oil have problems, but there is no doubt it has generated shareholder value for long-term investors.
March 20, 2014
Will Stocks Fall as Interest Rates Rise?
There is a common misconception that a falling bond market is good for the stock market.
March 19, 2014
3 ETFs for Income Investors
In the current market, investors have very limited options to realize outsized yields. Here is a short list of ETFs to consider.
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