Category Archives: Investing

Roth Conversion Ladder: Explained

The Roth conversion ladder is a powerful way you can pull funds from your Roth IRA or 401(k) without paying taxes. Normally, these types of withdrawals come with at least a 10% tax penalty. Fortunately, there is a way to … Continue reading

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Gold Falls to 2010 Prices – Dollar Soars

Gold has dropped to prices not seen since March 2010 – $1,088 a troy ounce. It’s due to a major sell-off in Asia today. The massive gold dump is likely due to beliefs that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. Rates haven’t … Continue reading

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How to Buy McDonald’s Stock (For Beginners)

There’s a lot of buzz going on around McDonald’s right now. And, it’s hard to deny that McDonald’s is one company that has created what seems to be an unstoppable empire! While many people are looking to get in on … Continue reading

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How A Strong US Dollar Impacts Your Investments

Since 2008, the stock market has been on a tear, more than doubling in just 6 short years. The worst year, 2011, still saw the S&P 500 Index return a positive 2%. During this time, the US Dollar has also … Continue reading

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Apple to Join Dow Jones Industrial Index Replacing AT&T

Apple Inc., the world’s largest company by its market value of $736 billion, has joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a move some have likened to winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards for the esteemed and exclusive Dow Jones. … Continue reading

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The Two Front Runners to Replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company that oversees, manages or owns some portion of a number of subsidiary companies including GEICO, Heinz and The Coca-Cola Company, among many others. Since 1970, Warren E. Buffett has been … Continue reading

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What Are Stock Options?

Have you heard of trading options, but are unsure what that entails? If you’ve always wanted to ask, “What are stock options?” this article is for you. To many people, trading stocks means one very specific thing. It entails buying … Continue reading

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Stock Market Holiday Schedule 2015

The two best known stock markets in the US are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. The two together are generally considered “the stock market” when people are discussing stocks in the US. Both the NYSE and … Continue reading

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Buffett’s Tesco Investment Accounts for Major Loss for Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway took a major hit in the last quarter with a reported 9% drop in its third-quarter profit as compared to a year ago. According to a company statement, Berkshire earned $4.62 billion this year, … Continue reading

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How Warren Buffett Lost $2 Billion in Two Days on Two Stocks

Business magnate Warren Buffett has built a reputation for making solid financial investments, with many investors and experts alike watching his example and following his tips in order to form their own successful financial future. Despite his own highly successful … Continue reading

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Heineken Stands Firm Rejects Purchase Offer from SABMiller

Approached by the competition, Heineken refused a proposal by SABMiller to purchase the company. The offer stated that Heineken would continue to operate independently of SABMiller, but Heineken rejected the offer, stating the proposal was “non-actionable.” In a move speculators … Continue reading

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US Stocks Fail to Secure Wall Street Gain for Sixth Week in a Row

The winning streak couldn’t last forever, and US stocks finally hit a small speed bump on Friday and closed lower for the first time after five weeks of gains and record highs. The good news is that the retreat in … Continue reading

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General Mills Agrees to Purchase Annie’s Organic for $820 Million

Organic has quickly moved from the fringes to the mainstream, and it now means big money. General Mills announced Monday it will acquire Annie’s, one of the largest food brands concentrating on natural and organic food. The purchase is said … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Ends Week at Another Record High with Gains for Fifth Week in a Row

It was another good week for stocks with the Standard and Poors 500 (S&P 500) closing at its highest level ever once again. The rise was spurred by a jobs report which came in weaker that most analysts anticipated. This … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Tops 2000 but Fails to Hold It for the Day

That didn’t take long. There was wide speculation before the opening bell Monday that the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) would break through the 2,000 point barrier in the near future. That’s exactly what it did at 10:11 am … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Flirts with 2000 Again with a Good Chance to Top It Next Week

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is once again flirting with the 2,000 point value, falling just 12 points short of achieving this highly anticipated milestone on Friday. While it wasn’t able to break the barrier last week, it … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Continues to Soar Reaching Another All-Time High

Apple stock is on fire. Another day, and the company records another record high. After a long two year wait, the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high on Tuesday closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Closes at All Time High Breaking $100 a Share

Those who own Apple stock had something to celebrate today. It’s been a two year journey, but the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high, closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 split-adjusted price per share from … Continue reading

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Ukraine Rattles Stocks but Dow Ends Week in Positive Territory for the Year

Last week was tough for US stocks with the Dow Jones industrial average falling enough to place it in negative territory for the year. This week looked better as it managed to get back into positive territory during the week, … Continue reading

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