SAVERS desperate for inflation-beating income are piling into eyecatching new bond offers unaware of the risks they're taking, experts have warned.
The stock market's break in its recent rally this week left investors wondering if they're seeing a turning point or just a blip in the upward path.
In the previous AUD/USD forecast we noted that the currency pair remained bearish and that we might see 0.95+ as an extended bearish target.
In this Thursday, May 23, 2013, file photo, Trader Donato Cuttone works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange near the close of trading.
A sharp drop at Salesforce.com sparked a slump across the stocks of other corporate-software vendors on Friday and led the broader tech sector into the red.
North American markets were slightly lower Friday following better-than-expected durable goods orders in April that suggested encouraging news for U.S. manufacturers.
Growth stocks, neglected at the start of the year, are starting to get a bit of love from investors again.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points at 1,647, a slip of 0.2 percent, as of 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.
US stock index futures fell on Friday, setting up Wall Street for its first weekly decline since mid April, amid concern the central bank may scale back its support to the economy.
Municipal bonds continue to provide a reliable refuge from stock market volatility and a steady source of tax-free income.
Asian stock markets staged a mild recovery Friday, a day after being routed by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
Stocks tumbled hard in early trading on Thursday, but recovered most of their losses by the closing bell.
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401 and make some changes.
Yet almost lost in the anxiety that gripped the stock market this week is that whenever the Fed slows its drive to keep interest rates low, it will be cause for celebration: It would mean policymakers think the economy is strong enough to accelerate with less help from the Fed.
The price of oil fell Thursday as weak manufacturing data from China raised questions about the strength of oil demand in the world's No.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 50 points at 15,256 as of 10:28 a.m., a decline of 0.3 percent.