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Retirement Planning: 3 Reasons To Start As Soon As Possible

Retirement Planning: 3 Reasons To Start As Soon As Possible

By Toni Matthews-El October 20, 2014

Retirement planning is typically something that individuals and couples engage in once they hit their late forties and early fifties. The conventional wisdom has been that once you hit a certain age, you should be looking to prepare to retire. …

Stock Market Distrust Shown for Third Straight Year

As it currently stands, the stock market is in a fairly good spot. Interest rates on fixed income and cash are low, market returns in 2013 exceeded 30 percent, and the market itself is setting record highs. Despite all of …

‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO ‘Candy Crush Saga’ Maker Files for IPO

The maker of Candy Crush Saga filed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of up to $500 million today. King Digital Entertainment undoubtedly hopes to follow in the footsteps of Zynga, who filed their IPO in late 2011 and has become …

Jack Dorsey's Twitter Stock is Worth $1 Billion Jack Dorsey's Twitter Stock is Worth $1 Billion

Everyone knew that there was a lot of money to be made when Twitter went public, but what Twitter opened at on the New York Stock Exchange far exceeded the company’s expectations. So what does this mean for Twitter co-founder …

Twitter IPO:  7 Things You Might Not Know Twitter IPO: 7 Things You Might Not Know
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Twitter will go public on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. On the eve of the company’s much talked about IPO, here are seven things you might now know: 1. If Twitter’s stock skyrockets tomorrow, it’s actually a …

Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up

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The stock market saw a surprise surge last Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its bond-buying program. That up-swing did not last long, though; The stocks dipped drastically on Thursday, and Wall Street has seen a …

Bonds Continue to Rise, Making Investment Wise Bonds Continue to Rise, Making Investment Wise
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There has been much talk lately of a government shutdown, and for good reason. Politicians in Washington are still debating what to do about the looming debt-ceiling crisis, with Republicans still pushing for the defunding of Obamacare in order to …

Stock Market Dips Drastically After Wednesday’s High Stock Market Dips Drastically After Wednesday’s High
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On Wednesday, September 18, the Dow set an all-time high at closing, as did the S&P. The boom came shortly after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its economic stimulus program. However, the investment-high did not last long. …

NASDAQ Fined $10 Million For Botched Facebook IPO NASDAQ Fined $10 Million For Botched Facebook IPO

To say the Facebook IPO was a disaster might be a bit of an understatement. A few days after the social network went public, reports emerged that a technical issue prevented trading and many investors lost money as the stock’s …

Twitter Unveils Clickable Stock Tags (e.g. $FB) Twitter Unveils Clickable Stock Tags (e.g. $FB)
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Starting today, when you’re talking about a publicly-traded company on Twitter, make sure you remember to use their new clickable stock tag. It’s also being called a “Cashtag,” by some Twitter users. Whatever you call it, Twitter’s new hashtag functionality …

Zynga Being Investigated Over Its Stock Sales Zynga Being Investigated Over Its Stock Sales
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Well, that didn’t take long. We brought you word this morning that Zynga CEO Mark Pincus and other insiders including Google cashed out on Zynga stock back in April before the company’s shares fell to the abysmal depths that they’re …

Zynga Insiders Cashed Out Before The Company Crashed Zynga Insiders Cashed Out Before The Company Crashed
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This week has not been good for Zynga. After posting decent results for Q2, the company’s shares took a dive into previously unknown depths. The shares dropped to trading around $3 each and haven’t really recovered since. To add insult …

Zynga Shares Gets Kicked In The Teeth Again Zynga Shares Gets Kicked In The Teeth Again
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Zynga has not had the best of performance the past few weeks on the stock market after the Facebook IPO opened to disaster and an investigation from the SEC and Congress. It looked like it was maybe getting better for …

Spain Bailout May Only Bring Temporary Relief Spain Bailout May Only Bring Temporary Relief

Stock markets across Europe increased on news that Spain had accepted the equivalent of €100 billion ($125 billion) in bailout funds, though some seem to view this as only a temporary solution to much bigger problems on the continent. The …

Stock Market Plunge: Dow Drops 200 on Jobs Report Stock Market Plunge: Dow Drops 200 on Jobs Report
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Stock market plunges as U.S. employers add fewer jobs than analysts had anticipated, according to the Associated Press. The report ultimately caused the Dow Jones industrial average to drop 200 points, which puts it down for the year. This also …

Social Media Stocks Continue to Struggle Social Media Stocks Continue to Struggle
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Social media stocks are continuing to have a hard time this week following the widely-chronicled Facebook IPO fiasco. Since Facebook, which is currently down 24% from its initial price tag of $38 a share, has struggled in the market since …

Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Mess? Mark Zuckerberg To Blame For Facebook’s IPO Mess?
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Despite all the hype leading up to Facebook’s IPO, the circumstances abruptly changed after the company’s public debut. The stock was priced at $38 per share, which valued the company at $104 billion. At this rate, Facebook became the third largest public offering in the history of the United States, behind General Motors and Visa.