NewsWatch: Fed, retail sales report to drive U.S. markets


NewsWatch: Fed, retail sales report to drive U.S. markets

Investors seen watching for signs of monetary policy changes and consumer spending.

NewsWatch: U.S. stock futures rise as Google beats estimates

U.S. stock futures climb Friday after Google Inc. reports stellar quarterly earnings and as investors await a string of economic data, including retail sales and consumer sentiment.

One way to profit from market volatility

Chaotic markets have left investors scrambling for ways to boost returns without taking on excessive risk. But there’s a simple strategy that can make a virtue out of market volatility: Build a portfolio around high-quality stocks with generous dividen…

NewsWatch: U.S. stocks gain; Dow suffers worst week since 08

U.S. stocks ended higher Friday but tumbled for the week, sending the Dow average to its worst weekly loss since 2008, with investors alert to any sign of policy makers acting further to bolster the global economy.

Abs Conflicts, U.s. Investment Advisors Rule, Ubs-swiss Risk: Compliance

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed barring bets against asset-backed securities by underwriters and securitization participants to root out conflicts of interest that might harm investors.

S&p Prompts $1 Trillion Stock Loss With U.s. Rating

Shareholders in U.S.-listed companies can thank Standard & Poor’s for making them $1 trillion poorer after the rating firm earlier this month lowered the grade on Treasury securities for the first time to AA+ from AAA. Now, some of the most experienced investors say the stock market losses make no sense. (6 mins ago)

6 Ways to Profit From U.S. Debt Woes

The same crisis that gave grey hair to Congressmen is creating new profit opportunities for investors, say financial strategists. Here are six ways to benefit. (20 hours ago)

Big settlement won’t be the last

NEW YORK – Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with investors is the largest any bank has ever paid. (23 hours ago)

Bank of America’s fate still unclear

NEW YORK Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with investors is the largest any bank has ever paid. (2 hours ago)

Brett Arends’ ROI: Look out, stocks are called above intrinsic value

What sort of returns are investors likely to get from stocks from here? That’s the question that comes to mind following the latest intriguing research from Dylan Grice, investment strategist for SG Securities in London. (15 mins ago)