Category: Markets

Why January matters to stock investors

401(k) investors should break out their rally caps and root for stocks to keep going up in January. The reason: How equities fare in the first month of the year often signals how they will...

Ripple coins soar to record

The virtual currency known as Ripple coins soared to a record on Wednesday, solidifying a rally in the world’s No. 2 digital asset and closing in on bitcoin for dominance of the nascent industry....

Technology sector leads stocks to record highs

Technology companies once again led U.S. stocks higher Wednesday as indexes remained at all-time highs. Chipmakers and well-known companies like Oracle led the way. South Carolina energy company Scana, which has plunged after it...

AMD stock soars on news of flaw in Intel processors

Advanced Micro Devices surged in early trading after a report that Intel, its only remaining rival in the market for personal computer processors, has a flaw in its products that makes commonly used operating systems vulnerable to...

Bitcoin starts a new year by tumbling

Bitcoin is already having a bad year. For the first time since 2015, the cryptocurrency began a new year by tumbling, extending its slide from a record $19,511 reached on Dec. 18. The virtual...

Will McDonald’s Do a Stock Split in 2018?

McDonald’s (MCD) is an American icon, pioneering the fast-food industry and becoming one of the most recognized brands in the world. Shareholders in McDonald’s have also shared in the company’s success, with dependable dividend income and impressive...