US stocks fall for second consecutive day

US markets have suffered a second day of steep losses, as investors dumped health care companies and Apple. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average sank nearly 1.4%, marking its biggest one-day decline in months. The fall followed the news that Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway would create a new healthcare company with the aim of […]

Invest in 5 megatrends that can pay off without a bull market in stocks

Industrial automation, an aging society, self-driving cars, infrastructure and water Investors often to pay too much attention to the short term, and overlook lasting long-term trends that ultimately matter more to their portfolio. Sure, the recent government-shutdown fight was difficult to ignore. And yes, it’s hard to look away from the volatility in bitcoin. However, […]

Tech Stocks This Week: Apple Earnings on Deck, Twitter Stock Jumps, and More

As earnings season gained steam this week, headlines in tech were rampant. But these three stories stood above the rest. Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) jumped on rumors that it could get acquired, and one analyst second guessed the Street’s optimistic view for Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) guidance. Here’s what investors […]

U.S. stocks close higher on upbeat data

U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, with all three indices posting record highs, as economic data from the country came out overall positive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 223.92 points, or 0.85 percent, to 26,616.71. The S&P 500 increased 33.62 points, or 1.18 percent, to 2,872.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 94.61 points, […]