After suffering through a wild ride the past several years, many ordinary investors have thrown up their hands in disgust. But stocks belong in many portfolios, and you shouldn’t banish them entirely and forever.
Wall Street has this maddening habit of shooting first on what appears to be bad news and then remembering to think. Sometimes, if you watch closely, you can see how that practice creates unexpected opportunities.
The world's largest retail chain's results the past five years aren't the greatest. But the company just announced a positive earnings surprise for the latest quarter. Is that the start of a turnaround?
Citigroup boosts its full-year 2006 earnings estimates for most of the high-yielding ocean-shipping stocks, though it adds that if world oil and natural-gas exports slow, the tanker industry will hit choppy seas.
Shares of the software giant lost 11% on Friday after the company said it would spend far more than originally anticipated to boost marketing and development of new products. So, what's the future for the stock now?
The search engine, news and entertainment site and advertising medium reports strong quarterly cash flow and advertiser interest. In an upbeat exchange with analysts, its executive officers say to watch for new developments.
Homebuilders stocks have plummeted from their 2005 highs. And shares of this luxury-home builder are no exception. But one analyst says the company's long-term outlook is strong and that now may be a good time to snap up its stock.
In buying much-larger Knight-Ridder and choosing to keep eight of its 20 papers, including the Charlotte Observer, Kansas City Star and Miami Herald, McClatchy vaults from a regional to a seminational newspaper chain. Charlotte and Miami are good gro