U.S. Security Panel Deals Major Blow to Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm

A U.S. government panel on Sunday ordered Qualcomm Inc to delay its March 6 shareholder meeting, an unprecedented move that cast new doubt on Singapore-based Broadcom Ltd’s $117 billion bid for its U.S. semiconductor peer. The intervention highlights U.S. concerns about safeguarding semiconductor…
Wall Street Trades Higher After Weak Opening

U.S. stocks swung higher on Monday, coming off a turbulent period following concerns that President Donald Trump’s threat to impose hefty tariffs of steel and aluminum would spark a global trade war.   The Dow was up 173 points in…
The Ins and Outs of Selling Options

In the world of buying and selling stock options, choices are made in regards to which strategy is best when considering a trade. If an investor is bullish, she can buy a call or sell a put, whereas if she…
Why Options Trading Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Buying stocks is almost always a less risky strategy than buying options. When you buy a stock, you are making an investment in a company and you can hold that investment indefinitely. You own a piece of the company for as…
Google Stock Price Too Expensive for You? Try Options

Investing in a stock generally requires you to pay the share price multiplied by the number of shares bought. If you wanted 100 shares of Google (GOOG), now Alphabet Inc., it would cost around $108,000 (100 * $1080.00) as of March…
Miners, Energy Stocks Boost FTSE Up From 14-Month Low

Britain’s top share index recovered a little lost ground on Monday thanks to gains among mining companies and commodity stocks which had been among the worst hit after U.S. President Trump threatened higher tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.  …
Blockchain ETFs Gather Assets Amid Cryptocurrency Debate

Digital currencies, including bitcoin, have become synonymous with volatility. Elevated volatility among cryptocurrencies and the lack of a trusted global regulatory framework are among the reasons some market observers back blockchain investments as a way of tapping the digital currency space over the currencies themselves. Still, there…
Top 5 Positions in Warren Buffett’s Portfolio

There is probably no other investment portfolio more closely watched than that of Warren Buffett. His remarkable track record of outperforming the S&P 500 is unmatched. Investors have been trying for years to analyze his stock picks, hoping to get inside his…