As you would probably imagine, day traders and long-term savers will have significantly different things to think about when investing in a specific stock. Long-term traders will want to choose stocks that will predictably be worth more years, even decades, down the road. As a result, these investors will often choose blue chip stocks, such as those that can be found on the S&P 500 Index or the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index. Day traders, on the other hand, are not nearly as concerned about what these stocks will be worth in the year 2050. Instead, they focus on trying ...
What should the little investor do when a bleary-eyed floor trader says “We’re all freaking out, man”? Well, first thing: Don’t panic. Don’t freak out. But do consider what is driving these markets, and has been for a long time now.
As a finance professor and investor, I sometimes chuckle when I hear people complain that their company does not have a profit-sharing program, arguing that employees deserve — in addition to compensation and benefits — to share a portion of their company's profits because they helped generate this financial surplus. Large corporations already have a generations-old, highly-accessible version of profit sharing that too many seem to forget: dividends.
After markets close Dec. 1, the Baltimore money manager will be replaced by AmSurg Corp., a Tennessee health care company that is expected to finalize earlier in the day an acquisition of another health care firm that will boost its market capitalization.
As the trend accelerates, it brings new attention to how money managers with active strategies at their core, including Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price Group and Legg Mason, are responding to an investment strategy that appears to be here to stay
While some financial managers both locally and around the world fielded calls from clients who saw their investments and 401Ks dropping, most of us sat back and did nothing. It was probably all we knew how to do given the complexities of navigating the market. And that was probably the best course of action for most of us, the experts said Monday afternoon.
The U.S. stock market took investors on a stomach-churning ride Monday, as the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged more than 1,000 points and sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.
Suzanne Bradshaw, a financial adviser with Edward Jones, said she spent most of Monday morning in her Eldersburg office trying to alleviate her clients' fears due to a 588-point stock market drop. "Some people have the jitters, so I've been talking them off the ledge," Bradshaw said. "But some clients understand there are opportunities out there and want to put more money out."