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Friday, September 27, 2013

What Is Attracting Venture-Capital Funding?

Three of Europe's venture capitalists tell the WSJ what types of businesses or startups they look to finance.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Daily Set Up: Futures, Commodities, FX (September 26)

Alan Knuckman of TradingAdvantage.com provides an update on global action in the stock futures, gold, oil and interest rate markets. This crucial information posts an hour before US equities set up the trading day for all investors.

Monday, September 23, 2013

APPLE | Stock of the Day - 9/23/13 | The Motley Fool

Apple announced this morning that the company sold a record-breaking 9 million iPhone 5c and 5s units in the models' debut weekend. Analysts were only expecting around 5 million to 7 million phones sold. This is also the first time Apple has launched two phones at once.

Additionally, in an 8-K filed today, Apple now expects revenue and gross margin for the quarter to come in near the high end of guidance, at $37 billion and 37%, respectively. Investors are seeing a small amount of margin compression compared to the year-ago quarter, but that was anticipated.

Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser is impressed by this showing, though he notes that a company this size can't expect to keep posting record-breaking growth. Since hitting all-time highs last year, Apple shares have dropped by more than 30%. Jason thinks Apple's share buybacks and dividends have helped transform Apple from a growth stock to more of an income-investor pick.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Why Dont U.S. Investors Invest More in ASEAN Stocks? | Ask a Fool

In this video as part of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool Inside Value and Motley Fool Hidden Gems Australia advisor Joe Magyer takes a question from a Fool reader, who asks, "Why don't U.S. investors invest in ASEAN stocks listed in Australia? It seems strange that the U.S. investors put huge valuations on U.S.-listed internet stocks but low values on ones listed in ASEAN countries such as Iproperty and Icar Asia. It just doesn't make sense."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013-09-10, Live Trade Room Results for the Week...

2013-09-10, Live Trade Room Results for the Week...

The Top Ten Stocks for Sept. 19

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Adam Johnson and Julie Hyman report on today's ten most important stocks including Pier 1 Imports, Apple and JPMorgan. (Source: Bloomberg)

TD AMERITRADE | Stock of the Day - 9/19/13 | The Motley Fool

Shares of TD Ameritrade are down around 4% over the last two days after the Fed announced that it wouldn't be tapering its bond-buying program any time soon. Motley Fool Analyst Tim Hanson thinks the reason TD Ameritrade is getting punished so badly is because the company makes money from interest payments when customers don't use the money in their accounts; thus if the Fed had tapered the bond buying program, TD Ameritrade's interest rates would've gone up and the company would make more money.

But Tim isn't worried about the recent decline—he still thinks TD Ameritrade is fundamentally sound, and still thinks that eventually interest rates will go up. In the meantime, this may be an excellent entry point for long term investors.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Top Ten Stocks for Sept. 18

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan, Adam Johnson and Matt Miller report on today's ten most important stocks including Dollar Tree, Cracker Barrel and Adobe. (Source: Bloomberg)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Stock Prices will NOT go up forever - Danielle Park Interview

Danielle Park, the author of "Juggling Dynamite" and a principal with Venable Park Investment Counsel discusses the latest moves in the stock market and what's happening from a macro perspective with the global economy.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Stocks Ease; Apple Eyes China

U.S. markets are poised for a flat open as investors examine Apple's latest gadgets and put Syria on the backburner after Obama's speech.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Stocks & Yields Move Higher

Stocks are moving modestly higher along with yields as bonds holders have begun selling. Ben Willis expects the selling to pick up speed.

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