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Crowdfunding – The Future of Investing

Ever since the advent of the internet, people have been looking for all sorts of opportunities to make money from it, and “crowdfunding” is probably the most mature and sophisticated culmination of these efforts so far. Crowdfunding is a way for people (or businesses) who need money for projects to raise that cash from people...

Energy Shares Drown Stocks

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/m8epiq999s?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 On Monday, U.S. stocks took a serious hit. And we can thank oil prices for that. You see, record lows are pushing the entire energy sector lower! Especially after Goldman Sachs (GS) chopped down its short-term price forecasts. Meanwhile, Alcoa is starting its earnings season on the right foot. It’s beating estimates, and its...

Dividends Basics: Fundamentals of Dividends

Welcome to Dividends Basics! This lesson will cover the fundamentals of dividends – what they are, how they work, and why they’re exceptionally important. By learning to focus on dividend-paying stocks, you’ll become a better long-term investor, and dramatically increase your wealth in the process. In Part 1 of this tutorial, you’ll learn the history...

HSBC Hurt by Fines

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/tsd5iqf2f7?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 Things aren’t looking too bright for banks. This time, it’s HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) in the limelight. After the British bank recorded a 12% drop in third-quarter earnings, its stock fell by 3%. Adding more salt to the wound… while analysts expected pre-tax profits to jump by 16% year over year, they only rose...

Will Honda’s Air Bag Crisis Deflate Earnings?

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/r4mcnikjz7?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 Japan’s third-largest carmarker, Honda (HMC), acknowledged two deaths related to its air bags (which were made by Japanese supplier Takata). On top of the two confirmed deaths, two additional incidents are being investigated, as well. This week, the automaker will release its Q3 numbers – which will reveal whether the growing crisis over explosive...

Options Basics: Trade Like a Pro!

Welcome to Options Basics: Trade Like a Pro! In this two-part video series, we’ll teach you how to trade options and beat the market every time. The simplest way to define an option is by explaining the benefits it provides for the investor. And Part 1 of our series introduces you to the basics of...

Homewrecker: Dollar General Bids for Family Dollar

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/8g607y48be?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 America, meet the next homewrecker… No, it’s not Angelina Jolie. This time, it’s Dollar General (DG) breaking up a happy marriage… Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar (FDO) had worked out an agreement after Dollar Tree offered a stock-and-cash bid last month for Family Dollar… But recently, Dollar General made an unsolicited bid, offering...

California Chrome: A Rare Lesson in Horse Investing

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/mklmx074dg?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 Place your bets… On your mark, get set, go! Say a “Hail Mary,” and watch your investment rise (or crash) across the finish line. But instead of betting on the horses, take a chance on what’s inside of them. For some, horse investing can become a long-term investment. California Chrome has already paid off...

Maybe Pfizer’s Offer Won’t Be the Last?

http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/vyq1867kov?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 Last month, analysts predicted that Pfizer (PFE) had to beat $100 billion if it wanted to get its hands on Britain’s AstraZeneca (AZN). Well, its second proposal was turned down. As of April 30, the markets responded well to Pfizer, as it reigned as one of the S&P 500’s best performers. At that point, AstraZeneca’s U.K.-listed shares had...