Investing Basics

A surging stock market has brought a smile to the face of investment bankers. They’ve suddenly found a much more receptive environment for new initial public offerings (IPOs), with 16 deals of at least $100 million being pulled off in October — the best month for IPOs this year. And… Read More

As cliche as the term “stocks on sale” has become, there’s still something exciting about grabbing a great stock for less than five bucks a share. They just seem well equipped to dole out bigger rewards — in terms of percentage gains — than their higher-priced counterparts. Read More

Four years ago this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an important milestone: 12,000. A... Read More

Four years ago this week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an important milestone: 12,000. A year later, in October 2007, the venerable index moved past 14,000. But by October 2008, headlines... Read More

Deflation has become a central  concern these days. The Federal Reserve sweats the notion of falling prices across the economy, as it tends shrink asset values even as debts against those assets remain constant. And companies hate deflation, because it usually… Read More

There are a lot of folks that visit Washington, D.C. in April to see the famous cherry blossoms. The same goes for touring New England when the leaves start to change in the fall. But one season that seems ignored despite being every bit as beautiful —… Read More