Australia sends relief ship to Fiji in wake of Cyclone Winston

Australia is sending a relief ship to Fiji to assist in the recovery effort after Cyclone Winston, the worst ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, tore through the island nation last Saturday, as the sheer scale of the disaster becomes clearer. The death toll from the category five storm remains at 42, according to a statement from Fiji’s National Disaster ... Read More »

The Guardian view on the Irish election: economic pain for no political gain

The voters don’t do gratitude, self-pitying politicians are wont to moan. For technocratic admirers of Dublin’s outgoing Fine Gael/Labour coalition, the Irish election of 2016 has proved the point. In 2011, a near-bankrupt and recently bailed-out republic turned to Enda Kenny as a new broom, and his government enjoyed a record majority. Five years on, the economy is growing at ... Read More »

Online Advertising Strategies That Will Get Your Small Business Growing

Deciding to open your own business can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. However, small business owners who are serious about making their companies successful need to have a strategic plan in place. And when you start creating your strategic plan, it’s important to remember the power and importance of online advertising techniques. Here are just ... Read More »

Morgan Stanley’s investing strategy for 2016

The big question for 2016 is how does one invest as the Federal Reserve steadily increases interest rates. Morgan Stanley chief U.S. equity strategist Adam Parker told clients on Dec. 21 this rate hike cycle is different, so it requires a distinctive strategy: “We have been arguing for some time that the historical playbook for interest rate hikes doesn’t apply. ... Read More »

‘Ominous signal’ suggests more selling ahead: Technician

As 2015 wraps up this week, stocks may be signaling a rocky start to the new year. Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, believes the S&P 500 is heading for a steep sell-off in the first quarter of next year. Wald said mounting selling pressure, indicated by declining stocks falling on heavier volume than advancing stocks have risen, ... Read More »

Why year-end rally has hard time taking off

Read MoreDon’t fret if Santa hasn’t showed up on Wall St. yet Tuesday’s data includes S&P/Case-Shiller home prices at 9 a.m. and consumer confidence at 10 a.m. there is also a 5-year Treasury auction at 1 p.m. ET. Luschini said he’s still holding out hope for a year-end rally that will take the S&P 500 to positive territory for the ... Read More »

JPMorgan to up deposit rates for some clients in Jan

JPMorgan Chase plans to raise deposit rates for most large clients next month, becoming one of the first banks to do so since the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates earlier this month. Sources told CNBC that interest rates would rise on operating deposits held in dollars, but did not specify by how much. The Fed voted earlier this month to ... Read More »

Cramer: Cash in on stocks due for a bounce

While Jim Cramer likes to take fundamentals into consideration when investing in stocks, there is also added value to using the charts to make a decision. That is why he decided to focus on the technicals of a stock, especially when it comes to determining if a stock is overbought and ripe for a pullback—or oversold and ready for a ... Read More »

After-hours buzz: Pep Boys, Fitbit, Kohl’s & more

  Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Pep Boys stock soared in extended-hours trading. This move came on the heels of activist investor Carl Icahn’s increased bid against competing tire company Bridgestone to acquire Pep Boys. Icahn is the second-largest shareholder with more than 11 percent of the auto parts company. Rambus shares also climbed higher ... Read More »

Why Apple could be set for a great 2016

Apple’s stock is on track to see negative annual returns for the first time in seven years, extending losses even further on Monday. But the shaky performance isn’t a problem for some market watchers, who say that the popular stock won’t stay down for long. One common concern among investors has been slowing sales and shipments in its flagship product, ... Read More »