Everyone wants to know when the stock market is going to tank -- and how high it's going to go just before it does. It would make getting rich a lot easier.
Even Wall Street experts don't know exactly what's ahead in the short run. But what they do know is how to position your investments to make the most money over time.
We talked to several strategists. And here are MOREHeather Long - Jul 24, 2014 7:38 AM ET
By Ben Brody
Sure, companies unleash a lot of money -- and creativity (sometimes) -- for Super Bowl ads. But it's World Cup spots that get the eyeballs, at least on the web. Since April, viewers spent 1.2 billion minutes on YouTube watching World Cup ads, according to the video-sharing service. That's about four times what they spent viewing Super Bowl ads this year. What's everyone watching? These:
1. "Winner Stays," Nike
With nearly 82 million MOREJun 25, 2014 8:11 AM ET
The legendary archer of Sherwood Forest is taking aim at the stock market. Robinhood is a new trading app that promises users free trades and no account minimums.
That's a big departure from the $7 to $10 fees per trade that other brokers which cater to the masses like E*Trade (ETFC) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) charge. These firms offer discounts from time to time, but only if a customer has a large account MOREHeather Long - May 17, 2014 8:36 AM ET
Shareholders of Southwest Airlines (LUV) gathered Wednesday in Dallas -- the city where the company is located -- for Southwest's annual meeting.
It's a scene every company knows well: That yearly reunion of corporate executives, faithful investors and, often, a few "gadflies" who want to vent their issues.
Holding these annual shareholder gatherings is a requirement for publicly traded companies in the U.S. and many other countries.
Most hold their meetings in the MOREHeather Long - May 14, 2014 2:43 PM ET
Celebrities, fashion designers and the lords and ladies of finance gathered Monday evening for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala. The red carpet scene is akin to the Oscars, and this year's celebration of designer Charles James and ball gowns certainly brought out the best of glam.
Beyoncé in Givenchy.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour in Chanel.
The evening had all the trappings of a Cinderella MOREHeather Long - May 6, 2014 4:14 PM ET
by Jeffrey Kleintop
The Kentucky Derby is the longest running sports event in American history. Held the first Saturday in May, three-year-old thoroughbreds gather at Churchill Downs in Kentucky to compete over a blistering two minutes that ends with a blanket of roses draped over the winner.
Big hats and big bucks go together at this sport of kings. Last year, total betting at the Derby was $130.5 million. The betting can be fun and rewarding: a winning $1 bet MOREMay 3, 2014 6:50 AM ET
Marilyn Monroe famously said, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."
Coach could sure use better shoes to impress Wall Street. The company is going out of fashion quickly with investors.
Shares of Coach (COH) tanked nearly 10% Tuesday after the purse, shoe and accessory company reported worse than expected sales for its most recent quarter, especially in North America.
But Coach's woes aren't new. The stock is MOREHeather Long - Apr 29, 2014 3:11 PM ET
Most people don't pick up Shakespeare's plays when they're looking for investing advice, but the Bard of Avon did write frequently about money matters.
Consider that the word "rich" appears more than 150 times in his plays. "Gold" gets over 200 mentions, and "debt" about 40.
There are even college courses on "Bardonomics" like Duke University's "Shakespeare and Financial Markets."
As the world celebrates the 450th birthday of English literature's leading man MOREHeather Long - Apr 26, 2014 9:00 AM ET
It's hard not to feel a little jealous -- even outraged -- looking at the latest list of the highest paid CEOs in America. The top 12 all made over $20 million last year.
But there's another reason to get upset when CEOs make millions: Taxpayers are subsidizing some of this wealth.
Stock options are one of the biggest drivers of high CEO pay these days.
The idea is to give executives stock MOREHeather Long - Apr 24, 2014 12:05 PM ET
by Ben Rooney
A French telecommunications company just pulled off the largest sale of junk bonds in history.
It's the latest indication of how strong the appetite for high-yield bonds is.
Related: Understanding bond fund types
Numericable (NUM.PA), which provides cable and internet service in France and other European markets, sold a record amount of high-yield bonds Wednesday with some priced in dollars and others in euros.
It's sold $7.78 billon and €2.25 billion in MOREApr 23, 2014 6:22 PM ET
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