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Here are three reasons why Microsoft bought Nokia's mobile device business and how it will boost Microsoft's stock...
09/25/2013
Three Reasons Microsoft Bought Nokia - Investor Bistro

Here are three reasons why Microsoft bought Nokia's mobile device business and how it will boost Microsoft's stock...

Regardless of the market reaction, there are a number of reasons why the deal makes sense. Here are three reasons why Microsoft bought Nokia...

New Apple iPhones target two of Apple's new markets: gamers and consumers in the developing world.
09/11/2013
New Apple iPhones Target 2 Key Markets - Investor Bistro

New Apple iPhones target two of Apple's new markets: gamers and consumers in the developing world.

Yesterday, Apple announced two new iPhones: iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The two new Apple iPhones target two key markets that Apple needs to win over.

Between Syria, the Federal Reserve and the US economy, some experts believe September is shaping up to be a rough month ...
09/04/2013
"Here Comes Scary September" - Investor Bistro

Between Syria, the Federal Reserve and the US economy, some experts believe September is shaping up to be a rough month for stocks. Here's why...

With global markets nervous about Syria, the Federal Reserve and the economy, some experts believe September is setting up to be a rough month for stocks.

Last thursday the NASDAQ stock exchange halted trading for three hours. While we don't yet know why, here's a look at po...
08/27/2013
Nasdaq Flash Freeze Analyzed - Investor Bistro

Last thursday the NASDAQ stock exchange halted trading for three hours. While we don't yet know why, here's a look at possible implications.

Last Thursday the Nasdaq stock exchange shut down trading for approximately three hours. Read more about the Nasdaq flash freeze of 2013...

6 down days in a row for the Dow, which closed below 15,000 for the first time since July 3. How much longer will Fed ji...
08/22/2013
Dow logs 6-day slump, closes below 15,000 - Investor Bistro

6 down days in a row for the Dow, which closed below 15,000 for the first time since July 3. How much longer will Fed jitters keep the markets lower?

For the first time since July 3, the Dow closed below 15,000 points. Today's down session also marked a 6-day losing streak for the major indices.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn tweeted about his new stake in Apple stock. The result? A surge in shares of almost 5%, ...
08/14/2013
Icahn Tweets, Apple Stock Rises - Investor Bistro

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn tweeted about his new stake in Apple stock. The result? A surge in shares of almost 5%, creating roughly $17 billion in market cap increase in one day.

After two tweets sent from billionaire investor Carl Icahn's official Twitter account, Apple stock closed the day up almost 5%.

After another week of Fed-related jitters, the Dow posted its worst week since June.
08/11/2013
Worst Week for Dow Since June - Investor Bistro

After another week of Fed-related jitters, the Dow posted its worst week since June.

After the worst week since June, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 1.5% for the past five trading days.

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday on continued concerns about the Federal Reserve reducing its "quantitative easing" bond-buying ...
08/07/2013
U.S. Stocks Fall on Fed Jitters - Investor Bistro

U.S. stocks fell Tuesday on continued concerns about the Federal Reserve reducing its "quantitative easing" bond-buying program.

After continued concern that the Federal Reserve will reduce its economy-stimulating bond buying program, the news saw U.S. stocks fall Tuesday.

Why Facebook stock jumped 29% in one day after earnings...
08/07/2013
Why Facebook Stock Jumped 29% - Investor Bistro

Why Facebook stock jumped 29% in one day after earnings...

Last week, Facebook stock jumped 29% after declaring earnings and investors realized Facebook has figured out mobile. Here's how Facebook did it...

Apple earnings top analyst expectations, stock rises in after-hours trading. Better-than-expected iPhone sales for the p...
07/24/2013
Apple Earnings Top Expectations - Investor Bistro

Apple earnings top analyst expectations, stock rises in after-hours trading. Better-than-expected iPhone sales for the previous quarter. Full story below...

After today's afternoon announcement, Apple earnings boosted the stock price in after-hours trading by almost 4%.

Apple declares earnings in just precious minutes. Follow along with the Wall Street Journal's live blog...
07/23/2013
Live Blog: Apple Earnings Report - Investor Bistro

Apple declares earnings in just precious minutes. Follow along with the Wall Street Journal's live blog...

Apple is about to declare earnings and you can follow along using the Wall Street Journal's Apple Earnings live blog linked below...

Apple declares earnings tomorrow, the highlight of a week with 157 of the S&P 500 companies reporting earnings.
07/22/2013
Apple Earnings Tomorrow, Peak Weak for Earnings - Investor Bistro

Apple declares earnings tomorrow, the highlight of a week with 157 of the S&P 500 companies reporting earnings.

In a peak week for S&P 500 earnings reports, we'll see Apple earnings tomorrow in what will be a pivotal moment for the stock, which is down 35% from highs.

Netflix beats analyst expectations on earnings-per-share but the stock is falling in after-hours trading.
07/22/2013
Netflix Earnings Beat, Stock Falls - Investor Bistro

Netflix beats analyst expectations on earnings-per-share but the stock is falling in after-hours trading.

After Netflix earnings were released, the stock is still falling in after-hours trading. As of this writing, shares are down just shy of 6%.

City of Miami charged with fraud by the SEC. Yep, a city charged with fraud. For doing something it was warned about in ...
07/21/2013
City of Miami Charged with Fraud - Investor Bistro

City of Miami charged with fraud by the SEC. Yep, a city charged with fraud. For doing something it was warned about in 2003. Full story below...

Just days after Detroit became the largest American city to declare bankruptcy, the City of Miami has been charged with fraud.

Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US city ever to do so. What is the status of your city's finances...
07/21/2013
Detroit Files for Bankruptcy - Investor Bistro

Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US city ever to do so. What is the status of your city's finances?

The City of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest American city ever to do so. What does this mean for other American cities?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before lawmakers tomorrow morning. Here are four stories - including Fed...
07/17/2013
Bernanke Watch: 4 Things to Know for Next 24 Hours - Investor Bistro

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before lawmakers tomorrow morning. Here are four stories - including Fed watch - that will affect the market tomorrow...

Ahead of key testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and several key earnings reports, Wednesday is shaping up to be a news-packed trading day.

Ahead of a key week, investors will be watching key company earnings and news from the Federal Reserve.
07/15/2013
Stock market eyes earnings & Fed - Investor Bistro

Ahead of a key week, investors will be watching key company earnings and news from the Federal Reserve.

This could be a key week for the stock market, with markets near record highs ahead of key company earnings and news from the Fed expected later this week.

Rail crash in Quebec rekindles debate over whether to ship oil by rail or by pipeline. What do you think?
07/10/2013
Rail Crash Sparks Rail vs Pipeline Debate - Investor Bistro

Rail crash in Quebec rekindles debate over whether to ship oil by rail or by pipeline. What do you think?

After a fatal and fiery rail crash involving a train carrying tar sands oil through Quebec, the "Rail vs Pipeline" debate is back on.

After the Egyptian military ousted President Morsi, what now for this key country in the Middle East?
07/04/2013
With Military Takeover, What Next for Egypt - Investor Bistro

After the Egyptian military ousted President Morsi, what now for this key country in the Middle East?

After the military takeover in Egypt and put President Morsi under house arrest, what now for the troubled economic and political center of the Middle East?

Why Men's Warehouse fired its founder, the familiar face and voice that are famous for: "You're going to like the way yo...
07/01/2013
Why Men's Warehouse Fired its Founder - Investor Bistro

Why Men's Warehouse fired its founder, the familiar face and voice that are famous for: "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it."

Men’s Warehouse fired its founder from his role as Chairman of the company’s board and he subsequently resigned from the board entirely.

Netflix is about to double down on its new content strategy. Not only is its original and exclusive content paying off, ...
07/01/2013
Netflix Doubles Down on New Strategy - Investor Bistro

Netflix is about to double down on its new content strategy. Not only is its original and exclusive content paying off, competitors like Amazon.com are starting to copy them.

Netflix is ramping up its strategy of distributing original content. So far, the strategy is paying major dividends for investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered some of its recent losses today after better-than-expected economic reports. ...
06/25/2013
Dow rises 100 points, all sectors higher - Investor Bistro

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered some of its recent losses today after better-than-expected economic reports. All major sectors were higher and the Dow rose 100 points.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered some of its recent losses today, rising 100 points and with ever major sector closing the day higher.

Netflix has struck the largest original content deal ever. The company is clearly going all-in with its original content...
06/18/2013
Netflix Strikes Largest Original Content Deal Ever - Investor Bistro

Netflix has struck the largest original content deal ever. The company is clearly going all-in with its original content strategy. Full story below...

Netflix has struck a deal to obtain content from DreamWorks and Viacom that will only be available on Netflix, over 300 hours worth of content.

06/14/2013
Father's Day by the Numbers - Investor Bistro

Today's featured article: Father's Day by the Numbers!

The day for Dads is this Sunday. If you’ve forgotten to grab a card or gift for your dad, let this serve as a friendly reminder...

Yesterday's featured article: Stocks are finally pulling back.
06/14/2013
Stocks Finally Pull Back - Investor Bistro

Yesterday's featured article: Stocks are finally pulling back.

A pullback in stocks has finally arrived, and volatility has returned to the markets. But that doesn't mean you should change how you invest.

Stocks lower again today on Fed-induced worries. Check out the full story from Marketwatch...
06/12/2013
Stocks fall again on Fed fears - Investor Bistro

Stocks lower again today on Fed-induced worries. Check out the full story from Marketwatch...

The stock market is lower again today on Fed-related concerns with the major indices down almost 0.5%.

Today's featured article: Why Yesterday's Apple Announcements are Important.
06/11/2013
Why the Apple Announcements are Important - Investor Bistro

Today's featured article: Why Yesterday's Apple Announcements are Important.

Yesterday at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple had two major announcements. Here's why the news, and the stock's reaction, are important...

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