One of billionaire Marc Lasry's biggest market fears came true in November when the Democrats regained controlled of the House of Representatives, winning 235 of the 435 seats. The chairman and CEO of $9.7 billion investment firm Avenue Capital warned back in March that a Democrat-controlled house would be bad for the market, which he said […]
The Dow looks to mount rebound after a 1,000 point two-day drop, as Wall Street looks to Federal Reserve for support.
The solution: Invest just a little to get started. While setting aside money may be hard, it's easier than ever to get in the market. Over the past decade, more and more 401(k)s have begun auto-enrolling participants.
The stock market has had a volatile year, and it's not over yet: The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 520 points on Monday and the S&P 500 fell 2.1 percent. During times of volatility, seasoned investor Warren Buffett says it's best to stay calm and stick to the basics, meaning, buy-and-hold for the long term. Market downturns are inevitable, Buffett pointed out, using his own company as an example: "Berkshire, itself, provides some vivid examples of how price randomness in the short term can obscure long-term growth in value.
It's been the worst rout since 1901, by Deutsche Bank AG's reckoning, with almost every asset class delivering losses. In other words, almost $15 trillion has been wiped off the global equity market this year. The list of potential motivations for the sell-off is long and includes rising geopolitical