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Investment Plans for Your Upcoming Retirement

There are four main categories for traditional investment plans suitable for retirees. These include employer backed retirement plans, government-sponsored, individual plans, and annuities. While these provide many reliable features, many individuals are looking for creative ways to invest. The follow … Continue reading

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Smartphone pricing wars for new customers heats up

As new phones from Samsung and Apple (AAPL) hit the market, all the big carriers are aiming to poach customers from their rivals. In this fight, it’s T-Mobile (TMUS) vs. Sprint (NYSE:S) and Verizon (VZ) vs. ATT (NYSE:T). T-Mobile has … Continue reading

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If Scotland can secede, so can Texas

Global markets are suddenly jittery about the prospect that Scotland, after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom, could become its own country if Scots vote for independence in a Sept. 18 referendum. If proud but tiny Scotland can … Continue reading

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The Apple Watch is totally irrelevant: Henry Blodget

I’m an Apple customer and shareholder. I watched parts of the live-stream of the launch yesterday — when it wasn’t crapping out. I looked at pictures and videos of the new products. I read some early “takes” on the products. … Continue reading

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Apple payments service may boost sales of larger iPhones

By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) – The addition of a mobile payments service to Apple Inc’s next iPhone could help to boost sales of the larger-screen phones and claw back market share lost to mobiles running on Google Inc’s Android platform. … Continue reading

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Apple unveils smartwatch, larger iPhones at star-studded event

By Christina Farr, Alexei Oreskovic and Deepa Seetharaman CUPERTINO Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company’s reputation … Continue reading

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Stocks see steep decline in later trade; Apple cuts gains

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for a second straight day Tuesday as investors were left unimpressed by Apple’s latest batch of product announcements. Negative news out of Home Depot and McDonald’s also weighed on the market. The Dow lost … Continue reading

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3 stock picks to weather a correction

Are you heading into cash for September? Hugh Johnson says there no need with stocks like these, three of his top picks right now: Merck Co. (MRK) “There are only two sectors of the market that are showing good relative … Continue reading

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Apple’s iPhone payment system won’t disrupt current power brokers

Just a day after Home Depot (HD) disclosed that hackers might have stolen as many as 60 million credit card numbers, Apple (AAPL) jumped into the payment security maelstrom with a new iPhone-based solution. Consumers, who have largely ignored prior … Continue reading

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‘Embarrassed’ bears will be forced into stocks: Pro

Danielle Hughes of Divine Capital is keeping it simple when it comes to stocks. Yes, September is historically the weakest month of the year. The second weakest month of the year is August and that certainly didn’t do the bears … Continue reading

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