Looking Ahead at Blue Chips

The Big Stocks
For long term investors, a blue chip stock is considered one that is highly stable, has a large trading volume, and has a more than probable chance of long term future growth. Money managers look to these types of companies to even out the bumps in their portfolios because they tend to reflect the marketplace that they are in, and they are often far more stable than the indices that pick them up. For example, a blossoming blue chip stock like Apple has a beta of 0.994, indicatin...

2015 Wall Street Summary

Trading on Wall Street
Wall Street ended 2015 on a sour note. The year as a whole was pretty turbulent, but the last week of the trading year was particularly rough. The S&P 500 recorded a loss of 0.71 percent for the year. If you factor in dividends, it did end up on the year by 1.40 percent, but not all traders were able to capitalize on this because of short term exposure. This is a very neutral sounding year, but in between December 31st, 2014 and December 31, 2015, there were some violent price swings More

Apple Down 20 Percent

Appleā€™s stock is down more than 20 percent off of recent high prices, falling from up over $134 per share to a bit more than $106 per share. There are a lot of reasons for this plummet, and some of them are better than others. There are two questions that traders should be asking themselves right now about Apple: what will the price be doing in the future? And, when will that start? W...					</div>
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