Market Overview

Kate Stalter

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

Kate Stalter is managing partner of Better Money Decisions, a registered investment advisory firm specializing in planning and investment advice for Baby Boomer and Gen X clients. She began her financial services career as a stock-trading instructor for Investor’s Business Daily, and and writes investment columns for numerous blogs and publications, including Forbes and Morningstar.
May 27, 2015 2:07 PM
Investing is all about the risk-reward tradeoffs. Among the three most basic asset classes - stocks, bonds and cash - stocks have the greatest pot ...
May 13, 2015 4:38 PM
A core holding in many portfolios is an S&P 500 index fund. For Americans, it's the best known index, so it's often an easy purchase. ...
May 04, 2015 4:08 PM
Investors who participate in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans are already way ahead of most Americans. According to 2014 data from the Federal Reserv ...
March 10, 2015 11:52 AM
If Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) investors were hoping that the announcement of the firm's new wearable timepiece would send the stock sharply highe ...
January 26, 2015 2:22 PM
There's plenty of news coming from the World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland. On Friday, Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba Gro ...
January 13, 2015 3:15 PM
While falling oil prices are sending many investors scurrying away from sector investments, others are shopping for bargains. There's still pl ...
January 12, 2015 2:13 PM
After President Obama pitched a plan to cut homeowners' mortgage insurance, a number of homebuilders' stocks climbed out of price consolidat ...
January 06, 2015 2:40 PM
As of January 5, the Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (NYSE: RSX) was continuing the slide that began in July, which accelerated downward in December. ...
December 18, 2014 5:13 PM
It's not unusual for a stock to show obvious volatility on a daily chart. But even the weekly chart of BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) indicates a ...
December 13, 2014 10:59 AM
Alternatives as an asset class became popular after the 2008 equity-market meltdown. The theory behind alternatives is to offer investors something ...
December 08, 2014 12:15 PM
Automaker stocks were on the move last week on the news of November vehicle sales. General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Chrysler Group LLC notche ...
December 05, 2014 10:27 AM
With lower oil prices in the headlines, stocks of various transportation sub-industries have been diverging. For example, trucking, airline and ai ...
December 03, 2014 2:47 PM
Shares of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) were never able to take wing on the first trading day of the fourth quarter. The stock sputtered 6.47 percent on ...
December 02, 2014 5:52 PM
When it comes to domestic asset classes, the category of large blend has outpaced the others, year-to-date. Large blend means the portfolio contai ...