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US markets continue plunge amid fears of nuclear crisis

Japan crisis loomed large on the U.S. markets as they continued their downward trend for the third consecutive day. The political turmoil in Bahrain and weak report on the housing sector also contributed to the loss.

Stock markets plunge as crude prices soar

Crude oil futures continue to soar in the United States and havetouched the two year high of $100 per barrel. Its impact was visible on the stock markets, as the the share prices fell in the European as well as the U.S. markets.

Earn Higher Returns on These 5 Stocks


Making money in the stock market typically involves "buying low and selling high." That means buying stocks you think are undervalued, with the expectation that they'll rise. Of course, the higher you set your desired sell price, the greater your potential profits ... but the higher your risk that you won't earn those profits.

Is Precision Castparts' Stock a Bargain by the Numbers?

Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

Does This Make Amphenol a Sell?

There's no foolproof way to know the future for Amphenol (NYSE: APH) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

Top-Yielding Utilities (You Might Actually Want to Buy)

 The power of dividend investing is pretty well-known these days. Higher-yielding stocks tend to offer higher returns over time than low- or no-yield stocks, according to research from Jeremy Siegel and others. In fact, the 20 best-performing survivor stocks from the original S&P 500 in 1957 are alldividend payers.

 

Before You Bail on Netflix

 

In a case of perfect timing, Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX) CFO Barry McCarthy joined CEO Reed Hastings at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Technology Conference yesterday.



US earns $12bn profit on Citigroup bailout

The treasury announced on Monday that it has sold its last 2.4 billion shares of the Citigroup at $4.35 per share to private investors, thus earning $10.5 billion.

How Cheap Is Coldwater Creek's Stock by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues:

 

Rocket Stock or Dud?

 "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." It's the worst nightmare of every investor in today's market -- buying a rocket stock just before it takes a nosedive.