I feel this is the most important poll that we have ever taken on our website. The reason I say that is that we have never faced uncertain times quite like this. Some of you are going to say, "Adam this is a political posting and not market related." I'm going to respectfully disagree with you as it has everything to do with the markets. What is affecting the minds of investors and the market has, in a large degree, everything to do with Ebola and ISIS. You only have to look at what has happened to the markets in the past two or three weeks. There is not a person I've spoken with in the past two weeks who isn’t concerned about Ebola and what's going on in this country. Forget politics, Ebola doesn’t care if you are a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent. Ebola has no political agenda. [Read more...]
Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was addressing the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care conference in Chicago on Thursday and said that, "I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so." He went on to explain that lenders "may have gone a little bit too far on mortgage credit conditions" according to the Bloomberg report.
I thought I would ask you the same question today....
As always, I would love to hear you thoughts on the subject. Please take a moment to vote and leave a comment.
IPO day has finally arrived for the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding. Alibaba Group Holding will trade on the NYSE using the symbol BABA. Alibaba's IPO debut has become a hot debate for the market. The demand for its shares has risen so much so that the bankers had to stop taking orders in some places recently.
That leads us to our poll question today....
As always, we would love to hear what you thing about Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA).
Today is Apple's big day as it announces new products at 1 pm ET. What Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) will announce has been the talk and buzz of the tech world for the past several weeks and we want to know what you think.
So here is today's question....
Thank you for participating in our poll.
Labor Day is upon us here in the U.S. and it marks the unofficial end of summer. The kids are back in school, the NFL is about to start their season and investors will come back to the markets after their summer break.
When they come back, they will see that the S&P 500 hit the 2000 level and we are in the 4th longest bull run in market history. There seems to be a growing confidence for the market to head higher. What do you think?
As always we would love to hear your thoughts on the markets. Please take a moment to vote and leave a comment.
Have a great holiday weekend,
The INO.com Team
A couple of days ago we came across an article on Bloomberg about an upcoming auction (6/27/14 - Today) on a cache of Bitcoins worth about $17 million. The auction is for 29,656 Bitcoins, which are part of more than 144,000 the FBI transferred to U.S. Marshals after shutting down the Silk Road marketplace and arrested its operator last year. This auction offers a rare opportunity to secure a large amount of the virtual currency at one time.
Here's a link to FAQ's about the auction - Bitcoin Auction FAQ's
I thought it would be interesting at ask....
As always, we would love to hear what you have to say on the subject of the auction or just Bitcoin (BITCOIN:BITSTAMPUSD) in general.
Shares of SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ:SCTY) jumped almost 18% yesterday on news that they would be acquiring solar module start-up Silevo for $200 million with another $150 million potential in earn-outs. This acquisition will be the company's first move into the solar panel manufacturing side of the business.
That leads me to the poll question today.....
Please take a moment to vote and share your thoughts on this emerging market.
If you're like me, I've wanted to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock to my portfolio, but it's too pricey for me to buy at its current level. With Apple's seven-for-one stock split happening after the close of business today, I'm excited to add it to my holdings next week. At the current price, the new shares would be worth $92.12 after the split takes effect Monday.
I wanted ask everyone if they will be....
Please take a moment to vote and leave a comment with your thoughts on Apple's stock split.
Alibaba was founded 15 years ago in a small Chinese apartment by Jack Ma. Ma is a former English teacher who started the company with an initial investment of $60,000, kicked in by 18 friends.
The company has since evolved into the dominant force in China's (maybe even the world's) e-commerce industry. As a market with so much potential, Alibaba's IPO may be the largest ever by a tech company. The initial document filed with the SEC indicates that Alibaba plans to raise $1 billion, but that figure is just a placeholder. Analysts believe it could haul in more than the $16 billion Facebook raised in 2012.
Now for the real question.....
As always, we would love to hear what you think as well. Please take a moment to leave a comment after you vote.
The INO.com Team
In his latest book on Wall Street, author Michael Lewis claims the stock market is rigged - What do you think?
To get more background on Lewis' claim, you might want to check out this recent "60 Minutes" video clip.
Vote first, then share with us what you think and have the chance to win a brand new copy of "Flash Boys," the book that started the uproar on High Frequency Trading. You have to leave a comment in order to win a copy of the book. We will pick the most creative comment!
The INO.com Team