Investors who are worried about Facebook's latest equity offering are overlooking the company's fundamentals.
By Sanjay Sanghoee
FORTUNE -- Shortly after Facebook's recent announcement of a new public offering worth $1.5 billion, for which Mark Zuckerberg provided 60% of the shares, Facebook stock fell amidst concerns that it is overvalued. The shares rebounded on optimism about social media, but it is a safe bet that such doubts will continue to plague the MOREJan 8, 2014 2:44 PM ET
Markets should welcome the end of the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
By Sanjay Sanghoee
FORTUNE -- The U.S. Federal Reserve is one of the most powerful bodies on the planet today, able to shake global markets with the force of a single word: taper. Analysts shudder, investors wail, bond yields spike, and stocks collapse whenever the mere possibility of a taper arises. And yet, the fear that the world will end if MOREDec 17, 2013 9:01 AM ET
The banner year for stocks signaled a boom in million-dollar home sales, but what happens if the party ends?
By Jeffrey McKinney
FORTUNE -- With stocks a whisker from posting a record this year, some investors are latching onto homes that fetch $1 million or more.
Surging stock prices and increased consumer confidence are among the factors propelling sales in the upper-end housing market, says Walter Molony, a spokesman for the National Association of Realtors.
Sales of MOREDec 16, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Over the past 10 years or so, trading has become dizzyingly complex and frenetic. So how have investors fared? Surprisingly well.
By Lauren Silva Laughlin; graphics Nicolas Rapp
FORTUNE -- Once upon a time, an ordinary investor -- call him Joe -- would take some of his retirement savings and put it into a giant brand-name mutual fund that advertised in the Sunday paper. The fund would take that money and MOREDec 5, 2013 6:52 AM ET
The U.S. is transparent but overpriced. What's an individual investor to do?
By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large
FORTUNE -- In a global investment bazaar, where's the best place to invest right now?
Depends on who you are, as three recent responses to that question make clear.
I asked David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the giant Carlyle Group (CG) private equity firm (assets under management: $180 billion), where he's looking to buy companies MORENov 26, 2013 8:00 AM ET
The market is up, but Wall Street has less to be excited about now.
FORTUNE -- The stock market probably isn't in a bubble, but there's a bigger risk you need to consider: That buying now will mean much lower returns over the next few years.
The valuation on the S&P 500 is still reasonable enough – a P/E of 16.6, based on trailing earnings, which is only slightly higher than average.
That's MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Nov 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Manager of world's largest hedge fund says Fed has made the market a risky place to invest.
FORTUNE -- Investors need to get ready for disappointment.
Ray Dalio, who manages the world's largest hedge fund, believes stocks will only return 4% over the next decade. But that might not be bad compared to other assets. Dalio says bond investors will do worse.
The Bridgewater Associates head made the downbeat investment projections on Tuesday MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Nov 12, 2013 11:50 AM ET
The market isn't reacting to certain economic news as we might expect, but that doesn't mean it isn't rational.
By Mohamed A. El-Erian
FORTUNE -- So, good news was interpreted as bad news by the markets on Thursday while, on the very next day, good news was indeed good news? Are markets really that fickle? Are convictions really that shallow?
It is tempting to respond yes based on the view that, over MORENov 11, 2013 9:02 AM ET
Erdoes and other fund managers sound off on how to manage money in the shadow of a debt crisis.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- With a last-minute debt deal winding its way through the legislature, the worst of the uncertainty that has roiled global markets in recent weeks may be past. But the upheaval has already undermined confidence in the U.S., even as the economy shows signs of life. Under MOREOct 16, 2013 2:59 PM ET
Shriti Vadera, who was a top economic adviser to former British prime minister Gordon Brown, says no one has the "foggiest idea" how a default would unfold.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- Here's a bracingly frank view of our unfolding debt default crisis from across the pond: "It's one of the most shocking things I've ever seen."
That assessment comes courtesy of Shriti Vadera, a top economic adviser to then-British prime MOREOct 15, 2013 5:23 PM ET
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