Viking Therapeutics Stock Regains Ground

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (VKTX) shares rose more than 4% on Thursday after analysts defended the company against a bearish report from Citron Research. Earlier this week, Citron published a negative report on licensor Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (LGND),...

5 Bargain Stock Sectors As Valuations Plunge To 5-Year Lows

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) has staged an impressive rebound in recent weeks, but it still trades more than 10% below its 52-week high. That may make the market still ripe for bargain-hunting by investors. "Following the sell-off, stocks now look inexpensive or close...

No Social Security cost-of-living adjustment in 2020, early data suggests

Early estimates for next year's Social Security cost-of-living adjustment are in — and they're nothing to celebrate. div > div.group > p:first-child"> In fact, at the rate we're going, there might not be a cost-of-living adjustment for 2020 at all, according...

Transports see best January in six years, but traders hedge for the worst

Transports are delivering solid gains so far this month. div > div.group > p:first-child"> The IYT transportation ETF is tracking for its best January since 2013 with stocks like Avis Budget, Union Pacific and JetBlue moving higher. However, options traders...
How Does the Stock Market Work?

How Does the Stock Market Work?

If the thought of investing in the stock market scares you, you are not alone. Individuals with very limited experience in stock investing are either terrified by horror stories of the average investor losing 50% of their portfolio value – for example, in the two bear...

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