Apple hits new highs to lead tech action
Reports about new iPhones, iPads help drive shares upward; Marvell and Groupon lead the decliners See full story.
Facebook, Zynga and Groupon unlock pain
Once-hot social media prospects Facebook, Zynga and Groupon have taken big losses since their IPOs, in part because of the expiration of big share lock-ups. Analysts say this may hurt future debuts. See full story.
Think twice before jumping on gold's bandwagon
Major investors have added to their stakes in physically-backed gold ETFs and central banks have bought the metal at a record pace, but that's not necessarily indicative of a major rally just yet. See full story.
Gold lower; platinum gains with Lonmin in focus
Gold futures inch lower on Frida while platinum prices surge as violence escalates at a South Africa mine. See full story.
U.S. stocks edge higher after confidence data
U.S. stocks advance, putting them on track for weekly gains, after data show a rise in consumer sentiment in August. See full story.
All eyes have been diverted recently by the drama being played out by the Dow. Yet Mark Hulbert advises to also take a look at the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which is more than 5% off its early May highs. See full story.
Most financial advisers have their clients' best interests at heart, but there are a few bad apples. Here's how to protect yourself, and your retirement funds, from rogue brokers and bad advice. See full story.