What's Ahead in 2015?

Weekly Wrap Up


This week brought the end of one year and the beginning of another year with a roller coaster of a week for stocks. After closing above 18,000 for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago the Dow has yet to return to that milestone. And the S&P 500 hasn't fared much better and the stock index has closed in the red for the majority of the week. One a positive note, however, the main 3 stock indexes in the U.S. posted sizable gains in 2014 - Dow up 7.5%, S&P 500 rose 11.4% and Nasdaq gained 1.34%.

Economic News


What Economic Equality Looks Like in America
New York has one of the biggest gaps between the rich and the poor in America. (Source: CNN Money) Click here to read the full article

U.S. Factory Activity Growth Slips to 11-Month Low
The manufacturing sector slowed in December to its lowest rate of growth since last January, and a gauge of employment sentiment fell, Markit reported on Friday. (Source: New York Times) Click here to read the full article

Business News


Five Stocks to Watch in 2015 
This year promises to be an interesting one for the U.S. stock market, given the record territory the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are starting 2015. (Source: InvestorGuide) Click here to read the full article

GM Recalls 83,000 SUVs and Trucks for Faulty Ignitions
General Motors closed the year with one final recall on an issue that has dogged the company all year: faulty ignitions. (Source: USA Today) Click here to read the full article

Comcast & Time Warner Cable Hike Up Modem Fees As Much As 33%
Comcast and Time Warner Cable have just raised fees for renting a modem so high that it now makes sense to buy your own.
Even if it's a headache installing it. (Source: CNN Money) Click here to read the full article

Technology Focus


(GOOG)
Shares of Google Inc. (GOOG) were trading down -1.03 or -0.19 percent to $533.00 per share in premarket trading this morning, after news that China had blocked the company’s Gmail access through third parties. (Source: InvestorGuide) Click here to read the full article

Apple Sued Because iPhone Isn't Really 16 GB
If you have a 16 GB iPhone, you've probably noticed that you don't really have 16 GB of storage space -- some of that space is taken up by Apple's iOS software. (Source: CNN Money) Click here to read the full article

Your Money


The Only Funds You Need in Your Portfolio Now
A lot of people have the mistaken impression that to successfully invest for retirement you've got to assemble a portfolio of at least a half dozen or more mutual funds or ETFs. (Source: CNN Money) Click here to read the full article

The 12 Worst Investments of 2014
Bitcoin was the single worst performing investment of 2014. From a January high of $914-$1,012 (depending on the exchange used), it fell consistently over the year: its value stands at around $315 at the time of writing. (Source: Business Insider) Click here to read the full article

Published on Jan 2, 2015
By InvestorGuide Staff

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