Money & Politics

Most people think of Washington and Wall Street as separate entities with no impact on one another. But what happens in D.C. can impact your portfolio, and what happens in the stock market could change policy that, in turn, affects your investments. InvestorPlace’s journalists walk the intersection of politics and finance, helping you better put your money to work no matter who’s calling the shots in the West Wing.

Google’s Employees are About to Crash the Palace as Election Year Nears

Owners of Google stock ought to take this latest flare-up seriously because if the company doesn’t put out an olive branch to its employees, a palace revolt is not out of the question.

Why Does Everybody Hate Tesla Stock so Much?

TSLA stock is one of the most polarizing stocks on Wall Street. Tesla and CEO Elon Musk are unique in that they represent much more than just a typical investment for both supporters and critics.

Invest in Alibaba Stock for the ‘What’ and not the ‘Where’

Alibaba stock has outpaced many U.S. tech giants and the S&P 500 index. If it was a U.S. company, would the stock have this much uncertainty?

Near-Term Catalysts for Activision Stock Should Fuel Game Maker’s Growth

Activision Blizzard stock has underperformed peers over the past year, but with upcoming catalysts, ATVI is poised for future growth.

Too Much Attention from Lawmakers Can Only Hurt Facebook Stock

FB stock will remain uncomfortably vulnerable to regulation as long as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to draw attention to its problems.

The Presidential Election Is a Twitter Stock Tailwind

Twitter stock has a history of breaking down at or near all-time highs. That said, this current rally has some surprising tailwinds that could keep the momentum going.

For Qualcomm Stock Investors, the Legal Battle Is Much Bigger Than Apple

Apple may have a strong case against Qualcomm, but the ever-present geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and China present surprising tailwinds for QCOM stock.

Here’s How Amazon Stock Pays Practically Nothing in Taxes

It's one of the reasons Amazon stock has performed so well, but maximizing the use of tax breaks is not letting AMZN off scot-free.

Google Stock Investors Ponder Whether Alphabet Is Too Big To Break Up

A DOJ investigation threatens the possibility of Google stock breaking up into smaller parts, but the political realities won't allow this to happen.

Near-Term Pain Will Shift To Longer-Term Benefits For MU Stock Investors

MU stock suffered volatility along with other tech firms as the U.S.-China trade war heated up, but the conflict does present a longer-term benefit for the underlying company.

7 Reasons Stock Buybacks Should Be Illegal

The rhetoric surrounding stock buybacks has heated up in recent weeks. I’ve never been a fan. Here are seven reasons why.

Where U.S. Tariffs Stand Now After Trump Mexico Tweet

New tariffs have hit US stocks, Chinese stocks, Mexican stocks, and EU stocks. Where do tariffs sit now, and what do they mean for investors?

Rising U.S.-China Tension Also Raises Profile of Aurora Cannabis Stock

With multiple industries about to suffer from a protracted trade war, ACB stock stands to benefit as the Trump administration likely ponders full legalization.

The Trade War Isn’t the Looming Issue for Apple Stock

The financial media seems to be focusing on the trade war with China as the biggest threat to AAPL stock. However, a regulatory crackdown on Apple's non-competitive pricing practices would be much more bearish.

7 Reasons Americans Should Embrace Socialism

HBO’s Bill Maher thinks socialism ought to be rebranded as “capitalism plus.” Here are seven reasons Americans ought to embrace socialism.  

Investors Have More Pressing Concerns Than Robert Mueller’s Report

Investors will be feeling the impact of the Mueller report for some time given the country's partisan divide. Still, some sector stocks should see improvement.

Oil Prices Are Running up for the Last Big Oil Boom

These are happy days for the oil majors, but supplies of renewable energy keep growing, and oil doesn't seem to be as rare as it once did

IRS Tax Refund 2019: So, Where’s My Tax Refund?

This year could be dicey for tax refunds. Keep in mind that the government shutdown could slow things down, as well as the complexities of the new tax law. So here are some things you can do.

If You Think Facebook Stock Is Immune to Regulation, Think Again

Just when it looked like FB stock might overcome its 2018 meltdown, Facebook faces another pitfall.

H1B News: Trump Tweet Promises Changes for Visa Holders

President Donald Trump has some H1B news, made in a Tweet from his personal account, for those holding these visas in the U.S.