Amazon of China has Booming IPO
Amazon of China has Booming IPO
If the extension of the Bush tax cuts triggers a market rally, investors should reduce their risk by buying stocks with lower expectations but higher growth potential.
The U.S. Treasury Department is offering up its remaining Citigroup shares, a move that marks the end of one of the federal government's largest bank bailouts.
Six of the nine companies scheduled to go public on U.S. exchanges this week hail from China, and one Taiwanese company is also planning its debut.
Portfolio managers from T. Rowe Price say taking advantage of volatility is the way to big gains in 2011.
Three years after it went private in a management buyout, Texas-based energy firm Kinder Morgan has filed for a $1.5 billion initial public offering.
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In his new book, Trading Realities, tech-executive-turned-personal-investor Jeff Augen offers a refreshingly realistic account of how stock markets truly function.
Columnist Peter Cohan concludes that GE's parts would be worth 16% more, broken up, than the company's current market capitalization.
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Traders will no longer be able to make direct trades without broker supervision. As part of a series of changes after May's "flash crash," the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission decided Wednesday to bar traders from having "naked" access to stock markets.
Investors have been pulling their money out of U.S. equities for 24 straight weeks, last week withdrawing $623 million from U.S. stock funds.
J.P. Morgan Chase kicks off earnings season for the financial sector Thursday, and investors will be keen to see whether a pick-up in mergers and acquisitions has offset an industry-wide drop-off in trading activity.
On his Mad Money show last week, Jim Cramer encouraged viewers to add short-term trading to their portfolios. But how can an investor determine with certainty when a stock has "flown too high" and when to buy it back?
A French judge sentenced former trader Jerome Kerviel to three years in prison and ordered him to repay a 4.9 billion euro ($6.8 billion) in damages to Societe Generale SA (SCGLY), saying that Kerviel's actions had threatened the bank's existence.
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Bank of America (BAC) is laying off as many as 400 people as revenue from trading and advising clients falls. Bank of America, the country%u2019s largest bank by assets, is laying off people ranging from junior analysts to managing directors, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources.
Index futures, index options, equity options and security futures are all set to expire Friday, but that's unlikely to give stocks the usual boost in this time of investor uncertainty.
Wells Fargo analyst Jason Maynard expects Oracle shares to keep growing in the next 12 months as the result of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems earlier this year. The company is scheduled to report its earnings Thursday.
Cisco Systems will pay out its first dividend within the next year, the computer-networking-gear maker promised shareholders Tuesday.
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In a welcome sign of investor confidence in an economic recovery, U.S. interest rates grew for the third day in a row as people moved funds from bonds to stocks.
Even though exchange-traded funds continue to gain market share against mutual funds, several of the largest ETF providers say they plan to continue to offer no-commission trades.
Goldman Sachs may spin off its proprietary trading group due to concerns over compliance with the Volcker Rule contained in recently passed financial reform legislation.
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The Dow closed Friday at 10,424.62, within an eyelash of where it began the 2010 trading year, after a furious March and April rally that took it to just over 11,205, and a fear-driven bull that pushed it back down again to just under 9,700.
Why do circuit-breakers on stocks make sense? A simple manual cross-check of prices can help mitigate volatility "if things get out of whack," says Doreen Mogavero, CEO of Mogavero Lee & Co., in a video interview from the floor of the NYSE.
Wall Street collectively watched its life flash before its eyes Thursday as the DJIA suffered the single worst intra-day drop in its history. But were legitimate concerns about Europe exacerbated by human error, only to be compounded by high-frequency automated trades that ripped the bottom out of the market?
Most investors remain in the dark about the real reasons stocks move up and down -- a practice called flash trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission is proposing tracking the biggest traders, an important step toward bringing this practice to light and leveling the playing field for most investors. But far more information is needed.
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