Nov 1, 2012 Despite the impending fiscal cliff, slowing global economy, and a weak domestic jobs market, the stock market is still going strong -- outperforming U.S treasuries, corporate bonds, and commodities.
Oct 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy shut down Wall Street on an ominous anniversary: October 29 -- Black Tuesday. Should we be worried about what will happen when Wall Street re-opens tomorrow?
Oct 24, 2012 Just in time for Halloween something has Wall Street spooked. Yesterday, the Dow fell by more than 200 points for the second time in three trading days.
Oct 23, 2012 It’s fast and furious, and highly controversial. High-frequency trading is the computer–based buying and selling of shares within fractions of a milli-second. A new study just out in Britain suggests this kind of trading is mostly beneficial.
Oct 23, 2012 Restrictions on the sale of Facebook stock by the social media firm's employees end this week, meaning many of them will be millionaires, not just millionaires "on paper." But the sale will likely drive the stock price down.
Oct 19, 2012 Yesterday Google accidentally fired off its earnings announcement three hours ahead of schedule and profits fell quite short of expectations.
Oct 18, 2012 Google's quarterly earnings report was mistakenly released while markets were open, instead of after. A 20 percent drop in profits, as prices of online and mobile ads decline, sent shares down immediately.
Oct 12, 2012 The financial sector is doing better than last year on a bumper mortgage business and lower loan-loss reserves.
Oct 9, 2012 The third-quarter earnings season kicked off today with an ominous warning about global growth from the IMF. A weak consolation for Americans is that we are the only major economy where the IMF expects decent growth in the next year.