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 8, 2012 After a brief uptick, the percent of households owning stock is back down to where it was at the start of the financial crisis, according to new numbers from the Investment Company Institute.
Sep 24, 2012 We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Sep 21, 2012 Everybody knows that Apple is big enough to move markets. This year, that’s been a boon -- but what if the iPhone 5 falters?
Heidi N. Moore
Oct 30, 2012 When the moon is in the seventh house, what’s a Wall Street trader to do? Pay some $300 for a financial astrology newsletter -- to go with stock charts.
Heidi N. Moore
Aug 2, 2012 Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Jun 12, 2012 Machines -- they do such a good job cleaning your dishes, but what about running your stock market? In his new book, Dark Pools, Scott Patterson says that technology on Wall Street has left regulators mystified.
May 2, 2012 The Dow closed near its highest level in about four years yesterday, but how can that be when there are so many other economic indicators recently that don’t look so great?
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Apr 4, 2012 Today President Obama will sign the STOCK Act -- short for “Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge.” It says Capitol Hill finally has to follow the same insider trading rules as everybody else.
Mar 15, 2012 Yesterday, the SEC brought charges against two money managers who allegedly misled and overcharged investors when selling them Facebook stock, before it officially goes public.