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IPOs - why the frenzy ?

Jul 29, 2014
It might be the busiest week for companies going public since August 2000.
Posted In: IPO, stock, biotechnology
Amazon

Amazon makes a lot of money. But it still loses more.

Jul 25, 2014
Amazon's stock fell 11 percent this morning following another sad earnings report.
Posted In: Amazon, earnings report, stock, shares, S&P 500 index

Central bankers clear the way for stock gains

Jun 20, 2014
Despite geopolitical risks, stock markets around the world keep on going up.
Posted In: stock

Explaining exchanges

Sep 19, 2013
You've heard of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. Do people really still stand around and yell out buy and sell orders at these places? Paddy Hirsch explains what an exchange is -- by taking us to the supermarket.
Posted In: stock exchange, stock, stock market

Facebook cheers mobile success

Jul 25, 2013
Facebook's latest business results have the company and investors in high spirits today. Sales rose significantly and the mobile advertising efforts seem to be working.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile, stock, social media

Samsung's huge profits aren't good enough for investors

Jul 5, 2013
Samsung is selling huge numbers of smartphones and its profits are up 47 percent. Not good enough, say investors.
Posted In: samsung, smartphone, mobile, stock

Why markets are so volatile right now

Jun 14, 2013
Part of what’s moving traders is uncertainty about the Fed’s next moves. But a number of key factors around the world have investors bracing for more sharp peaks and deep valleys.
Posted In: stock market, stock, market volatility

Fed dread unsettles markets

Jun 6, 2013
Uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's next move is throwing investors for a loop and unsettling markets. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, explains what the 'Fed Dread' is all about.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock, Jobs, jobs report

Bad news is good news for the markets

Jun 4, 2013
Stock markets were up this morning, though data from a variety of sources indicate a only tepid economy. Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore & Company, says it's precisely this bad news that is making the market rally.
Posted In: stock market, Federal Reserve, stock

Quiz: What percentage of Americans own stock?

May 21, 2013
Stock markets are up in the U.S., but how many Americans actually stand to benefit?
Posted In: stock market, stock

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