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The Fed is still in the game, and stocks are reacting

Jul 11, 2013
Susan Schmidt, head of equities at Mesirow Financial, discusses the key takeaways of the latest notes from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, stock market

Fantasy trading site allows users to 'play' the stock market

Jul 11, 2013
Players are signing up for Wall Street Magnate in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time.
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market, games

Thomson Reuters expected to suspend data sneak peaks: Report

Jul 8, 2013
Is ok to pay to get the jump on market-moving news? Thomson Reuters is expected to suspend the practice of selling so-called sneak peeks of certain economic data to select clients today.
Posted In: reuters, stock market, big data, Wall Street

Markets spike on Egypt's sharp turn

Jul 4, 2013
Markets in Egypt rose so quickly this morning officials had to temporarily suspend trading.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, stock market, Cairo

Breaking away from the stock market masses

Jul 3, 2013
In the years climbing out of the great recession, regular investors were leary of buying stock, thrice burned, enduringly shy. But in the last six months, as the S&P 500 index has gone up 13 percent, the masses are back to buying.
Posted In: stock market, stocks, recession

Cairo stock market hits three month high amid protests

Jul 2, 2013
With protesters, the military and the Egyptian government heading for new confrontations, the stock market in Cairo is up.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi, Arab Spring, stock market

Markets continue to fall in China after lending freeze

Jun 24, 2013
The key stock index in Shanghai fell 5.3 percent today. The loss, the worst in 4 years, comes after China’s central bank froze lending between the country's financial institutions last week.
Posted In: China, stock market, banking

What is a bubble and are we in one?

Jun 19, 2013
As soon as the value of something rises, skeptics roll out the B-word: bubble.
Posted In: stock market, housing market

F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

Jun 17, 2013
As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, stock market, bonds

Global stock markets shed trillions in value since May

Jun 14, 2013
Markets thy name is volatility. Over the past month, how much value has been lost on stock markets around the world?
Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Federal Reserve

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