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Weak earnings drag down stock market

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.
Posted In: Dow, stock market, UPS, 3M

Thrills and spills of high speed trading

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.
Posted In: high-frequency trading, stock market, flash crash

Despite strong year, individuals pull back on stocks

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.
Posted In: stock market, index funds, Mutual funds

Measuring the strength of the economy and the stock market

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.
Posted In: president, Economy, stock market

Apple’s size can move markets up –- and down

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?
Posted In: apple, iphone 5, stock market

Astrology guides some financial traders

Sep 19, 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.
Posted In: stock market, astrology, trading

Stock trading glitch spooks investors again

Aug 2, 2012
Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market

Scott Patterson on the robot infestation of Wall Street

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.
Posted In: stock market, robots

Dow flying high despite other poor economic indicators

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?
Posted In: stock market, Dow, NASDAQ

STOCK Act becomes law

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.
Posted In: STOCK Act, insider trading, Congress, stock market

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