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.

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.

Oil prices slide, and the search for an explanation is on

Sep 18, 2012
When oil prices fell sharply, the search for an explanation became almost as big a story as the slide itself. Unexplained fluctuations in markets have begun to reveal the anxiety left behind by 2008's financial crisis.
Oil traders work on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange on May 11, 2012 in New York City.
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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?

JPMorgan discloses $4.4 billion in trading losses

Jul 13, 2012
JPMorgan Chase has just released its quarterly earnings report, and the big number to report is: $4.4 billion. That's the new estimate for the size of JPMorgan's loss from risky trading bets.
Commentary

High-frequency trading: Bad for markets... and the soul?

May 21, 2012
Commentator Dave Lauer worked in high-frequency trading until he had a crisis of conscience.
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Really quick trades

Oct 20, 2011
The inventor of automated trading, Thomas Peterffy, wants to scale back on high speed trading. He says it makes volatile markets worse, because...

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Trading suspended for hacked companies

Aug 11, 2011
Yesterday, the Hong Kong stock exchange suspended trading on seven companies who were the victims of hacks. The attack took place on a page of the...
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Protests in Egypt, and the new iPad newspaper

Jan 31, 2011
The ongoing protests in Egypt have raised economic concerns worldwide. Moody's Investors Service has cut Egypt's credit rating and revised its...

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