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Fed's $600B Program Has Boosted Lending, Stocks

Bloomberg | John Detrixhe | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has gained 13.5 percent since the Federal Reserve chairman announced on Nov. 3 the plan to buy Treasuries through its ...

William Alden

Bin Laden's Death Gives Markets Boost Of Optimism, Eases Fear Of Recession | William Alden | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. Osama bin Laden's death has decreased the risk of doing business around the globe and especially in the Middle East, pr...

William Alden

When Fed's Stimulus Ends, What Next? | William Alden | Posted 06.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- When Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke holds his first-ever press conference on Wednesday, he will have some explaining to do. Two mon...

Hedge Funds Will Soon Surpass 2008 Peaks | JENNY STRASBURG and STEVE EDER | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

Total hedge-fund assets are approaching $2 trillion and are soon expected to surpass their peak in early 2008, according to industry analysts. Even st...

Google Drops $48. I'm Pissed.

Dal LaMagna | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Dal LaMagna

Let's start with the fact that I own 5,000 shares of Google. Google makes 18% more money on 27% more sales the first quarter of 2011 than the first q...

How To Balance the Budget in One Easy Step

Raymond Griffith | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Raymond Griffith

OK. I am going to start out by admitting that I am not an economist. Like most people, I hadn't heard about derivatives, securities or exotic financia...

M&A: Increasing Your Company's Sales Price With New Products

Larry MacDonald | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

In anticipation of selling a company, it may be advantageous to identify new market needs and have a number of attractive opportunities in the development pipeline to sweeten the deal.

New Stock Market Signal Identifies Bubbles

Wired | Brandon Keim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Complexity researchers who study the behavior of stock markets may have identified a signal that precedes crashes. They say the telltale sign is a me...

Swimming with the Sharks

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

You've got to be bonkers to swim in shark-infested waters, but it's widely happening -- no, not in the movies, but in real life -- on the financial front.

Libya Ceasefire, Yen Stabilization Help Stock Market Rally On Friday

Reuters | Al Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks rose on Friday as traders took on riskier investments following a Libya ceasefire that reduced tension in the regio...

Are the Bulls Full of Bull?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The question, he asks, "is whether the bulls are full of bull?" Ortz argues that the plight of the banks -- a bell-weather market sector -- is still an unresolved issue.

Why Stock Sizzle Won't Fizzle

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The risks on Wall Street are far from over and bulls can also be gored. You might be one of them.

Is Middle East Unrest Causing Oil Price Spikes? Maybe Not

Barry Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry Sussman

Reporters and editors, based on past experience, should examine the extent to which stock market speculators and the oil companies are pushing gas prices to the $4 mark.

Rebounding Stock Market Keeps Public Pensions Afloat

Wall Street Journal | Jeanette Neumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A rebounding stock market helped buoy state pension plans' assets in 2010. But the plans still have a long way to go to bridge a funding gap caused in...

Priced for Decadence

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

NFLX is a well-run company with a terrific brand. But it looks to be in the manic phase and vulnerable to a bipolar outcome, which on Main Street or Wall Street is called a crash.

25 Guys To Avoid On Wall Street

CNBC | Ash Bennington, John Carney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There are lots of critical skills you need to succeed on Wall Street. It helps to understand market forces. A facility with numbers is useful. Having ...

'Buy Everything' Sentiment Continues On Wall Street

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Angela Moon, New York - Investors will continue to ride the speediest rally in U.S. stocks since the Great Depression despite growing concerns that th...

Too Many Bulls Could Gore Stocks

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Rampant bullish fever is scaring a growing number of market watchers. No wonder. It's generally a prelude to a sizable market decline.

'Flash Crash' Panel Calls For U.S. Market Overhaul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (By Roberta Rampton and Jonathan Spicer) - U.S. regulators should stem the growing tide of anonymous stock-trading and consider ch...

Will NYSE's Merger Help Prevent Another 'Flash Crash'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Jonathan Spicer) - The merger frenzy among the world's top exchanges could cast the U.S.-centric "flash crash" debate in a global light, ...

The Tipster Calls: Do You Take the Money and Run?

Phil Trupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phil Trupp

Has insider trading been enhanced by digital technology and unique ways of tracing cons? Or has technology merely exposed a practice that has been at work for generations?

Wall Street Blind to Egyptian Crisis?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The consensus of some market watchers over the weekend was that all hell might break loose on Monday, but it never happened. Surprisingly strong market performance followed Friday's wicked 166-point decline in the Dow in the wake of the Egyptian riots.

Wall Street Has Become Socially Worthless

The New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A few months ago, I came across an announcement that Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank, was to be honored, along with its chief executive, Vik...

GM IPO Expected To Raise $10 Billion, Sources Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AP, Tom Krisher and Sharon Silke Carty) -- The sale of General Motors stock is expected to raise about $10 billion in an initial public offer...

GM Stock Soars After Analysts Rave About Automaker's Prospects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT: General Motors Co (GM.N) shares rose as much as 3.1 percent and closed 2.1 percent higher on Tuesday after banks resumed coverage of the auto...