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The Death of a "Stock Picker's Market?"

Andrew Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

There are some alarming crosscurrents taking place in U.S. public equities. Here are my observations.

2014: Investing in a World of Hyperaggressive Monetary Policy

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The growth of the U.S.'s bigger and broader productive economy has been stunted by bad policies and bank bailouts benefiting rent-seeking financiers siphoning off an outsized percentage of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP).

How Many High-Frequency Traders Are Out There?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Irene Aldridge

It's not a secret that many pension fund, mutual fund and hedge fund managers are concerned about high-frequency traders (HFTs). While their concerns are many, perhaps the biggest uncertainty involves the actual extent of HFT participation in the markets, their identities and their intent.

The Dow Jones at 14,000: Party Before the Storm?

Sheldon Filger | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Sheldon Filger

With the Dow Jones having reached 14,000, it can be said that the worst losses on the index since 2008 have been made whole. But does that mean the global economic crisis is over?

Apple Stock Suffers Worst Day In More Than Four Years

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

* Jobless claims drop to five-year low * Apple shares drop a day after results * Netflix jumps over 40 percent after reporting profit * Dow u...

Investors Are Waiting for a Clear Sign They'll Never Get

Jeremy Kisner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Money
Jeremy Kisner

The Dow hit a level not seen since December 2007. The questions many are asking are: Why in the world are stocks going up? Doesn't the market realize we're facing an election year, an upcoming fiscal cliff, and unrest in the Middle East?

PIMCO's Bill Gross: Inflation 'Doesn't Fairly Distribute Its Pain And Benefits'

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2012 | Business

By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, July 31 (Reuters) - Bill Gross, the co-founder and co-chief investment officer of bond giant PIMCO, says it ...

D.M. Levine

Brokers: Sell Short!

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

Some stock brokers seem to be feeling pessimistic about the market. This week, short sale recommendations among institutional brokers jumped to 44 ...

U.S. Stocks Surge To Second-Biggest Gain This Year

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Financial markets around the world stormed higher Friday after European leaders came up with a breakthrough plan to rescue banks, relieve debt-burdene...

Stocks Plunge On Europe Worries

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks sank on Wednesday as surging bond yields in Spain and Italy ratcheted up tensions in financial markets abou...

Is It A Terrible Idea To Own Shares In Your Company's Stock?

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | Money

By David K. Randall NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) - Buying stock that then falls sharply is painful, especially for investors who also ha...

Stocks Close At Highest Level Since Before Crisis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

-- STRONG RISE: U.S. stocks rose to multi-year highs on Monday after a positive report on U.S. manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management sai...

How to Manage Risk of Stock Investments Today?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

With globalization reshaping traditional business models, domestic stock-issuing firms are under increasing margin-reducing pressure from lean foreign competitors.

How Buffett's Stocks Did Last Quarter

24/7 Wall St. | JON C. OGG | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Warren Buffett have just released the latest holdings of U.S.-listed equities as of June 30, 2011. These public stock hold...

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

JPMorgan Report: Tax Holiday Would Pack 'Bigger Punch' Than Fed Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Thomas Lee, chief equity strategist at JPMorgan, would really, really like a tax repatriation holiday. Lee release...

Stocks Suffer Six Weeks Of Losses

Posted 08.11.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed out their sixth week of losses on Friday as further signs of a global economic slowdown set the stage for m...

How Bernanke Takes His Porridge

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

Because of the tenuous situation in the Middle East, policymakers have to cool their jets. Prior to these events, the 'DO NOT WALK' sign was already flashing when it came to buying bonds.

My S&M Relationship With Citi and Morgan

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

Finally, I understand why loan volume at major banks remains stillborn. Bankers only want to write loans on their own draconian terms.

Copper and Coal, the Poor Man's Gold

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

I am in love with copper, with coal, iron ore and oil, too, in that order, but not gold. Honchos scored with gold last year, but now gold is coming in, even with the Middle East in flux and incindiary.

Trade in Your Bonds for Equities

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

The world is witnessing serious commodity inflation in oil, copper, iron ore and grains. All this could lead to tightening by central banks, worldwide.

Trend Reversals

Pamela Rosenau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pamela Rosenau

The extremely undervalued, large cap quality stock universe is finally showing signs of life. Since late November, value stocks have been outperformin...

Stocks TUMBLE On Job Fears

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — No matter where they look, investors are seeing economic trouble. Stocks and interest rates plunged Tuesday after signs of slowing e...

How to Fight Back Against Wall Street -- Starve the Beast

Warren Mosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

A large part of the Wall Street food supply is the U.S. pension system. Right now these are bloated whales being eaten alive by the sharks. But that can change.

While Larry Summers Dreams, You Can Act

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

What can an investor do? For advice, I sat down with Marc Harris of RBC, one of the few large banks that maneuvered a clear course through the economic turmoil.