4 hrs ago
The VIX Fear Cycle
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust dipped 1.9% last week, which wouldn't exactly register on the radar of Big, Scary Declines.
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8 hrs ago
David Foreco Launches Foreco Growth Investments Blog
David Foreco, a leading London based investor, has launched his brand new investment blog called Foreco Growth Investments.
Sun Mar 16, 2014
Investing, Housing, and Speculating
We all know there was a lot of speculation going on in the housing market during 2005-2007 as risk-loving adventurists loaded up on NINJA loans and subprime CDS securities.
Sat Mar 15, 2014
Good and Bad News for the (Expiration) Week Ahead
Global concerns were top of mind throughout the week. Tensions continued to flare in Ukraine, and all eyes turned toward Crimea, which will vote Sunday on whether to declare itself part of Russia.
Most Active Options Update: Pfizer Inc.
After shedding nearly 3% yesterday in the wake of a patent defeat , Pfizer Inc. is on the mend today, up 0.7% at last check to linger near $31.33.
Major Averages Bouncing Back And Forth Across Unchanged Line
The major averages have spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.
Charting the Plug Power Inc (PLUG) Roller Coaster
Tesla Motors Inc's 60% pop in 2.5 months isn't quite volatile enough, you're in luck.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Groupon Inc (GRPN) Option Traders Bet On a Short-Term Advance
It's a trend witnessed in today's session, where calls are outpacing puts by a more than 2-to-1 margin.
@theMarket: Hanging In There
Russia's attempted annexation of the Ukraine, China's internal economic woes, the less than auspicious enrollment numbers in Obama's health care initiative are just a few of the difficulties that the stock market has had to overcome this week.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) Option Buyers Aim for New Highs
Nevertheless, options speculators are wagering on a recovery for the stock, with calls trading at a 49% mark-up to NOK's average intraday volume.
Analyst Upgrades: Facebook Inc (FB), Texas Instruments Incorporated, and Juniper Networks, Inc.
While analysts continue to praise Facebook Inc for its technical advances, investors and option traders have been upping the bearish ante on the stock of late.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) Trader Ups the Bearish Ante
However, nearly three-quarters of the day's put volume centered on two strikes, as one option trader readjusted her bearish bet, calling for more downside for the struggling stock over the next several months.
Option Clips: Williams-Sonoma, Sky-mobi Ltd (ADR), and Ford Motor
StockTwits today are home furnishings concern Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Chinese app issue Sky-mobi Ltd .
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Midday Market Stats: Dow Jones Industrial Average Erases Early Gains, Heads South
After moving higher in early trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has reversed course, despite weekly jobless claims unexpectedly falling and February retail sales beating estimates.
Dow posts fourth loss in a row as U.S. stocks slide
It was the worst day for the market in six weeks and the fourth loss in a row for the Dow.
Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum zoom up on Indian rupee stabilisation hopes
On Thursday's session, BPCL closed at Rs 443.15 per share, a jump of 7.25% from the previous close, its all time high.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Bounces Ahead of Retail Sales, Jobless Claims
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is pointed higher, as traders brush off weak economic data out of China and turn to today's round of domestic data points.
Analyst Update: Sprint Corporation, Adobe Systems Incorporated, and Broadcom Corporation
Against this backdrop, Macquarie lifted its price target on S to $9.25 from $8.65, though most analysts remain in the bears' corner.
Lingering Global Concerns Send Dow to Third Consecutive Loss
"Most stocks started the day well into the red, but slowly churned higher, leading to a pretty mixed finish," summarized Schaeffer's Senior Equity Analyst Joe Bell, CMT.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Analyst Upgrades: Cisco Systems, Inc., QUALCOMM, Inc., and BlackBerry Ltd
Though the equity is seemingly undeserving of bullish sentiment -- sporting a one-month loss of nearly 5% to trade at $21.61 -- the recent surge of optimism among analysts is just more of the same.