Despite regulatory pressure and the general negative public stigma, big American banks are doing better against their global competitors.
If it's springtime, that means it could be a good time not just to rotate the crops but the stock market sectors as well.
Indian hedge fund manager Kalpesh Kinariwala is so sure of his equity strategies in a country that has stumped foreign rivals that he sends a daily e-mail tracker of his performance - including to competitors.
If Tuesday's brief market plunge from the bogus Associated Press tweet sent your pulse racing, it might be time to find a good sedative.
Hedge funds plowed new money into gold even after it posted a record loss last week, according to trading data that also showed inflows for many other commodities.
Banks have shored up their balance sheets and continue to rack up the profits, while disappointing investors who are worried about growth.
A lumbering U.S. economy is not growing fast enough to create jobs, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Thursday.
The death of Laiki, also known as Cyprus Popular Bank, was brutal. Board members said they had fought to the bitter end.
Sure, it took nearly 66 months, but the Standard & Poor's 500 is finally back to where it peaked in 2007. The next milestone will be its all-time intraday high of 1,576.09, set on October 11, 2007.
Despite its own significant problems, the U.S. has managed one claim through a time of heightened global crisis: It's not as bad as the rest of the world.
Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, tells CNBC that EU comments about Cyprus being a template for future bailouts caused a wave of concern late in Monday trading, halting the market rally.
Saruul Ganbaatar, Deputy CEO of the Mongolian Stock Exchange, discusses the steps the exchange is taking to attract more activity.
Investors took a subdued reaction Monday to the bailout chaos in Cyprus, but expect that to change significantly should policy makers stumble further.
Brazil, Russia, India and China have been seen as the collective pillar of emerging market growth. But signs indicate that investors are now looking elsewhere.
Vasu Menon, Vice President of Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank, warns that volatility should be expected going forward and a correction of 5% would be ideal entry point into the markets.
German hedge fund manager Florian Homm, who had been a fugitive for more than five years, was arrested in Italy on U.S. fraud charges, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
Even amid declining stock market correlation, active managers are still having a tough time staying competitive.
Citi bought a bunch of loans from Credit Suisse. Now it has bought insurance on those loans from Blackstone, helping the bank avoid new capital rules.
"A short-selling ban would signal that they're really starting to panic. As a result it's probably going to have unintended consequences," one pro said.
Andrew Economos, MD & Head of Sovereign & Institutional Strategy Asia, JP Morgan Asset Management explains why he expects another 5 to 10% yield in equity markets for the first half of this year.