CNBC's Scott Wapner says some big activity in the options market today around Herbalife has some traders wondering whether Bill Ackman is "pressing his short," and upping his bearish view of that company again.» Read More
There's decent economic data, but a number of companies are still not getting much traction. Macy's is a good example of this.
A strange turn of events means traders will have to untangle all of Vascular's aborted IPO, and reverse the trades.
P- Mutual funds suing Puerto Rico over a new restructuring law filed an amended complaint on Monday that details ways the island's electric power authority PREPA could meet its obligations without defaulting on its debt. Constitution by effectively allowing Puerto Rico to impair certain contracts. The funds hold about $1.7 billion of Puerto Rico debt.
Kinder's $44 billion deal isn't part of a trend, but the basic story behind infrastructure as a play on energy is very much intact.
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis outlines the $44 billion consolidation deal by Kinder Morgan; and FMHR trader Pete Najarian calls out unusual activity in the stock from June.
There was quite a stir overnight when it was revealed that high-yield funds saw $7.07 billion in outflows.
In the face of turmoil around the world, it's safe to say the macro front is fairly chaotic.
President Barack Obama authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region. Fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel while NATO's calls for Russia to "step back from the brink" of war in Ukraine were still ringing in ears of volatile markets.
President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, raising worries of another drawn-out conflict in the region. It came as fighting also resumed in Gaza between Palestinian militants and Israel and with NATO's calls for Russia to "step back from the brink" of war in Ukraine still ringing in ears of volatile markets.
With everyone distracted by Ukraine and Russia, Europe is becoming an increasing risk for markets.
LONDON, Aug 7- The first Russian riposte in a sanctions tussle with the West over Ukraine kept European shares and the euro under pressure on Thursday, as markets waited to hear how the European Central Bank would respond to the crisis.
Wednesday's news cycle indicates hings are a real mess again in Europe.
Target lowers its outlook as the data breach hurt sales; however, there are other factors at play as well.
Are Target's troubles merely anomalies, or symptomatic of the economy's problems, despite strong earnings reports?
Portugal bailed out Banco Espirito Santo (BES), its biggest bank. Get used to seeing this.
S&P 500 has its worst week in two years amid weakness in Europe. Ukraine tensions and slow growth in Europe weigh.
After 1 p.m. EDT, more than 700,000 put options contracts were traded across a number of different stocks, including Priceline, Chipotle Mexican Grill and others, most of which expire at the end of Friday's trading, according to Henry Schwartz, president of Trade Alert LLC.
Aug 1- Thousands of bearish options contracts expiring at the end of Friday's session were purchased across multiple stocks Friday afternoon, including Priceline, Chipotle Mexican Grill and others, in a move that traders said "make no sense."
Companies keep going public, but don't let the tidal wave fool you. Since July, IPO fundamentals haven't been as strong.
Without U.S. wage pressures, upward pressure on yields should be muted--and so should inflation hawks.