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Nov 4- Investors will have their first opportunity at using options to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Twitter Inc shares in two weeks when U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the stock. A spokeswoman for exchange operator CBOE Holdings Inc said on Monday that it has not announced a date for listing Twitter options.
Amid all the excitement around Twitter and the strong IPO market, a couple of new names are basically flat this year.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker said on Monday. Shares of BlackBerry dropped 19 percent to $6.33 in premarket trading.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, posted a higher quarterly profit Friday on increased trading of exclusively listed contracts, and its CEO forecast "more to come" as volatility rises to historical norms. CBOE's expenses were lower than many analysts expected, and the company's shares rose in morning trading.
Interest rates are up again today; the concern is that a December taper is not off the table.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, reporter higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday on increased trading of exclusively listed contracts tied to stock-market indexes and volatility.
Nov 1- CBOE Holdings Inc, which operates the biggest U.S. stock-options market, reported a rise in quarterly profit on Friday, driven by an increase in trading of exclusively listed contracts tied to stock-market indexes and volatility.
It's not just tough refining margins hitting Big Oil, but lower oil production as well.
We saw mixed reports from large multinational industrial companies. Key sectors to watch include companies that make heating and air conditioning systems, electric motors, and truck parts.
As earnings season hits halftime, there are three themes emerging.
Decent earnings have been overshadowed by poor showing in Asia, and a weak U.S. durable goods figure.
*China to retain ban on overseas exchange's warehouses in free-trade zone. SHANGHAI, Oct 25- Conditions are ripe for the launch of commodities options, China's securities regulator said on Friday, a sign that it will soon approve some of the options contracts proposed by local futures exchanges.
The habit of beating on the quarter and then lowering expectations for the next quarter is continuing in this quarter as well.
The stocks moving before the bell.
Stocks are down globally, with the most likely explanation being that stocks are greatly overbought.
Soft U.S. jobs data cements the view that the Fed will be on hold, likely until March.
This is a big week for earnings, but there are some encouraging signs that both earnings and guidance are not going to be as disappointing as feared.
A lot of traders are eager to see the market drop three to five percent so they can buy lower going into the end of the year. However, so far, so far that's been wrong.
*S&P 500 hits record closing high; IBM shares drop after results. President Barack Obama overnight signed legislation to fund the U.S. government until Jan. 15 and extend a debt ceiling deadline to Feb. 7, pulling the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic default.
What's next for stocks? The market is down this morning as traders and strategists are trying to figure out where the market will go for the next year.