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High-yield bond ETFs are down this week amid concerns about higher interest rates and tighter inventories.
The newest way to bet on the fortunes of Alibaba will debut on Monday when its stock options go live for trading.
A number of factors appear to be moving markets around, and there are at least two developments that are getting a lot of attention.
A few new IPOs have priced well, yet others have been forced to discount from the initial price talk. Why?
This week was supposed to be a major test of the IPO market after Alibaba. The results are in, and they are decidedly mixed.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- Derivative strategists at Goldman Sachs on Wednesday advised clients to buy a near-term straddle on IBM, saying the options market was underestimating the stock's typical post-earnings volatility. Over the past eight quarters, IBM moved an average of 4.6 percent in the week following its report, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Chinese manufacturing data was better than expected, but that's not helping equities.
Stocks fall across the globe amid growth fears. Commodities and emerging markets are among the biggest losers.
A new wave of IPOs is building, and will answer the market's question of whether there's life after Alibaba's massive offering.
NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.
Investors go bonkers for Alibaba. The stock finally opened just before noon as buy and sell orders were getting matched.
No, Alibaba doesn't actually cure cancer; however, you would think so as some traders say it's lifting stocks ahead of its IPO tomorrow.
There are several reasons I am optimistic that Alibaba—at whatever price—will open to the upside and stay there.
Lennar's earnings beat on Wednesday, with fairly big numbers, will help the bull argument.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.
FMHR trader Pete Najarian dissects options activity in shares of Alcoa.
Alibaba reportedly plans to stop taking orders for its IPO early, an indication of sizzling demand.
The theory is that Alibaba is such a gigantic offering that it is reducing interest in other IPOs anywhere on or near the horizon.
Energy stocks are down as Brent Crude oil falls to a 17-month low amid lower demand and plentiful supply.
Alibaba's IPO is getting strong demand, raising questions whether the e-commerce giant will increase the price and size of its offering.