NEW YORK, Jan 28- Bullish activity in Advent Software Inc's options surged weeks ahead of a report on Wednesday that U.S. financial software company SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc plans to buy Advent for about $2.3 billion. San Francisco- based Advent Software's shares jumped as much as 13 percent to an all-time high of $42.85 on Wednesday, after a Bloomberg...» Read More
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It's been the busiest year for IPOs since public offerings hit a record in 2000, and market debuts look set for a strong finish to 2014.
Emerging markets are looking weak, and the effects of oil's plunge is spreading through the market.
*Russi energy min shares OPEC view market will stabilize itself. A near- $20 drop in prices since OPEC declined to cut output at a Nov. 27 meeting has yet to prompt the Gulf members- who overruled calls for output cuts by poorer members such as Venezuela- to reverse course. Russia has said it would not cut production even if oil prices fell below $60 per barrel- far below...
With oil prices plummeting, Russia's stock exchange continues to fall as traders worry over the country's ability to pay for imports.
It was a rough night for the IPO business.
The massive options bet that oil will decline as much as 7 percent by April.
Market conditions are not ideal as companies try to push through IPOs before the year ends.
Peer-to-peer lending services are growing in popularity, but there's little recourse when borrowers default.
The Shanghai Composite recorded its biggest drop in about five years as the oil price slide continued to weigh on Middle East indices.
NEW YORK, Dec 8- Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc options had one of their most active weeks this year last week ahead of Monday's announcement that Merck& Co will buy Cubist for a hefty premium. Merck said it will pay $102 a share for Cubist, 37 percent above the Lexington, Massachussetts, company's closing share price of $74.36 on Friday. Implied volatility jumped to...
It's one of the most basic and useful options strategies: Buying a call. In this tutorial, Mike Khouw expains how it works.
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*Euro zone shares slide, but Wall Street subdued. NEW YORK, Dec 4- The euro rebounded and bond yields in the euro zone bounced off record lows on Thursday, after the European Central Bank put off until next year a decision about whether to increase economic stimulus, leaving investors uncertain. Stocks in the euro zone fell more than 1 percent and MSCI's measure of...
European stocks weakened and the euro shot higher as the ECB chief implied any initiative to purchase sovereign debt isn't imminent.
Such ‘put options’ are probably a low-risk, low-cost bet, analysts say.