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Stocks rose modestly amid quiet trading Wednesday, but still gathered enough momentum to hit news highs as the S&P 500 was on pace to beat a September 2008 high not seen since Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while Intel fell.
My thirthteen stock market indicators are at a bullish level—they are at 71 percent, before the crash of '87 the indicators got down to 9 percent," Elaine Garzarelli, president of Garzarelli Capital, told CNBC on Thursday.
One investment research firm thinks so. With strong options activity and shares surging, the "Fast Money" team weighs in.
Stocks rose slightly Wednesday after news third-quarter GDP grew slightly more than reported previously, but less than expected. BofA rose, while Intel fell.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group, is Paris-bound. Mr. Schwarzman will spend the next four to six months in France working on international opportunities for Blackstone. The New York Times reports.
So as M&A fever hits a milestone, it seems private equity senses the moment is ripe for a public debut. Yet Blackstone—which just Tuesday raised $15 billion in its largest-ever fund— has performed miserably as a public entity: trading at around $14 per share, down more than 50 percent from its IPO price of $31. So why are some money managers seeing opportunity in private equity stocks this time around?
Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street Wednesday, with home sales data and a final figure for third-quarter economic growth among the main macroeconomic highlights.
Stocks rallied to new highs as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest close since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008 amid light trading and several strong earnings reports. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while 3M fell.
Stocks reached new highs on modest gains Tuesday amid light trading and a series of good earnings reports and in the absence of key economic data. JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while 3M fell.
Although there may be great opportunities abroad in countries like China, some firms are instead focused on activism here in the United States.
Stocks rose as a series of strong earnings reports, coupled with M&A activity, gave a lift to market sentiment. JPMorgan and AmEx rose.
U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close in the previous session, as a clutch of strong earnings after the bell helped to boost investor sentiment.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.
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Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.
The balance of financial power is moving towards emerging markets, such as Asia and Latin America, James McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global investors, of one of the largest asset management firms, told CNBC on Friday.
Investment firms have sharply increased the protection they buy to protect against macroeconomic shocks.
The same surging equity prices allowing private equity firms to cash in on sales make it tough to find good purchases.
Blackstone's David Blitzer weighed in on the team he co-owns and other investing topics at a conference Friday.