*Google and IBM fall after hours as earnings disappoint. Disappointing results from Google and IBM had also knocked their shares lower after the bell and put a crimp on technology stocks in the region. Other markets made modest gains with shares in Australia up 0.5 percent and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan adding 0.33 percent.» Read More
European shares looked set to open higher Thursday, tracking gains in Asia and on optimism that the situation in Ireland will be resolved.
European shares were set to open mixed Wednesday as worries over the debt situation in the euro zone persist and fears of monetary tightening in China because of the danger of inflation increased.
European shares were set to open lower on Tuesday as fears Dublin could seek money for its stricken banks from an EU emergency fund linger among investors.
The London Stock Exchange was scrambling to establish how a human error in possibly “suspicious circumstances” had knocked out one of its dealing platforms on Tuesday as the exchange conceded it would now have to delay switching over to a new trading system until next year, reports the Financial Times.
Now could be an opportune moment to buy into gold and reduce exposure to the dollar, but investors should watch for key levels first, Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppy Traders, told CNBC Thursday.
The policy of easy money has created the current bull market for bonds, but investors should tread carefully ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting next month, Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, told CNBC Friday.
Expectations of a second round of asset-buying, or quantitative easing, implemented by the Federal Reserve are nothing but good news for the stock market, Simon Maughan, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC.
Investors expect Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to print more money as the growth rate remains too low, and this is the reason behind the very strong rally in September, Philippe Gijsels, a strategist with BNP Paribas Fortis, told CNBC.com Friday.
Despite the recent rally for equities across the world, the bonds are winning the battle for investors' cash and will continue to do so according to Robin Griffiths, a technical strategist at Cazenove Capital.
When the founders of Ocado and their bankers priced its initial public offering Wednesday, they forgot that it's not the image-conscious shoppers doing the buying, but the hard-pressed investment community.
The Dow Jones needs to break through 10,500 points to escape its current bearish trend, Daryl Guppy, CEO at Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Monday.
Investors should use a "barbell strategy" using both stocks and debt to navigate the increased market volatility, according to the strategy team at Barclays Wealth in London.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is repeating a pattern that appeared just before markets fell during the Great Depression, Daryl Guppy, CEO at Guppytraders.com, told CNBC Monday.
Some technicians say the S&P 500s move below 1040 signals a technical head and shoulders pattern, a bearish sign for stocks.
Tighter regulation and fewer alternative trading venues make it less likely that a "flash crash" would be repeated in Europe, stock exchange officials and traders told CNBC.com. But other market experts expressed concerns that Europe is just as exposed to such events.
Another solid close for European bourses today, with many markets closing at or near session highs.
Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.
Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.
What the European leaders really meant to do with their big-bang, trillion-dollar sovereign-debt rescue was to save the euro currency, not to bury it. But with the cave in by European Central Bank head Jean-Claude Trichet (formerly a hard-money man and closet gold watcher) to use the "nuclear option" to buy up dubious sovereign debt, the euro is likely to keep depreciating.
The pound is not yet significantly reacting to the coalition talks, but this may change if negotiations go on long enough.