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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open despite a report that durable goods orders fell more than expected, and ahead of an update on the housing sector and further signs of a potential economic recovery..
During the "lost decade," so many lost tangible assets; that has been well-documented. Less chronicled was the proliferation of art purchases by hedge fund managers in the mid-2000's. Many attributed the phenomenon to "ego-buying," but there was a credible inherent strategy.
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Looming inflationary pressures are threatening the enormous rally in the bonds market, hedge fund manager Doug Kass told CNBC.
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Commodities are back in favor for Roger Groebli, senior manager at ABN AMRO Bank Switzerland, due to a stronger-than-expected rise in demand from China.
Traders are watching the slow drip of economic data for the next catalyst that could jolt the market out of its doldrums — in either direction.
A number of companies that didn't deserve to rallly, did. So you better take profits on them while you can.
Based on the "body language" of government officials, traders assembled for the Securities Traders Association annual meeting in Washington are concluding that the Flash Crash Report is unlikely to include a long list of items that need to be changed immediately.
Has the permanently glum Nouriel Roubini become a softy? Now, with each passing week, the prophet keeps shifting his stance. Mr. Gloom is less and less gloomy with each passing day. ...A report from TheStreet.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday top close near the sesssion's lows amid light volume after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
Stocks sank in the last half hour of trading Thursday after a batch of economic reports failed to provide traders with enough optimism to continue a September rally. Walt Disney and GE fell, while Hewlett-Packard rose.
While it has become increasingly difficult to be a stock picker in the equity markets, the massive rally in fixed income may be giving way to a bond-picker's market.
Could a GOP November win of the House be good for the markets and economy? Hugh Johnson, chairman and CIO of Hugh Johnson Advisors, shared his insights.
Despite the recent rally in stocks, volume levels have been on the light side. What does it mean for investors? Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and John Morris, managing partner at Crestwood Advisors, shared their outlooks.
Stock were mixed Thursday after a surprising jump in weekly jobless claims met positive surprises on existing home sales and the index of leading indicators. Adam Bold, CEO of The Mutual Fund Store, and Phil Dow, managing director at RBC Wealth Management, shared their outlooks.
Stocks turned positive Thursday as technology and consumer stocks gained, and banks fell, and investors absorbed another batch of mixed economic data. Alcoa and Hewlett-Packard rose, while Walt Disney fell.
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The long slow demise of Blockbuster, filing for Chapter 11, provides another example of how the failure to effectively respond to changes in the distribution of content can doom an enterprise.
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday after an expected jump in weekly jobless claims.