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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday with merger and acquisition activity adding some focus to low-volume summer trading.
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The low-profile 73-year-old man whose stellar stock picks are often attributed to Warren Buffett is calling it quits. In her Chicago Tribune column, Melissa Harris breaks the big news that media-shy Lou Simpson will retire at the end of the year. For decades, he's been quietly, independently, and profitably managing the now $4 billion investment portfolio at Geico, the Berkshire Hathaway insurance subsidiary
Investors withdrew a staggering $33.12 billion from domestic stock market mutual funds in the first seven months of this year. Now many are choosing investments they deem safer, like bonds. The New York Times reports.
With heightened concerns about the economy, investors next week will hone in on every piece of economic news, as well as a Friday speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
They’re not the same thing, you know.
Stocks continued to tumble Friday following the previous session's selloff amid weak economic data. So what can you do to boost your portfolio into next week? Marty Cunningham, executive vice president at Esposito Securities, and Peter Costa, president of Empire Executions and CNBC market analyst, shared their best plays.
Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.
Stocks largely ended down Friday, but significantly off earlier losses as the tech-heavy Nasdaq turned slightly higher. The moves were amid light trading and continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
John Paulson, who manages the $31 billion Paulson & Co. fund, has made a "stalking horse" bid of $42.4 million to acquire the assets of Engle Homes, which includes land and lots in Arizona targeted for more than 8,000 homes, and nine completed residences.
Stocks pared losses Friday, and the Nasdaq turned slightly higher, amid continuing worries about the economic recovery and bearish action in expiring August options. HP fell.
Paolo Pellegrini, an architect of the most lucrative bets on the housing bust, is dramatically paring back his hedge fund, according to someone familiar with the matter.
It’s been a tug between the bulls and bears over the last few weeks. So which side will win out? Art Nunes, portfolio manager at IMS Capital Management and John Browne, senior market strategist at Euro Pacific Capital discussed their market outlooks.
As online breaches continue to rise, new companies aiming to guarantee that customers' data is secure are springing up, thanks to the investments of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who are pouring tens of millions of dollars into tech startups.
Hedge funds, commodity traders and other investors are using satellite photos of parking lots, farm fields and ports to analyize consumer behavior, crop growth and shipping trends. These images can provide a competitive edge when it comes to tracking retail sales, agricultural yields and international trade.
Stocks fell Friday, led downward by energy and industrials, following Thursday's selloff over economic concerns. Arthur Hogan, director of global equity products at Jefferies, discussed his market insights.
Sales are down 8 percent year-to-date from 2009’s disappointing numbers. Even the most optimistic analysts are now saying that the best investors can hope for is a flat year.
Stocks sank further Friday with little news to change the overall mood of a market worried about a weakening economy. HP and Dell fell.
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