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The two stories related to mortgages do not have a great deal in common, other than tracing their lineage to the home loans of dubious provenance that were doled out to anyone with a pulse between 2005-07 and quickly packaged up into securities and sold by Wall Street to accounts around the planet.
Cotton prices are rising dramatically. Analysts say several factors are involved in this historic move, and the macro picture for cotton is more complex than a simple weak dollar, strong commodity play.
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They're not just household names but also vivid illustrations of how closet indexers can destroy your wealth, and here's why.
Barely eking out a gain yesterday, the index is now up 5 straight days heading into today’s session. Even though it has been nearly a straight ride up for the markets over the last 2 months, the S&P’s current winning streak is its longest since July, when it was up 6 straight days.
It’s arguably the most famous car in the world and it’s coming out of the showroom and onto the market for the first time ever.
U.S. stock index futures briefly extended losses Wednesday after durable goods orders rose more than expected in September, but fell when transportation equipment was excluded.
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Northern Trust saw upside option activity yesterday after the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported that the asset management and banking firm might be a takeover target.
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Chinese banks are "a good place to be," Emerson Yip, Greater China fund manager at JP Morgan said on CNBC.
As the Fed's November meeting approaches, the markets are increasingly concerned that the central bank is cooking up inflation with its new easing plan.
Berkshire Hathaway would have been wiser to outsource investing advice to hedge funds rather than hire a manager whose experience is concentrated in one sector, another fund's manager told CNBC Tuesday.
While profits fell in its fiscal fourth quarter, TD Ameritrade President and CEO Fred Tomczyk told CNBC Tuesday that it had “plenty of capacity,” including $1.1 billion in liquid assets, to spend on acquisitions.
Stocks ended slightly higher, but remained at about the same place where they started Tuesday as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Federal Reserve.
Stocks rose ahead of the market close Tuesday, led by consumer cyclical stocks. Stocks were pressured for most of the afternoon as investors held steady under a raft of earnings in anticipation of next week's elections and likely announcement of a new economic stimulus program from the Fed.
What's the state of the auto industry and should investors be looking to auto stocks? Investing in the auto sector was the topic Tuesday on CNBC for David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies and Michael Ward, auto analyst at Soleil Securities.
The metals industry continues to be a wildly attractive region of the market for ETF sponsors. Gold, silver and other precious metals, in particular, are drawing huge crowds as investors seek out ways to protect against rampant market volatility.
Earnings: inflation rears its head, compressing margins at big users of raw materials. My prior reported noted strength in the luxury retailers—but let's look at the other side of the coin today—the middle market, particularly home improvement, continues to see terrible results. And one reason margin is under pressure is inflation.
Investor Warren Buffett has hired a relatively unknown hedge fund manager, Todd Combs, to help oversee Berkshire Hathaway’s overall portfolio. It's come as a a surprise to many. Combs is a 39-year-old hedge fund manager from Connecticut, will "soon be joining Berkshire as an investment manager."