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Fear is in freefall. The VIX, which many refer to as the fear index, had its biggest 8-day percentage drop in history. And that has coincided with the rally in equities. So what is the options market telling us now?
For months investors have been speculating about when and how the Fed will begin to extricate itself from its aggressive intervention in the economy. As early as March 15, the Federal Reserve reiterated its commitment to buy $600 billion of Treasury securities through June as part of its ongoing monetary stimulus. However, several Fed governors have since expressed their reservations about continuing QE2 and the ultra-low interest rate policy that were keys to the stabilization of the housing market and the economy at large.
There seems to be little news to merit any optimism. The challenges facing Japan are great and daunting. But let's not discount the resilience and determination of the Japanese and let's not dismiss the Japanese economy.
Stock index futures added to gains on Friday after the government said nonfarm payrolls rose more than expected, and the unemployment rate fell, providing a strong signal that the U.S. economic recovery is on track.
The Nasdaq/ICE bid is a clear long shot. The offer is valued at $42.50 per share, a mix of cash and stock, a premium of 19 percent to the price proposed by Deutsche Boerse. There are two issues: the bidding war, and the regulatory side.
Friday, the Labor Department reported the economy added 216,000 jobs in March. After adding 194,000 jobs in February, this indicates the economy is finally accomplishing momentum. First quarter growth will likely be a bit higher than 3 percent.
Recapitalizing Irish banks would be bad if done with government money, because it would affect the country's ability to fund itself even further, Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, told CNBC on Friday.
Sir John Vickers’ Independent Commission on Banking is to recommend the creation of separately capitalized UK retail banking operations, ringfenced within big bank holding companies, according to three people familiar with the process.
The thing about predictions is that if you make enough of them, eventually they’ll start to come true. Being a good enough prognosticator to hold the investor community’s attention most of the time is an entirely different matter.
Ten years ago, when the hedge fund industry was much smaller than it is today, it took 25 hedge fund managers to earn a combined annual payday of $5 billion. Last year, it took only one, the New York Times reports.
What a start to the year. Revolution across North Africa and war in Libya, $100 oil, renewed crisis in the euro zone and an environmental and nuclear disaster in Japan all tested investors' nerves in the first quarter of 2011; but despite this wall of worry, the Dow finished the quarter up over 6 percent.
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Traders seemed surprised that while volume was heavy and volatility spiked up as the Libyan and Japanese events unfolded, volume and volatility began dropping immediately as soon as the market stabilized. Volumes in options have also declined.
Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.
Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.
Rising costs are impacting many manufacturers that rely on everything from diesel fuel to corn to cotton to copper and of course, cocoa. It will be true if you are shopping in a Walmart, or anywhere else.
Ireland’s central bank just announced results of the latest stress tests on its banks. It indicated that four of the country’s largest banks could require up to 24 billion Euros of additional capital, including 13.3 billion Euros for Allied Irish Banks and 5.2 billion Euros for Bank of Ireland.
Advice for investors on the best bets for the second quarter with Craig Columbus from Advanced Equities Asset Management and Scott Wren, from Wells Fargo Advisors.