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It is what will lead the U.S. economy to a self-reinforcing virtuous cycle of increases in production, income, and spending, and it is what will enable risk assets to continue to outperform less risky assets. This condition will prevail for a while. The path to successful investing is to ride these trends and get off before they are discredited, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
Cheniere Energy is usually a thinly traded energy stock, but earlier this week it was near the top of OptionMonster's tracking systems. The call buying began early and continued throughout the session, focusing mostly at the March 8 strike. They fetched $0.20 in the morning but rose to $0.30 by the close. Volume surged past 11,400 contracts, more than 75 times open interest when trading began.
Stocks opened modestly lower Thursday, as Initial Jobless Claims totaled 388,000 for the week, well below the estimates of 416,000 and the lowest since July 2008. Chinese PMI came in weaker than expected.
U.S. stock index futures strengthened but remained lower after the government reported a sharper than expected drop in jobless claims.
Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, has attracted several big institutional investors as it works to potentially go public in 2011, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.
January in the northern hemisphere is usually the coldest month of the year and it might prove to be a bitter one for euro zone governments trying to raise money in the capital markets, reports the Financial Times.
While traders fear rising bond yields could crimp stocks' gains in 2011, some bond strategists don't expect interest rates to rise beyond the range of the past year.
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Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
The US may be entering a golden age of natural-gas use. Yet despite its huge potential, there are two major obstacles facing the industry—low prices and a push by Washington toward renewable energy.
Paul Desmond is the senior man at Lowry's, the oldest technical analysis service in the U.S., founded in the 1930s. Paul said it is difficult to pull out volume trends during holidays and storms. He reiterated that the market is not showing any signs of a long-term top as of yet.
Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Investors are turning to private exchanges, like Second Market and SharesPost, to buy shares of non-public companies such as Facebook or Twitter. This is causing the SEC to take notice.
US equity funds, out of favor through most of this year even as the stock market was posting double-digit gains, could come back in fashion as investors start peeling money away from bonds and emerging markets in the year ahead.
I've been asked this question repeatedly in the past few months, and regularly this month as the markets have hit new highs on even lighter volume (even accounting for the holidays).
Despite the high unemployment rate, we may see an increase in labor costs in 2011 that will put pressure on corporate margins, Tobias Levkovich, Citi’s chief US equity strategist, told CNBC.