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Hedge funds have been attracting inflows from yield-hungry investors eager for seemingly guaranteed superior returns. But there are a few things that investors should know before giving hedge funds a try, said Niall Gannon, director of wealth management at Gannon Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
No good crisis comes without good opportunities, and the events unfolding with European debt are no exception.
Every now and then an idea takes hold that is, conceptually, so elegant and alluring as to be nearly irresistible. Resolution authority – like the call of the Sirens – has enchanted every US official who was in a decision-making capacity during the financial crisis.
PPL's acquisition of E.On is the largest power sector deal in the last two and half years. This deal will allow E.On to reduce its debt and PPL to expand significantly in the U.S.
The financial regulation debate will begin today in the US Senate, with lawmakers still divided on issues including derivatives regulation and consumer protection. Some experts say the bill’s reach may go beyond the big banks — and could hit companies that investors may not expect.
Right now investors face a V-shaped-recovery theme at home and the serious debt troubles plaguing Greece, Spain, Portugal, and perhaps other countries in Europe.
Signs of an improving domestic economy helped send stocks higher for the second day on Thursday. How should investors be positioned? Steven Stahler, president of Stahler Investment Group and Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates shared their insights.
The theme among earnings reports by three consumer powerhouses is that the global recovery continues and the most impressive growth is in emerging markets.
If you spend a lot of time daydreaming about making a financial "killing" that will take you away from your internal suffering, you are trading on hope and you will fail.
Stocks advanced Thursday, with the Dow up nearly 100 points, as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.
Europe is up, as are U.S. stocks, on hope that the EU will complete talks with Greece on a financial aid package that could be announced this weekend.
Duke Energy drew upside option activity yesterday after the company lost out on a bid to buy two Kentucky utilities from Germany's E.On.
The growing sovereign debt crisis that started in Greece is just one of three potential "derailers" of the global economic recovery, Harry Samuel, global co-head of fixed income and currencies and head of global Treasury services at RBC Capital Markets, told CNBC Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased, but weekly jobless numbers and corporate earnings could shift investor momentum.
The weekly jobless claims report should help swing the focus back to the U.S. economic recovery at least temporarily Thursday, after the Fed affirmed low rates are here to stay for the time being.
Dividend increases keep coming. ExxonMobil the latest, this time increasing their annual dividend to $1.76 from $1.68. According to Standard & Poor's, 98 companies in the S&P 500 (20 percent!) have increased, with 2 decreasing.
On the heels of the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low interest rates for an "extended period," two experts, Ken Heebner and Bob Doll, shared thoughts on the economy and their individual stock picks.
Stocks ended higher after the Fed left interest rates unchanged and kept the "extended period" language in its statement. Financials were the day's best performers, with JPMorgan and Bank of America leading the Dow.
No surprises from the Fed — that's putting it mildly. Worries about Greece, and maybe the economy, seems to have neutered the Fed completely. Yes, no change in the "exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for an extended period" phrase, but we knew that. Nothing on selling their stash of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) or agency debt, nothing on increasing the rate they pay on reserves. But the biggest disappointment..?
Sen. Claire McCaskill called Goldman Sachs "the bookie" in selling synthetic CDOs. Now, real bookies are putting odds on what happens next to the Wall Street giant.