But the market pushed higher from the get-go Monday, receiving a boost from solid earnings from Citigroup and a strong pickup in retail sales last month. Among the stocks that rose sharply were WebMD, Edwards Lifesciences and Goodrich Petroleum. Citigroup helped stoke the rally.
OMAHA, Neb.— Investors who buy stocks with TD Ameritrade remained heavily invested and active in March. TD Ameritrade said Monday that its Investor Movement index increased to another all-time high of 5.87 in March from February's 5.74. Technology and health care stocks were popular with TD Ameritrade investors, especially Gilead Sciences and Facebook.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the trading method to determine if any practices violate insider trading laws. Charles Schwab Corp. issued a statement on high-frequency trading after the markets closed on Thursday.
NEW YORK— The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen. Stocks are on course for their best weekly gain in seven weeks after investors got more encouraging news on the economy.
*Wall Street pares gains after late biotech selloff. NEW YORK, March 28- Global equity markets ended higher on Friday but U.S. stocks sharply pared gains after a late selloff in biotechnology shares, while euro zone government bond yields fell on renewed bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week.
*Momentum stocks still in focus; Netflix falls. NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. stocks ended up on Friday but off their session highs as a late afternoon selloff in the biotechnology sector weighed on the overall market. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell nearly 3 percent for the week, marking its worst week since October 2012.
E-Trade Financial gave its CEO $13.5 million in compensation for his first year on the job.
NEW YORK, March 25- E* Trade Financial Corp, the smallest of the publicly traded online discount brokers, gave its chief executive officer $13.5 million in compensation in his first year on the job, based on his performance "during an important transition period" and comparisons with pay for comparable industry executives.
NEW YORK, March 25- If there is one thing that gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.
Here's how to stop high-frequency trading: Institute a "cancellation tax" or eliminate payment for order flow.
TORONTO, March 13- Toronto-Dominion Bank hopes to expand its U.S. wealth management business, targeting a million people with at least $100,000 in liquid assets who already are customers of its growing U.S. retail bank, said a senior executive of Canada's second-largest lender.
All generations of pre-retirees are facing some level of savings shortfall, but there are steps anyone can take to help build their 401(k).
In addition, questions over whether Russia could be drawn into the conflict in Ukraine will likely weigh on investor sentiment. "It will be interesting to see the action on S&P futures on Sunday night based on the kind of developments we see in Ukraine.
Citadel Connect has nearly tripled in the past year, making it one of the largest U.S. dark pools—where investors can trade anonymously.
A new survey on how investors plan to spend their 2013 tax refunds sheds some light on the state of their personal finances.
NEW YORK, Feb 21- Citadel Securities, one of the top market makers in U.S. stocks and listed stock options, said on Friday that volume on its off-exchange trading platform, Citadel Connect, has nearly tripled in the past year, making it one of the largest U.S. dark pools.
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*Amazon.com shares tumble after earnings disappoint. *Wal-Mart cuts outlook due to store closings. NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first monthly loss since August as disappointing corporate earnings from big companies like Amazon.com and concerns about the euro zone and emerging markets kept investors on edge.