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  • Traders Uneasy on Insider Probe Monday, 22 Nov 2010 | 10:00 AM ET

    Several issues around euro zone bailouts, traders tell me: Ireland, Portugal and Greece. Is this the end or are we watching for other like Spain to follow suit? What about other 'peripheries' we haven't really been discussing, like Hungary, Czech, etc. And there's more...

  • Layoff Rumor Spooking Barclays Capital Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Barclays Capital has been quietly laying off employees since this summer. Now, however, the firm is swarming with rumors that big layoffs could be coming in the next few weeks.

  • Investors Put Too Many Eggs In 'Weak Dollar' Basket? Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 6:12 PM ET

    Investors ran for the exits on Tuesday pushing the S&P sharply lower as overseas developments threatened to derail the very foundation of recent market strength.

  • Stocks End Lower; Dollar Rises, Banks Skid Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks continued to stall after last week's broad market rally and closed lower across-the-board Tuesday as the dollar rose. Bank of America and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose. .

  • Stocks Extend Losses Before Close; Dollar Rises Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses as the closing bell neared, pulling back from last week's rally to two-year highs, as the dollar rose.  BofA fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar Rises; Chevron Falls Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 11:37 AM ET

    Stocks fluctuated Tuesday despite largely upbeat earnings releases, and news of corporate acquisitions, as the dollar rose slightly. Chevron and Kraft fell, while Exxon rose.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Open, Following Europe Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street on Tuesday, tracking gains in Europe where upbeat company statements lifted shares.

  • As Mergers Revive, Risk Arbs Make a Comeback Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    The most telling sign that mergers are poised for a revival? Risk arbitrage has come back from the dead. Hedge funds are now pouring money into the strategy of betting on the outcomes of deals, the New York Times reports.

  • A memo sent out to vice-presidents and higher-level employees at Barclays Capital provides a rare glimpse into how Wall Street flexes its political muscles around election times.

  • Lehman Had to Fail; FinReg May Help Others: Paulson Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
    Henry Paulson

    The government let Lehman Brothers fail during the financial crisis because there was no other choice, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

  • 2010's Best New Wall Street Analysts Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 3:12 PM ET
    For the past 39 years, has surveyed research directors and chief investment officers at major U.S. money management firms to get their take on the best equity analysts in each sector. Although many top analysts manage to hold onto their #1 spot each year, 2010 has 12 analysts claiming top honors in their sector for the first time. They have staked out their top spots by making good calls ahead of the curve, responding to clients in short order and making a name for themselves on Wall Street. Alt

    Although many top analysts manage to hold onto their #1 spot each year, 2010 has 12 analysts claiming top honors in their sector.

  • Institutional Investor’s Most Successful Analysts Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
    For the past 39 years, has surveyed research directors and chief investment officers at major U.S. money management firms to get their take on the best equity analysts in each sector. According to Institutional Investor, a spot on the All American Research Team (AART) can have a significant impact on an analyst’s compensation, with members of the AART earning 2.4 times more in total compensation than analysts who were not ranked. But what is more impressive than being ranked is appearing on the

    So, which top analysts have year after year withstood the test of time and are among the most successful on the street? Click to find out!

  • Goyette: Finding Shelter in a Currency Crisis Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 | 11:40 AM ET

    With polls suggesting Republicans are set to re-take the House, it looks like the Democrats have a glass jaw to go along with that tin ear. And while scattered tea party victories gave the Republican establishment the thrashing it so richly deserved, the bad news is that none of it matters to our financial prospects.

  • Barclays Kills Lehman.com Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 2:08 PM ET

    Barclays announced to employees that it is killing one of the last vestages of Lehman Brothers.

  • Investment Firms with the Best Analysts Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    In annual All-American Research Team rankings, individual analysts are selected for their market prowess, but there's also a lot at stake for the firms at which they work. Institutional Investor ranks the top sell-side equity analysts in various sectors and in doing so list s the top three individuals as well as a runner up. From this, the magazine has developed a ranking system, where firms are awarded four points for a first - place analyst, three for second, two for third and one for runner-u

    So, which firms are most heavily represented in Institutional Investor’s rankings this year? Click to find out!

  • Europe's Bankers Face Bonus Blues Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 5:11 AM ET

    Working as a trader or an investment banker at a European bank might be about to get a whole lot less lucrative. The FT reports.

  • Stocks End Lower, Amex Slumps, Ford Rises Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Ahead of Close Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 3:47 PM ET

    Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • That comment by me last week about the guts of an ETF created somewhat of a stir in the blogosphere and in the ETF industry—as did the topic of the piece I had written, which was headlined: “Can an ETF collapse?”

  • Stocks Struggle, But Close Week Higher Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday, continuing a September rally despite trading with uncertainty most of the week.  Caterpill and United Technologies rose, HP and JP Morgan fell.