The experts have their say on whether any investment banks can go it alone.
Wall Street has a had a wild ride this week, from the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers Holdings to the government rescue of American International Group , investors have had plenty of news to digest.
Many investors are wondering what’s next for Goldman Sachs, a firm some on Wall Street consider to be in a league of its own...
Morgan Stanley -- one of the two last independent, U.S.-based investment banks -- is in advanced merger talks with Wachovia Bank, according to sources close to the company.
The Lehman bankruptcy sent waves of asset sales and capital raises throughout the system. One of the early casualties was the "Breaking-Of-The-Buck" at the Primary Reserve money market fund. However, there are numerous other ripples.
Seeking to avoid the kind of fate that led Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns to collapse, John J. Mack, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, made an unsuccessful effort to persuade Citigroup’s chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit, to enter into a combination, The New York Times reported.
The Fed, the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada, and the Swiss National Bank are all pumping dollars into the global system. Fed made an additional $180 billion available to central banks to lend out.
The SEC is attempting to throw a curve at short sellers. Chairman Cox is asking the Commission to CONSIDER a disclosure rule that will require hedge funds and other large investors to disclose their short positions.
The U.S. government can't let Washington Mutual fail, according to Dick Bove of Dick Bove, Ladenburg Thalmann.
Crazy bets on market volatility and a big move in Morgan Stanley ... That's what the options market seems to be looking for, according to Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.
The storm hitting Wall Street ramped up to category 5, and it's not over. Wednesday's markets illustrated in every way the fears investors have been living with since the credit crises began a year ago.
Morgan Stanley is negotiating with the Chinese government for a fresh infusion of funds into the beleaguered investment bank, sources tell CNBC.
British bank Barclays said it could acquire some of Lehman Brothers' businesses while economists discuss the future of the financial sector. Following are today's top videos:
Will history repeat itself, but in a good way? Cramer thinks it might.
Wall Street tumbled to a three-year low on Wednesday after the rescue of AIG failed to calm a crisis of confidence in global markets, leaving banks scared to lend to each other.
"Panic" is breeding stock-buying opportunity, says Bill Quinn, chairman of American Beacon Advisors. He offered CNBC his investment advice amidst market turbulence.
Morgan Stanley, one of the two last major American investment banks, is considering a merger with the Wachovia Corporation or another bank, according to people briefed on the discussions, reported the New York Times.
Even as the money in your low-interest bearing savings account is probably making you more this week than the money in your trading account, the money in your brokerage account is actually probably safer from an insurance perspective.
The U.S. dollar dropped Wednesday against the euro and against the yen, after news that the Federal Reserve would bail out AIG. But CNBC's Matt Nesto reports that the Fed continuing to hold interest rates steady might make the greenback a good buy.
Wall Street suffered another beating Wednesday at the hands of investors panicking over the state of large banks, as they flocked from stocks and sent safe-haven areas like gold soaring.