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Hundreds of millions of dollars of customer funds missing from MF Global are probably just gone. A lawyer briefed on the progress of the investigation being undertaken by various government regulators say investigators now believe MF Global used customer money to make trades, such as buying sovereign debt securities.
He's 33 and she's 49. And while they're no longer together — Demi Moore announced plans to file for divorce from Ashton Kutcher on Thursday—it's the age difference between the two that really interests market analysts.
“Everyone is too focused on Europe and the possibility (albeit very small in my view) of a Lehman-type of event,” says Joseph Lavorgna, a managing director at Deutsche Bank.
The congressional 'super committee' could quickly become a super-sized headache for markets if it doesn't show progress by its Thanksgiving-eve deadline. Investors are decidedly negative in their view of the bi-partisan committee, as they remember the high level of political rancor surrounding the debt ceiling debate and the subsequent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating last summer.
The Congressional "super committee" could quickly become a super-sized headache for markets if it doesn't show progress by its Thanksgiving-eve deadline.
Italy and Greece's debt woes haven't gone away, yet U.S. crude oil prices are closing in on $100 a barrel, following the upward momentum in the euro and equities on cautious optimism over improved Italian and Greek bond spreads.
Europe’s banking sector is ready for a shake-up as its largest financial institutions try to slim down their operations in response to the sovereign debt crisis. The NY Times repeorts.
Chow Tai Fook Jewelery has been forced to slash the size of its planned Hong Kong listing because of market volatility but still hopes to raise up to $3 billion next month, according to people close to the deal, which could be the city’s largest initial public offering this year. The FT reports.
Remember when chatter on the floor suggested the Street was growing optimistic about – well, everything. That was sooo yesterday. No we mean that literally. It was yesterday.
Wednesday could be a critical day for investors. "On Wednesday the market needs to prove itself,” says Guy Adami. What does he mean and how will you know?
Currency trading on macro trends has been difficult this year, and this strategist says 2012 will be no better. Here's how to cope.
As global stocks surged last week, hedge funds with a macro focus increased their bets against Europe, new analysis shows.
Two bearish trades, two winners, one strategy. That more or less sums up last Friday's Options Action.
Wondering how some smaller currencies would survive a market calamity? Here's one strategist's analysis.
MF Global has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Stocks plunged sharply Tuesday to close at session lows amid jitters over the euro zone's ability to find a solution to the ongoing debt crisis.
Futures edged lower Tuesday after investors became nervous following comments from Germany's Angela Merkel ahead of Wednesday's EU summit and following a slew of mixed earnings reports.
As markets countdown toward a European bailout plan, traders are finding other things to preoccupy themselves — like the routine of corporate earnings but also speculation about another Fed easing program.
Oil market traders often deal with contrasting sources of information in their quest to find real production numbers and the slightest hint of where prices may be headed. Another case in point is the release of the latest August production and intake data by the producer-consumer energy dialogue, known as the Joint Data Initiative (JODI).