European shares were lower in a thin day of trade on Thursday, failing to continue a rally on Wall Street as investors concentrated on events in Ukraine.» Read More
Equity Inns, which owns mid-market hotels, has agreed to be acquired by Goldman Sachs' real estate fund, Whitehall, in a deal worth $2.2 billion, including assumed debt, the company said on Thursday.
Barclays Bank has about $300 million of the riskiest assets within two troubled hedge funds at Bear Stearns that have other banks either freezing assets in the funds or unwinding their positions in order to cut potential losses, CNBC's Charlie Gasparino reported.
Two big hedge funds at Bear Stearns moved toward the brink of collapse Tuesday night after Merrill Lynch rejected a bailout plan developed over several days in a drama that could have wide-ranging consequences for Wall Street and investors, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The Supreme Court handed Wall Street underwriters a major victory Monday by ruling that an antitrust lawsuit against them over the pricing of initial public stock offerings (IPOs) cannot go forward.
With aerospace companies likely to get a bump from the Paris Air Show and some key earnings reports on deck, there's plenty of action in the market for investors. Here are Cramer's picks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
The major indices return to record territory as interest rate jitters pass.
Proof of income from borrowers. No penalties for early mortgage payments. And a guarantee that property taxes and insurance bills are covered. The Federal Reserve is considering these and other measures as a way to remedy the troubled market for high-risk, or subprime, mortgages. The central bank held an all-day hearing on the matter Thursday.
Stocks closed higher, with the Dow staging its biggest two-day gain since August 2006, as interest rates stabilized. "It's a little bit of a bounce because we got really oversold last week," said Tom Schrader, managing director of US listed trading at Stifel Nicolaus. "People are doing a little bargain hunting."
Risk has not dampened demand for deals, says Steven Costabile, managing director at AIG Global Investment Group. He and Tim Backshall, chief credit derivatives strategist at Credit Derivatives Research, told "Power Lunch" viewers to expect more mergers and acquisitions in the foreseeable future.
Goldman Sachs Group eked out a 1% increase in quarterly profit on Thursday to beat expectations, yet revenue slipped as a sharp drop in fixed income trading offset record investment banking fees and strong equities income.
Stock futures are higher today as investors await wholesale inflation data while keeping an eye on the bond market. Global stock markets rebounded after yesterday's turnaround on Wall Street and tamer bond markets.
Here’s the burning question of the day from the Hamptons, the tony beach towns on Long Island east of Wall Street: Who’s the hedge hog? Hedge fund king James Chanos, of Kynikos Associates, and Marc Spilker, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, are squabbling about a common path to the beach, according to CNBC's Margaret Brennan.
Lehman Brothers surprised Wall Street with record profits, beating estimates by 33 cents per share. As the largest brokerage firms gear up to report their quarterly financial results, is Lehman’s act too tough to follow? Jeffery Harte, managing director of equity research at Sandler O’Neill, joined CNBC’s Sue Herera on “Power Lunch” with an earnings outlook.
Analyst actions and earnings news were some of the catalysts behind the most actively traded stocks on Tuesday. Financial stocks were in focus and Lehman Brothers rose on heavy trading volume after the investment banking firm reported strong quarterly earnings.
Ford Motor said on Tuesday it was working with financial advisers on the best options for its European luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover.
Lehman Brothers, the nation's fourth-largest investment bank, said Tuesday robust stock trading and buyout business pushed second-quarter profit up 27 percent year-over-year
Eddie Lampert, the billionaire hedge fund manger and controlling shareholder of Sears Holdings, is embarking on an effort to raise billions in new money for his widely successful hedge fund, ESL, people familiar with the situation told CNBC's David Faber.
Kudos to the Orlando Magic who told me today that they are willing to refund the money paid by any of the 200 season ticket holders, who bought seats after Billy Donovan was hired as head coach. Orlando Magic spokesman Joel Glass said that the team was in the process of contacting each of the new season ticket holders one by one. "So far we've had some people who said they are going to stick with us and others have said they will wait until free agency," said Glass, who noted that he didn't know of anyone who elected to cancel.
Next week is "show me" time for the biggest brokers on Wall Street. Investors will learn if the subprime slime has soiled companies such as Lehman Brothers (LEH), Bear Stearns (BSC) and Goldman Sachs (GS). How are the guys trading?
Cramer can recommend any number of stocks for next week’s Game Plan, but in the end their success depends solely on the 10-year Treasury note. Here's how to play it.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.