In theory, clearinghouses exist to safeguard the integrity of the multitrillion-dollar derivatives market. In practice, they also defend big banks’ dominance, the New York Times reports.
Stocks gained after General Electric boosted its quarterly dividend. Stocks had been fluctuating in a narrow range Friday despite a better-than-expected reading of consumer confidence, and a narrowing of the U.S. trade deficit in October.
Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.
Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.
As Congress considers new ways to cut spending, here's one idea health advocates are pushing: prevent people on food stamps from using benefits to buy sweetened sodas.
With November coming to an end today, here is a look at the best and worst performing stocks within the major US averages, as of yesterday's close.
Billions of euros of EU funds to promote growth in Europe’s rundown regions are lying idle because cash-strapped national governments cannot find the necessary matching funds to release the money. The FT reports.
Bonds are overvalued and gold is no protection from inflation, says Scott Clemons, chief investment strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman and contributor to the BBH Core Select Fund. ..A report from TheStreet.
Insider selling has officially hit record levels, and the corporate dumping of stock isn't just in S&P 500 companies. Last week's insider selling hit an all-time weekly record of $4.5 billion, according to an insider tracking company. ...A report from TheStreet.
Gatorade is vulnerable. For so long the brand has weathered the punches thrown at it, but the stats now show that the brand is bleeding.
Alibaba Group, owner of China's largest e-commerce site Alibaba.com, reported a 55 percent jump in third quarter profit, driven by a rise in subscribers and strong growth in value-added services. However, the firm warned of falling growth rates due to an expected slowdown in China's exports.
The "Fast Money" traders share their best plays to kick off trading on Friday.
Investors should be overweight in cash, which gives them security as well as the option to take advantage of other investments if prices fall, fund manager Jeremy Grantham told CNBC Thursday.
Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham, Chairman & Chief Investment Strategist of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo sat down with Maria Bartiromo in an extremely rare interview. Here is the full transcript of that interview.
High-quality multinationals are the way to go for investors, said Weyman Gong, managing principal at Signature, and Joseph Keating, executive vice president and CIO at CenterState Bank. They shared their best plays.
Along with the early arrival of "Black Friday" circulars, the winding down of 2010 means it is once again time to rethink and revise retirement planning for the year ahead. Here are notable risks to be aware of. ...A report from TheStreet.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.
Asset allocation strategists haven’t had an easy time in recent years. For awhile they dished out bigger weightings to defensive plays—bonds, cash and commodities. But for 2011, strategists recommend investors boost allocations to ride the wave.
Small-cap stocks usually lead the economy out of recessions and this one has been no exception, but market leadership looks ready to turn.
Here are some key lessons Honest Tea's Seth Goldmam figured out the hard way as an entrepreneur.