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Volume yesterday was again below expectations, despite this being quadruple witching (the quarterly expiration of stock and index futures, and stock and index options). One trader who specializes in volatility and options blamed it on March Madness. Silly, I know, but it makes sense.
Stocks turned lower Friday as the dollar strengthened and oil fell below $82 a barrel.
U.S. futures drifted ahead of the open Friday, taking a breather from their recent strong gains, as investors braced for potential volatility because of quadruple witching - market index futures, market index options, stock options and stock futures expiring at the same time.
The Greek government's second bond auction of the year will be one of the key drivers of global markets over the coming days. While no date is yet set, Athens must raise significant funds via bond sales or face the prospect of default.
Bolstered by low rates and strong demand, companies and others have been rushing to issue a near record level of new debt since the start of the year and the trend should continue for now.
Retailers on Thursday will report December sales results, taking the wraps off their holiday season and possibly showing the best comparisons in 20 months.
And you thought the US sector was bad.
For all the talk about a lack of transparency on the part of Dubai World, for all the talk about how they dumped it on the market over a long holiday, for all the talk about retail sales fractionally up on Black Friday being a disappointment (why?), the markets are...flat this morning.
As global markets digest Dubai's debt announcement, investors are wondering: Is it time to dump equities? Don Bertrand, vice president of WealthTrust-Arizona, and Kelly Campbell, founder and principal of Campbell Wealth Management, offered their takes on the shifting market environment.
Stocks declined Tuesday but ended off their lows for the day after the Fed raised its forecast for 2010.
Stocks declined Tuesday, after soaring to new 2009 highs on Monday, as a report showed the economy grew less than expected in the third quarter and HP issued a cautious outlook.
Stocks opened lower Tuesday, after soaring to new 2009 highs on Monday, as a report showed the economy grew less than expected in the third quarter.
U..S. stock index futures were mixed Tuesday after Monday's gains which gave the U.S. stock market a positive start towards continuing a historical trend.
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Lloyds Banking Group inched closer to plugging a capital gap of more than 20 billion pounds ($33 billion), boosting the British bank's shares on prospects a deal could happen before the year end.
One year since the week that shook UK financial markets, the government is still looking for a solution for the banks in which it now is a shareholder and for ways to kick start the economy and make sure a banking crisis doesn't happen again.
Question: how far will executives at America’s banks take their determination to regain control of their businesses and escape government regulations attached to TARP?
Both the Dow and S&P 500 closed higher on Friday as investors focused on the bright side of a mixed payrolls report. So, what's in store for Tuesday?
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Coca-Cola and Textron popped while Lloyds Banking and the Homebuilders ETF dropped.
On paper, Winfried F. W. Bischoff — whose most recent job was a brief stint at the helm of the heavily damaged Citigroup — has all the qualities one would expect in an incoming chairman of the equally troubled Lloyds Banking Group, one of Britain’s most storied banking names.