Retail investors tried to play George Soros last month, flocking to the CurrencyShares Euro Trust in an effort to call a bottom in the still unfolding global crisis that has taken the currency mimicked by the ETF down to a four-year low today.
Charles Schwab shares are set to benefit as investors try to brave the choppy active trading waters — filled with Flash Crashes and currency collapses — alone, according to FBR Capital Markets.
The regulators are still trying to figure out just what set off the crazy trading a week ago Thursday, but some facts are obvious. If a stock goes from $40 to one cent to $40 within a few minutes, somebody messed up.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
As of this morning, about 10% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
The Fed came out Tuesday, and in five short paragraphs suggested that the easy money trades are still on. What’s your next move?
While the Greek debt crisis and tougher regulations could hurt big financial institutions that invest with their own money, the damage is likely to be short-lived.
Expectations of higher interest rates could be good for stocks in the coming months, though not for banking shares, according to a new analysis.
Although the knee-jerk reaction was to sell and ask questions later, is the Fed's rate hike a signal that the economy is improving?
Stocks paused Monday ahead of earnings season however industrials and ag surged higher with Potash and Mosaic hitting 52-week highs. How should you be positioned?
Because there are too many good reasons to buy stocks.
Stocks closed at a 14-month high Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market — and investors' appetite for risk.
Stocks were higher in afternoon trading Monday as news of an energy deal and a lifeline for Dubai helped buoy the market.
Don't let the pundit-speak about "lagging indicator" or the market's move Friday fool you, the job market is crucial to the stock market right now.
Companies including TD Ameritrade, Coach and Turkey's Turkcell could be on Warren Buffett's radar, according to a quantitative screen by Standard & Poor's.
Stocks could head into Friday on a positive note, rising on 'October-end' momentum. Existing homes figures for September will be in the spotlight.
Economists forecast the GDP number to show growth anywhere from just under 3 percent to as high as 4 percent - the first positive growth for the U.S. economy since second quarter, 2008.
The floor under stocks feels a bit shaky, and the market could give way to more profit taking this week.
Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.
The weakening dollar has been one of the catalysts driving stocks and other risk assets higher, and it is a main focus of traders this week as they sort through a deluge of corporate earnings news and watch the dollar shrink to a 14-month low.