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Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a fresh wave of worry about financial regulation. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May19.
Stocks fell Wednesday as Germany's move to ban some naked short-selling fueled a wave of fears about exposure to riskier assets. The CBOE volatility index, spiked above 35.
What impact will Germany’s naked short-selling ban have on the U.S. markets? Lee Eugene Munson, chief investment officer at Portfolio Asset Management, shared his insights.
With the Euro Zone crumbling under pressure of a debt crisis, Michael Novogratz, president of Fortress Investment Group, told CNBC his hedge fund is de-risking its position and moving toward the US to play the anti-growth trade.
Stocks declined Wednesday as the euro got a boost from news that Greece was considering leaving the European Union.
Trader commentary is a bit incredulous this morning over what is going on in Germany. For example, the restrictions on naked short selling of CDS has no teeth because most CDS is traded out of London, and Germany has no jurisdiction there. Even the French aren't going along with this.
U.S. stock index futures pared their losses Wednesday after a report on consumer prices.
The financial sector will be at the crux of market worries Wednesday, as the U.S. Senate moves closer to a vote on banking reform and German regulators explain their surprise move to ban naked short-selling on a group of bank stocks and sovereign debt.
The growth in private-label, or store-brand, grocery items will continue across most categories even as the U.S. economy rebounds as consumers have found the quality has greatly improved compared to the traditional brand names.
The Dow tumbled over 100 points, or 1.1 percent, led by financials, as the dollar gained against the euro. Walmart was the lone gainer on the Dow. Oil ended below $70 for the first time this year.
Stocks continued to slide in choppy trading Tuesday as the dollar gained against the euro. Financials were the biggest drag after Germany issued a proposal to ban naked short-selling.
If you’re like Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald and think the consumer is weak, you might want to trade like him with this options play!
The Dow has seen 11 triple-digit moves in the last 14 trading sessions. Should investors expect another volatile trading session ahead? Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company, and Joseph Quinlan, chief market strategist at U.S. Trust, shared their market outlooks.
Karen Katz has just been named president and chief executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group, a title she insisted she wasn't after when she started with the luxury retailer in 1985. Katz talks about her career and the outlook for luxury retail.
The retailer, which has more than 6,200 stores nationwide, is a gathering spot for players, who flock there when big games are released. It has withstood numerous attempts by big box stores to encroach on the most profitable parts of its business model.
The latest batch of retail sales reports underscore that economic recovery doesn't happen overnight. Still, despite these disappointments, the results marked the eighth consecutive month that retailers logged same-store sales increases.
This is is the probably the toughest week of the year for active traders. Why? We've seen a huge increase in volatility and volume but it’s been around events so big (Greece, Spain, future of the euro) that traders have no idea — or strong opinion — on how it will play out.
Stocks were hammered Tuesday, logging their worst decline in months amid worries that the European debt crisis will spread and that Spain might be the next to need a bailout.
This trend is driving the markets right now.