Biotechs are addicted to capital like "crack addicts are addicted to crack," because of the $1 billion-plus price tag that it takes to bring a drug to market, Gregory Brown, founder and managing director of Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, told CNBC Monday.
The market’s so-called fear indicator is not always a good predictor of where the market is headed. But futures on the CBOE Volatility Index can often say a lot about where the VIX itself is headed, says Randy Frederick, director of trading and derivatives at Charles Schwab.
Although Citigroup posted a quarterly profit narrowly beating Wall Street forecasts Monday, Anthony Polini, equity analyst at Raymond James, is bullish on the stock.
Standard & Poor's downgrade of its outlook on the US to negative will have no effect on investing strategy, Rubino Financial President Michael Rubino told CNBC Monday.
The Health Care SPDR exchange-traded fund has been rising with some healthy option paper and on Friday closed at its highest price since early 2008. Multiple names in the sector have been targeted as well.
During his illustrious career, Warren Buffett has ventured into a vast number of market sectors. Energy is a major component of Buffett's empire. And his investment goes way beyond oil. ...A report from TheStreet.
Nasdaq OMX Group has said it would consider selling NYSE Euronext’s American Stock Exchange division if it would help smooth its acquisition of the NYSE Euronext, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Knowing what you own has never been more important, says Cramer. Every negative story is exaggerated and over-reaction is part of the sea change in the way the modern media covers the markets. Do not succumb to the sensationalism, urges Cramer. In fact, when something terrifying happens, ask, "What the heck does that have to do with the earnings of Bristol-Myers?"
It is entirely possible for the average person who's not a financier to beat the market. Cramer discusses some of the most common mistakes investors make.
It's all about timing, says Cramer. Knowing the right moment to buy or sell is key, and Cramer lends a helping hand. When the market takes a massive dive, it's not always the best time to sell.
"Mortgage is again becoming another ‘why bother’ issue for the sector. Narrowly, everyone has to run screens on whose quarter may suffer from lower revenues. Broadly, mortgage fines, consent orders and lawsuits lead to tighter underwriting, which leads to lower home prices because no one can get a mortgage," said Nomura analyst Glenn Schorr. ...A report from TheStreet.
These are a few stock plays ahead of a possible inflation, said Steven Charest, chief market strategist at Divine Capital Markets.
Overall, the market looks worrisome, said Bob Phillips, senior partner at Spectrum Management Group.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld is meeting with hedge funds Friday in New York trying to drum up support for his company’s proposal to purchase the NYSE. Nasdaq is joined in that proposal by its partner ICE, but today’s meeting did not include representatives from that company, something noted by attendees.
What to do with your money ahead of the weekend, with Bob Phillips, Spectrum Management Group, and Steven Charest, Divine Capital.
Investors expecting a market pullback after a six-month rally may be having a hard time identifying which stocks to dump. Analysts at Credit Suisse have come up with a list of ten vulnerable stocks.
With debt in Europe escalating, the end of QE-2 nearing, and an uncertain unemployment picture, is there any reason to buy stocks now? Bill Stone, PNC Wealth Management, and David Lefkowitz, UBS Wealth Management, lay out a strategy for investors.
As credit losses continue to decline, shares of credit card providers will continue to climb this year, said Bruce Harting, managing director of Barclays Capital. Harting was named the top consumer finance analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-America Research Team survey last October.
Investors should look for “reasonably valued stocks” that pay dividends and also have a growth catalyst, said Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist at RidgeWorth Capital Management.
Tech is a large part of the U.S. economy and it’s exciting to see changes going on in the hardware and Internet side, said Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners.