As U.S. indexes are testing highs, retail investors are jumping back into the risky world of penny stocks faster than ever.
Selling in stocks and a surge of buying in bonds accelerated after negative reports on two key legs of the economy—manufacturing and housing.
Global bond yields are in a deep slide, taking the 10-year U.S. Treasury to a level not seen since October.
Shaquille O'Neal is used to talking about high-profile, pricey trades as a broadcaster, but he got a crash course in a different kind of trading.
The Treasury's auction of $16 billion 30-year bonds got the cold shoulder from big investors.
Traders across the financial markets will be hyper-focused on Congressional testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen Wednesday.
Bill McNabb dismissed suggestions that the stock market is "rigged."
Even before the Michael Lewis's controversial book, the high speed trading industry was steadily boosting its Capitol Hill connections.
CME Group said that its Globex electronic trading system was shut down on Tuesday afternoon due to technical issues.
At Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, students learn to engineer programs that will be used in high-frequency trading.
U.S. stocks fell as Ukraine weighed on sentiment and pushed investors to take profits in some of the market's biggest trading favorites.
Marketwired, which publishes and distributes corporate earnings, said it will no longer sell them to high-frequency trading companies.
The SEC will press ahead with a pilot that will allow small-cap stocks to trade in wider increments, the chair announced Friday.
The next big thing in high-speed trading could be something pulled directly from a science-fiction movie.
"Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.
E-Trade's system crashed Wednesday, leaving furious clients unable to execute trades just ahead of a market-moving indicator.
Ford said it expects lower pretax profit in 2014, and that targets for global automotive operating margin are at risk.
Investors are fleeing the U.S. municipal bond market as it shrank to $3.6 trillion in the third quarter of 2013, the smallest since the end of 2009.
Sears Holdings said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.
The S&P 500 is on track to reach 2,000, but the start of Fed tapering could provoke a fall of 10 percent or more, warned a senior investment analyst.