Friday is Quadruple Witching Day. But with geopolitical events rocking stocks this week, this quarterly event has had less effect on the markets than usual. Quadruple witching is when contracts for stock index futures, stock index options, stock equity options and single stock futures expire. This happens once every quarter, on the third Friday of March, June, September and December, and has also been called "Freaky Friday."
For investors willing to go against the grain and buy stocks in a down market, the global investment bank's picks may offer substantial upside. ...A report from TheStreet.
What will happen to Amazon if it’s forced to collect taxes on all of its sales?
Announcements of proposed deals appear to be designed more as a way to spark interest in a deal.
After reading David Pogue’s excellent piece this morning in the New York Times on Zediva, a new rival to Netflix, I went to the website to check out who is behind the company.
One big worry about ETFs is the impact of an unusually stressful event.
It’s foolhardy to ignore warnings of short-sellers; still, in the wake of a Green Mountain, several lessons (with the caveat that there are exceptions to every rule).
Traders bought more than 3,600 April 21 calls for $0.40 yesterday, compared with previous open interest of just 441 contracts. More than 6,000 options traded in the name overall, compared with a daily average around 2,100.
As solar stocks continue to fly in reaction to Japan’s nuclear worries, solar bear Gordon Johnson of Axiom Capital continues to scratch his head.
Several equities listed on the NYSE had rapid increases in short interest during the last half of February, some by as much as 50%. Short interest is one indicator that long investors in these stocks could be in for painful declines. ...A report from TheStreet.
In the wake of Japan’s nuclear meltdown, solar stocks are on fire today.
Based on the economic recovery, Fritz Meyer, independent economist, said stocks are likely to rally another 10 to 15 percent this year.
Japan’s economy will overcome the aftermath of the earthquake and will rebound longer-term, said Steven Bernsetein, CEO of Oppenheimer Investments Asia.
Congress unwittingly unleashed a third wave of quantitative easing (QE3) by stealth by refusing to raise the US Treasury’s debt ceiling, according to Paul Ashworth, US economist at Capital Economics.
Discussing the resilience in the market and what it means over the long run, with CNBC's Ron Insana; Barry Knapp, Barclays PLC and Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets.
Archer Daniels Midland has been navigating well in difficult times, and traders are looking for the agriculture name to keep climbing.
Three years after filing its first prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the private-equity firm Apollo Global Management is finally set to launch a traditional initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
With markets dropping sharply, investors should cash in on this buying opportunity, said Gordon Charlopp of Rosenblatt Securities.
Grain prices are going to take almost two years to rebuild, so there's going to be a period of elevated costs, said Farha Aslam, food analyst at Stephens.
Now that Starbucks has agreed to use Green Mountain’s Keurig system for its push into single-serve, giving the stocks of both a caffeinated jolt, there are a few key points to consider.