When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.
Crude oil will surpass $100 a barrel, but not till 2012, Pavel Molchanov, associate analyst for E&P at Raymond James, told CNBC Wednesday. Robert Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures for MF Global, sees oil spiking even higher.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, rose above 17 on Thursday. James Strugger, derivatives strategist at MKM Partners, warned investors that the VIX is likely to climb further.
The stock market’s modest rally this month is an indication of an equity market revival in 2011, said Brett D’arcy, CIO at CBIZ Wealth Management, and Tim Courtney, CIO of Burns Advisory Group.
Verizon shares are trading around their highest levels in more than two years, but don’t start taking profits yet! So said Christopher King, senior telecom services analyst at Stifel Nicolaus. He believes the rally will continue going into next year.
Cheniere Energy is usually a thinly traded energy stock, but earlier this week it was near the top of OptionMonster's tracking systems. The call buying began early and continued throughout the session, focusing mostly at the March 8 strike. They fetched $0.20 in the morning but rose to $0.30 by the close. Volume surged past 11,400 contracts, more than 75 times open interest when trading began.
Despite the high unemployment rate, we may see an increase in labor costs in 2011 that will put pressure on corporate margins, Tobias Levkovich, Citi’s chief US equity strategist, told CNBC.
Pointing to large-cap picks, Bill Spiropoulos, CEO of CoreStates Capital Advisors, and Keith Goddard, president of Capital Advisors, suggested that investors look into the following stocks.
Microsoft’s Kinect was a solid hit this holiday season, but the game console’s success alone may not be enough to boost the video game industry for next year, said Evan Wilson, entertainment analyst at Pacific Crest Securities.
Markets are going to be “very frustrating” for both bullish and bearish investors next year, according to Ken Fisher, founder and chairman of Fisher Investments and a Forbes columnist.
The retail industry's good fortune has largely eluded Children's Place this holiday shopping season, but option traders are showing optimism in the near term.
Facebook likes big numbers — it now has more than 500 million users, each one of whom can have as many as 5,000 friends. Yet as a privately held company, its ownership base must remain small, or it will have to disclose publicly its financial results, the New York Times reports.
People do a lot of top-down analysis at this time of the year, trying to figure out how much the Dow and the S&P could go up — or down — in the coming year. That's not my style. As someone who is a stock picker, I like a bottom's-up approach, analyzing each Dow component to come up with what I think the most visible index will deliver in 2011. ...A report from TheStreet.
China's central bank raised interest rates over the weekend for the second time in just over two months, making investors nervous over the country’s economic future. But Jim Oberweis of Oberweis Asset Management said to continue investing in the country, as longer-term returns will be worth the bumpy ride.
While stocks may see a pullback in the next few weeks, investors should use the opportunity to buy because markets are ultimately positioned to rally next year, according to two strategists.
The stock market is likely to see "another double-digit return next year," said James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management.
The pile of 2011 forecasts is already pretty high, so I’m going up-the-ante a bit a give three predictions for the year 2021. More specifically—these are my predictions for the next 10 years, since it’s my contention that real gains are made over 3 to 5 year time horizons. Without further ado, here are the three market trends I expect will dominate the next decade.
Investors have lost billions in Chinese reverse takeover companies that trade on U.S. exchanges. In an investigative series, TheStreet examines the role of regulators in the RTO process. (Part 2)
Adam Seessel manages the RiverPark/Gravity Long-Biased Fund, which was launched Oct. 1 at $10 a share and recently traded at $10.29. The fund invests primarily in large-cap companies, but has the ability to short stocks as well. Here are his market outlook and top stock picks. ...A report from TheStreet.
Liz Claiborne drew upside options for the second day in a row as the apparel retailer followed the rest of the sector higher this holiday shopping season.