High-frequency trading (HFT) has an evil cousin: dark pools.
For the fourth straight trading session, U.S. stocks climbed on news that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and other companies beat quarterly expectations.
Further developments out of Ukraine could weigh heavily on the markets today. That said, it’s a busy day for earnings, so let’s get to the five stories you need to know to make your day profitable.
Some key earnings reports that came in stronger than expected pushed markets higher Friday, to end the week with a gain.
Today (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business’ “Varney & Co.” to discuss how the big banks are putting Twitter stock on sale, and whether investors should buy once it hits the market.
This is a syndicated repost courtesy of Money Morning. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission. The Twitter stock IPO is going to happen…
If you wanted a clear picture of Federal Reserve strategy from the Ben Bernanke testimony to Congress this week, you were disappointed.
An initial public offering, or IPO, is the first time a stock is sold by a private company to the public.
Typically you will see IPOs being issued by younger, smaller companies seeking capital to expand. Sometimes, however, larger companies that wish to become publicly traded will also issue IPOs.
Will gold prices rise in 2013, or will the bear market continue in the second half of the year?
The bears have certainly been loud this year, as short-term bets against gold paid off in the first half of 2013. Gold lost 27% in Q1, the worst first-half performance since 1981.
You want to know why the entire global financial system almost collapsed in 2008?
There seems to be a simple answer. Not encouraging, but simple: The European Commission is exploring the possibility that there was a conspiracy among 13 of the world’s major banks that colluded to keep the entire house of cards a secret.