Stocks

Wall Street recovers as Facebook, M&A cushion BOJ shock

The Nasdaq rose on Tuesday as strong results from Facebook and a flurry of dealmaking helped offset the impact of the Bank of Japan’s surprising decision to hold off from expanding monetary stimulus. The Dow, however, remained lower as IBM and Home Depot fell about 1 percent. Facebook jumped as much as 10.9 percent to a record of $120.79, a ... Read More »

BSE: Top losers and gainers

Markets ended with losses following the expiry of April derivative contracts with the benchmark indices closing at 3-week low tracking a sell off in global stocks after Bank of Japan trimmed GDP growth forecast to 1.2% from 1.5% earlier for 2016-17.  Further, the central bank also failed to enthuse investors by deciding against any fresh market stimulus. The central bank ... Read More »

Sebi to engage with BSE on avenues to increase F&O volume

Markets regulator Sebi plans to engage with leading stock exchange BSE to explore avenues for increasing the F&O (futures and options) trade volume on its platform. Taking note of the low F&O volumes at the BSE, the board of Sebi has suggested the regulator to engage with the exchange to “explore ways for increasing the volume”. The suggestion was made ... Read More »

German resistance grows to London Stock Exchange merger

The London Stock Exchange’s merger with Deutsche Boerse is coming under fire in Germany, with politicians and industry veterans speaking out against the deal amid fears that Frankfurt’s status as a financial hub will be eroded. As both exchanges canvass investors about their £21bn merger, the decision to move the combined group’s headquarters to London while giving the German bourse’s ... Read More »

The map that shows which companies are worth more than the stock markets of entire countries

Netflix is worth around $40 billion, McDonald’s is worth $109 billion and Google and Amazon combined are worth $747 biliion. You may already know that these companies are worth billions, but it can be hard to give context to such big sums. But Bank of America Merrill Lynch has come up with a solution to illustrate exactly what the value ... Read More »

Opinion: This is why you can expect another global stock market meltdown

This story is part one of ‘Crash Course,’ a five-part series from commentator Satyajit Das on threats to investors in the current market climate. Coming on Monday: The destructive impact of excessive debt. The mispricing of assets across world markets has reached epidemic proportions. Stock prices have made strong advances over the past several years, yet market analysts see further ... Read More »

Rising risk of earnings recession as expectations slide

With the fourth-quarter earnings season all but over, expectations for the ongoing quarter have continued to deteriorate, fueling concerns that the U.S. is heading for an earnings recession. Almost 94% of S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, according to FactSet data, and expectations for the current quarter have tumbled to a decline of 7.5% as of Thursday, far wider than ... Read More »

Historical pattern says the risk of a 2016 bear market is zer

In physics, escape velocity is the minimum speed needed for an object to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body. What is the “escape velocity” needed for stocks to break their down trend? Unlike in physics, there is no fail-proof formula for stocks. However, based on history, the S&P 500 just rallied strongly enough to end its ... Read More »

Wall Street higher as manufacturing activity rebounds

Wall Street was slightly higher in choppy trading on Thursday morning as data showed an uptick in US manufacturing activity, but gains were limited by a drop in oil prices. Orders for durable goods rose 4.9 per cent in January, beating the 2.5 per cent estimated, as demand picked up across the board. Crude prices, the major stock market driver ... Read More »

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher

U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, though losses in energy shares kept the gains in check. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 83 points, or 0.5%, to 16568. The S&P 500 gained 0.3%, with all sectors rising except energy, which fell 1.3%. The Nasdaq Composite climbed less than 0.1%. U.S. crude-oil prices fell 0.4% to $32.01 a barrel, giving back prior-day ... Read More »