Market Vectors Gulf States Index ETF (ETF:MES), WisdomTree …

Related MESMiddle East ETFs and IranMiddle East Volatility Affecting ETFsSaudi Arabia’s stock market opens to foreigners(Seeking Alpha)Related GULFMiddle East ETFs and IranMiddle East Volatility Affecting ETFsSaudi Arabia’s stock market opens to foreigners(Seeking Alpha)Pictured above: Saudi investor monitors the stock exchange at the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, on June 15, 2015 in the capital Riyadh. FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.The Kingdom of […]

A record 3.3 million people signed up to ride China's dicey stock …

A record 3.3 million people signed up to ride China’s dicey stock market last week – Quartz

Room for everyone.(Reuters/Will Burgess)
SHAREWritten byRichard MacauleyObsessionChina’s TransitionApril 24, 2015The surging stock markets in both mainland China and Hong Kong in recent weeks have drawn plenty of people to suggest that, when something rises so fast, it can only end badly. If the sheer volume […]

Stock Market News for March 30, 2015 –

Benchmarks ended the last trading session of the week on a positive note after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said there was a possibility of a gradual hike in interest rates sometime this year. The Nasdaq was boosted by a possible deal between Intel and Altera. Gains in bio-tech stocks also helped the Nasdaq end in positive territory. However, benchmarks reported […]

Risk-reward skewed to the upside

on weekends and tweet any changes during the week at @humblestudent.I would love to say that I am right all the time, but the market gods will humble anyone who does that (hence the name of my blog “Humble Student of the Markets”). Last week, I was leaning bullish (see The bulls are alright), but that directional bet worked […]

Biotech’s Busted — Here’s What To Do Now…

Hear that hissing noise?That’s the air coming out of the stock market.Here’s what’s happening and what to do about it…U.S. stocks are plummeting supposedly because Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen, which has retaliated by lobbing missiles into Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, you know, where all the oil is.In the Middle East the Saudi market took a 5% hit yesterday. […]

Stock Market News for March 27, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks ended in the red for the fourth-straight session after escalating tensions in the Middle-East following an air strike in Yemen dampened investor sentiment. Additionally, the crisis in Yemen drove oil prices higher on Thursday on concerns that it may lead to reduction in oil supply. However, upbeat initial claims data limited some of the day’s losses. The S&P 500 […]

Wall Street talking market reversal –

Something rare is happening in the market
Jonathan Krinsky, MKM Partners, turns a technical eye on the S&P to get a read on “three black crows” and whether the negative trend will continue. And CNBC’s Courtney Reagan and the Futures Now Traders Scott Nations and Jeff Kilburg have a short trade on the S&P’s anomaly.
Stocks erased their early losses, spurring some […]

Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash? –

Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash? By TOM THERRAMUS AND STEVE AUSTIN for OIL-PRICE.NET, 2015/01/14The Black Monday stock market crash of October 19th, 1987 was the largest one-day percentage decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The crash was a genuinely perplexing event. To informed observers it seemed to have little basis in economic fundamentals. There […]

REPORT: Saudi Stock Exchange To Open To Foreign Investors In …

REUTERS/Fahad ShadeedSaudi shares will finally be open to world investors.
The Saudi stock will open up to foreign investors for the first time in its history this April, according to three Bloomberg sources. The long-awaited liberalization was announced in the summer, but authorities refuse to put a solid date on the move.
It’s worth just shy of $500 billion, and until now, international […]

Oil Crash Slams Buyout Funds?

Devin Banerjee and David Carey of Bloomberg report,Oil Crash Wipes $11.7 Billion From Buyout Firms’ Holdings:
Oil’s plunge makes energy a great investment for the coming years, according to Blackstone Group LP (BX)’s Stephen Schwarzman and Carlyle (CG) Group LP’s David Rubenstein. For private equity firms, it’s also been painful.More than a dozen firms — including Apollo Global Management LLC (APO), […]