Greek stocks sink most in decades as market reopens to crisis: 'It's …

Greece’s stock market reopened after five weeks to the most savage wave of selling in decades, underlining a crisis that’s crippled the economy and pushed the country’s euro membership to the brink.Banks led the plunge following the shutdown, which was due to capital controls to prevent the lenders from bleeding more deposits. Piraeus Bank SA and National Bank of Greece […]

China car sales drop as stock market plunges – Autoblog

China is taking a one-two punch to the gut as the nation’s previously high-flying economy begins to weaken. First, the stock market there is suddenly collapsing after a major boom. Then just as things are looking bad, the auto industry posted its first sales drop in over two years.According to Bloomberg, citing figures from the China Passenger Car Association, vehicles […]

TPP to reshape stock portfolios with trade flows

WASHINGTON: Buy Japan. Buy Vietnam. Buy US media stocks. Buy Mexican food stocks. Sell China.For investors wanting to take advantage of the Pacific Rim free trade pact that appears to be nearing completion, that’s what a savvy stock strategy might look like.The 12 nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could wrap up an agreement in coming weeks, after the pact […]

China freezes IPOs to stop rapid stock market decline – report –

China freezes IPOs to stop rapid stock market decline – reportPublished time: July 04, 2015 22:59Get short URLA general view of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange trading hall. (Reuters / Bobby Yip)TagsChina, Economy, Finance, IPO, InvestmentChina has curbed the sale of newly issued stock and created a market stabilization fund, as it tries to halt a stock market plunge that […]

China again tries to shore up shaky stock market | McClatchy DC …

Capping an extraordinary week of stock market losses that defied state intervention, China decided to double down on Saturday – hoping to avoid a “Black Monday” when trading resumes after the weekend.Meeting in Beijing, 21 major brokerage houses said they would contribute 120 billion yuan – the equivalent of $19.3 billion – to purchase blue-chip “exchange traded funds” to stabilize […]

Lukewarm stock market has investors betwixt and between …

Wikimedia CommonsStock investors are expected to tread carefully next week, as speculation about the timing of a US Federal Reserve interest rate hike adds to concerns about valuations.Since hitting record levels two weeks ago, the US stock market has struggled for direction, and investors said the next several sessions might prove no better. A run of better-than-expected economic figures failed […]

Stock Market News for May 22, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks ended marginally higher on Thursday following mixed economic data. While reports on housing, manufacturing and labor market were discouraging, Conference Board’s leading economic index was up for April. The day’s mostly weaker-than-expected economic data increased expectations of delayed rate hike, which eventually helped the S&P 500 to close at a record high.For a look at the issues currently facing […]

Optimism over stocks fizzles as market range-bound – MarketWatch

Just waiting for the market to wake up…
Enthusiasm for stocks by retail investors—a group as diverse as the retired schoolteacher in Peoria to the day trader in Miami—is becoming progressively more subdued as the stock market remains mostly range-bound, according to a survey by the American Association of Individual Investors.Bullish sentiment, measured by the number of respondents who believe the […]

Stock Market News for April 30, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks finished in negative territory on Wednesday on weak GDP report while Fed retained the data-dependent stance regarding rate hike. The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace in the first quarter due to severe winter weather, major disputes in ports and stronger dollar that adversely affected export-oriented companies. Meanwhile, investors continued to keep an eye on first quarter earnings […]

Stock Market News for April 23, 2015 – Zacks Investment Research

Benchmarks ended higher on Wednesday following the prospect of Visa’s potential access to China, McDonald’s turnaround plans and upbeat housing data. Broad based gains among technology shares also had a positive impact on the markets. Meanwhile, investors continued to assess a mixed bag of corporate earnings results.For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure to read […]