Things are starting to get crazy in the global stock market

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Waves of cheap money from central banks have shielded stocks from the volatility besetting currency and commodity markets, but increasing disparities in company earnings forecasts suggest that could soon change.Analyst forecasts for European and U.S. companies have reached levels of dispersion not seen since 2010 and 2011 respectively, according to Thomson Reuters data, at a time when […]

3 Stocks With 100% Upside

Biotech stocks had a banner year in 2014. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGIO ), Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNR ) and OvaScience, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVAS ), for example, each rose roughly 400%.Indeed, each year brings another set of home run stock picks in this sector, thanks to the twin pillars of FDA approval and promising clinical trial results.Trying to handicap […]

Mainland 'not ready for through train' stock trading between Hong …

The “through-train” scheme to allow mutual stock trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai marks the mainland’s latest effort to open up its capital account, yet market watchers doubt whether the nation is ready for a safe opening.Economists argued that some preconditions to open the door – allowing Chinese to invest overseas and foreigners to invest onshore – has not been […]

8 Canadian stocks make RBC's top 30 list | Financial Post

RBC Capital Markets released its 30 best global stock ideas for the coming year and eight Canadian companies made the grade.“Similar to 2013, our 2014 list remains focused on companies that should be positively correlated to the ongoing global economic recovery,” said Marc Harris, director of global research at RBC Capital Markets.“However, consistent with an economic cycle that is maturing, […]