Commission-Free Stock Trading App Robinhood Is Now Available …

Android: Most brokerages charge you every time you buy or sell a stock or ETF. Robinhood, however, lets you trade for free and is at last available now for Android users, as well as those on iOS.In addition to charging $0 commissions on trades of US-listed securities, the mobile app also has features like seeing your portfolio and personal watchlist […]

Capitalize on Comeback Stories in Micro-Cap Biotech: Joe Pantginis of ROTH Capital Partners

The list of problems with investing in micro-cap biotech stocks begins with extreme volatility and lack of liquidity and ends with the inability to get validation from sophisticated investors who are unable to own such small companies.
Nevertheless, sift through the pile and investors can find gems. Joseph Pantginis of ROTH Capital Partners recognizes the characteristics that make some of these […]

In Search of a Stock Market Bubble

by The Brooklyn InvestorSo, (the sentence starts with “so” because this is a sort of ongoing discussion that’s been going on here for years) I’ve been thinking about the overall market again.  Despite my telling people to ignore this and ignore that, I can’t help it; sometimes I think about this stuff.  Well, it’s OK to think about it as […]

Fund Managers’ Current Asset Allocation – June

Summary: Overall, fund managers’ asset allocations in June provide a confused view.On the one hand, fund managers raised cash to a 6-month high and reduced their global equity exposure to an 8-month low. Relative to recent history, this is contrarian bullish.Note, however, that most of the fall in their equity allocations came from further reducing emerging markets exposure; allocations to […]

Chinese stock market bubble hits record $6.5tn – Bloomberg –

​Chinese stock market bubble hits record $6.5tn – BloombergPublished time: June 10, 2015 10:19Get short URLReuters / Aly SongTagsChina, Markets, TradeThe Chinese stock market has boomed to a value of $6.5 trillion in the last year, which could buy Apple 8 times over and fund 65 Asian Infrastructure Investment Banks, as Bloomberg research shows. The rally is arguably dangerous as […]

Asia stocks mostly rise as dollar gains after robust US data …

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday as a rebound in U.S. home construction data and a surprise announcement by the European Central Bank to frontload bond buying sent the greenback higher, giving a boost to Asian exporters.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.7 percent to 20,170.51 and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.6 percent to 2,133.31. […]

CITI: Here's where the stock market will be in mid … – Business Insider

Sam Ro

May 19, 2015, 8:25 AM

REUTERS/Brendan McDermidTobias Levkovich, CitiSee AlsoStocks are expensive, but they’re still attractiveMORGAN STANLEY: ‘It’s too early to call the top’Top Wall Street strategist gets hate mail and fires back after discovering his critic is actually ‘bad at their job’The stock market is at an all-time high, and milestones like this make investors hungry for guidance.On Friday, […]

Financier looks to parlay a $5M Alzheimer’s deal into instant $172.5M IPO

Vivek Ramaswamy
Just before Christmas last year, a newly formed Bermuda-based biotech run by former hedge fund partner Vivek Ramaswamy struck a deal to in-license a shelved Alzheimer’s drug from GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) with plans to put it into Phase III. That late-stage study won’t start until the fourth quarter, but the newborn biotech isn’t waiting around at the starting line. The […]

Stock market has overreacted to March industry data | Business …

Will one month’s manufacturing data really prompt the Bank of England to raise rates? Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA
Financial markets can be utterly perverse. To any normal person, news that industrial production recovered in March would be seen as good news, tentative evidence that the economy is emerging from a soft patch in early 2015.But not if you are someone dealing in […]

Understanding Broad Trends Driving Stock Markets | The Big Picture

Good to be back in the saddle after of a week of traveling in Silicon Valley, Napa and San Francisco. And I thought New York real estate prices were crazy.Whenever I am away, I like to ease back into the groove by reviewing some broad market and economic metrics. It isn’t that a lot changes in the day-to-day or even […]