Trade of the Day: CAC40, France to be hit by slower China growth

Trade parameters: Sold CAC-40.I CFDs at 4.140.37 with stop at 4.250 (on close)Trade idea backgroundFrance and its stock market “own” the luxury goods market. According to Bain & Co. it controls 25 percent of the world market for these sought-after products. The problem with this “luxury” is of course that emerging market growth overall, and Chinese growth in particular, is slowing […]

Canadian stock returns to lag U.S. for fourth consecutive year: BMO …

Canadian stock investors are in store for “low-single-digit price returns” in 2014, says a new report from BMO Capital Markets.The muted returns will mark the fourth-straight year that Canadian stocks will underperform their U.S. counterparts, said chief investment strategist Brian Belski.“As the broader de-leveraging of emerging markets and Europe proceeds, coupled with slow grind of over-capacity of metals and commodities […]

Stock Market Analysis: Markets Consolidate Trading Sideways Again

* US stock markets rose steadily from the open and held on to early gains despite some profit taking mid-session.* European stock markets rose the most in two weeks, after German consumer confidence and UK growth were better than expected.* Asian markets edged lower across the region for a second session, as traders took profits with stock valuations at six […]

Stop Worrying About A Stock Market Bubble [SPDR S&P 500 ETF …

I should probably get this out of the way early – I have absolutely no idea whether we’re in a stock market bubble. I think predicting stock market bubbles is really easy to do – in hindsight. They’re not so easy to predict beforehand. There are, however, legitimate arguments to be made on both sides of the argument.On the pro-bubble […]

FB Flop – Facebook Stock Is Fading as it Hits Critical Mass

Facebook (FB) has been on quite a run in 2013, up 100% from its summer lows. But after peaking at almost $55 a share in October, FB stock is fading fast.And given some of the sentiment lately, Facebook stock could remain under pressure for some time.On the sentiment front, big-time investors are starting to sour on this social media giant. […]

Press Release – The New York Stock Exchange

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NYSE Euronext U.S. Options Exchanges to Begin Trading Options on TWTR Friday, November 15

-Will Be Added to Weekly Option Series
NEW YORK, November 12, 2013 – NYSE Euronext U.S. Options today announced that its NYSE Amex ; and NYSE Arca options exchanges intend to begin trading options on Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) at the market open on Friday, November 15. ; […]

Will the Internet Destroy the Stock Market? – Harvard Business Review

Last week, the NASDAQ exchange froze for three hours due to a faulty connection. On Monday, Europe’s largest derivatives market shut down for an hour because of a glitch. Last month, 14,000 people in rural Iowa lost internet access after a minor car crash crushed a cable. In 2011, the entire country of Egypt had a total internet blackout after […]