Stock market falls: four factors stoking global economic fears …

A shop worker in Jakarta, Indonesia, counts rupiah after a big fall in its value amid increasing fears for the health of the Chinese economy Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images
China slowdownChina’s continued growth helped limit the impact of the global recession of 2009 but now fears are increasing that the world’s second-biggest economy could cause the next recession. China’s growth is […]

Criminals are manipulating the stock market and regulators can't …

ShutterstockThe SEC has gone from tracking illicit traders from chat rooms to an international game of cat-and-mouse. Sometimes the crooks keep one step ahead of regulators.See AlsoWatch Out For Twitter Stock Hoaxes, Which Are Getting Trickier By The DayHow To Effectively Regulate Mortgage LendingWhy Cash Incentives For Whistleblowers Are Actually UsefulOn May 14 a Bulgarian stock schemer is alleged to […]

Top Alternative Investments To The Stock Market – Investopedia

Discussions about investing are seldom complete without the mention of stock markets—the gains, risks, and opportunities. Sure, stocks and linked products like mutual funds are a part of many investor portfolios, but not all. Many investors are wary of the stock markets for a number of reasons and are thus looking at other investment options. There are a wide variety […]

#读书笔记 #1 A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Chapter 4)

Chapter 4: The Explosive Bubbles of the Early 2000s1. The Internet BubbleMost bubbles have been associated with some new technology (as in the tronics and biotech booms) or with some new business opportunity (as when the opening of profitable new trade opportunities spawned the South Sea Bubble). The Internet was associated with both: it represented a new technology, and it […]

IPO Class Of 2014: Alibaba Leads Big Year For Deals And Dollars, But Returns Slip

Alibaba founder Jack Ma celebrates its September IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The IPO market is about to put a bow on its busiest year since 2000, but despite a number of huge successes the figures underlying a banner year show new entrants to the market are facing tougher grading from investors.With 273 U.S. IPOs […]

Lending Club starts trading on the NYSE at a high $24.75 per share …

Updated 10:19 a.m. PT with comments from Lending Club’s chief operating officer.Lending Club this morning kicked off a parade of tech IPOs this week, with executives hitting the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange and then watching the stock price soar way above prices they had set. At around 10:41 a.m. Eastern the stock exceeded $25.The Financial Times pegged […]

How Big Data Can Transform Consumer Finance | Syncsort blog

To invoke the memory of a familiar 80′s E.F. Hutton ad, when Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance speaks of finance, we should listen. (You might want to listen merely because he was previously CIO and VP of engineering at Google.) Midway through 2013, the Los Angeles-based startup received Series C financing to the tune of $20 million.Zest for Lending – And […]