Editor’s Note: Todd posts his vibes in real time each day on our Buzz & Banter.The equity landscape continues to scrape sideways, a continuation of yesterday’s price action, as stocks work off the overbought condition as a function of time rather than price. The bears had an opportunity late last week and took a solid downside swipe, but that pressure […]
With shares of Pepsi (NYSE:PEP) trading around $85, is PEP an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:T = Trends for a Stock’s MovementPepsi operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. The company is organized into four business units: PepsiCo Americas Foods, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, […]
The Dow notched another record high on Wednesday to join the S&P 500 in the green. The index was boosted by gains made by Microsoft, encouraging European economic data and investors’ expectations of the Federal Reserve continuing with its stimulus program. However, Nasdaq finished in the negative zone dragged by a significant drop in Tesla Motors’ shares. Among the S&P […]
Eric Gaillard/ReutersTwitter has done everything in its power to be the anti-Facebook, as far as its IPO is concerned.
It’s going public while it’s still in hyper-growth mode, unlike Facebook.
It’s listing on the NYSE instead of the NASDAQ.
It’s setting a low price range for the IPO, giving investors an opportunity to grab a big upside.
It filed for “secret” IPO.
In this excerpt from Humanity in the Machine: What Comes after Greed? futurist Brian David Johnson describes his job as a “futurehunter” and his fascination with both algorithmic trading and high-frequency trading (HFT). Both methods use computer programs to automate and accelerate the execution of certain financial transactions. Yet heavy reliance on such technology in the finance world can be […]
Pivotal continues to churn out new, important solutions that are helping companies make better use of big data. This week, we have 2 major announcements that will help Hadoop distributions deal with real-time transactional data more effectively and to provision any kind of big data sets, including data from Hadoop, MPP, flat files or a legacy database. The new solutions […]
Wall Street is no autobahn. Traders pushing pedal to the metal risk hurtling into the Buttonwood Trees. Knight Capital’s $440 million computer-generated smash-up this month is the latest sign that the world’s most important financial superhighway, where trades take place in less than the blink of an eye, sorely needs a speed limit. Michael Goldstein, a professor of […]