Robots Panic at the Speed of Light

I was away last week, touring a potential gold project in Nevada. So, naturally, the market had to throw a hissy fit and puke up all sorts of losses. The S&P 500 dropped 5.69% last week. That’s the first 5%+ decline since September 2011.This week started off with the Dow Jones Industrials taking a massive plunge of over 1,000 points. […]

Stock market intervention: China now, Hong Kong then | Gavyn Davies

Gavyn Davies is a macroeconomist who is now chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management and co-founder of Prisma Capital Partners. He was the head of the global economics department at Goldman Sachs from 1987-2001, and was chairman of the BBC from 2001-2004.He has also served as an economic policy adviser in No 10 Downing Street, an external adviser to the British […]

EconoSpeak: Pay No Attention to the Plunging Stock Market

Meanwhile, elsewhere:
SHANGHAI — Share prices in China plunged on Friday in one of the sharpest sell-offs in years, accelerating a downturn this last week in what has been, for much of this year, the world’s best-performing stock market.

China’s two major market indexes fell in tandem. The Shanghai composite fell 7.4 percent on Friday. The Shenzhen composite fell even more, dropping […]

Shopify pops 65% on the NYSE, starts trading above $28 per share …

E-commerce platform Shopify began trading above $28 a share, up from the $17 per share price the company originally set last night.The company put up 7.7 million shares of stock for sale this morning (NYSE: SHOP), allowing it to generate well over the $100 million it originally planned to raise, according to its S-1 SEC filing.Shopify is a plug-and-play e-commerce solution that gives merchants the tools […]

Here's A 'Since 2008' Stock Market Stat That Bulls … – Business Insider

Myles Udland

Jan. 6, 2015, 3:15 PM

Wikimedia CommonsSee Also5 Ways A Low Oil Price Affects The Global Political LandscapeBILL GROSS: ‘The Good Times Are Over’It’s Like We’re In The Panic Phase Of A Financial CrisisTuesday was another ugly day on Wall Street.And we almost had another “since 2008” stat that stock bulls weren’t going to like.Earlier on Tuesday, the S&P 500 was […]

Stock Market Returns In Years Ending In 5 – Business Insider

Sam Ro

Jan. 7, 2015, 7:23 PM

From MKM Partners’ Jonathan Krinsky: “There are likely different explanations for this, and while the results span 130 years, the actual number of samples is quite small. With that said, the results are quite remarkable. Since 1885, there have been 13 years ending in “five.” The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been up 12 of […]

Biotech Stocks Make Big Moves In Final Days Of 2014 … – Benzinga

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Market Wrap-up for Dec. 29 – The Best Performing Dividend Stocks of 2014

Market Wrap-up for Dec. 29 – The Best Performing Dividend Stocks of 2014By Tom Reese|December 29th, 2014

RSSAs the last few trading days of 2014 draw near, let’s take a look at the dividend-paying stocks that registered the biggest gains on the year.The Ground RulesBefore diving into the list, let’s first establish some ground rules for our study. Here are […]

A December Massacre for the Stock Market? | RealClearMarkets

apGiven the history of how stock market collapses happen, we may be ripe for a shock move lower.Read Full Article ››TAGGED:Stock Market, Michael Gayed

December 15, 2014Treasurys Suggest a Post-QE CrashMichael Gayed, MarketWatch

Alpha is not generated over time from being up more than stocks, but rather from avoiding large downdrafts and periods of heightened stock-market volatility. Some have argued I […]

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 […]