The Dow leaps 619 points after two days of China woes – as it …

Justin McCurryMarkets across Asia were holding their breath on Wednesday after early hopes that the worst of this week’s turmoil could be behind them were tempered by concern that China has not done enough to stabilise its economy.A day after China’s central bank lowered interest rates in an attempt to ease the crisis, most Asia-Pacific stocks suffered minor losses, while […]

Biotech Stocks Buzz: Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ …

Investors have been flocking to biotech stocks this year, with the IBB, the ETF that tracks biotech stocks, making noteworthy gains. So far in 2015, several industries have either underperformed or provided mixed results, leading to a rather ho-hum showpiece for U.S. blue-chip indices.Biotech stocks, on the other hand, have consistently returned positive results in the markets over the past […]

Greek crisis: financial markets buffeted after no vote | World news …

A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea composite stock price index at the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP
Share prices were sent tumbling across the Asia-Pacific on Monday after Greece’s resounding no vote in the weekend’s bailout referendum raised fears it could be forced to exit the eurozone.While significant losses had not descended into […]

Australian shares plunge as $35bn wiped off stock market over …

Market strategist says: ‘This could probably be our worst day in two or three years.’ Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP
More than $35bn was wiped off the Australian stock market in the first hour of trading on Monday as investors brace for an increasingly likely Greek exit from the euro zone.Both the S&P/ASX 200 and All Ordinaries quickly fell about 2%.“Unfortunately this could […]

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MARCH 21stWORLD MARKETS-Sharp decline in U.S. dollar lifts stocks, oil – Euro has best week against the dollar since 2011 – Oil sharply higher despite oversupply concerns – European stocks helped after Athens’ assurances – Fed Loses Patience, But Is in No Hurry – Oil Markets Brace for Another DelugeThe Fed’s lack of impatience sends markets on a wild ride, […]

The Stock-Market Herd Can Be Blind | RealClearMarkets

Going into 2015 the economic outlook held by the U.S. investment establishment could not have been much more positive, and more unified. Pundits saw all the variables aligning to create the best of all investment worlds, a virtual “no-brainer” of optimism. Many believed that the 5.0% annualized growth in 3rd quarter would stay strong in the 4th Quarter and then […]

European shares lower; Japan shares at 14-year high | Business …

Originally published February 18, 2015 at 6:29 AM | Page modified February 19, 2015 at 6:17 AMTOKYO —
European shares were mostly lower early Thursday as investors waited to see the outcome of negotiations between Greece and its eurozone creditors.Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent to 6,871.27, while France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 4,786.14 and Germany’s DAX lost 0.4 […]

Asian markets fall after Switzerland stuns market | Stock market | The …

Originally published January 15, 2015 at 6:27 AM | Page modified January 16, 2015 at 1:57 AMSEOUL, South Korea —
Asian stocks were sharply lower Friday after a surprise move by the Swiss National Bank to abandon its efforts to keep its currency artificially cheap shocked the market.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 2.5 percent to 16,680.24 while South Korea’s Kospi […]

A Treasure Chest of “Secret” Buy Signals

“How many people know about this website, Paul?” asked our publisher, Joe Schriefer, asked me recently.“I can’t tell you the exact number, Joe, but I believe it’s a very small group of people. And some of them know about it only because of me.”“Wow,” he said, after I ran him through the buy signals it’s giving us, listed by date.“You […]