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Wall Street drops on Ukraine concern
On Friday, U.S. stocks dropped as worries concerning increased fighting in Ukraine triggered profit-taking before the weekend and nullify optimism created by the fastest growth of jobs in over 2 years. Adding fuel to the fire was report that on Friday over 40...
Twitter stock fell 50% since Christmas
Twitter stock dropped to $37.24 on Wednesday, half of its maximum value of $74.73 on the day following Christmas, slashing about $18 billion of its market capitalization. The steep fall in value reflects Twitter's inability to reverse the tide and sluggish growth...
Fed to Keep Trimming Stimulus
The Fed announced it will continue reducing the tempo of bond purchases after the severe, to put the bank on a track to cease the unparalleled stimulus program by the end of this year. Treasuries and Stocks rose as a result of the Fed’s assertion to hold the...
Enhance Exposure To Technology Using ETFs
Global financial markets have witnessed technology as among the best performing sectors. PowerShares QQQ (Nasdaq:QQQ) exchange traded fund, has surged about 23% during last year. In the same period, Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased by about 10% and S&P...
Is There Really Excess Co-movement? Causal Evidence from FTSE 100 Index Turnover
Empirical research shows co-movement in excess of covariation of fundamental factors, like discount rates and future cash flows. Apparently, events that have nothing to do with fundamentals influence comovement: for example, comovement increases when stocks enter...
Web News Analytics Enhance Stock Portfolio Returns
RavenPack has tested its data set derived from online sources and financial news impact on stock portfolio returns, compared to the real time content published by Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal. The study spread on one week time and has monitored all Russel3000...
Euro zone and U.S. economic activity increase; China decline retards
Surveys carried out on Wednesday indicated that private sector of euro zone commenced 2nd quarter on strongest base since 2011 and the manufacturing sector of U.S. grew this month. In China, pace of decline of factory activity retarded. U.S. production increased...
US Treasury’s Position on China’s Yuan Control and the Crisis in Ukraine
A U.S. Treasury official made a series of important declarations for without publicly disclosing his identity. These are regarding some of the world’s economic and politic hottest issues: China’s control on its own currency and the crisis in Ukraine provoked by...
Tech Shares Go Down, Erasing S&P 500 Year Gain
The Nasdaq 100 Index reached its three days biggest retreat since 2011, while Standard & Poor’s 500 lost its year gain due to massive technology shares selloff in the past week. Yesterday’s most spectacular losses are more than 3 percent for Pfizer Inc and...
Scary scenario: Stocks will collapse by 50 percent in 2014
According to several famous analysts 2014 might be a bad year for the stock market. A plunge of up to 50 percent is predicted by several experts and the news surely deserves lots of attention. Reputed voices claiming inevitable disaster Mark Spitznagela...
Google issues new shares on the US Equity Market
Google Inc. co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are strengthening control on their company through a two-year share emission process that was completed yesterday, 3rd of April. Over 330 million new shares of the largest search engine operator were issued on...
Deflation Risk in Euro Zone
According to EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, the inflation in Euro zone has reached 0.5 percent in March, the lowest level since November 2009. The European Central Bank is expected to intervene to minimize the deflation threat in the bloc, as the current annual...
Focus on the miners
Portfolio of companies in mining sector under consideration for analysis is dominated by English and American companies. Let us get a quick picture of the performance and financial position of different mining companies at the end of 2012. Mediocre ROE’s...
Analysis of the insurance sector
Insurance sector mainly consists of companies belonging to America, England, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and France. This sector has managed to get an average return on equity of 9.20% in 2012, with 2 companies namely, Delta Lloyd and Aviva only managing to get...
Analysis of Switzerland stock market
When we look at Swiss companies under consideration for our analysis, we realize that almost all of these companies have scored profits in 2012 except for one which is UBS, a financial services firm, only managing to get a negative return on equity of (5%). Onthe...