"The Donald" breathed a sigh of relief yesterday.
It has not been a good week for the retail brokers: on Monday, TD Ameritrade infuriated thousands, when the system broke just as the market crashed, preventing countless retail traders from buying (or selling).
There's little question that the collapse of the financial universe in 2008 dealt a dramatic blow to retail's confidence in US capital markets. Taxpayers were forced to foot the bill for a Wall Street bailout just as 45% of their 401ks was being
After 3 days of carnage and a day of stability, it appears the death of the bond bull market has once again been greatly exagerated.
This month has seen something that happens not very often: it appears to be the early stages of a global stock market crash.
Overnight, UBS' Drew Matus - who still expects a September rate hike - writes that while "domestic momentum seems strong enough to support the beginnings of policy normalization with a rate hike in September"
Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due--for both the banks and their clients.
Today's article from the Wall Street Journal on investors taking out large loans backed by portfolios of stocks and bonds is one of the most concerning and troubling finance/economics related articles I have read all year.
Last Friday, when the market was down only 2%, we presented readers with a note which promptly became the most read piece across Wall Street trading desks...
In The Matrix in which Americans live, nothing is ever their fault.
Back in December, Barron's told us that this time it was "different", so not to worry about a crash.
The U.S. stock market is catching its breath Thursday morning -After several volatile days with huge swings in both directions, the Dow opened up a relative tame 200 points while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains above 1%.
After former top executive pleads guilty to corruption in Chicago, Illinois, Redflex Traffic System stock drops to an all-time low.
Good day. And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Whew! What a day in the markets yesterday! I was worn out just watching the screen with moon shots up, and deep well plunges down.
A few days ago, I posted on this website a commentary about how the Republican establishment and its financial backers were trying to repackage the usual GOP hacks as the true outsiders and political mavericks.
The American stock market has surrendered a stunning $2.1 trillion of value in just the last six days of market chaos.
There is an almost touching faith that markets are rigged when they loft higher, but unrigged when they crash. Who's to say this crash isn't rigged? A few things about this "crash" (11% decline from all time highs now qualifies as a "crash") don't pa
As might be expected, the increased volatility in US markets is being blamed on China. According to US politicos, the Chinese take our money and jobs and we get nothing in return. What happens if this dangerous demagoguery continues?
U.S. stocks advanced, amid their steepest losing streak in four years, as investors made another go at finding a floor after yesterday's early rally evaporated.
Apple Inc.'s stock chart has produced a bearish "death cross" pattern for the first time in nearly three years, and even though it was well-anticipated, it could still spook investors, given what happened the last couple of times it appeared.
In the midst of the massive stock market selloff, an image has been circulating the Internet of Wall Street's iconic bull lying on its side.
Earlier today, one of the most hyped M&A deals currently on the block was unexpectedly yanked, when seed giant Monsanto announced that it would drop its $46 billion takeover bid for Swiss pesticides firm Syngenta.
Global stock-market turmoil has reduced the case for raising interest rates in September, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said Wednesday, cautioning it's important not to overreact to short-term developments.
Jonathan Mohan (Bitcoin NYC), Brian Sovryn (Dark Android; host of Soveryn Tech), and Tone Vays (trader, risk analyst, blogger) give their perspective on the Bitcoin Blockchain Fork and it's implications
A pair of housing reports were out today, new home sales, and the Case-Shiller index of home prices. Let's start with the latter.
Precisely 24 hours ago, in an attempt to pre-empt the panic-selling open, the NYSE invoked the little used Rule 48, which was to be expected: the Nasdaq 100 has just tumbled limit down and the S&P and DJIA would follow shortly.
Buyers are making a comeback on Wall Street. The Dow popped 250 points Tuesday morning after China flooded its economy with more cheap money in a bid to calm markets and stabilize growth.
Fasten your seat belts, this ride is getting interesting. Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,000 points, notching its worst weekly performance in four years. The sell-off took the Dow Jones down more than 10% from its pea
This morning's 1,000+ plunge in the Dow followed an unstable Friday. Is this the sign of worse things to come? Will the Plunge Protection Team save the day?
Just remember what happened back in 2008. That crisis took most people totally by surprise.