Posts Tagged ‘stock market’


Nu au trecut mai mult de 2-3 ani de cand politicieni si analisti celebrii de prin toata lumea ne spuneau cu mare emfaza ca vremea occidentului, in frunte cu SUA a apus, si ca noile puteri economice si politice care se intrevedeau la orizont – Brazilia, Rusia, India si China, denumite generic BRIC, vor conduce si domina lumea.

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While U.S. stocks are no longer cheap, most valuation metrics refute the notion that global equities are in a bubble. However, further gains are somewhat dependent on whether the Federal Reserve can engineer a gentle exit. If not, then stocks, particularly in the United States, are at risk of disappointing.

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The S&P 500 ended at another record high on Friday, boosted by gains in technology shares after strong results from Microsoft and Amazon.com.

They were the latest to offer some upbeat news on the earnings season, which has been mixed overall, especially on the revenue side where the percentage of companies beating analysts’ expectations has been below the long-term average.

Microsoft (MSFT.O) gave the biggest boost to all three major indexes, while Amazon.com (AMZN.O) also helped the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Microsoft shares jumped 6 percent at $35.73, a day after it reported profit and revenue above analysts’ expectations.

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Optimism that the eurozone is turning the corner has seen regional equity markets outperform the US, UK and Japan during a volatile trading environment for August. While the broad European market was rattled this week by expectations that a military strike on Syria looms, sentiment has generally remained resilient, buoyed by a record-breaking $12bn of inflows into eurozone shares over the past nine weeks as investors have sold bonds and emerging market assets.

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INSIDERS SELLINGOfficers, directors and the largest shareholders — presumably know more about their companies’ prospects than the rest of us do – they are SELLING at an alarming pace.

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Investors are troubled about the recent volatility in the market. And just about everyone is skeptical about the outlook for the economy. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid owning shares of great companies. There are plenty of good reasons this bull market can continue well into 2013 and beyond. Here are just 10 of them:

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Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 19,1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 23%, its largest one-day percentage-point drop ever. While the crash didn’t usher in another Great Depression, it did introduce investors to a new era of stock-market volatility.

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Economia americană se află într-un punct de inflexiune, care marchează momentul de debut al unui nou trend bullish – spune Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Argumentele acesteia sunt 6: ….

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