US Futures Markets Mixed
Merck overhauls R&D operations: Report. Apple says 'no' to Icahn proposal for bigger buyback and dividend payouts. Twitter in focus today as shares take a breather on analyst concern about run-up in stock.
Watch The Fight That Halted Trading On Wall Street
It takes a lot to stop trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The cause was a heated CNBC TV debate, pitting IEX's Brad Katsuyama versus BATS Global Markets president William O'Brien on high-speed trading and 'rigged' markets. Let's do this, Katsuyama said in response to O'Brien's prodding. The two argued for over twenty minutes over the very nature of the stock market and whether the average investor could even compete with the big guys.
Health Stocks Lead Markets Higher
Markets snapped a three-day losing steak to finish higher after strong trade data, with health stocks notable among the strong performers. Jane Searle from The Street speaks to Brendan Cryan's Derek Orth.
Ben Willis: 'This is a Market for Stocks'
Ben Willis of Princeton Securities says investors can no longer just buy a stock index and watch it go up. He believes this market is a market for stocks, meaning investors have to look more closely at individual stocks. He pointed out that bio-tech stocks and momentum stocks have actually suffered a correction. However, stocks in the utility sector and energy sector have performed well. Index funds may have less risk, but then the performance will also suffer.
How To Beat The Rigged, "Flash Boys" Stock Market
"How do you beat Wall Street at trading?" "Don't trade." That’s the advice in a nutshell because it avoids the mostly true, but old news of Michael Lewis’s book 'Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt'. You can’t beat robotic high-frequency trading programs unless you have what the big boys have: High-speed fiber optics lines to exchange servers, precise algorithms and the budget to finance all of the latest software and hardware.
'Amazing' Facts About the Stock Market
Does stock-market strength beget more stock-market strength? MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert sorts through some of the rallying cries voiced by the bulls and Wall Street cheerleaders.
Stocks Higher On Wall Street; Turkey Vows To Act
U.S. stocks rose for the first time in four days, following a big slump prompted by worries about global growth. Investors are watching U.S. company earnings news and waiting for the start of the Federal Reserve's January policy meeting. Emerging markets stabilized, as policymakers in Turkey said they would take action to stem the decline of the nation's currency.
Buy Stocks Like General Motors Amid Current Market Volatility
Volatility has picked up in the stock market over the last few weeks, providing investors with opportunities amid plenty of individual stock action. RealMoney Pro Contributor Chris Versace recommends looking for stocks that have a discrepancy between the business fundamentals and the stock price.
Providence, RI Sues Firms Over Stock Trades
Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. The suit says stock exchanges, investment banks and others defrauded investors by manipulating market data in favor of split-second stock-trading firms. The suit's defendants include the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange; major banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup; and trading firms including Chopper Trading and Jump Trading.
Wall Street Loves Trucks, and These Stocks Are Haulin'
Trifecta Stocks and Breakout Stocks Portfolio Manager Bryan Ashenberg, CFA comments on Wall Street's newest love affair - truck stocks! Following last week's Mid America Truck Show, investors are bulled up on the space. In addition, European truck registrations in February also showed continued strength. Trifecta Stocks, Breakout Stocks, and Action Alerts Plus have all staked their claims in the space as we believe we are starting to see signs of a recovery.
Markets Look to Rebound After a Tough January
January worse month for stock market since mid 2012, Stock Futures pointing to a slightly higher open for Wall Street. MarketWatch's Victor Reklaitis joins the Newshub. Photo: Getty Images.